Unique design for convention centre


A major new convention centre in Canberra is to be designed by Studio Fuksas. Australian Forum

Studio Fuksas, in collaboration with Canberra firm Guida Moseley Brown Architects, was appointed by the Australian Government to come up with designs.

The Australia Forum, which will be located in the centre of the capital, will have a unique shape, incorporating wavy floors and a bulging, elliptical roof.

The studio describes the design as being “in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment, the complex is conceived with extreme flexibility”.

The project is set for completion in 2020.

Have a look at this original design here and tell us what you think of it.

Iconic building gains trompe l’oeil wrap


Building wrapThe famous Banqueting House in Whitehall is to feature a stunning trompe l’oeil wrap as it undergoes major restoration work.

Banqueting House will be covered in a full-height wrap giving the illusion of a torn façade revealing its five hundred year history.

The façade, designed by Northover & Brown, references the building’s striking ceiling by the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens and the sketches of designer Inigo Jones.

Northover & Brown has also created a series of animations based on the Banqueting House’s history, which will be projected onto the windows from inside the building.

Let us know if you would like to see more conservation schemes given a creative twist.

Why our brains crave infographics


InfographicAn agency has created an infographic – on our love for infographics.

Neoman Studios has come up with some data related to this fun type of content, as it is highly shared by Internet users.

For example, we learn that only 28% of words on a web page are actually read on an average visit – but also, that almost 50% of our brain is involved in visual processing.

If you want to learn more about infographics, click here.

Innovative concrete wave built in Paris


A concrete wave has been built in Paris suburbia.
Concrete wave


Espace Bienvenüe in Marne-la-Vallée has a very innovative structure, thanks to techniques used in bridge construction.

Designed by architect Jean-Philippe Pargade, the wave houses a laboratory, in which scientists and engineers can develop the future of urban spaces through improvements in transport and energy management.

The building also includes a relaxation space on the roof, with wooden huts designed by Tadashi Kawamata.

Take a closer look at the wave here.

Create your own Brutalist icons in paper


Brutalist building A design studio has created paper versions of London’s classic examples of Brutalist architecture

The Polish design studio Zupagrafika gives you the opportunity to turn paper cut-outs into some of your favourite London buildings.

For example, you can make Robin Hood Gardens, Space House, or even Balfron Tower.

These creations cost €4.50 each with €5 postage and packaging.

Learn more about the creative project here and tell us what other architectural styles you’d like to see in paper form.

Designs unveiled for Beijing airport terminal


An architect has revealed his plans for a major new terminal in Daxing, Beijing. Beijing airport

The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building will be located on the opposite side of the city to the Beijing Capital Airport (reportedly one of the largest airports in the world) and will accommodate 45 million passengers per year.

ADPI and Zaha Hadid Architects have developed the project, which is supposed to become ‘the world’s largest airport passenger terminal’.

Thanks to its flexible layout, the airport will be adapted into different configurations, and be connected to local and national rail services.

Find out more about it here and tell us what you think of the design.

Wood Design Awards winners


The winners of the 2014 Wood Design Awards have been announced.Wood awards

Wood Design and Building Magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, has announced the winners of the North-America awards and, for the first time, the international ones.

The jury has selected 24 projects from the 166 submissions it received, such as Sport Center Sargans (Switzerland), Aspen Art Museum (USA), and Wood Innovation Design Centre (Prince George, BC). 

Editor of Wood Design & Building Magazine, Theresa Rogers, said: “the Wood Design Awards showcases exceptional wood buildings that not only display the unique qualities of wood, but also serve to inspire other designers who  may not initially think of wood as the material of choice”.

Have a closer look at the winners here and tell us your favourite design.
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