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1. Public art installation as city landmark
April 16, 2018

“The SeaSaw for Den Helder is a memorable, undulating public art installation, which responds to its context and history, whilst literally representing the dynamics of the sea in its infinite movement,” says Jacob van Rijs, co-founder, MVRDV. As home to the country’s main naval base, the city of Den Helder sits on a unique location at the northernmost point of Holland and is a zany tourist spot with its many beaches. As the winning entry from an international competition by Zeestad, an independent organisation in partnership with the municipality of Den Helder, MVRDV’s design of this publ... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

2. Interactive building skin
February 03, 2018

MVRDV to design a new mixed-use office building in Esslingen in the south of Germany – an iconic structure that you can interact with via a smartphone app! A former freight depot with a diverse industrial history in the small town of Esslingen am Neckar in the region of Stuttgart, in the south of Germany is being repurposed as a mixed-use building accommodating a university, housing developments and retail stores. The iconic structure that appears like a huge crystal rock is intended as a landmark that can be viewed from far-off hills and jet-setting trains; and to establish an icon... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

3. A compositional marvel!
February 01, 2018

Architect Show, Japan designs a compositional marvel – a residence that serves a sculptural role in the developing rural area of Isahaya city, Nagasaki, while a humble abode awaits the family within… Composed of four masses, two slender with flat roofs and two bold with slanting eaves and walls, the residence stands as an iconic architectural structure in the peaceful rural environment. The masses are staggered in elevation and plan, each one harmoniously complementing the other, while finishes add a dimension of play, contrasting and bold, red cedar and rough black finish against stark w... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

4. Mumbai cruise terminal's design unveiled!
January 23, 2018

The iconic design of the all-new cruise terminal in Mumbai will be among the vast repertoire of visual images that the international tourist carries back home from India... Mumbai is poised to become India’s cruise capital, when its new international cargo shipping and passenger cruise terminal replaces the current structure at Ballard Pier in 2019. Envisioned to match global transportation hubs, aesthetically and functionally, the project, initiated by the Mumbai Port Trust, is being helmed by multidisciplinary design practice, Planet 3 Studios. Initially planned as a refurbishmen... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

5. First wooden free-form houses Museum of Bread!
October 27, 2017

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU designed PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes is the first wooden building in free form! Meticulously planned, this customer information centre and event forum for the company Backaldrin in Asten, Austria, is an iconic structure comprising two elements: a box-shaped plinth building with foyer and event rooms that can be used for a variety of presentations, receptions or workshops for up to 120 visitors and the Wunderkammer des Brotes (Museum of Bread), a two-storey freeform exhibition area floating on top. The square base building shows a cast-in-place concrete façade while ... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

6. Gifting spaces
October 16, 2017

Like the signature blue Tiffany’s box, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited’ (CTF) Hongkong store revolves around the presentation of jewellery. Walk in to be impressed! Multiple category winners of the Iconic Awards that acknowledge visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication from all fields of architecture, One Plus Partnership Limited present a jewellery store that is more striking than its product! Breaking the stereotypical traditional jewellery shop’s image of gold and shiny, this experience shop is designed with a total of 1070 identical gift b... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

7. When in Rome, Drink Like the Romans
July 17, 2017

Visitors to the Eternal City are often faced with difficult choices when it comes to deciding what to leave on and off an itinerary with so much art, architecture and history on offer. But along with discovering the iconic treasures of this magnificent city, there is much pleasure to be found in exploring another very important Roman passion: the food and wine. While some Rome tours might cover this aspect to a certain degree, for those with a special interest it's not enough to simply pay lip service to the important contributions the city has made to Italian cuisine and the lasting lega... (read more)

Author: Laura Jeeves

8. Meet the Ghosts of Rome's Pivotal Emperors
July 17, 2017

For those looking for a true immersion in the history of Rome, tours on foot are the best way of gaining an authentic perspective on the city's iconic landmarks. You'll encounter in person the architecture and monuments you know so well from photographs, and you’ll create lifelong memories of one of the most astounding cities in the world. Join an expert guide on one of the small group Rome tours and follow in the footsteps of the most powerful and influential leaders of the Roman Empire. The Ara Pacis: Augustus When Augustus (the first Emperor of Rome) returned to the city after an... (read more)

Author: Laura Jeeves

9. How to Visit the Vatican with Kids
July 17, 2017

For anyone who wants to experience the full glory of the Eternal City, a visit to the Vatican is essential. The centre of the Roman Catholic Church is one of the richest sources of culture, history, and architecture in Europe, and is home to some of the most iconic Renaissance art in the world. For those with children, it may seem like a fairly big challenge to engage in a cultural excursion of this proportion. However, with a little bit of planning, it can actually be an extremely fun and fulfilling experience for young ones – and anyone with a family knows that's great news for parents... (read more)

