Singapore's Gardens by the Bay

Posted on May 3, 2014 by Toothpicker

A futuristic-looking garden by Marina Bay
When I first saw the photos of Gardens by the Bay a few years ago, I was very impressed by the futuristic architecture and concept. Built on reclaimed land spanning 101 hectares, the tropical gardens are designed by British architects Wilkinson Eyre and landscape architects Grant [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Nature, Gardens & parks, Singapore, Singapore design, Contemporary and was tagged with nature, gardens, Singapore, contemporary architecture

Forgotten spaces 2013

Posted on November 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left and middle: Somerset House's hidden passageway; the Lightwells and Deadhouse; Top right: 2nd price - Aquadocks by Studio Pink; Bottom left: 1st price - Fleeting Memories by 4orm 
I have always enjoyed the Forgotten Spaces competition organised by RIBA London. The competition seeks out redundant spaces across Greater London and [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture, Contemporary and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, contemporary architecture

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Posted on June 23, 2013 by Toothpicker

This year, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, and it is quite different from the previous pavilions.
Since its opening, it has been receiving high praises from critics and I also think it is one of the best that I have seen in recent years. Even [...]

This post was posted in London, Japanese designs, Architecture, Anything Japanese, Design, Contemporary and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, serpentine pavilion, contemporary architecture

London's 'green' Olympic park

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Toothpicker

A showcase for British horticulture
The park
One of attractions of London is that it is a huge cosmopolitan city with lots of greenery. There are parks and squares in every neighbourhood, which makes this city a livable city despite the traffic and dense housing.
I was particularly curious when I heard that wild flowers [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British designs, Eco designs, Sports, Gardens & parks, Design, Contemporary and was tagged with London, Olympics 2012, British design, contemporary architecture

Asia society Hong Kong Centre

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Toothpicker

A Buddha head sculpture by Zhang Huan on the rooftop
The new non-profit Asia Society Hong Kong Centre opened in February this year on a hill above several 5-star hotels and a large shopping mall in Admiralty. Located at the former Explosives Magazine Compound built by the British Army in the mid-19th century [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Art, Contemporary and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, Buddhism, contemporary architecture

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