November 16, 2009
"Dr. David Fisher's Dynamic Tower is the first building in motion that will change its shape and add a fourth dimension to architecture: Time. The shape will be determined by each floor's direction of rotation, speed, acceleration and the timing; with timing meaning how each floor rotates compared to the other. The rotation speed will be between 60 minutes and 24 hours for one revolution."
"Zaha Hadid's Burnham Pavilion was opened to the public on August5, 2009.Designed as one of two pavilions to celebrate the centenary of Daniel Burnham's Chicago Plan which outlined the structure of the city, visitors are now able to experience the ambiance within. The structure plays host to a sound and video installation by artist Thomas Gray that portrays Chicago’s transformation from past to future, projected onto the sides of the Pavilion's white interior."
Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure, Santa Monica, United States
"The parking structure by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
designates a new gateway for a downtown Civic Center. It provides 900 parking spaces on six levels above and two below grade while visually uniting diverse civic buildings."
Mixed-Use Tower, Mumbai, India
"FXFOWLE Architects' winning design for a competition for a new 60-story (301 meter) mixed-use tower located in India’s South Mumbai centres on creating a premier international hotel, retail, and residential tower within India’s emerging new economy."
Seville University Library, Seville, Spain
"Zaha Hadid's dramatic 9,000 sq m building is set to provide residents and visitors to Seville with a state-of-the-art public library and reading rooms, exhibition hall, and conference facility."
The Wings, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"KEO’s Wings project set to become one of Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious developments. Situated at the gateway to Al Reem Island on Najmat marina, the 23,757 sq m ‘Wings’ project will have a defining impact on Abu Dhabi’s skyline. The site is approximately 200 meters in width by 110 meters in depth and is in the shape of a curved rectangle. One tower is designated as a residential tower while the other will be office space."
2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia
"Populous has announced that it has been selected by the State Corporation ‘Olympstroy’ to design the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The 40,000 seat pebble-shaped design boasts clear natural references with a semi-transparent, segmented skin resembling the wings of a dragonfly."
Posted by verdiyan at November 16, 2009 10:40 AM