19 Jun '17, 12pm

Beijing's futuristic new subway stations are straight out of Blade Runner

Beijing's futuristic new subway stations are straight out of Blade Runner

Architect Qi Ji Jun was inspired by the simple, yet functional form of a traditional scroll form: “The curved paper jerked at the two ends, seemed to be towed by the pen.” This concept is reflected in the tubular rail cladding of the platforms, which creates a sense of unity and movement throughout the multiple subway stations . The streamlined design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but functional; the two triangular corners that spiral out of the tunnel help augment the drivers’ field of vision.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/beijings-futuristic-new-subway-stati...

Tweets

SOMs diagrid glass tower rises like a Chinese p...

inhabitat.com 19 Jun '17, 8am

SOM writes: “The exoskeleton structural system forms an outer thermal envelope around the office spaces, which are enclose...

NOAH: Mammoth Pyramid Megacity for New Orleans | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green

NOAH: Mammoth Pyramid Megacity for New Orleans ...

inhabitat.com 23 Jun '17, 11pm

While this concept may look good, there are sooo many problems with it. From the graphics, its placement at the turn in th...

Nissan expands EV infrastructure with two new public fast-charge stations in Michigan

Nissan expands EV infrastructure with two new p...

electriccarsreport.com 19 Jun '17, 12pm

Nissan has completed the installation of two new DC fast-charge stations in Southeastern Michigan, adding to the growing i...

New pedestrian plaza in Detroit aims to get people moving and engaged.

New pedestrian plaza in Detroit aims to get peo...

inhabitat.com 19 Jun '17, 2pm

If the trial goes well, city agencies and the mayor aim to make the plaza permanent. City Planning Director Maurice Cox de...

2013:Netherlands' Delft University Developed a Network Of 20,000 Weather Stations to Track #ClimateChange in #Africa

2013:Netherlands' Delft University Developed a ...

inhabitat.com 17 Jun '17, 9pm

TU Delft’s project aims to design, build and operate measurement stations in Africa by using mass-produced consumer electr...

Reflective arrow-shaped studio is a futuristic space for displaying art

Reflective arrow-shaped studio is a futuristic ...

inhabitat.com 15 Jun '17, 12pm

When Mr. White retired, he had an unusual building request: he wanted a studio where he could work and display his art tha...

Tower made completely from fabric breaks new gr...

inhabitat.com 20 Jun '17, 12am

tower proves that the strongest architectural structures don’t have to be made from hard materials like concrete and steel...

15 innovative designs that blew our mind at NY ...

inhabitat.com 19 Jun '17, 2pm

Want to see the future of design? Look no further than New York Design Week , where designers are breaking new ground by e...

.@archillect

.@archillect

pddnet.com 24 Jun '17, 2pm

Four huge multi-purpose gantries, designed specifically for Crossrail, will move and place the track in the tunnels before...