Saturday, 27 December 2008

'Dubai Land'

Dubai, known as the leading commercial and trading hub for the Middle East; Dubai is now focusing on having a premier tourist destination. This will cover tourism, real estate, hospitality, entertainment, leisure and retail sectors.

Dubai Land will contain 45 mega projects and over 200 tourism, leisure and entertainment sub projects, making it the greatest tourist destination ever created. It is said that Dubai Land will be twice the size of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2008

House IJburg by Marc Koehler Architects

The house is located on a small plot in IJburg; a suburb of Amsterdam. Designed as a vertical garden giving space to flora and fauna to grow in a densely urbanised area. Closed private spaces contrast with open collective spaces, that seem to have been ‘carved out’ from the solid volume as a continuous transparent void. In this way the interior space is visually and physically connected to the street, the garden and roof terraces.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Highbury Square

For 93 years Highbury stadium was energised by thousands of fans who would pile in to cheer on the world-renowned Arsenal football team. Following the team’s move to the new Emirates Stadium two years ago, the old art-deco arena is getting a new pulse as it is transformed into a luxury residential development.

The design, by Allies and Morrison will be used as 700 residential apartments and penthouse all ranging from 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. The blocks encircling a two-acre communal garden space, cleverly divided along the old chalk lines of the pitch. This project is to be complete by 2010, so all Arsenal fans get your money ready!

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Friday, 8 August 2008

Still in the past?

I have been wondering that houses like these will be the vast majority we will all be living in. Simple designs like these are becoming very popular, so why are estates still holding back the past and not bringing the future!?

Surely modern homes prove more eco friendly, less materials and less space. What are your views on modern homes?

London's 2012 Stadium

''The innovative new design was unveiled by London 2012, as it announced construction of the venue will start ahead of schedule.

The design features a ‘stadium bowl’ holding the 25,000 permanent seats, surrounded by 55,000 demountable seats that will taken away after the Games. An Olympic Stadium with such a large demountable element and mix of temporary and permanent seating has never been attempted before.

After the Games, it will be transformed into a 25,000 capacity Athletics stadium and will host a variety of sporting, educational, cultural and community events. It will be a sustainable and vibrant facility, attracting other businesses and investment and acting as a hub for the communities living in and around the Olympic Park.''

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London's Modern Future

London? Whilst I was browsing some forums I stumbled upon a very interesting topic. Skyscrapers are going to take over London's historic skyline and turn into the next shanghai, maybe 'London-Hai?'. With all the talk about London becoming green and stopping congestion on London's roads, Is BULL!
Wouldn't this increase congestion, tourism (over crowded) and pollute?
Well I leave you with the topic I found, any thoughts please message me.