Posts tagged as 'Foster + Partners'

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…)

Foster + Partners' showpiece stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid; image © courtesy Foster + Partners

As the cost of hosting major sporting events continues to rise, the need for something positive to be left behind once the fun and games are over becomes ever more vital. Architonic examines past and future events and the differing approaches to planning, designing, adapting and repurposing venues and infrastructure in order to create a medal-winning sporting legacy. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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