The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, with its elegant glass canopy, was designed by the world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners. It is a signature element of the renovated National Historic Landmark building that houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. The enclosed courtyard provides a distinctive, contemporary accent to the museums' Greek Revival building.
"The design was driven by a deep respect for the existing building," said Foster. "It was decided that it should not touch the building at any point-floating above it instead, like a cloud over a courtyard."
The roof, a steel structure with a glass and aluminum exterior, has a surface area of approximately 37,500 square feet. There are 864 panes of glass and no two are alike. Eight steel columns support the canopy, which weighs around 900 tons.
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is a concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The concert hall is designed by Herzog & de Meuron on top of an old warehouse (Kaispeicher A). It will be the tallest inhabited building of Hamburg.
On 2 April 2007 the First Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust, Henner Mahlstedt, Hochtief Construction AG, project coordinator Hartmut Wegener, Hamburg Minister of Culture Karin von Welck and architect Pierre de Meuron laid the foundation stone in the warehouse Kaispeicher A. In 2007, the construction was scheduled to be finished in 2010 with an estimated cost of €241 million.
In November 2008 as an endorsement to the original contract, the costs for the project were estimated at €450 million.
In August 2012 the cost were re-estimated to be over €500 million, which should also cover the increased cost for a strengthened roof. The date of completion has been moved to the summer of 2015 at the earliest.
The easternmost part of the building will be occupied by "Westin Hamburg" hotel scheduled to open in 2014. The upper floors west of the concert hall will accommodate apartments.
The 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council took place on 8 and 9 December 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. The event was held at the invitation of the 2016 OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The Ministerial Council is the central decision-making and governing body of the OSCE. The meeting, held annually, provides the foreign ministers of the 57 OSCE participating States an opportunity to review and assess the Organization's activities and strengthen the dialogue on security issues in the OSCE area.
The Veer Towers are twin 37 floors, 480 foot, residential towers located within City Center on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise. Each tower houses 337 luxury condominium units ranging from 537 to 2,256 square feet. The two towers were designed by Jahn Architects of Chicago and lean in opposite directions (five degrees from center).
Every residence has a view of the Las Vegas skyline. Lobbies and public spaces were developed by Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and showcase works by natural light. Dianna Wong Architecture & Interior Design designed the residences.
The rooftop Sky Decks include infinity edge swimming pools, hot tubs, sun decks and summer kitchens. Resident fitness and locker rooms, billiards rooms and lounges are on the 37th floor. A private residential driveway leads to separate vehicle entrances, secured elevators and valet service, all monitored by 24 hour security.
The towers are the only all-residential buildings at City Center.
Open Date 2010
Address Downtown - Las Vegas
Welcome to the Neighborhood.
This is Luxury Pure. Your favorite coffee shop and grocery store are just around the corner. 8 Spruce Street, originally called Beekman Tower and currently known as New York by Gehry, is a 76 floor skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry between William and Nassau Streets, in Lower Manhattan, south of the City Hall and just off the Brooklyn Bridge.
8 Spruce Street is one of the tallest residential towers in the world, and it was the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere at the time of opening in February 2011. A public elementary school within the grounds makes it a bit different from the rest, as well as retail spaces. Other than that, the tower contains only residential rental units (898 in total), not that common in New York’s Financial District. The views are breathtaking and Brooklyn Bridge is right there in front of you. Go ahead, close your eyes and imagine living there with no cares in this world. Cool. Now wake up and go to work.
Open Date 2011
Architects Gehry Partners, LLP
Address 8 Spruce Street - New York
The Wave in Vejle is a modern residential building complex by the Skyttehus bay in Vejle, Denmark. It is inspired by the Sydney Opera House by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and the hilly landscape around Vejle Fjord.
The Wave in Vejle is designed by Henning Larsen Architects and contains 115 luxury apartments distributed on 14,000 square metres (150,000 sq ft).
It has been named as a ground breaking architecture piece in modern times and a significant landmark of Vejle.
Address: Vejle - Denmark
Construction year: 2009
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. The project consists of 51 cubes, of which 38 are houses, the other 13 houses commercial space, a school and shops.
