Le Plan Libre By Waterfrom Design

Le Plan Libre is a house located in Taipei city, Taiwan. Its design is inspired by the works of the late German architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, especially his proposed style of “Skin & Bones Architecture” and the swiss born architect Le Corbusier’s “5 Points Of New Architecture”. The construction was completed in 2013 and covers an area of 726 sq meters and designed by the architects at Waterfrom Design.

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HVW Headquarter By Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates

Covering an area of 5,220 sq meters, The HVW headquarter is located in Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County in Taiwan. It was designed by the architects of Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates. The project team consisted of Hsuyuan Kuo, WenChen Lu, ChiaSheng Tsai, ChungChiau Wang, MingChung Lo and ShuMei Lee.  The setting of the building differs from other regular office projects due to its unique location. It is placed right next to a container yard and a freeway at the industrial region, as opposed to other offices that are placed in the central business district.

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Jean Nouvel Designs 2010 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Architecture is breathtaking, shocking and revolutionary. Jean Nouvel’s design for the 2010 Serpentine Galley Pavilion is exactly that. In honour of the Serpentine’s 40th Anniversary, Jean Nouvel created this pavilion as a bold and strong expression of architectural design, comprised entirely of lightweight materials with dramatic planks. Such ideas have pushed architects and artistic prodigies around the world to create better if not equally beautiful and attractive constructions. Nouvel’s bright red pavilion which was on display in 2010 is drastically different from other Serpentine Gallery pavilions created years before it and will continue to be a splendid work of art for future architects to learn from, and its vivid colour contrasts the park’s greenery, immediately draws every eye in the vicinity.

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Ernesto Neto’s “Navedenga”

There have been many instances when fabulous pieces of art and literature are hidden safely in the archives and storage of museums and exhibits for the safe keeping of the work. Similarly, Ernesto Neto’s famous work of 1998 by the name “Navedenga” was acquired during the year of 2007, from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection of stored works and put up on display during the year of 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art during the month of April and remained there for a relatively long time.

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Waterloo Youth Centre by Collins and Turner

This dynamic new example of community architecture was commissioned by the City counsel of Sydney, Australia. The building that we see today is a refurbished form of a converted toilet block which overlooked a skate park situated near waterloo oval. It has now been amazingly transformed into this welcoming and marvellous counselling facility and communal youth centre for Weave and is based on a design plan by the architectural firm Collins and Turner which included a budget of around 3.5 million dollars and covers an area of 252 sq kilometres.

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Guangzhou Circle by Joseph di Pasquale

Located at the south west boundary of the city of Guangzhou in Guangdong province, China; the building is the new headquarters of the HongDa Xingye Group and the new home for the Guangdong Plastic Exchange also known as GDPE (world’s largest trading centre for raw plastic material). The building was designed by Italian architect Joseph di Pasqual and stands at a height of 138 meters and covers an area of 85,000 sq meters. The building has 33 storeys and stands at the bank of Pearl or Zhu Jiang River  and is the tallest building of its shape. The clients that ordered the construction of the building are HongDa Xing Ye Group, Mr Zhou Yi Feng (CEO) and Mr Lu Xiao Qing (international relations) which cost about 70 million Dollars worth of investment.

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Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture

Architecture matures with man’s maturity. New contemporary architectural phenomena are the word-of–mouth in today’s world. And to give an in-depth, thoughtful look at the history, evolution and current state of such contemporary container architecture is a book by Gestalten, named the Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture. And this is considered as one of the most informative, visually stimulating collection of examples of this contemporary architectural phenomenon.

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The State of Things: At the Design Museum Holon

If there ever has been any work of architecture which has collectively showcased the practice, consumption and cultural impact of international art and modern design, then it is “The State of Things” which hosts more than 100 objects of unique and modern design. During the month of March and April in 2010, the Design Museum Holon presented its inaugural exhibition: “The State of Things: Design and the 21st Century.”

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Visual Acoustics by Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman once rightly said “Architecture affects everybody…” “Everyone”, he said, “has the right to use it and admire it”, but he also believed that it was being taken for granted far too quickly. Mr. Julius Shulman is no more but his ideals still live on. Now, director Erik Bricker’s new documentary, “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” celebrates Shulman’s life and work as the world’s greatest architectural photographer.

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Frozen Trees by LIKE Architects

Lisbon is a very picturesque city, with beautiful architecture, Gothic edifices and artistic medieval fortresses. But now, it can boast of housing one of the greatest, artistic works of the modern era, The Frozen Trees. A temporary instillation created for Christmas as a special lighting effect, these self-sufficient, structured streetlight cylinders are placed throughout the D. Pedro IV Square and have now become permanent fixtures. A special one among the 7 projects scrutinized and selected by the Lisbon City Hall and the Museum of Design and Fashion, Frozen Trees is perhaps one of the most stunning instalments in Lisbon, depicting the creativity of LIKE Architects.

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