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Look! Look! Look! in Herefordshire by Studio Morison

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: Studio Morison

Look! Look! Look! sees a striking sculptural pavilion created by internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison (Studio Morison) take centre stage at the National Trust’s historic Berrington Hall in Herefordshire.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Morison

  • Architects: Studio Morison
  • Project: Look! Look! Look!
  • Location: Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire, USA
  • Photography: Marsha Arnold / Ivan Morison
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 100m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Anker Gardens in Bielefeld, Germany by kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf 

The new residential quarter right in the middle of downtown Bielefeld recognizes the potential of history, conveying this potential into the present. The large-scale industrial architecture of the area of the former incorporation “Anker Werke AG“, a company specialized in the production of sewing machines and cash registers, has been kept up, with this area having been transformed into a new urban quarter by means of some minor changes.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing and Münster

  • Architects: kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf  (KRESINGS, Münster)
  • Project: Anker Gardens
  • Location: Bielefeld, Germany
  • Photography: Roman Mensing and Münster
  • Client: Bautra GmbH
  • Project Leader André Pannenbäcker, Kilian Kresing, Dorit Haase,Jan Tölle, Tilo Pfeifer, Thomas Vöge
  • Area: 14.200 m2
  • Completion: 2017

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens in New Zealand by Patterson Associates

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Patterson Associates

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens lie within a 21ha loop of the Avon River and is the cities most visited public space. The newly developed centre is regarded as one of the most significant new build projects since the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and extends the garden’s ability to undertake research, conservation and run educational activities as well as demonstrate the beauty, variety and complexity of the plant world.

Image Courtesy © Patterson Associates

  • Architects: Patterson Associates
  • Project: Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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City and Nature Master Garden in Xi’an, China by Martha Schwartz Partners

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: Martha Schwartz Partners

Martha Schwartz Partners was one of nine international landscape design firms to be invited to design a small master garden installation on the theme of “the harmonious co-existence of nature and the city” at the 2011 International Horticulture Exhibition in Xi’an, China. The owner’s brief specified that the designer should consider the limitations of local building materials and methods, and that the garden should be accessible to a Chinese point of view.

Image Courtesy © Martha Schwartz Partners

  • Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners
  • Project: City and Nature Master Garden
  • Location: Xi’an, China
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp

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City Living Chelsea 2017 – Gold medal and Best in Fresh gardens in London by Kate Gould Gardens

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: Kate Gould Gardens

City Living is a contemporary garden on several levels imagined in a typical urban apartment block. While these dwellings are often cold and slightly forbidding in appearance they could easily be transformed with the addition of attractive green outdoor spaces for residents use with comfortable and sheltered seating areas surrounded by appealing planting and tranquil water features.

Image Courtesy © Kate Gould Gardens

  • Architects: Kate Gould Gardens
  • Project: City Living Chelsea 2017 – Gold medal and Best in Fresh gardens in London
  • Location: Chelsea, London

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Ilot Queyries in Bordeaux, France by MVRDV

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV 

Designed to fully exploit this exceptional location, Ilot Queyries’ facades adapt to their opposite views towards the River Garonne and the historic city. The plan aims to reflect the qualities of Bordeaux World Heritage Site city centre whilst adding new qualities. Emblematic of the masterplan are facades with 45° angles which are used as a tool to generate maximum ventilation, daylight and sun. These angles have also opened the possibilities to create innovative housing. The larger building at the riverfront will have a distinct gold-splashed façade, whilst different shades of ceramic tiles, give a textured effect from top to bottom. The glass-fronted rooftop restaurant offers panoramic views of the historic city and river. At the heart of this collective dwellings is its large public courtyard with a garden of alder, birch and high grasses.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Ilot Queyries
  • Location: Quai de Queyries, Bordeaux, France
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad, ADIM
  • Co- architects: Flint
  • Design team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs. Nathalie de Vries with Jeroen Zuidgeest, Nils Christa, Marie Saladin, Thomas Boerendonk, Roxana Aaron, Marco Gazzola, Adam Mierzwa, Florian Hoanen and Antoine Ceunebroucke
  • Vizulisation: Antonio Luca Coco, Paolo Mossa Idra, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti and Constanza Cuccato
  • Landscape Design: Sabine Haristoy
  • Year: 2014+

