Beautiful thatched bamboo dome by Vo Trong Nghia: A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 prefabricated units, each of them is made of several bamboo elements bound together. The building uses natural wind energy and the cool water from the lake to create natural air-ventilation. On the top of the roof there is a hole with a diameter of 1.5m for the evacuation of hot air from the inside.
Mott MacDonald Project,Singapore
Delanoe Tower-Paris:The 50 floor Delanoë tower, so named after the Mayor of Paris, resembles the dancing towers in Dubai. The Delanoë tower was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, of the Bird’s Nest fame from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is also the 1st skyscraper in Paris in over 30 years.
It is also the 1st skyscraper in Paris in over 30 years.
Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD: Chinese firm MAD has unveiled plans for a village of towering apartment blocks beside the Huangshan Mountains in eastern China. Inspired by the topographical layers of the landscape, the buildings will have organically shaped floor plates and will emerge from amongst the treetops on a site beside the Taiping Lake.
Stony Brook University engineers have won a national award for an innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Bluarch Studio designs Glazz Nightclub in Queens (NY): Antonio Di Oronzo, principal of bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, designs Glazz Nightclub, a venue in the heart of Queens, NY designed to offer the ultimate entertainment experience to the discerning Latin crowd in New York.