Cubes: 34 Homes
Address: Rotterdam - Netherlands
Architects: Architectenbureau Blom
Great Danes and Manhattan.
VIA 57 West (marketed as VIΛ 57 WEST) is the name of a residential building designed by the Copenhagen and New York based architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The pyramid shaped tower block or "tetrahedron" rises 467 ft and 35 floors tall and is located on West 57th Street in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City. It is a perfect combination of outrageous American skyscraping architecture with the signature Scandinavian eco-sustainability. According to The New York Times, the name was chosen "because the southbound West Side Highway slopes down as drivers enter the city, right at the spot where the building is situated," acting like a gateway to Manhattan. Say it again, slowly and enjoying every word: a gateway to Manhattan. Now imagine living in your own dream. Yes. First you take Manhattan, then you take... whatever you wish for.
Open Date 2016
Architects BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Address 57th Street - New York
The Marco Polo Tower - a landmark HafenCity
The white Marco Polo Tower is 55 meters and 16 floors high. Together with the Unilever House , the two glassy buildings in the HafenCity is the first building complex directly on the Elbe.
The building was planned by Behnisch Architekten of Stuttgart. An eye catching design: The interlaced stories are unique in the Hanseatic city. In the vicinity of the tower are of the Speicherstadt including historic harbour, and the Internationales Maritimes Museum.
Open Date 2010
Architects Behnisch Architekten Address Hafencity - Hamburg - Germany
The Harpa - Iceland
The Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. It houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
It is a curious, outlandish structure consisting of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different and regularly changing colours, replicating the Northern Lights. Which comes in handy when you are trying to chase them but they keep escaping you.
The building is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík and the opening concert was held on May 11, 2011, conducted by the world famous conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy, who has held Icelandic citizenship since 1972. The wide glass windows offer breathtaking panoramic views of water and snow-capped mountains. Iceland is unique and Harpa a true gem of the North.
Capacity 1800 Seats
Open Date 2011
Architects Henning Larsen Architects
Address Reykjavík - Iceland
Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg
The mother of all concert halls is nearly ready and is officially opening its doors in January 2017, most of the tickets being already sold out for the first season as I write this.
The Elbphilharmonie is an impressively beautiful concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The new construction sits on top of an old warehouse building and is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. When completed, it will be the tallest inhabited building of Hamburg (final height of 110 meters) with a luxury Westin Hotel and Apartments. Go for a stroll or a boat ride at sunset and you will be mesmerized by this building's immense beauty and the dance of light between the Elbe River and its mirrored facade. Now imagine your favourite music being played inside. There you go. Spellbound.
A 27ª edição da “SMM Hamburg – Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology 2016”, um dos maiores certames internacionais na área da construção naval, maquinaria e tecnologia marítima, decorreu entre 6 e 9 de Setembro em Hamburgo e contou com a participação de cinco empresas portuguesas: a Lisnave Estaleiros Navais S.A., a WestSEA Viana Shipyard de Viana do Castelo (construção e reparação naval), a COTESI (têxteis sintéticos e cordoaria naval), a Everlux (sistemas de sinalização refleto-luminescente para utilização em situações de acidente e/ou operações noturnas de busca e salvamento) e a CMW - Cruz Martins & Wahl, Lda. (fundição de aços e ferros ligados para a indústria naval).
A SMM Hamburg é dirigida a representantes, peritos e especialistas da indústria marítima nas suas diferentes dimensões, destinando-se a apresentar os mais recentes desenvolvimentos e inovações tecnológicas no setor. Este ano o enfoque foi colocado no chamado “smart shipping”, designadamente nas tecnologias digitais de vanguarda aplicadas ao setor da indústria naval, apoiadas em soluções que garantam também a sustentabilidade ambiental e a eficiência energética. A edição de 2016 contou com 2200 expositores de 66 países e recebeu cerca de 50 mil visitantes. Estiveram representadas empresas de todas as dimensões, desde os grandes líderes mundiais no setor até às pequenas “start ups” de inovação tecnológica, abrangendo áreas tão vastas como a construção e engenharia naval, equipamento e revestimento de navios, sistemas de navegação, transporte de mercadorias, tecnologia marítima de comunicação e informação, e vários outros serviços especializados.
