Starbucks has been trying to translate its brand into other cultures this year to help it expand beyond the U.S. Here’s a look at one store they’re opening in Japan.
From buildings sucking water from Himalyan glaciers to round towers that let residents escape from danger, here are 10 ways that architects imagine how the quintessential urban building might look.
America is changing how it works. As more people start their own entrepreneurial businesses out of their bedrooms, it is time to rethink how we divide work and living? This new home design makes space for both.
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Most offices nowadays strive for a balance between private and public space, but few strike it as well as Red Bull’s Amsterdam headquarters, designed by Sid Lee Architecture. Located in a rehabbed shipbuilding factory, the office puts the brand’s ethos of leavening work with a little fun on full display.
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Rather than force the mountain to cater to the house, Paritzki & Liani Architects forced the house to cater to the mountain. See more on Co.Design!
Michael Hansmeyer is a Zurich architect who uses algorithms to generate absurdly complex structural columns. He recently created plastic 9 ft columns that each have about 16 million unique surfaces and no two columns—or even two surfaces—are the same. Take a look!
It’s Friiiiiday! Take a look at these pictures of GIANT PURPLE RUBBER BALLS erected in Paris by artist Anish Kapoor, of Chicago bean fame. You can also walk inside of them. We’ll just leave this right here. Enjoy!
Meanwhile at our company headquarters in NYC, the Freedom Tower is now taller than 7 World Trade. Progress!
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If you’re planning a trip to Russa in around three years or so, you miiiiiiiight want to carve out some time in between the borscht and the vodka (if you can manage) to check this place out.
Okay, so this zoo, designed by French architects Beckmann N’Thépé (with landscaping by TN PLUS), isn’t a precise facsimile of our ancestors’ crusty old Supercontinent. As the press write-up tells it, it’s “an attempt to recreate the illusion of a reunited Pangea” within the walls of a sprawling, 300-hectare “zoological park”-cum-architectural playground on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. The project is expected to start construction shortly. Elevator pitch: Jurassic Park meets Buckminster Fuller.
“There’s always this narrative of failure and tragedy when one discusses Indian urbanism,” -Kanu Agrawal, Curator, Jugaad Urbanism: Resourceful Strategies for Indian Cities,
The exhibition is “design by the people, for the people, of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Pune,” says Agrawal, and showcases everyday innovations of slum-dwelling residents and the designers and architects who work around them.
Agrawal, a Delhi native, studied at New Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture and worked with the acclaimed Achyut P. Kanvinde, and later completed his Master’s in Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture. Kanvinde was one of the first to bring modern design to India. But the jugaad exhibit presents a different take on modern urbanism in India—that of the everyman.
Jugaad Urbanism opens at New York’s Center for Architecture next week.