Frank Lloyd Wright buildings nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List


America has nominated 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright for international listed status – including the influential architect’s Guggenheim Museum in New York and his only free-standing skyscraper .

The nomination is the United State’s first attempt to add examples of its modern architecture to the list of the world’s most important structures, managed by international heritage body UNESCO.

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Lego X turns toy building blocks into a digital modelling kit for designers


Carl Turner design open-source house that floats on floodwater


London architect Carl Turner has developed a design for a prefabricated floating house,described as “part-house and part-boat”, the buoyant residence isn’t designed for any particular site – Carl Turner Architects sees the design as a solution to the problem of flooding that affects many parts of the UK.

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Autoban designs Heydar Aliyev International Airport terminal in Baku


Turkish architecture studio Autoban has designed giant wooden “cocoons” for the interior of the new international terminal at Baku airport in Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev Airport terminal by Autoban

Autoban‘s design spans all of the passenger areas inside the triangular terminal building by engineering firm Arup, which is split over four levels.

Concave external glass walls lean out from their bases, curving around the corners to wrap the entire structure.

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Designing the interiors for a 141,000-ton cruise ship | News | Design Week


Designing the interiors for a 141,000-ton cruise ship | News | Design Week.

Consultancy Richmond has created all the interior designs for the 141,000-ton P&O cruise ship Britannia, which is set to launch from Southampton in March.

The Britannia is P&O Cruises’s biggest ship and this is the first time one design consultancy has created all the interior designs – from cabins to suites and public areas – for a ship.

We spoke to Richmond director Terry McGillicuddy, who led the project, about the challenges of designing for a huge, sea-faring client.

Box House I / Massive Order


Architects: Massive Order
Location:
Architect In Charge: Muhannad Albaqshi
Design Team: Reem Al-Jalal and Eman M Kassem
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Box House I / Massive Order
Box House I / Massive Order

Box House I houses three families in three different volumes within one box.  The idea is to give each family a unique and private spatial experience, hence the program was divided volumetrically and each volume overlooks a private court yard. 

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