The ‘London Aquatics Centre’ for the London 2012 Summer Olympics by Zaha Hadid Architects is capable of accomodating 17,500. This facility will be the venue for the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo events. The eyecatching feature of this building is the double curvature parabolic structure visually evoking the form of an undulating […]


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  Recipient of A lifetime Achievement Award for Consistent Presence within the Profession The eminent Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira has been chosen to be the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – Common Ground (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, August 29th – November 25th, 2012). The decision […]


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  The first Olympic venue to be completed officially handed over to the Olympic Delivery Authority is the ‘2012 Olympic Velodrome’. The 6,000-seat indoor facility features a distinct, double-curve roof. The integrated design team of the project explored the ergonomic nature of the bike and aimed to apply the same aspect of engineering into the […]


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    Designed by K2S architects, “Kamppi Chapel of Silence” is soon to be blessed by the Archbishop of Helsinki, Finland. The windowless façade of the curved wooden structure creates an oasis within from the bustling urban neighbourhood. The structural framework within comprises of CNC-cut glue-laminated elements and the cladding’s components are custom-made spruce wood […]


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  Charter House International and VingCard Elsafe celebrated 21 years of working together at VingCard’s regional conference in Vietnam recently. At the VingCard Elsafe regional conference new technology was displayed at the regional distributor conference and the VingCard partners were able to introduce and be part of the global strategy. The conference also included a […]


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Religion has been and is one of the most powerful and predominant forces which govern the way in which people live their lives. It is the core foundation on which communities shape themselves and transform.


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‘Organic’ is currently one of the favourite and frequently used catch words in the modern world. People talk about being ‘Organic’ relating it to many different fields for instance horticulture, fertilizer, clothing, food, products, computing,  architecture, certification and so on. But what really is ‘Organic’? As defined in scholar dictionaries, organic is ‘relating to or […]


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