Author: Laura Jeeves

10. The façade story
June 20, 2017

Three buildings, one typology, each faced with a distinct context. Here’s a look at three commercial buildings by Brenac & Gonzalez & Associes, the façade of each unique and aptly contextual… Each building is adorned by a façade as intriguing as the next. Taking them one at a time: An urban poetry of city arteries, railway lines and catenaries forms the backdrop for Be Open on city block A11, Paris. A stand-alone building, the A11 building’s skin impresses upon passers-by and passengers on the train, a limitless profile, ever changing with the light and weather. Three volumet... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

11. Guggenheim Museum in LEGO® bricks
June 09, 2017

LEGO® Architecture launches its latest addition – the iconic Guggenheim Museum to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of legendary Ar. Frank Lloyd Wright… LEGO has far surpassed its role in gameplay with the variety it offers; especially commendable being its architecture series that offers model recreations of iconic historic buildings. In a world that is dwarfing in knowledge-sharing, this comes as a creative way to initiate young minds into cross-cultural overtures. Widely regarded as an exceptional icon of the 20th century, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum launched the gr... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

12. Sculptural geometries; apposite lifestyles!
April 25, 2017

Ishatvam 9, residential apartments by Ar. Sanjay Puri, in Ranchi, Jharkhand caters to the bespoke lifestyle of its residents. This modern high-rise will allow its users the openness and comfort of the low-rise structures they are used to… Ranchi has predominantly seen low-rise development, and individual houses with private open spaces, over decades. Ishatvam 9, a 15-storey apartment building is a solution to the rapid urbanization over the past few years; the governing rules now allowing for 50m building height. Designed on a small plot of 1800 sq. m., most of the main road frontage is o... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

13. Decoding Computational Geometry
January 18, 2017

With a marked spate in iconic architecture and organic built forms that hold us in awe, IAnD talks to Vignesh Kaushik, Architect & Computational Designer of WOWAD to understand the basics of computational design. “Parametric design introduces a shift in the mindset of the designer from producing a single state design to exploring a family of possible outcomes,” informs Ar. Vignesh Kaushik. To put it in simple words – “It is a strategic modelling process used to generate building geometry based on a set of rules or inter-related parameters. By varying any parameter in the model, the entir... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

14. Responsible architecture: New seismic hotel in Napoli!
December 26, 2016

Margot Krasojevic Architects’ ongoing dynamic seismic hotel in Napoli, Italy purports to minimize disaster during earthquakes… Italy has a long history of earthquakes and of late, they have been more frequent. This one-storey hotel for Gao Investment in the western province near Naples is being designed to contain and reduce the building's destruction and fatality, when calamity strikes; its programmatic criteria involving the effects of earthquakes, tremors and dislocations in the immediate environment. The hotel's plan consists of three separate elements, which move away from each ... (read more)

Author: Savitha Hira

15. Y House - retreat in the skies!
December 06, 2016

With ‘getaway’ time occupying a prime slot in hectic lifestyles, a weekend home in the skies sounds like just the rejuvenation one can opt for! Rotterdam’s architectural practice MVRDV and co-architects KAI Architects from Taiwan have conceptualized and built ‘Y House’ – a 330 sq. m. villa - weekend retreat in Northeast Tainan. Standing like a beacon in the nondescript surrounds, this iconic structure comprises four floors of narrow tubular built form that spread out into a ‘Y’ above; cradling an open-to-sky pool in its alphabetical depression. A single family residence, the pl... (read more)

Author: Savitha Hira

16. An Accessibility Guide to the Vatican, Rome
October 26, 2016

Vatican City is one of the most famous places in the world. Besides being full of iconic art and architecture, it is home of the Pope and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It attracts tourists, both catholic and non-catholic, from all around the world, and this creates a unique atmosphere around the city-state. It is also an excellent destination for those seeking accessible holidays for disabled travellers. Reaching the Vatican This is a destination that I have previously travelled to with a disabled travel partner and we found it to be highly accessible throughout. We... (read more)

Author: Laura Jeeves

17. Taking nature to the skies!
August 27, 2016

Complied by Leah Linhares The Chintels Corporate Park by Design Forum International is conceived as a boutique office complex, where efficiency meets clean contemporary aesthetics, creating a landmark office building in Gurgaon. Designed as a Leeds Gold-rated green office building, the project is iconic in form; with a series of stepped terraces starting from the ground floor roof up to the 6th floor, where the terraces transform into large deck balconies until the 8th floor; and eventually go on to become large terraced lawns up to the 12th floor, creating a sharp tall front corner ... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

