Transportation Infrastructure The Archives

Friday 27 September, 2013

London cable car passenger numbers fall by half

News: the number of people riding the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Emirates Air Line has dropped by half since last year, fuelling criticism that the project is not fulfilling its intended role as a key part of London’s transportation infrastructure.


Sunday 21 July, 2013

Tongzhou Central Business District by UNStudio

Dutch architects UNStudio have designed a concept for a new business district at Tonghzou in Beijing, consisting of skyscrapers linked by aerial bridges (+ slideshow). The proposal features six towers atop a large podium that are linked by bridges topped with gardens and swimming pools.


Thursday 22 November, 2012

Form of Public Control / Co-De:CounterDesign

Designed by Jae K. Kim of Co-De:CounterDesign, the Form of Public Control project is aimed at being the 20th century’s notion of a skyscraper in Manhattan. As a symbolic individual in the city, it should be redefined due to the reinterpretation of the grid to accommodate more public amenities and facilitate the cultural contexts of [...]


Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Al Hilal Bank Commercial Tower / Goettsch Partners

Challenged to define a distinctive image that would reflect Al Hilal Bank’s unique brand while also setting an international aesthetic, Goettsch Partners designed a bold, contemporary tower that shifts in massing as it rises. The flagship commercial development, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, formerly known as Sowwah Island, conveys a [...]


Thursday 06 September, 2012

Venice Biennale 2012: Meeting Lines / Ateliers Jean Nouvel + Habiter Autrement (Mia Hägg)

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Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

Ford Foundation HQ/ Courtesy Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment will be opening June 16th, 2012 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, organized by Yale Institute, will celebrate Kevin Roche’s expansive portfolio, from his early days as Eero Saarinen’s “right-hand man” through the founding of his [...]


Sunday 10 June, 2012

“Flip/City” / PinkCloud.DK

Courtesy of PinkCloud.DK “Flip/City”, a proposal by PinkCloud.DK which was shortlisted in the 2012 Rethinking Shanghai competition, proposes a new urban identity for Shanghai as a model for the development of future cities. By flipping the horizontal cityscape to the vertical, footprints of Shanghai’s existing typologies, only visible by plane, embody the new face of [...]


Sunday 10 June, 2012

“Flip/City” / PinkCloud.DK

Courtesy of PinkCloud.DK “Flip/City”, a proposal by PinkCloud.DK which was shortlisted in the 2012 Rethinking Shanghai competition, proposes a new urban identity for Shanghai as a model for the development of future cities. By flipping the horizontal cityscape to the vertical, footprints of Shanghai’s existing typologies, only visible by plane, embody the new face of [...]


Friday 30 March, 2012

We Are Here Now / Spatial Information Design Lab / Columbia University

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Monday 05 March, 2012

Shortlist for the Moscow City Agglomeration Development Concept

Photo Credit: RIA Novosti The Architectural Department of Moscow City Government (MosComArhitectura) has announced the shortlisted teams competing to design the strategy that will be used to double the size of Moscow. With an uneven distribution of working places throughout the Russian Federation capital, millions of residents are forced to commute each day to the [...]