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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MVRDV wins Gwanggyo Power Centre Competition

"The Daewoo Consortium and the municipality of Gwanggyo announced the MVRDV concept design for a dense city centre winner of the competition for the future new town of Gwanggyo, located 35km south of the Korean capital Seoul.

The plan consists of a series of overgrown hill shaped buildings with great programmatic diversity, aiming for high urban density and encouragement of further developments around this so-called Power Centre.

The Gwanggyo Power Centre will consist of 200,000m2 housing, 48,000m2 offices, 200,000m2 mix of culture, retail, leisure and education and 200,000m2 parking.
This divers program has different needs for phasing, positioning and size. To facilitate this, all elements are designed as rings. By pushing these rings outwards, every part of the program receives a terrace for outdoor life. Plantations around the terraces with a floor to floor circulation system store water and irrigate the plants. The roofs of these hills and the terraces are planted with box hedges creating a strong, recognizable, cohesive park. This vertical park will improve the climate and ventilation, reduce energy and water usage. As a result a series of overgrown green hills appear in the landscape.

The site is surrounded by a beautiful lake and forested hills, the design aims to create a landscape on top of the new program that enlarges the green qualities and that links the surrounding parks by turning the site into a park.

The shifting of the floors causes as a counter effect hollow cores that form large atriums. They serve as lobbies for the housing and offices, plazas for the shopping center and halls for the museum and leisure functions. In each tower a number of voids connect to the atrium providing for light and ventilation and creating semi-public spaces.

MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. In close collaboration, the 3 principal architect directors produce designs and studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One whole-of-louvres ‘163 PRS / olivers place’ by moxon

"‘163 PRS / olivers place’ by moxon is an office building located in the north west of england. the building is perhaps most striking for its unusual fa├žade. while the main exterior is clad in glass, a superstructure sits on top of it featuring an array of aluminium fins all oriented in the same direction. this unusual faced creates many optical effects which alter based on the viewer’s perspective. look at the side and the building will seem to be in motion, while looking at the front allows you to see the glass dotted by the fins. the fins are definitely an aesthetic choice, but they also serve as sun and rain protection. while the building was designed a few years ago, it was submitted for planning last fall and if approved will begin construction."

siapakah yang bersalah?

Hahaha, supposedly, who's the suspect?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Over The Rainbow lyrics by Eva Cassidy

Lyrics | Eva Cassidy lyrics - Over The Rainbow lyrics

Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow lyrics

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
In the land that I heard of
Once, once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare you dream
Really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds
Are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds
Are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why, can't I

Lyrics | Eva Cassidy lyrics - Over The Rainbow lyrics

Mensa Moltke by J. Mayer H. Architects

J. MAYER H. Architects Location: Karlsruhe, Germany Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Julia Neitzel, Sebastian Finckh, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum Client: Vermoegen und Bau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Amt Karlsruhe Project Year: 2005-2007 Constructed Area: 3,500 sq Architect on site: Ulrich Wiesler Multidisciplinary Engineers: ARUP GmbH
Landscape Architects: Karl Bauer, Karlsruhe
Photographs: David Franck
A new canteen for the Technical College, Teacher Training College and the State Academy for Fine Art has been completed north of the Moltkestrasse. This new address will form an attractive new centre for the campus where the disciplines can meet, eat and exchange ideas.

The canteen’s location in the Moltkestrasse in the transitional zone between the built up campus to the south and the natural open space of the Hartwald Forest to the north. This is a spot where the character of the campus area is particularly clear. The orientation of the building, with its generously glazed facades, is toward the urban life of the campus, from where the diners arrive.

The dissolution of the structure into stem-like posts shows an associative relationship to the wooded areas nearby and creates an atmospheric transition between the buildings to the south and the shady forest to the north"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Burj Dubai updated until 05January2009

In the previous thread, i've manage to grab some latest photo from Worl Tallest superstructure tower in the world, Burj Dubai. => Burj Dubai Dec 2008

Until now January let's see what has happened since then.

They have already reaching their final stage, as the last structure already in their last construction. Here's the detail:

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Dear bloggers,
2009 has been theme practically will be GREEN. I've bought new edition TOPGEAR magazine, with loads of pages with green cars (electric cars, hybrid cars and so on). So why don't we support these campaign, yeah!

"computer company asus launched its bamboo laptop last saturday in taipei as part of taiwan's IT month exhibition. the laptop that was first announced last year as a prototype has now gone into
production. the shell of the laptop is made of real bamboo and is part of asus's efforts to use renewable materials in products. it will retail for approximately 1800 US dollars."


WOW, wow, wow!

New year has come, and thinking of anew brilliant ideal "something" for your daily life or works. Hmmm, i think this one might come to you....


"rainer spehl recently designed these sleek wooden laptop cases for the apple macbook and macbook pro. each wooden case comes complete with a leather lining and a magnetic closing mechanism that keeps your computer secure. while the cases will add some weight to your bag, they will most definitely turn some heads when you remove your laptop."

p/s: Wooden Laptop Case with leather lining and magnetic closing device for Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro 15inch. For Purchases please contact Rainer Spehl. Photographs by Achim Hatzius.
ONLY FOR MAC - henshin



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