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Eye On Architecture: Munich’s “Am Hirschgarten”

Mar. 26, 2015
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Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) has won a major competition in Munich with their design of four mixed-use towers to be built next to Hirschgarten Station, which opened in 2009. The development project goes by the name of “Am Hirschgarten.” The interior courtyard of each horseshoe-shaped tower is offset from surrounding public spaces by a stand-alone pergola,… Read more

Eye on Architecture: The Hotel de Glace

Jan. 21, 2015
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To stay in accommodations carved out of ice, you usually have to travel all the way to Sweden or Norway. North America has its very own ice hotel, however, and it’s a doozy: the Hotel de Glace, in Quebec City. With 44 cold rooms and suites to choose from – starting at $199 and running… Read more

Eye On Architecture: 10 Year Award Goes To Deutsche Post Tower

Nov. 13, 2014
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has awarded their coveted 10 Year Award to Deutsche Post Tower, the sheer, glass-dagger bank building in Bonn, Germany. Designed by Murphy/Jahn, the 163-meter tall Post Tower set the trend in contemporary high-rises when it was completed in 2002, introducing high performance design elements to create efficient,… Read more

Eye On Architecture: Cliff House Hangs Off Australian Coastal Landscape

Sep. 17, 2014
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For this edition of our Eye On Architecture series, we travel down under to the coastal city of Sydney where one home’s design leaves you wondering how far you would go for uninterrupted ocean views. The “Cliff House,” as it is known, not only sounds like the title of a terrifying thriller but plays upon the… Read more

Eye On Architecture: Thomas Heatherwick At The Hammer

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Thomas Heatherwick is an architect who doesn’t shy away from controversy. His innovative London Garden Bridge proposal and a $75 million public art piece and park for the Hudson Development in NYC both generated a lot of attention and discussion. Now, the British designer and architect is expanding his international reputation with two exhibitions that… Read more

Eye On Architecture: Tour Odeon Of Monaco

Aug. 8, 2014
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They say Monaco is the playground of billionaires, and this recent addition to the urban architecture will only add to that reputation. The exclusive Tour Odeon, set to finish construction next month, is one the most expensive luxury high-rises in the world. Its Tower Sky Penthouse, occupying five stories and some 35,500 square feet, is… Read more

Eye On Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Buffalo Filling Station”


The Buffalo Pierce-Arrow Museum in New York has brought one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s more imaginative conceptual projects to life. Wright’s unbuilt gas station was originally designed in 1927 for his Broadacre City project (also unbuilt). A defining influence of Wright’s imagined city was the automobile. Wright therefore designed this gas station to convey the same… Read more

Eye On Architecture: Leipzig Subway Station

Jul. 2, 2014
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This eye-catching, 420 foot long, 60 foot wide station concourse was awarded the city of Leipzig’s architecture award earlier this year. Designed by Swiss architect Max Dudler, it’s part of a new railway tunnel scheme that sees four new stations created by four different architects – at a price tag of almost one billion Euros…. Read more

Eye On Architecture: The Mirage House

Jun. 26, 2014
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This week we take you to a unique house embedded within the rocky Greek island of Tinos — though on first glance, you might not even see it. This is because, when looking out across the blue vastness of the Aegean Sea, you almost don’t detect anything at all resembling four walls and a roof. Called the… Read more

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