Nanjing Hongfeng Technology Park

 photo 3-onedesign-shenzhonghai_zpsqu5pjowp.jpg  photo add-1-onedesign-houzhiwei_zpsjycs413r.jpg  photo 4-onedesign-shenzhonghai_zpsyd9adlpl.jpg " Nanjing Hongfeng Technology Park is on the east end of Nanjing Municipal region, as part of the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone. This industrial park is situated on an enclave sandwiched by two major railway lines, the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway and the Shanghai-Nanjing Passenger Train Railway. The urban design of this nearly 1 square kilometer site was also done by One Design. The buildings along transportation corridors are set to form noise barriers to the outside traffic, as well as a momentary horizontal landmark through the several seconds visual encounter to high-speed train passengers. On the other side, courtyards can take on a very urban character or become landscape pockets, connected with the central park and commercials."  photo 2-onedesign-houzhiwei_zpsvdyp3sbv.jpg  photo add-2-onedesign-houzhiwei_zpszpgpdkge.jpg  photo 10-onedesign-shenzhonghai_zps6ea0u4yy.jpg

Randy Hage

 photo normal_wpBsX2FZfm_zpsj68surrl.jpg  photo normal_788x0q5ca7czda5zpvqthw7xj6hnkb_zpsztcsc5gl.jpg  photo normal_avr6GzAfcR_zpsujraxwml.jpg Visual artist, Randy Hage, has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures. In the late 90s, he began photographing the cast iron facades in the SoHo area of New York as possible subjects for future art projects (The cast iron and brick structure on this site is a product of that original research). His interest soon moved to the unique street level Mom & Pop storefronts with their hand painted signs, layers of architecture, wonderful patinas and intriguing history. As he continued to photograph these storefronts, it became clear to him that this was becoming more than an art project, it was becoming a documentary project as well. These neighborhood storefronts were closing at an alarming rate, falling victim to large scale redevelopment that was exceeding a normal pace for neighborhood change. Hages storefront project reflects a love for these iconic structures, as well as a passionate interest in the communities that they serve. His sculptures represent more than fading facades, they honor the very soul of the city…its people. Randy Hage has been creating sets, models, and props for the TV/Film and small scale hobby industries for over 25 years. He is a former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where he taught set and prop fabrication.  photo normal_9PWYNwBMqX_zpsuox9cbjj.jpg  photo tumblr_nvt44q1c2X1qz9v0to8_540_zpsd1aahsu0.jpg

SOHO Fuxing Lu / gmp Architekten

 photo 2552_CG66_009_83306_zpsjixjsbbc.jpg  photo 2552_CG66_012_82924_zpss29f3ovp.jpg  photo 2552_CG66_001_83040_zpsfhfq3jok.jpg 'The former French Concession in the heart of Shanghai is known for its typical rectilinear development – the Li Long. Li stands for neighborhood, and Long refers to the narrow rectilinear streets separating the buildings. This urban morphology, which is typical of Shanghai, creates narrow and intimate urban spaces. The design for SOHO Fuxing Lu, an urban quarter with restaurants, shops and offices primarily intended for young start-up companies, adopts the scale and orientation of the neighboring blocks, integrates existing historic buildings and, in this way, adds to the important urban seam in the inner city using the existing urban development structure.' Continue...  photo 2552_CG66_011a_82874_zpsfgmuvhda.jpg  photo PORTADA_2552_CG66_002_83874_zpsxmusrrss.jpg

Masakazu Shirane + Saya Miyazaki

 photo Garden-Masakazu-Shirane-and-Saya-Miyazaki-2_zpsiy60vjbv.jpg  photo netloid_a-kaleidoscopic-mirror-tunnel-built-inside-a-shipping-container-called-wink-space-by-masakazu-shirane-and-saya-miyaz_zpsf80cavlc.jpg  photo tumblr_inline_nftf5a7Rtf1t4va7w_zps0pafxyos.jpg Masakazu Shirane + Saya Miyazaki is space design firm in Japan, recognized for its work in architecture, interior design, and spatial art.  photo tumblr_inline_nftf4lbdMF1t4va7w_zpsyxavrjms.jpg  photo tumblr_inline_nftf5nlGH81t4va7w_zpsbarqamak.jpg

