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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kaohsiung Marine Gateway by ASYMPTOTE

ASYMPTOTE WAS AWARDED A CLOSE SECOND PLACE FINISH FOR THE KAOHSIUNG MARINE GATEWAY PROJECT. The project proposes a 200m long structure situated between two 14 story towers located at the cities newly developed harbor edge. Asymptote’s proposal calls for a new urban intervention at the cities waterfront combining both cultural and commercial aspects with the port terminal functions the building is designed to house. The buildings technological envelope and architecture and is designed to be a striking and elegant addition to the quickly changing city of Kaohsiung and to act as a catalyst for unique and sustained urban development over the coming years and decades.

Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau

Asymptote Architecture – Hani Rashid & Lise Anne
Couture Artech Architects – Kris Yao

Knippers Helbig – Structural Engineering
Transsolar – Environmental Engineering
Parsons Brinckerhoff – Cruise Consultant
Heng Kai – Fire, Electrical & Plumbing
Everest – Traffic Engineering

courtesy: ASYMPTOTE

Architecture Design of Annemasse Aquatic Center

  • Project: Annemasse Aquatic Center (Restricted competition)
  • Site: Annemasse (74), France
  • Client: Ville d’Annemasse
  • Floor Area: 5400 m2 + 14000 m2 exteriors
  • Construction cost: 9900000 € H.T.
  • Design Team: SERERO Architects Urban planners: David Serero, Yoichi Ozawa, Fabrice Zaini
  • Structural Engineers: GINGER Engineering, Mechanical Engineers: ETHIS, Acoustician: Pierre Pasquini, Project Economist: SOUBEYRAN, Local Architect: Franck Baffie

by Serero Architectes



The Green Building Index (GBI) is Malaysia’s industry recognised green rating tool for buildings to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness among Developers, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Designers, Contractors and the Public about environmental issues and our responsibility to the future generations.

The GBI rating tool provides an opportunity for developers and building owners to design and construct green, sustainable buildings that can provide energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport and the adoption of recycling and greenery for their projects and reduce our impact on the environment.

GBI is developed specifically for the Malaysian-tropical climate, environmental and developmental context, cultural and social needs and is created to:

Define green buildings by establishing a common language and standard of measurement;
Promote integrated, whole-building designs that provides a better environment for all;
Recognise and reward environmental leadership;
Transform the built environment to reduce its negative environmental impact; and
Ensure new buildings remain relevant in the future and existing buildings are refurbished and upgraded to improve the overall quality of our building stock.

Summary of the GBI

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Friday, December 17, 2010





A LIFE with Future Computing
(a design competition to create new lifestyle from next-generation computing) japanese company Fujitsu will work with designboom to hold an international industrial design competition. everyone is eligible to enter the competition, from professionals to students, who are involved with, or are interested in, design. participation in groups is also accepted. free registration required.

you can check further information at designboom

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

terreform 1: homeway

homeway is another conceptual architectural project from the architects of terreform 1 led by dr. mitchell joachim. the project focuses on how cities can extend into the suburbs sustainably. their idea is to mount suburban homes on wheels having them drive into the city by day and back again at night. in their vision, city highways would be enhanced with an intelligent renewable infrastructure that would serve these mobile home structures. 'in the future, the physical home will remain permanent but its location will be transient. our static suburbs will be transformed into a dynamic and deployable flow. houses will have the option to switch from parked to low speed. homes, big box retail, movie theaters, supermarkets, business hubs, food production, and power plants will depart from their existing sprawled communities and line up along highways to create a truly breathing interconnected metabolic urbanism. dense ribbons of food, energy, waste and water elements will follow the direction of moving population clusters.'

Sunday, January 24, 2010

kemangkatan sultan Johor

JOHOR BAHRU 22 Jan. – Sultan Johor, Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, mangkat malam ini selepas memerintah Johor hampir tiga dekad.

Baginda berusia 77 tahun.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


The artime is a new concept for a watch that tells time according to the wearer's body rhythm. the concept is the creation of the french design studio design by 8. the watch face is composed of a grid that pulses and moves in beat to the user's rhythm. to tell the time, the watch moves the grid around to reveal the time as a digital reading. the watch then reshuffles the pieces of the grid to cover up the time. instead of always being present, the watch only tells the time at intervals. these intervals correspond to the user and not the increments of time.

Artime - designby 8 from designby 8 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

robot diarhea

Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

In frigid northeastern China, in the city of Harbin is hosting its 26th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Massive buildings built of ice from the frozen surface of the nearby Songhua River, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city. At night, visitors who endure the bitter cold will see the lights switched on, illuminating the sculptures from both inside and outside. This year's festival opened yesterday, January 5th, and will remain open until some time in February. Collected here are several photos from just before the festival, and of the opening night