Category : Inspirational Projects

09 Feb 2017

Moritzburg Museum Extension by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos – FMP Precedent

History of Moritzburg Castle The ancient castle of Moritzburg is located in the city of Halle, Germany and is an example of typical German Gothic military architecture at the end of the 15th Century. The building has had a turbulent history that is reflected in the multiple alterations that the caste has undergone. However, the building still maintains its original structure of its main architectural features including the surrounding walls, three out of four of the original round corner towers […]

08 Jun 2016

Why We Should Preserve and Re-Purpose Our Disused Power Stations

  As I am becoming interested in how industrial architecture can be home to less industrial spaces, I would like to show a few quick examples of how power stations can be converted into something new and can look beautiful on the skyline. These are some of my favourites. Examples of Converted Power Stations Tate Modern – London Baltimore Power Plant – USA Lots Road Power Station – London In my opinion, it is a shame that more unused buildings […]

01 Jun 2016

The Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery – Heatherwick Studio

As I felt inspired by my gin distillery project from this year, I would like to share an example of quite a unique looking gin distillery based in the UK. This is the gin distillery of Bombay Sapphire in Hampshire designed by Heatherwick Studio. It is an amazing piece of architecture in a beautiful location. Heatherwick Studio were commissioned by Bombay Sapphire to create their first in house production facility which would also be open to the public. Formerly the […]

26 May 2016

What is the Ideal Educational Environment? – Studio Gang

Studio Gang has come up with a new design for the Academy for Global Citizenship, a Chicago Public Charter School. The operating philosophy is that a more sustainable world begins at school. The proposed design for the campus is a combined urban farm and educational institution. According to the Studio… “[the design] re-imagines the concept of ‘school’ as a place that embraces the innate curiosity of children, the natural systems of the world, and a responsibility to make positive change, instilling […]

14 May 2016

Are We Facing Unpredicted Urbanisation? – “Fragments of an Urban Future”

This article popped up today on my Facebook news feed. Sustainability and eco development and materials are something that is important to me as well as recycling and preserving as much of nature as possible. As I am planning my final major project and dissertation for University, this article is something that really shines for me. WOHA Unveils “Fragments of an Urban Future” for the 2016 Venice Biennale The Singapore based company WOHA’s “Fragments of an Urban Future will be […]