Domed oculus becomes the vertical connection in Bangalore International Centre (BIC).
In a paradigm of concrete and brick, Bangalore International Centre is formed out of slim concrete frame encasing a steel framed glass box. Though the compact site has more limitations to offer than advantages but the design by studio Hundredhands which was chosen out of a competition held in 2012, is a poetry of interchanging volumes. Since there was less opportunity to inhabit open spaces in the design, the playful transitions and intermediate connections creates a diverse range of spatial language. The design accommodate an oculus which creates vertical connections within the building that expands the volume furthermore.
Mexican firm designs Escher- like arcades around a civic square
In order to revitalize public spaces that were once devastated due to an earthquake back in 2017, architecture firm Estudio MMX conceived a civic square to rebuild a communal space oriented identity. The studio commenced after taking the approval of the local community and the outcome is proving out to be a uniting element. Making vegetation its focus, the designs creates frame of arches around it while encompassing a radiant and versatile space within. The encircling Escher-like arcade holding within a common square results into a dynamic equation creating a diverse language of spaces along with a soothing transitioning spaces around.
Snøhetta designs ‘The Best Weapon’ for Nobel Peace Centre
Entitled as ‘The best Weapon’, Snøhetta has designed an urban peace bench for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway. The bench has been installed outside the United Nations Headquarters plaza in New York City. The main idea behind the installation was to honour the past Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their efforts in order bring a change around the world in order to bring peace. It also commemorates the efforts of the Nelson Mandela’s ideologies and thus was inaugurated on the Nelson Mandela Day.
Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Brescia headed firm ‘Arquitectonica’ wins the 2019 American prize for Architecture
The Miami based firm ‘Arquitectonica’ has won the American prize for Architecture for the year. Launched back in 1977 by Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Brescia is known for its ‘Trendsetting Modernist Miami-Style”. The firm has shaped Miami immensely and now is present in 59 countries in five continents. Designed a vast range of building typologies like hotels, condominium towers, resorts, casinos, retails centres to office buildings the firm has won hundreds of design awards and is continuing the legacy.