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    Touching new heights in the Anara Tower

    I guess Dubai is soon turning into the skyscraper haven, which is why the latest architecture gossip thrives there. Anara Tower, the 125-story skyscraper is about 700 meters tall and vies for the tallest spot. Its been designed by the … Continue reading


  • Human Pump, an award-winning concept from Gunwook Nam

    Water is a precious resource that is dwindling fast and we have finally awoken from our slumber to realize the gravity of the situation. Although various methods are being used to conserve this resource, not all of the efforts have … Continue reading


    iPad Structure in Dubai looks like an iPhone

    The iPad would be a prime example of how market trends influence the way we perceive things and transform them to suit the tastes. When initially unveiled in 2006, the structure resembled the iPod, which was the flavor of the … Continue reading


    Eco friendly homes are the new rage in England

    Eco park houses by Ushida-Findlay architects are the prime example of what is to be expected from the new-age environmentally friendly homes. The design has recently been given the green signal by the UK planning authorities. The highlight of the … Continue reading


    The Farm by Akihisa Hirata is modeled on the fold concept

    Optimum usage of space is one contention most architects and interior designers have to take into consideration while designing a structure. Likewise, The Farm by Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata is modeled on the folds concept and is influenced by the … Continue reading


    Another Pyramid in Paris- Le Projet Triangle by Herzog & de Meuron

    I thought the Parisians were done with triangular forms after the installation in front of the Louvers drew much flack. But the romance with the form has just begun to warm up and architects Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled … Continue reading


    Reversible Destiny is a quirky accommodation by Arakawa and Madeline Gins

    The visual appeal of this apartment style just stumps you. Its mismatched demeanor tickles the visual palette and leaves you wanting for more. The architects Arakawa with his wife, Madeline Gins built these “reversible destiny” loft-style apartments in Mitake, Japan. … Continue reading


    Crooked houses and more

    Do you remember that poem from grade school? There was a Crooked Man Who lived in a crooked house, He had a crooked cat That caught a crooked mouse. On the same lines are these architectural wonders that amused me … Continue reading


    Vertical Surface Communities designed by Jan Lim

    An architect’s dream is to build a community that thrives on the essence of space and can still communicate and interact with other members of the society. People living in ultra modern setups, have notions of exclusivity and connectivity with … Continue reading


    Save Trees- Grow homes in them!

    It sounds like a crazy idea, but if scientists from US and Israel have their way, Cinderella of the next-gen will be doing her chores in a ecological home grown from tree roots. The ingenious ‘tree-homes’ use advanced techniques of … Continue reading


    SuperKraken a Marine Odyssey for children to enjoy

    The SuperKraken is a concept developed for Brazilian Alcoa Innovation Competition. It showcases a concept where children frolic in a carefree environment. Designed by NotuDesigns, the idea incorporates a play are that thrives on the imagination of the child using … Continue reading


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