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Monday, December 15, 2008

Architecture Posters of 2008

Archinect has published this interesting and comprehensive round up of recent architecture lecture posters from Fall 2008.

via Core77:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:29 am  

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus of Ramus-Ella Architects has designed “The Dolhouse” for The Calvin Klein Collection store on Madison Avenue. This collaborative installation functions as the focal-point of the store’s annual holiday window display. The dynamic structure floats high above the New York City street by four steel suspension hangers. Impressive indeed.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:26 pm  

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sustainable Seoul

Designed by the MVRDV architects, the Gwanggyo Power Center is a sustainable township just outside of Seoul Korea. This green development is projected to accommodate about 77,000 occupants by 2011.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:45 am  

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Foster and Hadid to redesign Mecca

Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid have been lined up to take on one of the most high-profile projects on earth—the redevelopment of Mecca.

The top-secret plans are being backed by King Abdullah ben Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia who has asked a hand-picked collection of starchitects to ‘establish a new architectural vision’ for the 356,800m2 mosque complex.

For more on this development you know what to do.

via Design Observer:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:03 pm  

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sustainable Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground

Architecture firm, Gensler, broke ground on a soaring sustainable skyscraper that’s set to become the tallest tower in China – spiraling upwards an astounding 632 meters.

The Shanghai Tower will feature a high-performance façade that shelters no fewer than nine sky gardens, a rainwater recycling system, and a series of wind turbines perched beneath its parapet.

For more on the tower click here.

via Inhabitat:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:33 am  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The “Jenga” Living Experience

56 Leonard Street, New York – Herzog & de Meuron promo video from fcbtudojunto on Vimeo.

The soon to be Jenga in the sky, better known as 56 Leonard, has created an intriguing promo video showcasing the ambitious design by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron’s.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:57 am  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Modern Marvel for Copenhagen

A new edition to the Copenhagen skyline has been revealed. Steven Holl’s Architects’ LM project is the creative force behind this daring and environmentally harmonious gateway. The two photovoltaic-sheathed towers are connected by a sky bridge decorated with wind turbines. Inhabitat provides more detail:

The LM Project’s sustainable solutions are just as exceptional as its aesthetic merits. Both skyscrapers incorporate glass curtain walls shaded by a photovoltaic-laden solar screens. The buildings also feature seawater heating and cooling systems, radiant floor heating, and excellent natural light thanks to the reflective light performance of the solar screens. A true blessing in tall office buildings, each of the towers’ floors also contain operable windows that allow for natural ventilation. Finally, the pedestrian bridge is lined with enough wind turbines to light all of the the buildings’ public spaces.

Impressive indeed.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:45 am  

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Obama Brand: A retrospective

Without question, Barack Obama’s identity raised the bar of political campaign branding. It is by far the best-designed identity of a U.S. presidential candidate – courtesies of two leading Chicago-based firms: Sender & MODE.

In Mr. Sender’s words:

“We were looking at the ‘O’ of his name and had the idea of a rising sun and a new day. The sun rising over the horizon evoked a new sense of hope.”

We’ve included a visual retrospective on the logo, how it evolved and extended as an identifier throughout his campaign.

Group Specific


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:52 pm  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hadid in NYC

World renowned architect Zaha Hadid has a series of installations on display this month at the Sonnabend Gallery. Each one is derived from various architectural projects from her repertoire.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:36 am  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Controversial Gas Line

The Estonian Pavilion is on display at the Venice Biennale of Architecture which runs ’til November 23. The inspiration of the installation is based on the planned Nord Stream pipeline project that will construct a direct gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. For more info on the project click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:11 am  
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