Upside-down House

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Dear Jingumae Builidng

 photo 54124b33c07a80a040000066_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_006_zps0cd5b3b6.jpg  photo 54124b4fc07a80a040000068_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_011_zps05fffe59.jpg  photo 54124b2cc07a80931f00007d_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_004_zpsb23b02ff.jpg  photo 54124bd3c07a80a04000006d_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_044_zps02709af3.jpg From the architect (amano design office): This is a conversion project that totally renovated a 25-year old office building, located on a back street of Omotesando in Tokyo, in order to facilitate commercial functions.
The client requested a design that would have a façade expression differentiated from the surrounding buildings, and that would be a part of future tenants’ branding.
We aimed at a design with a soft expression that would be favorably accepted by passersby, while standing out from the surrounding buildings that tended to have physically hard expressions. (Continue..)  photo 54124c16c07a806c23000070_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_portada_zps819baa39.jpg  photo 54124b4fc07a80931f00007e_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_009_zpsc927867a.jpg  photo 54124b14c07a806c23000064_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_003_zps6b15ba35.jpg

BIG Maze

 photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o1_500_zpsbd5b8353.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o3_500_zps00cd9953.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o4_500_zps5d731af6.jpg Check out this 60-foot life-size indoor maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.c. Link here.  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o2_500_zps755d4491.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o5_500_zps60f5e1fe.jpg

We Are Flowers

 photo 51odydrs4o4lelih_zps89821d76.jpg  photo ax4t4n5geviaegj3_zpsa8d3c0ec.jpg  photo g19fwxrdze7n8f01_zps45bf76d9.jpg  photo b2f4hbzsldwo38zb_zps16c8b29e.jpg New York-based SOFTlab planted a flowery installation inside Brazilian footwear brand Melissa’s local flagship store. Link here.  photo w8tbmgcvj4n5k82n_zpsdc6bf3fe.jpg  photo x2gz7czau0y3o939_zpsa5fc993f.jpg  photo zd0t6ca3hj3mzrr1_zps01e25514.jpg

Hub Creatic / Tetrarc Architects

 photo 53c8d672c07a805e0800021d_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_6-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps029c6ef0.jpg  photo 53c8d669c07a80492d0001f4_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_5-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps520002a5.jpg  photo 53c8d70bc07a80c64a000200_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_13-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps9802ff5b.jpg 'The Tetrarc agency has put its name to the Hub Créatic in Nantes, a building dedicated to young companies developing new digital applications. Behind its lively yellow walls, the building assembles seventy of these start-ups businesses. It has affirmed their presence in the town and offers them a scalable work space at a reduced rent where they can finalise their creations, live out the first moments of their existence and recognise their early development. It gathers them around a vast swirling atrium, a spatial design favourable to communication and the synergy of projects. Here architecture and innovation work in harmony.' Link here.  photo 53c8d6e6c07a80492d0001f5_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_11-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps2d626138.jpg  photo 53c8d725c07a80c64a000201_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_15-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zpsa5ee320a.jpg

Franz Architekten

 photo 539141f8c07a803df4000397_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-09_zpsd06d742e.jpg  photo 53914161c07a805cea0003a9_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_portada-530x353_zpse135b2d6.jpg  photo 53914217c07a803df4000398_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-10-530x795_zpsf4bb1057.jpg From the architect. The musical society of zwettl was founded in the year 1887. Its hitherto existing rehearsal space in the attic storey of the municipal office did neither answer to the musical society’s supraregional importance, nor to acoustic requirements. Transferring the music society frees space in the existing building for the increasing number of administration tasks. The new building’s positioning frames the hitherto undefined place and presents an effective enhancement of the municipality’s entrance situation. Moreover, it offers the possibility for concerts of the musical society right next to the rehearsal space. With its contemporary, reduced cubical style the new building forms an intentional counterpoint to the adjacent municipality. For illumination of the ground floor, the structure floats on a circumferential window belt. The façade design with gold-coloured diamond-shaped aluminium composite panels was derived from brass instruments and the pattern of the musical society’s uniforms. By providing a new building for its musical society, the municipality of zwettl signals the society’s importance not only for the town itself, but also beyond. Link.  photo 539141d4c07a803df4000396_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-11_zps45226e89.jpg  photo 53914198c07a80569e0003e6_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-06_zps1ad18d7e.jpg