Stack it up! Containers like your childhood building blocks

The use of old shipping containers has gained its popularity in Asia. First of all, it is relatively less costly than the usual building bricks and glass. For less than 2,000 dollars you get a ready-made room, an entrance, a small window, lights and an in-built ventilator or small air-condition. If the containers were to…

Beijing’s Moebius Strip: where every piece of glass had to be customized

Phoenix International Media  凤凰国际传媒中心 Building status: Completed in Year 2013, May Land area: 18821.83m2 Built-up area: 75368m2 (Ground: 41630m2,basement: 33738m2) Height: 55m Depth: 15m Located in the South-west corner of Chaoyang park, Beijing, the Phoenix International Media has once again brought a new visual impact to its audience around the globe. On the contrary to its…

Fancy Some Art Books? 

Are you looking for a new book collection? There is a art book fair taking place this Friday and weekend. Opening night is on April 14, 2016. A series of talks will be held on the opening night at the ArtScience Museum from 7pm till late. For more information of the event, visit the Facebook…

Calling for Nominations: President’s Design Award 2016

Nominations for President’s Design Award 2016 Now Open SINGAPORE, 4 April 2016 – The President’s Design Award 2016 is now open for nominations until Monday, 18 April 2016, 11pm.  The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s most prestigious award accorded to designers and design projects or products, in recognition of their design excellence.  Into its 11th…

Zaha Hadid: First woman laureate of the Pritzker Prize has passed

At age 65, Zaha Hadid (b.1950, d. 2016) had given the world not one, but a variety of impressive architecture buildings. Hadid, a Pritzker Architecture Prize 2004 laureate, and the first female to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (as equivalent to the Noble Prize in the world of architects), passed in Miami on March 31st,…

National Design Week, March 8th to 20th, Singapore

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans and international visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a diverse range of more than 100 design events and programmes. Expected to be the largest edition yet, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2016 promises to be bigger and better. “Entering into the third edition, we hope to develop SDW into a must-attend design event in…

Shanghai: Champagne-bubbles, Bullet-holes

Located along Jian Guo West Road in Shanghai, this building is known for its bullet-holes appearance among the white collar workers. The building is covered with different sized circles on its four sides. If you were to focus on the different sized circles on the window panels, it creates the impression of bubbles in Champagne. And…

Earth Hour: ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign, i Light Marina Bay

Earth Hour with i Light Marina Bay SINGAPORE – i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival opened on March 4th 2016 with a record 73buildings and organisations around the Bay pledging their support for sustainability. Minister for National DevelopmentLawrence Wong officiated the opening ceremony this evening to kick-start the three-week annual festival, which…

Five Opera Houses: Chandeliers

Neverending Glory by Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus The Neverending Glory collection reflects nostalgic emotions and interprets opulent candle chandeliers in new way to symbolize prime moments of appreciation and glory. In individual silhouettes it is possible to recognize iconic chandeliers from five of the world’s most eminent concert halls and theaters; La Scala in…

AIANYS Excelsior Awards: Call for Entries

Feb 1st, 2016 – The 2016 AIANYS Excelsior Awards submission portal is now accepting entries. The deadline for entries will be March 18th, 2016, so get your entries together now. There will be three categories again this year; New Construction, Historic Preservation and Addition/Renovation. Only and all New York State (fully or partially) funded projects will be…

Pritzker Architecture Prize 2016 Announcement

The Pritzker Architecture Prize was first established by The Hyatt Foundation in 1979 to annually honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. It has often been…

Light it up!

7th November 2015- A showcase in Penang, Malaysia. An impressive presentation of flourescent rods piercing through the concrete infrastructure.  Architect: Jun Hao ONG, 27 years old.  Jun-Hao will be installing his works at the iLights festival in Singapore, March 2016.  *The artist last name is in caps.   Source: KC