With the ten year mark passing us by since the building of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the bureaucrats have decided that the ‘Bilbao Effect’ needs another shot in the arm. This time they’ve turned to Iraqi-born architectural supremo, Zaha Hadid — who seems to be everywhere at the moment — except that this time it is not a mere building but rather a complete island. She plans to cut off the land that joins it to the mainland and reconnect the newly formed island to the city with eight bridges.
Carmody Groarke, a young British firm, have just won an Architecture Foundation competition to design a new pavilion in Regent’s Place, London. The firm is a finalist in BD’s Young Architect Practice of the Year, and has designed the pavilion to be made of a series of vertical rods that reflect light during the day [...]
Fashion guru, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfield, and star architect, Zaha Hadid, have combined to create this Mobile Art Container, which is to roam the world from 2008 to 2010 bearing installations by 18 international artists. The result of a chance meeting between the two in the lobby at the Mercer Hotel in New York, the ‘container’ [...]
Foster + Partners have clearly been busy on the large scale eco front with another offering in the Russian city of Khanty Mansyisk. This 280 metre tall tower is built like a cut diamond to maximise daylight through the winter months by the refraction of light. Of the project, the architecture firm says, ‘this mixed-use [...]
The Super-Kamiokande, or Super- K as it’s known, is not the latest nightclub VIP booth but is, rather, a neutrino observatory designed to search for proton decay, study solar and atmospheric neutrinos, and keep watch for supernovas in the Milky Way.
Carsten Höller, the same creator of those magnificent slides that we featured a little while back, has designed a beguiling room with mushrooms. Formerly a scientist (in evolutionary ecology and olfactory communication in insects), Höller uses the audience as subjects of perceptual and psychological experimentation.