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the future of hospitals
September 29, 2007, 3:39 am
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The planned Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar, will combine architectural spectacle with advanced health-care technology. With nearly 400 patient beds and 1.7 million square feet this is one of the  most ambitious Education City project in Qatar’s capital of Doha. 

via: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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wu jiao plaza
September 29, 2007, 3:35 am
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It’s never easy to make transportation infrastructure look good. In the United States, typical strategies include planting flowers within a rotary, erecting banal, noise-blocking barriers along freeways, and, in many urban areas, doing nothing at all. But at Wu Jiao Plaza in Shanghai’s Yangpu District, the artist Zhong Song created an installation that dynamically melds architecture with lighting. There are 5 roads leading to to the plaza an highway and a subwayline all within 3 different levels of infrastructure. To accomplish this task, the artist enveloped the 105-foot-wide overpass in an ovular steel frame clad with aluminum. Measuring 348 feet long, 157 feet wide, and 82 feet tall, it cloaks cars speeding along the overpass.

 



luxury residential tower
September 28, 2007, 11:21 pm
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Asymptote Architecture is developing a signature 50-story residential tower now under way in the United Arab Emirates. The Asymptote tower will incorporate state of the art engineering, environmental and technological aspects in its execution. The Asymptote residential tower will be a strong and compelling design statement with individual residential units of unparalleled elegance and sophistication as well as being a cutting edge architectural statement. Construction has already begun on June 2007.

via ASYMPTOTE



louis vuitton topaide
September 28, 2007, 11:16 pm
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founders gregory polletta & sung jang of gas desgin group have created topiade, with the louis vuitton architecture department.