We write a lot about design, but not so much on architecture. But here’s something new from Canada that has certainly drawn our interest. Called the Absolute Towers, these ‘twisted’ skyscrapers are located in the city of Mississauga in Ontario. The two towers stand at around 492 and 557 feet respectively.
That’s a huge nest for sure but you don’t need to watch out for gigantic birds to swoop in! This riding arena imitating a nest is a part of the Stork Nest Farm in Czech Republic and was built as a part of a farmstead’s renovation project.
Looks like a huge coconut shell, right? Conceptualized by Vietnamese architectural studio Vo Trang Nghia Co. Ltd, this is an architectural model planned for the flood prone areas in Vietnam. This will help the people to build temporary shelters, houses and classrooms with low cost materials with speedy construction and ease of transport. The structure utilizes bamboo whereas the covering is made from leaves that are highly resistant to fire.
The first time I came across this picture it reminded me of terrace farming that we had learnt in Geography classes. What we see here is actually a school in France that has been designed in this step format. It has been planned such to let the students enjoy nature along with their studies and even have an exercise routine in climbing up the stairs while changing classes.
London is coming up with a new skyscraper. Called The Shard, which is also called as London Bridge Tower, the building is set to be 1017 ft tall and is actually under construction. The number of floors would be 72 and is scheduled to be completed in 2012. Although the building is not very tall when compared to skyscrapers in Asia or USA, the uniqueness of The Shard lies in its architecture.
Man-made structures are great to look at when they are of the unusual types. If you are asked to draw a picture of a building, the first thing that comes to your mind are vertical and horizontal lines that join to form a rectangular structure, unlike the one you see above. This is the Basque Health Department Headquarters in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos.
Would you believe that this is a building structure? Some shapes and forms are just too good to be true (and weird!). We come across captivating designs that becomes the talk of the town and its not even over while another pops up surpassing the previous in its elegance and maturity.