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The Panama Biku Eco Resort, Latest Sale Week 21052018

This week Latest Sale covers the Panama Biku Eco Resort for the luxury Business Directory. The so-called Treehouse Hotel by London based, award winning Baca Architects is located on an island off Panama that is only accessible by boat. Baca Architects is a sustainable architecture firm that aims to integrate landscape, building science and low carbon technology in order to facilitate the development of world class architectural delights in major cities around the world.to create beautiful enduring architecture and cities   Bocas del Toro archipelago and its Cocoa Pod Design  The Treehouse Hotel in the Bocas del Toro archipelago also enjoys a larger residence also designed by Baca Architects. The Bocas del Toro archipelago is a chain if islands in the Caribbean Sea that enjoys…

Sustainable Architecture, elevated cycling routes, Latest Sale Week 26032018

This week Latest Sale covers sustainable architecture, elevated cycling routes for the Business Directory. Thought to be the world’s longest elevated cycling route in China, the Danish based architect firm Dissing + Weitling Architecture is behind this one of a kind ecological wonder in China’s Fujian province. The elevated cycling route, dubbed the Xiamen Bicycle Skyway, located in the Chinese city of Xiamen is enjoyed by five residential areas and three business centres in Xiamen. The cycling route is 7.6 kilometres long and sits just below the raised bus route and 5 metres above the road. The perfect solution for ecological initiatives, the aim of the Xiamen Bicycle Skyway is to improve transport capacity without affecting regular traffic on roads. The importance of cyclist’s safety has…

Chinese Architecture, Tallest Canyon Bridge Latest Sale Week 29012018

This week Latest Sale covers Architecture for the Business Directory with a focus on pedestrian suspension bridges. The 430 long glass suspension bridge is located within the depths of the Chinese canyon of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park canyon nestled below the suspension bridge opens pedestrians up to striking views for those who do not suffer from vertigo! Designed by architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is believed to be the world’s longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. With landscape architecture at the centre of these design trends, the suspension bridge gives the feeling of invisibility to pedestrians with the bridge seeming to disappear into the clouds. Nature, harmony and balance lie at the heart of this enigmatic…

Architecture Personified, Oiio Big Bend NYC, Latest Sale Week 06112017

With a focus on length as opposed to height, Latest Sale focuses on architecture for the Business Directory and the Big Bend Skyscraper proposal by New York and Athens based boutique architecture firm Oiio Studio. The 4,000-foot slender residential building addresses the strict New York City zoning regulations, whereby this extended building’s length should not affect zoning thanks to its unique U shape. The Big Bend Skyscraper by architect Ioannis Oikonomou has certainly gathered considerable interest as well as mixed reviews. Towering over Central Park, the U shaped skyscraper will no doubt add additional yet peculiar prominence to the already impressive New York skyline. The Big Bend Skyscraper is expected to be located on the so-called Billionaire’s Row in Manhattan, West 57th Street. Image courtesy…

Chinese Architecture, MAD at Shan-Shui City, Latest Sale Week 11092017

This week Latest Sale covers the Best of Chinese Architecture for the luxury Business Directory. With Beijing at the epicentre of architectural prowess, we examine the work of Chinese Architect Ma Yansong. The Shan-Shui City project consists of a mixed-use mountain-inspired skyscraper complex incorporating the design essence of lakes and hills. It includes offices, public spaces and skyscrapers that are forged into the design to represent mountain peaks. The Beijing architectural firm MAD, headed up by Ma Yansong developed this urban architectural project with the planned location of the complex destined to be at the very edge of one of the largest city parks in the world, Chaoyang Park. The project aligned two districts of city landscapes and green spaces together with a futuristic, edgy…

Royal Mail celebrates British Architecture, Latest Sale Week 17072017

Latest Sale covers Architecture for this week’s Business Directory with a special focus on surprisingly, postage stamps. On this occasion, Royal Mail has developed a captivating range of special edition Landmark Buildings postage stamps that celebrates the Best of British Architecture in the public sector. The ten special edition postage stamps cover the following British public, cultural and government buildings;   Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building extension (formerly known as Switch House) The London Aquatics Centre Library of Birmingham SEC Armadillo, Glasgow The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Giants’ Causeway Visitor Centre, Northern Ireland National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Eden Project, St Austell Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and Imperial War Museum (IWM) North, Manchester   Image courtesy of Royal Mail    

Social Architecture, Alejandro Aravena Latest Sale Week 22052017

This week, Latest Sale covers invigorating social architects as part of the Architecture category for the Latest Sale, Business Directory. The Pritzker prize winning Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena is known for leading social housing architecture projects throughout Latin America including the Iquique, Villa Verde initiative completed in Constitución in 2013. This Chilean project whose aim was to enable residents to participate in the design of their own homes is an example of the so-called participatory design process that gives Chilean residents the opportunity to own their own home and build/ design half of their dwelling themselves at their on pace. A curator of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Alejandro Aravena’s refreshing low cost housing initiatives have made him an edgy, inspiring architect to follow. Elemental,…

How to live in a wind turbine, Architecture, Latest Sale Week 10102016

This week Latest Sale reports on Dutch architecture for the Business Directory. We cover the a renewed focus on sustainability ad in particular the trend to be at one with nature. A Rotterdam exclusive, at 174 metres high, the Dutch Windwheel offers inhabitants the opportunity to live in a real wind turbine. An opportunity to offer sustainable housing for over 100 residents occupying up to 72 apartments, coupled with a restaurant, a luxury hotel with 160 rooms overlooking the city of Rotterdam, the circular framed Windwheel is made from steel and glass and set across exotic wetlands. The wind turbines themselves are silent and motionless. A completely sustainable solution, the Windwheel offers rainwater capturing facilities and recycling of water. The Rotterdam-based enterprises behind the Windwheel…

The Beyoncé skyscraper in Melbourne, Latest Sale Week 31082015

The Beyoncé skyscraper or so it has been the nicknamed has finally been given the go-ahead to set the skyline of Melbourne Australia alive. This week Latest Sale reports from the Business Directory, Architecture category on a structurally enigmatic piece of architecture developed by award winning architects Elenberg Fraser.  So far Elenberg Fraser has enjoyed the following accolades in 2015 alone; Residential Architecture; Multiple Housing Shortlisted – Abode318 Residential Architecture; Multiple Housing, shortlisted- Avenue Commercial Architecture- Shortlisted 501 Swanson Street Melbourne’s glass and stainless steel encased Premier Tower, will be a 68- story building designed to house 660 apartments and a hotel with 160 rooms is a curvaceous architectural façade, inspired by the Beyoncé video Ghost that depicts women fighting to escape their entrapment in…

The Best Arched Shaped £950,000 Resort, Latest Sale Week 06072015

Latest Sale reports from the Business Directory, Architecture section (#businessdirectoryarchitecture) and discusses how to enjoy life just like a millionaire in a £950,000 resort. The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring resort (#sheratonhuzhou) is a 27-storey resort located in Huzhou, China. Built in the shape of a ring, this incredibly complex structure sits above the Tai Lake. The 27-story glass and metal structure consisting of two curved towers soars 300 meters above the ground and is inspired by the circular shape of traditional arch bridges. Its size is so huge that it is not like any other hotel you will have seen. In fact the hotel can be seen from miles away, especially at night. The exterior of the building is surrounded with LED installations and everything…

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