Incredible modern architecture of Georgia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 21 December 2013

When you think of the country of Georgia, images of rapid modernization might not spring to mind, but it should. Architect Jurgen Mayer-Hermann was invited to Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, in 2004 ‘after the country’s recently elected president, Mikheil Saakashvili, saw his work in a book.’ The results of their meeting? A program of investment in […]

Read more

Futuristic architecture by Michael Jantzen

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Architectural designer Michael Jantzen, whose vision is to ‘reinvent the built environment in order to extend the reach of consciousness’, admittedly designs structures that are fantastic and surreal. Even more extraordinary is his M-Vironment series of flexible hinged-panel houses, which are not just conceptual, but actually functional. Held together within a main frame, dwellers can […]

Read more

Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi

Lin Tan Reader Find

By Lin Tan in Architecture on Tuesday 16 March 2010

Ten years in the making, Iraqi-born architectural phenomenon, Zaha Hadid’s Museum of Art for the XXI Century, or MAXXI, is finally completed. Located in Rome, the museum’s contemporary design is a pleasant and eye-catching addition to the city’s mostly historic feel. Housing contemporary art and architecture, the 26,000 square metre building includes moveable hanging partitions […]

Read more

Cardillo Music

Snell Reader Find

By Snell in Architecture on Friday 27 June 2008

Italian architect Antonio Cardillo is of the opinion that architecture is only still in pictures, as in its real life it is in a state of transition with man and light moving through it.

Read more

Vertical Farming

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Friday 11 April 2008

As China’s cities, infrastructure, and economy boomed under the reforms post 1979, Deng Xiaoping insisted that agriculture, industry, and urban areas should all be close together, so that no materials needed to be transported very far.

Read more (1 comment)