Digital and smart technologies and their increasing relevance to buildings and cities are an important factor in the architectural design process today.
Architects are facing high expectations on the design, function and performance of a building. The ability to implement secure technology that offers control and reduction of energy consumption and the overall carbon footprint of a building is a key element.
If the same technology additionally provides safety to the inhabitants and easy steering for them of anything from light, blinds to air-quality and climate, it offers high comfort to the user and is an excellent tool for a successful building.
Our thirteenth episode whisks us away to Chengdu in China, to explore the design of Tianfu Airport, whose grand opening took place this summer. The architects of CSWADI (China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute) took inspiration from ancient symbolism of the Shu dynasty in Sichuan to create the remarkable form and positioning of the 4 airport terminals and administrative buildings: Embracing the local culture while connecting with the rest of the world.
We are excited to announce the 2nd season of Frozen Music! After a wonderful journey with you in our 1st season of Frozen Music videos, we would like to take you along to new and exciting buildings around the globe. Find out how and where modern design helps reduce CO2 emissions in buildings and where tradition and modernity complement each other.Watch on Youtube
Our twelfth episode features a brilliant building cut in two halves in Montréal! Watch how architects Provencher_Roy designed a dramatic fault-line right through the middle of Îlot Balmoral, the eye-catching new home to the National Film Board of Canada and the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design.Watch on Youtube
In our eleventh episode of Frozen Music we travel to the Central Library of Helsinki. Oodi, is the name of the modern new-build located opposite the Finnish parliament and was designed by ALA Architects. Explore the fresh angles, flowing forms, pleasing views, and surprising solutions to utilizing space with us.Watch on Youtube
In our tenth episode of Frozen Music, we visit Australia’s first 10 star-rated home in Adelaide! Multiple factors considered at an early stage and combined during the design process made it possible for SUHO to build one of the most environmentally friendly homes on the continent!Watch on Youtube
In our ninth episode of Frozen Music we visit the new Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, holding 15,000 pieces of fine art. Emre Arolat and his team at EAA created a truly remarkable building that becomes a masterful work of art itself through the brilliant design and use of lighting and color.Watch on Youtube
In this special edition we travel to Billund, Denmark to explore BIG´s LEGO House, a building with ingenious architecture created for sheer joy and entertainment. Come and visit the MINI CHEF restaurant in the LEGO House with us.Watch on Youtube
In our seventh episode we travel to Santiago de Chile to witness Bbats+Tirado architects open a hospital in April 2020. In a region prone to earthquakes, Hospital Clínico Félix Bulnes prioritizes safety to ensure it can serve patients from all over the country.Watch on Youtube
In our sixth episode we explore Gensler's brand-new design of the VIETTEL headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam. The completely new optical appearance and structure of the office helps employees to collaborate and interact with the city. Don't miss watching this adventure!Watch on Youtube
The fifth episode of Frozen Music leads us to an old chocolate factory in Moscow. Witness how a new stunning residential complex rose like a phoenix from the ashes on the original site, capturing the Muscovites with its historic and modern charm. Carefully designed by IND architects.Watch on Youtube
The fourth Frozen Music episode shows what happened to the neglected site of an Art Deco grand hotel from the 1950s in Chennai, India. WOW Architects of Singapore brings back beauty and magic to this place with a condominium, AZURE The Oceanic, that offers incredible views that frame the Bay of Bengal.Watch on Youtube
The third Frozen Music episode explores how the UNESCO World Heritage Building in Tallinn, an ancient fortress tower called “Fat Margaret”, becomes home to a medieval shipwreck - and now hosts the Estonian Maritime Museum. Innovative designers are KOKO architects.Watch on Youtube
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Architects and Interior Architects
"In any building the context defines the future proof and optimal solution. With ABB technologies, architects can also fulfill complex demands on sustainable and environmentally friendly design, and at the same time take care of the wellbeing and comfort of residents. No matter what size or purpose the building is."