Archive for 2010

Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool – Berlin


Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Two basic volumes, a cylinder and a parallelepiped, covered in steel meshes and sinked in a low-raised plateau, is all that can be seen from outside of this complex extending several floors underground.

Vulcania Science Museum – St-Ours-les-Roches


Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

The always enlightening Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, and our nerdish interest in popular science, drove us in visiting this science museum secluded in the middle of a vulcanic area in the Auvergne region, in France.

Neverending Stairs – Desktop Wallpaper


Neverending Stairs - Desktop Wallpaper

The September desktop wallpaper is a view of the podium surrounding the north-east side of the French National Library by Dominique Perrault.

Millau Viaduct Toll Plaza – Millau


Millau Viaduct Toll Plaza - Millau

The toll plaza on the north side of the Millau viaduct stands like a modern propylaeum to an architectural temple.

Waterfall – Sculpture


Waterfall - Sculpture

In this sculpture a high-tech material meets nature: made of a special optical glass used in the costruction of the space shuttle, its texture is based on ripples on a flat pool of water.