Modular Homes with 100% Environmentally Friendly Materials

Modular homes are built using an engineered approach to produce buildings in a more efficient and cost effect method. These homes are designed by combining several necessary modules that are necessary for everyday life, which is a great invention. The designer has made the homes 100% environmentally friendly with an attractive place to live at a very reasonable cost 750 euros per square meter. Since, the homes are not really big, mostly around 100 square meter, the project duration has been redu...
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Queens Museum of Art Conceptual Design by Elliot White

The new conceptual design by Elliot White, a New York based architecture student as improvisations over the Queens Museum of Art has some interesting facets to it. The said building will be constructed using the lattice structure and after covering the layer with concrete, a plastic bag will be placed as a support for hardening the concrete during construction. The design will be raised off the ground, which creates an area for public space underneath the design wherein there is flexibility so t...
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Sanctuary Concept is A Solution to Future Natural Catastrophes

This new sanctuary concept has been derived from the earthquake that struck Indian Ocean in 2004 which was responsible for death of more than 400 Swedish nationals. Being inspired by this tragedy, Industri Standard design firm has come up with sanctuary which can be termed to be a solution for the future national calamities. This compact and lightweight shelter has been developed by Dupont Tyvek, the shelter is moisture repelling, water and chemical resistant while also being recyclable as it is...
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P.S.i Summer Blow Up by BSC Architecture

This new architectural concept has been designed by BSC Architecture, a New York based studio. The concept was a finalist at the MoMA/P.S.1 Young architecture program competition. It addresses the issue of today's time of renewed excitement about precision, efficiency and utilizing the summer resources thereby reducing the wastage applicable at the end of summer. The best part is that it can be set up anywhere and the basic shape is that of the cloud which can be the best source of shade on a s...
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Future Headquarters of Antwerp Port Authority by Zaha Hadid Architects

The new complex coming up for the new headquarters of Antwerp Port Authority in Antwerp, Belgium can be stated to be a masterpiece. Being designed by London based architects Zaha Hadid Architects, the new extension is expected to be completed in 2013 and will house about 500 staff members, with the existing building will be refurbished so that the public counters, meeting rooms and offices be in that place. The new building which shall be five stories high will consist of auditorium and restaura...
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Versadome Innovative Modular Building System

The flavor of the season today is to have products which are attractive, effective, and can be customized as per requirements and budgets allowed. In comes Versadome, an architectural wonder which can be termed to be a response to the above criterion. The best part of this building system is versatile modular that is building system with the arches and domes as the elements of weight bearing structures while also being easily transportable and stacked. These systems have been designed so as to d...
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Comfortable Meeting Point with Transparent Walls by Emir Rifat

Waiting for someone is not going to be as painful and annoying as it used to be. The Meeting point is surely a unique innovation which provides an individual for as much comfort as desired. There are comfortable seats available outside the cubicle which is mainly used for resting for a short time. There are three doors to get inside where there is a semi-circular seat. You can wait inside for a long time and look through the transparent walls whether the person has come or not. In fact the inter...
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Sphere : House Design for Emergency Accommodation

This is a type of housing specially designed for emergency accommodation. These are made of fiber glass and plastic that increases the durability and helps them last for a long time. These spheres consist of nineteen tents with an open space in the middle. The inner walls are made up of fine, air-permeable materials. These tents can be occupied by three persons generally though the detachable wall may allow bigger families. The open space permits all the families to gather together that allows t...
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Waterflux by R&Sie(n)

The new art museum scheduled to be finished in 2009 has been inspired by nature and the way nature and its processes function. Designed by Paris based design firm R&Sie (n) architecture, even though on the first look, seems like an ice cavity but in fact it is carved out of wood and other eco friendly materials. Even the construction of this museum has been carefully planned so that the end result gives out an amorphous mix of structure which though looks disorderly but does have an identity...
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Library and Learning Center at The University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria by Zaha Hadid

The new Library and Learning Center at the University of Economics & Business in Vienna, Austria has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Library once completed shall be the centerpiece of the new University campus and will be a nice add-on to the services that shall be rendered at the University. The building shall be housing language laboratory, book shop, student center and administration offices etc. The building designed as a polygonal block which takes the form of the cube with ...
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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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