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25 de Abril Bridge – Lisbon

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Today i drove over the 25 de April Bridge in Lisbon. The weather was perfect and there was no traffic at all.

The bridge looked stunning and looked a lot like Golden Gate. I read it in on Wikipedia that a company from Los Angeles built that bridge however they were not the ones building the Golden Gate. So they probably took the design of the other bridge in San Francisco and built in Lisbon.

The bridge is on Tagus River. And was named after Salazar until 1974.

Lisbon is a great city and i need to come back soon for a holiday this time.

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March 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm

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I-Suite Hotel – Rimini – Italy

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These are some photos of the i-Suite Hotel opened in Rimini, Italy.

It looks simply fantastic.

And this picture is from a room.

Here is the comments of the interior architect of the hotel.

Description of the i-SUITE Hotel Interior by Simone Micheli

The i-SUITE interior architectural plan lies its foundations in the concept of modern luxury I developed after a thorough and targeted thinking. During the “XXX Congreso Colombiano de Arquitectura” ( 30th Colombian Architecture Convention) which took place in Barranquilla (Colombia) in 2007 I asserted: “ …the new luxury does not mean immobility or habit, but rather freedom and movement. It is a light and a stirring thought, at any moment we are able to choose where and how to live and to reinvent the environment we live in.

As for architecture the new luxury is related to the idea of regaining the beauties and the truth of our daily life together with our inner feelings. It is more connected with vacuums than with plenums, more with mind than with body. It does not mean opulence but rather transparency. I am talking about possible places where yours and our histories are echoing in the shape of visual, olfactory, tactile and auditory essence. I am telling you a story which has its roots in the past and in the tastes of exotic places but at the same time it is near and next future oriented. This future I am referring to is not made up of mimesis, emulation but rather it reprensents the truth and the oneness which envelope and protect us in order to live instead of just surviving in a restless and alienating reality. I am talking about non-places, natural habitats where the deepest and the most genuine personality of each person emerges and where anyone can establish a symbiotic relationship with himself and with the nature which created us.

Source: Contemporist

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December 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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Namba Parks – Osaka

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Here you can see some pictures of Namba Parks.

The architecture looks great and amazingly the main colour you see is green. Terrace gardens which are very popular in Japan evolved into forests with that project.

It is situated near a train station and consists residential and commercial estates in one big project. Looks like Kanyon in İstanbul however seems to have more to offer.

It was built by Jerde Partnership and won the award for Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence.

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October 5, 2009 at 6:34 am

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Gaku Nakagawa

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These are some Nakagawa’s work. He illustrated the perfect block in Monocle’s July August 2009 Issue.

My source is The Mid Century Modernist

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July 21, 2009 at 11:35 am

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National Children’s Museum – Maryland

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These pictures are the plans of National Children’s Museum to be opened in Maryland, USA in the year 2013. The company that prepared the project is called Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. 

Here is some more info for you:

“When completed, the 150,000 sq ft four-storey LEED-certified building will serve as a teaching tool for children, inspiring them to be good stewards of the environment. Other features of the building include a boat slip on the Potomac, which will accommodate science and boating activities and a gathering space in the nearby woodlands. The new museum is slated to open in 2013.”

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May 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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Ion Orchard – Singapore

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Singapore’s latest shopping mall is set to open very soon. 

Ion Orchard is one most breathtaking architectural projects of Singapore and it includes over 400 shops and 175 residences. 

The shopping centre is set to open next month and residences will be open in December.

The most vital feature of the structure is that it has it’s own 3000m2 square in the center.

The height of the residential tower will be 218 meters.

The building also have one of the biggest LED panels in Asia.

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May 9, 2009 at 5:47 am

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Mishima Home for the Elderly

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Japan is known for respect to elderly citizens of the community. 

They know show it in their homes for elderly.

Town of Mishima which looks up to Mount Fuji built this architectural wonder for the elderly citizens.

It cost 7 million dollars and here is some more info from World Architecture News site:

“The architects aim was to create an environment where not only aged residents but also their families and carers are inspired through experiencing seasonal transitions and by the beauty of the scenery, making for a joyful experience and allowing the recovery of body and mind.”

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May 7, 2009 at 7:36 am

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