Schwimmhaus : Floating House by Confused Direction

The houseboat designed by German based architects "Confused-Direction" is one that can be floated around or kept on the shore. Confused Direction, a young co-op design firm founded by Flo Florian and Sascha Akkerman, comes out with refreshing concepts and designs which can be termed revolutionary if not bizarre! The houseboat called Schwimmhaus or floating house in German is an eco-friendly house that looks chic design wise too. Still in its design phase, it is still unclear if the same will see...
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The Three Graces : Three Beautiful Towers in Dubai

Dubai seems to be gearing up for a new kind of unity which shall be bracing its skylines in the coming years. 'The three graces' as it is named, is the project designed by NOX Lars Spuybroek which is underway right now, is a family of three towers interconnected by footbridge. The design inspired by the firth forth bridge in Scotland, is aimed to act as a bridge or gate for the passing ships that touch the harbor or camped at the harbor where it is located. And even the interiors facing the sea ...
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SeaO2 : Ecological Housing Project

Today with lot of environmental developments happening world over like global warming, energy crisis, lifestyle changes, it's become even more difficult to design houses meeting all these requirements. More and more architectural designs are using digital technologies with respect to modeling, simulation, evaluation and fabrication resulting in complex shaped buildings which incorporates the above challenges. One such project is coming up in Tel Aviv whose primary resources are sun, wind, and la...
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Future New Town of Gwanggyo With Plantations Around The Terraces

The new city center designed by Dutch architects MVRDV for Gwanggyo, a city coming up 35 kms from Seoul in South Korea seems to be something taken out of the sci fi movies. Expected to be completed by 2011, the city is sufficient enough to hold 77000 inhabitants and has a design envisioned with two centers which is a mix of housing, culture, office, retail, and leisure and education spaces. Various atriums are created in the towers catering to various categories, with box hedges being planted on...
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Shanghai Tower by Gensler

Gensler or the new Shanghai tower coming up in China being developed in the Shanghai's Luijiazui Finance and Trade Zone will be a marvelous structure once it is completed. Slated to open in 2014, this structure will be a par of the financial center in China. The sky craper in all consists of nine cylindrical buildings stacked on top of one another with an overall cover draping the building into one unit. The building will be the tallest tower in China. The structure will see a mixed use for hous...
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Aerotel with Hanging Gardens Above Water by Alexander Asadov

The new concept "Aerotel" by Russian Architect Alexander Asadov, is something that can be realized anywhere in the world be it reservoirs or oceans. This 200m wide design also includes hanging gardens above water, and within the structure hotel and café, restaurants etc. The hotel can be accessed via bank side or the airstrips on the deck. One of the advantages as per the architect is that the construction cost is significantly lesser as compared to gravel works and also the ecological value as...
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Nakheel Harbour and Tower by Woods Bagot Architects

Have you ever seen a tower with a height of more than a kilometer? Check out this world's tallest tower known as Nakheel Tower, designed by Woods Bagot. This tower & harbour is inspired by Islamic design and is going to be a home to more than 55,000 people and will attract millions of visitors each year. It will be a combination of a location for living, working, relaxing and entertainment. Nakheel Tower will have four individual towers within a single structure. A unique curved-shaped platf...
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Cocorico for Your Chickens by Maxime Evrard

Do you own a hen yard? Are you looking for a change? Check out this unique domestic chicken yard designed by a young designer named Maxime Evrard. This concept is an alternative to farming with advanced facilities for the chickens. The designer has designed it in a way to limit any kind of environmental impact and has also tried to offer new lifestyle for hens in a playful manner. Even the way to feed hens is very modern and stylish. There can be no other interesting way to keep your chickens ha...
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Holcim Awards Winners Announced !

Check out these Holcim Award Winners for North America announced in Montreal. The competition was held in 5 regions of the world on the Foundation for Sustainable Construction. There were almost 5000 projects from 90 countries that participated to encourage building constructions by keeping in mind technological, environmental, socio-economic, and cultural issues. Some of the projects are just unbelievable as they feature innovations that can be applied in homes and other buildings in order to c...
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Rediscovery : A New WhiteHouse Design with an Airship as The Mobile Part

White House is now being rediscovered and a one of submission for "WHITEHOUSEREDUX" competition. Check out this "Rediscovery" concept which is an eco friendly helium powered zeppelin. There is an accommodation and workspace for the President and his staff members. Modern communication technologies have been used by keeping in mind the local urgencies that can be provided. The main aim of "Rediscovery" is to make a worldwide exchange of new regenerative technologies possible. This docking station...
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Cluster Housing Design to Handle Extreme Temperature Problems

This Sydney based EnterArchitecture is designed to overcome the problem of extreme temperatures. This concept is characterized by leaning roof shapes made up of highly transportable lightweight resources such as bent metal profiles and formed plywood panels. It is known as a cluster of comfort because of its easy assembly, thermal comfort and a strong design. There are variable openings in the panels and they can be customized as per the user's requirements. The concept is designed in a very uni...
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Dupli Casa Villa with Awesome Surroundings

Those who are looking for ultimate luxury gateway can hook up with this unique masterpiece. This delightful villa was completed in 2006-07 and surely going to offer you serenity atmosphere and wide range of luxurious accommodation. The footprint of this house was originally built on the site in 1984. The surroundings are awesome and gracefully extended into luxury swimming pool. You are going to come across lush interiors with mind blowing furniture pieces in this clean and spacious villa. Trave...
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“Symbiotic Villa” by Zaha Hadid Architects

Looking at this extravagant design, anyone would say "Dream Project" or "Futuristic Castle". Zaha Hadid has designed a Symbiotic Villa for the Next-Gene 20 project in Taiwan. The project was launched in Venice during the architecture biennale. Each and every part of this architecture is amazingly designed to impress the audience. Whether you talk about the stunning windows designed to capture light or the perforated walls in different angles. Overall, it is a light based design with its unique i...
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NEUE HAMBURGER TERRASSEN Winner

NEUE HAMBURGER TERRASSEN is an international structure that will be promoted by IBA HAMBURG in an international exhibition in 2013. This project includes a five story corner building with reference to the typology of the social and workers residences to restore a contemporary version. It is a series of housing block in the shape of "U" with external green spaces. Each block has multi-story single family houses with common parking facility. The design of these blocks is unique and very attractive...
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Concert and Congress Centre by Future Systems

Have you ever imagined how meetings or performances would take place in Heaven? Well, check out this Antonin Dvorak Concert and Congress Centre designed by Future Systems which is going to offer you a feel of Heaven Cultural and Commercial Spaces. Antonin Dvorak is a cultural space and grand entrance which is open constituted from restaurants areas, café lounges, dance floors and music halls. There are 2 concert halls with a seating arrangement of 1000 people and a chamber music hall with accom...
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