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Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans” in Roosendaal, The Netherlands by RO&AD Architecten

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: RO&AD Architecten 

A neighbourhood family had a redundant piece of land, and offered that to “Het Da Vinci College” , a school for animal care and gardening, with pupils who require additional support. They didn’t know where this would end, because there was a plot, lots of enthusiasm, involvement, from the school, neighbourhood and city council, but neither the skills, nor the money to realise the project. That’s where RO&AD architects stepped in. With help of the Province of Noord-Brabant, Visavis Landscape designers, who gave a small budget, they designed a plan which made it possible to be made by the teachers, the pupils, and the neighbourhood themselves. It is a 6 meters wide and 100 meters long timber structure, with relatively easy to make trusses, which are held together by nail plates. All rooms, like the classroom, animal room, greenhouses etc are placed in a row, without any room and money devouring things like halls or hallways. When Rini, a teacher at the school, saw this, he became so enthusiastic, that he offered to make the building himself. And that is what happened. He postponed his retirement for 2 years, and together with neighbours, students and lots of other people he started to work. Under the guidance of a contractor and the architects, he built the school, and the garden in 1 ½ year’s time. And it works! Neighbours are taking down their fences to get access to the school garden. They take care of the plants and the animals during the holidays, and the students finally have a place where they can be proud of to work on.

Image Courtesy © Katja Effting

  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten (Bergen op Zoom, Middelburg, The Netherlands)
  • Project: Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans”
  • Location: Roosendaal, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Katja Effting
  • Software used: Revit and Autocad
  • Design Team: Ad Kil, Ro Koster, Tamara Giesbers, Chris Bakens
  • Landscape design: Vis-a-Vis Woudrichem, The Netherlands
  • Structural Engineer: ABR Roosendaal, The Netherlands

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Keukenhof in Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten 

Keukenhof finally has a proper main entrance. Mecanoo designed an elegant gatehouse to welcome the large flows of, mainly international, visitors to the world famous gardens. A striking timber roof leans on two volumes, forming an impressive gateway to the park. The stepped roof structure of interwoven isosceles triangles provides shelter, whilst creating an ever-changing play of light and shadow.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

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WaterGarden in Istanbul, Turkey by Gorkem Volkan Design Studio

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy

The Watergarden Project located in Atasehir district of Istanbul, is a recreational center focusing only on gastronomy and entertainment. It is designed by the Dutch design firm, T Concept and the spatial organization as well as the interior design is undertaken by Gorkem Volkan Design Studio.

The main focal points are specialized for refreshments and recreational functions in the project, which has a balanced spatial organization in open, semi-open and closed spaces. There are various units in relation but different from each other, spreaded over a site of 165.000m2, and designed for various activities. The performance pool of covering an area of 5000m2 is aimed to be the project’s visual and functional center and different areas around the pool are designed to have different atmospheres related with the user profile. Additionally, the City Park, designed by DS Architecture, is an important part of the project that is surrounded by plants and trees and covers a 15.000m2 of land.

Image Courtesy © Gorkem Volkan Design Studio

  • Architects: Gorkem Volkan Design Studio
  • Project: WaterGarden
  • Location: Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Interior: 165.000m2
  • Project Date: 2015
  • Construction Date: 2015-2016

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The Cement Factory in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura 

I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometres of underground tunnels, and machine rooms in good shape. This was twenty five years ago and it was my first encounter with the Cement Factory.

I already imagined future spaces and noticed that the different aesthetic and plastic tendencies that had developed since World War 1 were present in this factory.

-Surrealism:

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura 
  • Project: The Cement Factory
  • Location: Sant Just Desvern, Spain
  • Total floor area: m2 5.000 and gardens
  • House area: m2 500
  • Completed: 1975

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