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All systems go for Croydon as long-awaited retail redevelopment gets go-ahead

£1 billion joint venture agreement between former rivals Hammerson and Westfield set to unleash massive programme of investment in south London metropolitan centre

Samsung Model Home Gallery

SamsungModelHomeGallery-NADAAA-0613-HERO.jpg(90) With this new housing showcase in Seoul, South Korea, Nader Tehrani of Boston-based NADAAA discovered that when you can’t control the translation from design to construction, you design for what you can make foolproof.

Five Products and Projects to Watch

1114_Logs_HERO A bridge that’s bent on snapping, retail-ready 3D printing, and a rundown of the latest building-material headlines you should know.

Stunning JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai- The World’s Tallest Hotel

One of the most exciting cities in the world is undoubtedly Dubai, well-known for its awe-inspiring architecture and world-class facilities and infrastructure.  Another iconic landmark emerged since the end of last year, dominating the city skyline at 355 meters high (1,164 feet) and restating the leading position that this distinctive resort location in the Middle East occupies on global business and entertai

Alloy on John Street

Last week Mayor Bloomberg "Announce[d] Approval of Development That Will Allow for Expansion and Funding of Brooklyn Bridge Park." Specifically this headline is referring to a 47-unit, 100,000-sf development at 1 John Street in DUMBO. The development team is comprised of Alloy Development and Monadnock Construction, though the press release linked above does not indicate the architect responsible for the design.

John Street_1_Credit Alloy
[All photos via nycmayorsoffice Flickr account | Image: Alloy Development]

A hint at who is responsible for the building design can be found in Alloy Development, which has Jared Della Valle (formerly of Della Valle Bernheimer Architecture) as its President. DVB undertook projects as both architect and developer, a situation that seems to have precipitated the split into Alloy and Bernheimer Architecture—the former focused on development and the latter on architecture. So is 1 John Street's boxy and glassy design the product of Alloy Development itself? I'd wager it is (a sentiment echoed by Crains).

Aedas Designs A Postcard Building For Novotel Hotel In Shanghai

Anchoring at the southern end of the main commercial street at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Changning Linkong Park, Aedas-designed Linkong 16-1 Novotel Hotel is a 220-key hotel occupying a block in the Linkong Park.

The design concept is derived from a ‘floating courtyard’ and utilises the verticality of the structure to create a well defined zoning which consists of public (retail podium), semi-public (leisure and hotel amenities) and private (hotel guestrooms) zones.

In addition to rational zoning, the design promotes a strongly interactive relationship among different functions, transforming the zoning diagram into a building mass with unique yet powerful spatial effect. The building comprises two components – one as a retail podium ‘floating’ along the water’s edge with spacious waterscape; and the other as a courtyard-style guestroom structure which seems like ‘floating’ in the air.

Two storeys in a staggered pattern are fitted between the two volumes to provide a water cascade, dining area and open courtyard as one of the hotel auxiliary facilities. All three spaces are combined into an integral whole to offer completely different visual and spatial experiences during day and night, catering to different users.

With an iconic architectural design and distinctive spatial arrangement, the hotel is set to become a signature postcard building for Linkong Park.

Latest issue of Architecture NZ out now

Latest issue of Architecture NZ out now

In this issue we travel to Christchurch, where Ian Athfield chronicles the challenging journey taken since being appointed to the role of Architectural Ambassador for post-earthquake Christchurch.

Sydney Welcomes BoConcept

With over 60 years experience and more than 300 stores in over 50 countries, BoConcept is now open to retail and trade, in Sydney