United States publishing company GoArchitect has announced Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li as the winners of “The People’s Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition”, where many artists and architects shared their vision for the future of the historic cathedral.
Zeyu Cai, from Hangzhou and Sibei Li from Beijing, China were crowned winners of the competition for their unique design which involves three parts. Their design holds a crystal roof, a spire tip, and a main spire with a city kaleidoscope.
An Asian-inspired skyscraper (dubbed “Asian Cobra Tower”) concept that looks just like the heart of an evil corporation could become a reality.
A new building in Guangxi, China caused massive debate and garnered much mockery online for its apparent resemblance to male genitalia.
The phallic architecture is called the Guangxi New Media Center, which finished in August after nearly two years of construction, according to Nanning Daily via Shanghaiist.
A luxury hotel is currently being built in an 80-meter (262-foot) abandoned quarry in Shanghai’s Songjiang District, and it is beginning to look similar to the original concept art.
The Shimao Wonderland InterContinental Quarry Hotel has been under construction for more than six years, according to Shanghaiist.
Triad Inc., a Japanese architectural model making company, has introduced Omoshiroi Block, an incredibly unique memo pad that slowly reveals 3D shapes of Japanese landmarks as you continue to use each layer of paper.
When you first receive an Omoshiroi Block, it looks pretty much like any other memo pad sold in most stationery stores. However, as you continue to rip through it, you’ll realize that the papers gradually start to take shape.
This deceptively tiny house, designed by Japanese architect Kota Mizuishi for studio Mizuishi Architect Atelier, is situated by a riverside in Suginami, one of the numerous wards in Tokyo.
China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction.
The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters (362,744 square feet) space.
Talk about a massive undertaking!
India’s Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, announced he wants to build a structure to surpass the tallest skyscraper in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. However, the announcement is now sparking outrage online.
Gadkari considers the Mumbai Port Trust as the “richest landlord” of the city and the proposed tall building is part of a dream project to make use of its huge swathes of industrial wasteland by developing green boulevards, maritime museums, marinas and recreation spaces.
An insanely designed residential complex in Singapore was crowned World Building of the Year 2015 last week during the World Architecture Festival. The vertical village, titled The Interlace, consists of 31 apartment blocks arranged in a “hex-angle” and stacked diagonally on top of each other.
The designer of the project, Ole Scheeren, is a German architect who worked on the assignment while running the Dutch-based Office of Metropolitan Art’s Beijing office. He then went on to set up his own studio, Buro Ole Scheeren.