Broadway Malyan Architects, the international planning and design consultancy, has designed a sustainable mixed-use development named ‘Putrajaya Lakeside’ in Malaysia, which will be adorned with skygardens.
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The Indian Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 showcases the world’s largest bamboo dome inspired by the Sanchi Stupa, an ancient Buddhist monument built between 321-187 BC by Ashoka.
The design of the pavilion emphasizes on consuming less non-renewable resources and less damage to the planet. The pavilion covers an area of 2,800 square meters and is an enclosed area with a domical exhibition space at one end. With the theme ‘Cities of Harmony’, the Indian pavilion focuses on the integration between urban and rural regions through exchange of trade and services.
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Many of you will have heard of Kris Sowersby an inspiring typograpgher paving the way with his new sans serif typefaces National and the serif typeface Feijoa; he was also on the team of three that created (perhaps type of the year?) FF Meta Serif. Take a read about his process, style and designs. To read more click here
Claridge’s announced a series of rooms to be designed by Diane von Furstenberg, opening in June. This will be her first interior design project and will include original pieces of furniture.
The New York-based fashion designer said some of her past collections have even been inspired by the renowned hotel. “One of my fondest memories was when I was in London as a young, independent businesswoman and stayed at Claridge’s,” she said. “I knew I had made it.”
Rosita Missoni, creative director and one of original founders of fashion label Missoni, has created a entire design hotel concept based on the brand’s vibrant textiles. The first location opened in Edinburgh and others in Kuwait, Cape Town, Oman and Brazil are expected in the next two years. Continue reading »
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Architect Vahan Misakyan has proposed ‘The Evolving Skyscraper’ for the city of Yerevan in Armenia featuring three piercing towers formed by geodesics that houses offices, residences, and hotel programs.
The Evolving Skyscraper is designed by Vahan Misakyan as a sustainable structure studded with cutting-edge green technologies. This skyscraper proposal consists of an assembly of structural geodesics that form three piercing towers. These towers housing offices, residences, and hotel are linked by habitable bridges at the top and bottom.
Depending on the program that is housed in each tower, the geodesics change in size and configuration. The bridges are designed as commercial and recreational areas, which can be used by the general public. One of the notable features of this skyscraper is the soft transition between the vertical and horizontal planes. This change is achieved by creating surfaces that peel off from the ground and transform into habitable areas.