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The REN Building was designed by Danish architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels’s Group) for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.  It is also known as the People’s Building because its form was taken from the Chinese character which means People.  The building would act as a hotel, sports facility, and conference center, with its various programs [...]

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In this competition new features are identified to constitute Manhattan as a model for the global city. Extensive surveys generated diagrams visualizing the existing user flows related to program, time and location. The diagrams map the performance of Manhattan in order to extract parameters for the development of the site. The proposal for the researched [...]

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This design is by Paris-based Influx Studio. It is based on the concept a vertical zoo set in an urban context. The project has been proposed for Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it is intended to increase awareness of the earth’s diversity by making exotic wildlife available and visible in an unconventional context. I was drawn [...]

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This project is a plug-in housing development in Johor, Malaysia inspired by Le Corbusier’s Living Machine and proposed by Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei.  The original idea is in response to the rapid expansion of Asian cities, caused by the trend of movement of people from rural areas to urban areas.  The structure would be [...]

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OYES Chair / Hofman Dujardin In 2009, the German magazine AIT invited 100 architecture and interior design offices across Europe to redesign the Dietiker company’s ‘ONO’ chair. The design team at Hofman Dujardin immediately questioned why they were redesigning the physical aspects of the chair, so instead of manipulating the physical form of the object, [...]

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The Nested Skyscraper was designed as an entry in a competition for  eVolo Architecture and Design Journal which challenges the entries to examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.  The focus of this particular entry was to re-imagine the way a [...]

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Harvest City, Haiti Harvest City, by E. Kevin Schopfer in collaboration with Tangram 3DS , is a design solution to Haiti’s many economic problems.  It is a floating agricultural and light industry city that would be placed in the waters near Haiti.  Not only would it provide much needed space and room for expansion that [...]

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Innovative Fashion Museum in Los Angeles Architects: Students of SCI-Arc, Kim Lagercrantz and Chia-Ching Yang. This building was designed to explore the 2D&3D qualities of flatness and contemporary pop-culture. They intended to develop systems of color, texture and plastics that will produce multiple affects and various degrees of sensation when you are both inside and [...]

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The Water Purification Skyscraper of Jakarta, Indonesia This structure, designed by Rezza Rahdian, Erwin Setiawan, Ayu Diah Shanti and Leonardus Chrisnantyo, is a system of water towers that filter trash and harsh chemicals from the river passing through the slums of Jakarta. The system works in three parts. First the water is drawn in to [...]