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Posts tagged as 'Foster + Partners'

Fri 29.12.

Apple Orchard Road by Foster + Partners

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Apple Orchard Road by Foster + Partners

Photographer: Nigel Young

Apple Orchard Road is the first Apple Flagship in Singapore, highlighting its role as a global centre for creativity. Its design reflects the vibrancy and innovative spirit of the city-state. The project is another example of the close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the design team at Apple led by chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores. Located along the tree-lined avenue, Orchard Road – at the heart of the garden city – the flagship aims to create a new social focus, while working with nature. It blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. (more…)

Mon 15.9.

‘Alen 68’ motor yacht by Foster + Partners (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster+Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Alen 68 motor yacht by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

With a streamlined form and refined materials palette of bleached oak, white leather and white onyx, the Foster+Partners designed Alen 68 uniquely combines the elegant social spaces of a cruising yacht with the fun of a day boat.

 

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Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries by Foster + Partners, photos: Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

The first phase of a long-term major transformation at the Imperial War Museum in London has been unveiled. The new galleries, centred on a new atrium designed by Foster + Partners, are part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

 

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Thu 20.3.

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.03.2014 - Tagged as:

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture, photo: Globe Creative

Great Court at the British Museum by Foster + Partners, photo: Globe Creative

‘Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture’ is a touring exhibition of the practice’s work arranged around the themes of infrastructure, high-rise, urban design, history and culture.

 

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Mon 16.9.

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.09.2013 - Tagged as:

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Foster + Partners’ design for the Atrium Champagne Bar at London’s ME Hotel has won the top award for bar design at the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

 

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Thu 6.6.

‘Teso’ low table by Foster+Partners for Molteni & C (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Teso' low table by Foster+Partners for Molteni & C

‘Teso’ low table by Foster+Partners for Molteni & C

A low table design by architects Foster+Partners for Italian design brand Molteni & C uses an exclusive technology to create a highly unusually shaped table. The ‘Teso’ table is formed by a robotic arm, which is used to press and twist a perforated disc of steel into a tough, tapered cylinder.

 

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The tallest bridge in the world - Norman Foster's Millau Viaduct; photo by Valentin Alvarez

While he is the man behind some of the most iconic landmarks of 21st-century architecture: the breathtaking Millau Viaduct in France, London’s The Gherkin, Beijing Airport, the pioneering zero-carbon, zero-waste Masterplan for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi or the just-unveiled £50bn Thames Hub project, Norman Foster, alike many of his confrères, is known to be a very private person. Recently however, we were all given a rare glimpse into the half-century-long career of this Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect, thanks to the beautifully shot and hugely inspiring feature-length documentary, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?. (more…)

Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm by Gunnar Asplund, 1928

The development of writing in ancient Egypt also gave rise to the first libraries as places of storage for these witnesses to a new, revolutionary cultural technology. However, the library was not just a collection of cultural treasures but also a place where the entire knowledge of the state was concentrated, a central collection of important information. (more…)