18. Gaudi-inspired house on the cliff is a work of local genius!
June 20, 2016

A must-see home crafted out of hard-work, love and seriously mind-boggling architecture by GilBartolome Architects on a challenging site, addressing a huge list of client requirements and self-expectations... The ‘house on the cliff’, constructed on a 42 degree slope is probably second only to the Sagrada Familia in terms of complexity in design and strategies for implementation. The Gaudi-inspired form and play of materials is quite remarkable as is the local workmanship and engineering. Using both the hardscape on which it is set and the soft frontage of the Mediterranean Sea, this ho... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

19. Should climatically-sensitive architecture become a norm?
June 11, 2016

Compiled by Rutvi Ashar Photography: Courtesy Design Forum International Read Time: 3 mins Design Forum International maps the sand dune typology to the Gulf Adiba Business Complex in Gurgaon that promises to shine like a jewel in the otherwise nondescript industrial township... Applying the sand dune form in their floor plate, DFI create an iconic built form with stepped terraces (like ripples of the sand dune), optimum greenery and natural light (flooding the interiors), resulting in an optimally planned, stress free, open-office style working environment. The 4000 sq. m. p... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

20. The Floating Fountain - Conceptual Design for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics!
March 31, 2016

Tokujin Yoshioka shares with IAnD readers a very personal, emotional and philosophical concept that he wished to propose for the new national stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics… From setting foot into his first major project, to stepping right into the doorway of a previously controversial site – the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, which has received its fair share of negative publicity (Zaha Hadid quit the project following a furore about its cost and construction); Tokujin Yoshioka – who was even now not permitted to submit his design (as the competition called for a design-build format) - has a un... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

21. Lucknow Memorial Gate: An ecologically viable footprint!
February 26, 2016

Archohm exemplifies an ecological footprint with a subtractive approach in the design of the proposed Lucknow Memorial Gate… Conceptualised as a simple and contemporary rendition of the iconic Roomi Darwaza, the Lucknow Memorial Gate, located at the opposite node of the Samta Mulak Chowk, Lucknow sensitively combines typical elements from Jain and early Indo-Islamic architecture. Externally, the two criss-crossing arches are anointed with the ‘Torana’, or bud like element that makes up a garland, typifying Jain architecture and one of the earliest elements to be picked up by the Mus... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

22. Birmingham's Street Station - the city's new icon!
February 11, 2016

Info: Courtesy AZPML Photography: Courtesy javiercallejas.com Birmingham’s New Street Station designed by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and his team from AZPML provides an expression to the dynamic nature of the railway theme… Contextually giving back to the spirit of Birmingham, its new street station seeks to produce an iconic architecture that, beyond creating an impression, will be able to communicate the function of the building and the character of its location at the very centre of Birmingham City, to the public. The geometries of motion and the distortion of perception produced... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

23. Pyramid Viewpoint: BTE Architecture's Triangular Beauty
January 24, 2016

Complied by Leah Linhares Photography: courtesy the architects Young minds of BTE Architecture pull off an iconic pyramidal structure for the Loch Lomond and The National Park with subtle design that bridges nature and architecture… Located on a peninsula overlooking U.K.'s largest stretch of inland water - Loch Lomond, an existing cafe plays landmark to the entrance of BTE Architecture’s Pyramid Viewpoint, welcoming guests, who arrive by car or boat. From the car park at the adjacent jetty, the site is surrounded by a system of pathways - series of steps and easily accessible ramps... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

24. Team-Building Activities in Barcelona
January 20, 2016

When it comes to corporate team-building events, it’s all about location. To give your team a real treat, consider fun-loving Barcelona as a destination for your next office outing. Home to world-class cuisine, iconic architecture, and beach-friendly weather all year round, Barcelona is the perfect change of scenery from the office doldrums. This unique city, surrounded by sea and mountains, offers a number of excellent locations for exciting and adventurous team-building activities. Set Sail Take advantage of Barcelona’s location on the eastern Spanish coast with a sailing re... (read more)

Author: Laura Jeeves

25. The Time Stairs at Markthal - winning historical beats!
December 16, 2015

Complied by Leah Linhares Photography: Bas Czerwinski; courtesy Kossmann.Dejong Take a trip through time on The Time Stairs at the Markthal and experience the birth of Rotterdam - the Gateway to Europe! The iconic green design winner – the indoor food market, Markthal, raised on the ancient fundaments of the city of Rotterdam, continues to capture eyeballs since its opening in October 2014; and recently, with its Dutch Public Archaeology Prize 2015 for ‘Time Stairs’… Designed by Amsterdam design practice Kossmann.Dejong, The Time Stairs is a open-to-all permanent exhibition, the... (read more)

Author: Team IAnD

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