Archive for the ‘City’ Category
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
KKA presents two visionary cities of the future. These stories are raising questions on how we can coexist with the nature and technology surrounding us, what kind of spaces that are left for human life in an ever more congested world.
Once there was a city that moved underground. During many centuries it had spread over ever larger areas absorbing its neighbouring cities and eventually covering almost a whole continent with urban fabric. Food was grown in towers and warehouses, agricultural land and parks were too valuable not to be covered with buildings. With time the desire for nature grew stronger among the inhabitants; they dreamed of walking in a forest, going fishing, listening to birds, or climbing a mountain.
Image Courtesy © Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
Design of new campus started with the introduction of 3 dimensionally “interwoven” space. Space for faculty and staff (office space) & space for students (studio and library) are interwoven to create variety of mutual activities at the in between plazas. Interweaving is not only happening between the space for faculty and space for students, but also with sunlight, trees and breezes.
- Architects: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
- Project: Pattern City
- Location: Delft, Netherland
- Subtitle: Design of new campus for the faculty of architecture of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
- Project Area: 60,000 m2
- Year: 2009
- Type: Competition(Finalist in 1st Round)
- Inspiration: Erwin Hauer
- Software used: 3D Max, Rhino 3D, Vray, Autocad
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: UNStudio
Unstudio’s mixed-use Raffles City development is located near the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, located 180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai. With a city population of 1.69 million, Hangzhou is one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China and is well known for its beautiful natural scenery, particularly in the West Lake area.
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: Raffles City
- Location: Hangzhou, China
- Building surface: 389,489 m2
- Building site: 40,355m2
- Programme: Mixed-use, incorporating commercial buildings: Class A office buildings, five-star hotels and high end residential buildings.
- Status: Planned realisation 2014
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Europa City is an ambitious project based on the idea of creating an absolute must and stop place, at the national and international scale. The objective is to show and explain the European features, country by country, with a project mixing retail, leisure and cultural activities. Each European country is shown through a specific location.
Dedicated to the French but also to all the tourists who come to visit Europe, the goal is to give a first vision of Europe, before continuing the trip.
Image Courtesy Luxigon
- Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
- Project: Europa City
- Location: Triangle de Gonesse, France
- Client: Immochan
- Program: retails, shopping mall, leisure and cultural activities, indoor and outdoor sports activities, hotels, offices, convention center, a.s.o.
- Area: 600.000 sqm (building) + 700.000 sqm (landscape and outdoor activities)
- Dates: International competition – 2011-2012
- Consultant: Franck Boutté (Sustainable), D. Besson-Girard (Landscape), Troisième Pôle (Cultural Consultant), SNC Lavalin (Public space engineering), Vanguard (QS).
- Architectural team: Olivier Evrard, project manager
- Copyrights: Rendering: © Luxigon; plans, images, sketches: © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Article source: University of Arkansas Community Design Center
As a complement to Fayetteville’s 2030 City Plan, a 2030 Transit City Scenario Plan independently models a future based on development of a streetcar system. While city planning is generally future-oriented, scenario planning models specific futures from the insistent exploration of a particular driver through “what if” propositions.
Image Courtesy University of Arkansas Community Design Center
- Architects: University of Arkansas Community Design Center
- Project: Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario
- Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Owner: City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Photography: University of Arkansas Community Design Center
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Article source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
In order to capitalize on its cultural and political assets, the Government of Jordan has established a series of six Development Zones in which directed efforts are being made to increase foreign and domestic investment. The Dead Sea Development Zone encompasses 40 square kilometers of coastal land along the lowest body of water on earth.
Image Courtesy Sasaki Associates, Inc.
- Architects: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
- Project: Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan
- Location: Amman, Jordan
- Owner: Jordan Development Zones Commission
- Collaboration: Buro Happold; Sigma Consulting; Tetra Tech
- Photography: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Article source: Ojanen Chiou Architects
Designed by SWA Group with Ojanen Chiou Architects LLP, the 157 hectare Dongtan Central Business Master Plan is at the heart of Dongtan City: a new urban center located just 30 km south of Seoul in South Korea. The development zone is situated on a former agricultural plain that had been taken over by various industrial uses. Bounded by a river to the west and mountainous terrain to the east, this zone is bisected by a major transportation corridor connecting Seoul with the southern reaches of the country. At the core of the development is a transit center that will accommodate high-speed and metropolitan rail stations connecting with a bi-modal (bus + tram) transit system, and long-distance and city buses, establishing Dongtan City as a major regional transit hub.
Transit Oriented City
- Architects: Ojanen Chiou Architects LLP (OCA)
- Project: Transit Oriented City – Dongtan Central Business Master Plan
- Location: Dongtan, South Korea
- Client: Heerim Group
- Landscape/ Master Planner: SWA Group
- Project area: 157 Hectares
- Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite and 3Ds Max
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Article source: IDF – Ideias do Futuro
Located on the Wele-Nzas, the new capital city will be built in order to fulfill the President’s dream. The new capital city will be the attraction for an estimated 160.000 inhabitants and will extend for 8.150 Hectares. The concept is characterized by modernity and respect by the country’s cultural roots, optimizing its identity and the richness of the ecosystem where it belongs. Sustainability is also a privileged feature in every strand.
- Architects: IDF – Ideias do Futuro
- Project: Equatorial Guinea’s Future Capital City
- Location: Equatorial-Guinea
- Year: 2010
- Intervention Area: 8.150 Hectares
- Coordination: Arch. Miguel Correia, IDF – Ideias do Futuro
- Urban Planning Team: Arch. Urbanista Mafalda Matos, Arch. Urbanista Mariana Fernandes, Arch. Urbanista Susana Mello
- Architecture Team: Arch. Diogo Mello, Arch. Pedro Gonçalves, Arch. Susana Guerreiro, Arch. Teresa Lancastre, Arch. Vítor Santos
- Landscape Architecture Team : Arch. Paisagista Ana Prata, Arch. Paisagista Sara Távora
- Images and Movie: Arqui 300
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Article source: Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects
SCHONHERR LANDSCAPE and ADEPT ARCHITECTS win H+ planning competition with “The Tolerant City” proposal.
The municipality of Helsingborg, Sweden, chose SCHØNHERR LANDSCAPE and ADEPT ARCHITECTS as winners of the planning competition of the 100Ha site of H+ in Helsingborg.
The competition was invited and included: White architects AB (Sweden), KCAP Architects & planers (the Netherlands), Space Group (Norway) and Foster + Partners (UK).
Images Courtesy Schønherr Landscape and Adept
- Architect: Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects
- Name of Project: The Tolerant City
- Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
- Function: Mixed use urban area
- Client: City of Helsingborg, H+ delegation
- Rendering: ADEPT, Schønherr Landscape and Luxigon
- Copyrights: Schønherr Landscape and Adept share the copyrights.
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Article source: Design Crew for Architecture
Yizhuang is a new city in the south-east of Beijing. At the moment the area is only fields on which the infrastructures works have already started. So there is a main street that will go throughout the city from north to south. This main street will be crossed by 3 main knots defining 3 main districts : an administrative district, a cultural district and an offices district. Our project is located in the offices district and will be the first to be built. A train station stops right in front of the plot, the line will be linking downtown Beijing to the upcoming Yizhuang city.
Beijing Yizhuang Mix
- Architects: Design Crew for Architecture
- Project: Beijing Yizhuang Mix
- Location: Yizhuang, Ludong district, Beijing, China
- Partners in charge: CHAUSSON Nicolas, HUANG Jiaoyang
- Renderings: GAGNON Nicolas
- Local Partner:ACO (YUAN Tiesheng)