Melbourne’s Sleek Transportation Center by Zaha Hadid

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid is working on a joint proposal with Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill for Melbourne’s Flinders St. Station competition. The design concept for the proposal is a modern elongated form that also pays tribute to the building’s historic past. Hadid’s main goal with this project is to create not only a train station but a multipurpose transportation center that will serve as a landmark for Melbourne’s skyline.

What stands out about this concept is the building’s folding roof that allows for added ventilation and lighting. Swooping arches and curved beams make up the interior space, creating a nice juxtaposition between the outer linear facade and curvilinear interior. A new number of fluid pedestrian pathways have also been added to help circulate congested foot traffic and heighten the design’s sense of motion. Additionally, many of the site’s abandoned and rundown spaces will be re-purposed, including an old ballroom that is set to become a brand new event space. The station’s proposed transformation will also include retail spaces, a hotel, and even a fine dining restaurant.

Zaha Hadid’s website

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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