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Alsop’s filmport

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By Snell in Architecture on Thursday 23 August 2007

British architect Will Alsop’s design for the new Filmport complex in Toronto has just been unveiled and is set to be one of the largest film studios on the North American continent.

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Eco water theatre

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By Snell in New Eco on Tuesday 21 August 2007

This water theatre by the British architect, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw of Grimshaw Architects, takes the form of a vertical seawater greenhouse, with the evaporators and condensers stacked vertically to maximise yield. The structure is not only a visible engine of sustainability but is also a large theatre auditorium.

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Eco urban cactus

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By Snell in New Eco on Sunday 19 August 2007

On the harbour in Vuurplaat, Rotterdam, a proposed Urban Cactus rises from the usually boxy Dutch architectural landscape.

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Slide

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By Snell in New Art on Wednesday 15 August 2007

Featured at London’s Tate Museum earlier this year, these giant human slides certainly drew the crowds.

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New Russian architecture

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By Snell in Architecture on Saturday 11 August 2007

Wondering what the latest architecture being built in the new Russia is like?

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A red carpet for all

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By Snell in New Design on Wednesday 8 August 2007

A red carpet has enveloped the surface in and around the financial district of St. Gallen, a north-eastern city of Switzerland.

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Eco gas station

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By Snell in New Eco on Monday 16 July 2007

In Los Angeles, in the gas guzzling centre of the Universe, BP has enlisted Office dA to embrace the paradoxical task of creating a green petrol station.

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First class Newson

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By Snell in New Design on Saturday 14 July 2007

Internationally feted designer Marc Newson first turned his hand to Qantas first class Skybed seats and now has had a crack at their Sydney First Class Lounge, as shown here.

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Second life in real life

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By Snell in New Trends on Thursday 12 July 2007

In 2004, a local government in Paris revealed plans to redevelop an area of the city. However, in response to time lag and a lack of consultation, a residents group launched a virtual design competition for the area in Second Life.

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Playground Fence

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By Snell in New Trends on Friday 6 July 2007

To Dutch designer, Tejo Remy, a fence could be so much more than simply a separation or delineation of space. This gorgeous project, Playground Fence, explores a fence that can be part of the playground and not just its border. *Eco-friendly Hummers. Architecture design competitions in Second Life. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter […]

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Pipe dreams

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By Snell in New Trends on Tuesday 3 July 2007

Fancy staying in a pipe? Well dasparkhotel would like to ‘offer a temporary comfortable uncomplicated home for a certain time’.

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Vertical garden

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By Snell in New Design on Thursday 28 June 2007

At 200 meters long and 12 metres tall, this vertical garden is an impressive permanent installation at the Musee du quai Branley in Paris.

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Eco NanoCity

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By Snell in New Eco on Saturday 23 June 2007

Digital artist Tim Jarvis produced this beautiful image of a NanoCity as part of his Magnasoma — Collected Exploratory Aesthetics.

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Architecture of density

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By Snell in New Photography on Wednesday 20 June 2007

Michael Wolf, a German born American photographer, has lived in Hong Kong since 1995. His work explores the ways city-dwellers in China and Hong Kong shape their surroundings in an ‘organic metropolis’. His series — Architecture of Density — has some breathtaking images of Hong Kong’s apartment buildings.

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Eco home that thrives on excess

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By Snell in New Trends on Monday 18 June 2007

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is an interdisciplinary firm, who in their own words, ‘straddle architecture, urban design, visual arts and the performing arts’. Seemingly constantly creative, they have turned their attention to the concept of an Eco House, working with Atelier Ten, an environmental design firm. Named the Phantom House, the conceptual home is owned […]

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