As comemorações do 20º aniversário da Associação Luso-Hanseática decorreram no dia 10 de Setembro, em Hamburgo (Kulturhaus Eppendorf), com a presença de numerosos membros e convidados, na sua maioria portugueses, alemães e brasileiros. Depois de um conjunto de discursos, entre os quais os do Presidente da Associação, Luís Manuel Pacheco, do seu anterior Presidente, Dr. Peter Koj, e da Cônsul Geral de Portugal em Hamburgo, Luisa Pais Lowe (que é também Presidente Honorária da Associação), seguiu-se uma tarde de animação cultural, com excelente música e literatura portuguesas e brasileiras, assim como uma deliciosa oferta de gastronomia e vinhos portugueses.
A Cônsul Geral em Hamburgo, Luisa Pais Lowe, concedeu no domingo, dia 11 de setembro, uma entrevista em direto ao programa de rádio “Despertar Lusitano”, produzido e apresentado por Armindo Mirassol. O programa, difundido entre as 10:00 e as 13:00, integra a emissão semanal em língua portuguesa da Radio Weser-TV, todos os domingos das 8:00 às 16:00 e das 18:00 às 20:00, na frequência local 90.7 Mhz. Foi anunciada a visita oficial ao Estado de Bremen (incluindo a cidade de Bremerhaven) do Embaixador João Mira Gomes, em Novembro próximo, e foi divulgado o início, no dia 28 de Setembro, de Permanências Consulares na cidade de Braunschweig, no leste da Baixa Saxónia e beneficiando também outras cidades com comunidade portuguesa relevante, como Hannover e Wolfsburg (sede da Volkswagen). Fez-se igualmente um curto – e positivo – balanço geral da evolução do trabalho do Consulado Geral em Hamburgo à luz das medidas de restruturação que a Cônsul Geral vem implementando de há dois anos a esta parte, visando continuar a melhorar a qualidade e eficácia do funcionamento do posto e dos serviços consulares prestados aos seus utentes.
Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (3.41 km2) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873.
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 83.5% of Central Park's $37.5 million dollar annual budget, and employs 80.7% of the park's maintenance staff.
Mega Yacht "A" is a luxury motor yacht designed by Philippe Starck and engineered by naval architect Martin Francis, She was built by the Blohm + Voss shipyard at the HDW deepwater facility in Kiel. She was ordered in November 2004, and delivered in 2008 at a rumoured cost of US$300 million. With a length of 119 metres (390 ft) and displacing almost 6,000 tonnes, she is one of the largest motor yachts in the world. Named for the first initial of its owners, Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko, its provocative styling has polarized opinions since its launch. She has evoked comparisons with submarines and stealth warships, while commentators have referred to her as the "most loved and loathed ship on the sea". A can accommodate 14 guests in one owner's suite and six guest suites. She can also accommodate up to 37 crew members on board.
The Brain of Hannover.
The International Neuroscience Institute in Hannover is a neurosurgical clinic - hospital, that neurosurgeon Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. mult. Madjid Samii Founder and President of the INI. The clinic is used for diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the human nervous system. The hospital has facilities for experimental and clinical research. The clinic is popularly called the "brain of Hannover" because of its architecture shape.
The Oculus - WTC Transportation Hub - New York
After years of planning, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York opened its doors 2016. It looks a lot like a gleaming white bird in flight. The 800,000 square-foot structure is striking amidst the dark skyscrapers of New York City’s downtown Financial District.
The building could very well be a living creature as described as one by architect Santiago Calatrava who designed the $4 billion skeletal structure after a bird released from a child’s hands. “I was trying to do something very light and atmospheric,”
Lighthouse Zero - Hamburg The world's first Lighthouse ( "Zero") is currently in the interior design and officially opened in February 2016th. The Lighthouse Zero is the prototype of an experimental residential building, which, similar to a lighthouse, in or on the water, but also can be built on slopes or other exposed areas. From a 230 square meter residential level on a 20 meter high tower shaft looks here in the future but no lighthouse keeper on the Elbe, the Lighthouse presents itself rather as an experimental project for waterfront living. Potential buyers can visit first Lighthouse and experience the visibility itself.