Its architecture is a composition of four continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. These volumes adapt to each other in all directions, generating a panoramic architecture without corners or abrupt transitions that break the fluidity of its formal composition.
The lower three levels of Galaxy SOHO house public facilities for retail and entertainment. The levels immediately above provide work spaces for clusters of innovative businesses. The top of the building is dedicated to bars, restaurants and cafés that offer views along one of the greatest avenues of the city. These different functions are interconnected through intimate interiors that are always linked with the city, helping to establish Galaxy SOHO as a major urban landmark for Beijing.
“Spiral of Life” @Thanksgiving Square, Dallas, TX
“To express all life, with its difficulties, its forces, its joys, its torments, its frightening aspects. And then, bit by bit, all that falls away and you arrive finally at a burst, and explosion of gold; you arrive at the summit.”
American architects Tiffany Dahlen and Virginia Melnyk conceptualized a radical Candyland-inspired nightclub in Japan that’s a direct response to the vibrant youth culture of Harajuku and the high-end fashion district of Omontesando. The nightclub features a large entrance hall, sushi restaurant, sake bar, music lounge and two VIP lounges.
Designed by Pattersons Associates, the Local Rock House of New Zealand is aptly named, given that much of its material was sourced from local stone. It rises prominently above a pohutukawa canopy that stretches across a white, sandy beach. Continuing on the theme of locality, the home is designed to merge with the environment, where the stone matches the grounds near the beach and the private sections above mimic the nature of the trees around them.