Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza Through the Lens of Andres Gallardo

4 days 11 hours ago
© Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo

In the bustling streets of Seoul, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid Architects has become a landmark for its atypical architecture. A complex yet effortless building, the Design Plaza encapsulates the energy of the cultural hub in Dongdaemun, an area that has itself earned the nickname of the "town that never sleeps" thanks to its late-night fashion market.

Investigating the building's twists and turns, Andres Gallardo has photographed the structure's fluid compositions. Although his photographs display little human presence, the building itself expresses the activity that occurs throughout day and night. Beneath the walkable park on the roof, Dongdaemun Design Plaza includes large global exhibition spaces, a design museum, 24-hour retail stores and a media center, among many other facilities that intertwine across the levels.

read more

Tri-Tessellate / AKDA

4 days 16 hours ago
Courtesy of AKDA Courtesy of AKDA
  • Architects: AKDA
  • Location: Hosiery Complex Block B Rd, Hosiery Complex, Block B, Noida Phase-2, Phase-2, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201305, India
  • Lead Architect: Amit Khanna
  • Project Architect: Daud Malik
  • Area: 2350.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
Courtesy of AKDA Courtesy of AKDA

Tessellate (verb) “tocover (a plane surface) by repeated use of a single shape, without gaps or overlapping.”

read more

8 Outstanding Feature Walls Designs

5 days 19 hours ago

If you are searching for a simple yet efficient way to transform and liven up any space, respected designers suggest trying feature walls. The feature or statement wall has the function to differentiate a specific wall or area of the room from the walls that are surrounding it. It can be either a high-impact differentiation or a subtle one. It is up to you to be creative, play with colors and patterns, and choose what exactly you want to highlight in your room. The options are endless.

Meanwhile, we have some ideas that could inspire you to transform your house & make an impressive style statement:

  1. Vertical garden wall

If you want to feel closer to nature while enjoying the comfort of your house, this design will make it possible. Grow your own vertical garden, and you will have fresh air and green plants all year round (for those of you who enjoy 4 seasons), plus you will have the impression of being outdoors even during the lazy days when all you want to do is stay inside. This wall looks amazing and it will definitely cheer you up and add a touch of originality to any room!

read more

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

6 days 10 hours ago

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural AwardsRenée Minnaar from the University of Pretoria is this year's winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award. Her thesis, entitled, Remediator - Restoring the dichotomous relationship between industry and nature through an urban eco-textile mill and dye house impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues that cross generations and present compelling reasons to rethink the local built environment in South Africa.
Read more... | Send to a friend

Checked
3 hours 33 minutes ago
Subscribe to Architecture in Africa feed