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WIESE in Stockerau, Lower Austria by synn architekten ZT-OG

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Article source: synn architekten ZT-OG

Balancing the efficient use of land with private parking needs requires creativeness and a new way of thinking. The ideal solution was found by providing capacity under the houses, claiming more space for outdoor activities and gardens while creating a pleasant living environment. The existing topography provided the ideal location for five refined spilt-level townhouses in a beautifully situated prominent area in Stockerau. An inclining interior wall acts as a divide between each dwelling; and the feature is mirrored once more in the street level view. The parking area leads comfortably down to the kitchen/dining area and smoothly flows up towards the bedroom area. Situated in the southern corner, two semi-detached properties are formed from a crystal-shaped exterior. Each property comes complete with private gardens.

Image Courtesy © synn architekten ZT-OG

Image Courtesy © synn architekten ZT-OG

  • Architects: synn architekten ZT-OG 
  • Project: WIESE
  • Location: Stockerau, Lower Austria
  • Client: GEBÖS – Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft Österreichischer Siedler und Mieter
  • Structure: Brick
  • Landscape Planners: zwoPK Landschaftsarchitektur
  • Useable Area: ca. 740m2
  • State: Finished
  • Construction: October 2013- March 2015

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Cockfight Coliseum Garden in Lima, Peru by 2.8x arquitectos

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Article source: 2.8x arquitectos

The Project is born from the idea of recovering an old cockfight coliseum no longer in use, and changing  its purpose without transforming the original space and traces. The coliseum and the  cocks had a big sentimental value for the owners because of a family tradition. This is the reason why the project turned out into the creation of a memorial garden.

Image Courtesy © 2.8x arquitectos

Image Courtesy © 2.8x arquitectos

  • Architects: 2.8x arquitectos
  • Project: Cockfight Coliseum Garden
  • Location: Lima, Peru

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SEOUL SKYGARDEN in South Korea by MVRDV

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

About:

The Seoul Station Overpass was built in the 1970s to provide a vehicular connection from Namdaemun market, the largest traditional market in Seoul to the East, across the station area to the various parks in the West. Following intensive safety inspections in 2006, the City of Seoul deemed the 17-metre high structure of the overpass unsafe and intended to demolish and rebuild it, banning heavy vehicles’ access to the elevated roadway in 2009. Further consultation with residents and experts lead to the plan to regenerate the overpass, which totals 9.661 m2 in area, into a pedestrian walkway and public space, with the design competition launched in 2015.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: SEOUL SKYGARDEN
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Program: Transformation of 938 metre section of elevated highway (9.661 m2) into public space
  • Credits: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Wenchian Shi, Kyosuk Lee, Kai Wang, Jaewoo Lee, Ángel Sánchez Navarro, Antonio Luca Coco, Matteo Artico
  • Partners:
    • Landscape Designers: Ben Kuipers, Delft, Netherlands
    • Industrial Designers: Studio Makkink&Bey, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Local Architect: DMP, Seoul, Korea
    • Local Landscape Designer: KDI, Seoul, Korea
    • Structure: Saman and Cross, Seoul, Korea
    • Sustainability: EAN, Seoul, Korea
    • MEP: Samsin, Seoul, Korea
    • Traffic Engineers: Song Hyun R&D, Seoul, Korea
    • Lighting Design: Viabizzuno, Milan, Italy and NanamAld, Seoul Korea
    • App Design: nhtv, Breda, Netherlands
    • Cost Engineers: Myong Gun, Seoul, Korea
  • Year: 2015+

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“AVEK – House in a garden park” in Belgium by DEVOLDERarchitecten

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: DEVOLDERarchitecten

House in a garden park:

A modern dwelling in a garden park in the middle of a city in Belgium: The house gradually appears as the visitor approaches over a winding path through a park filled with old trees. In the end, a particularly harmonious white volume reveals itself.

Image Courtesy © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

Image Courtesy © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

  • Architects: DEVOLDERarchitecten
  • Project: AVEK – House in a garden park
  • Location: Belgium, South-West-Flanders area
  • Photography: At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
  • Collaborators: Structural Engineering: COBE consultants building & engineering
  • Year: 2011 – 2012

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Launch of Crossrail Place Retail and Roof Garden, Canary Wharf by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

A major new shopping development and roof garden above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station has opened to the public today, ahead of the station opening in 2018. Stretching more than 300 metres along the north dock, the above ground scheme designed by Foster + Partners includes four levels of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as extensive public gardens, which are densely planted with trees and plants, and interspersed with seating and pavilions – all partially enclosed by a timber lattice roof, which wraps around the building like a protective shell.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Launch of Crossrail Place Retail and Roof Garden, Canary Wharf
  • Location: London, England

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The International Garden Festival announces the designers for its 16th edition

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 16th edition of the Festival presented at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens from June 26 to September 27, 2015.

Grand-Métis, Canada, 2015-01-07 -The competition attracted 309 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 700 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 34 countries.

“Buzz” is the operative word guiding the 2015 Festival with new creations by designers from Canada, France and Israel. The installations selected by the jury have a special energy and connection to the natural world. The temporary gardens have a degree of interactivity that encourages visitors to enter with enthusiasm. The goal is to intrigue visitors with the unusual or to impress by new ways of presenting what is common.

The new gardens selected for the 2015 edition are:

Around-About by Talmon Biran architecture studio [Roy Talmon, architect & Noa Biran, architect], Tel Aviv, Israel. http://www.talmonbiran.com.

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Image Courtesy © Talmon Biran architecture studio

Carré bleu sur fond blanc by o.k. [Kihan Kim, landscape architect & Ophélie Bouvet, landscape architect], Paris, France. http://www.kihankim.com.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

Image Courtesy © O.k.

I like to move it by DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture [Mathilde Gaudemet, architect & Arthur Ozenne, architect], Paris, France. http://www.19-86.fr.

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Image Courtesy © DIX NEUF CENT QUATRE VINGT SIX Architecture

Popple by Meaghan Hunter, landscape architect & Suzy Melo, landscape architect, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Canada.

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Image Courtesy © Meaghan Hunter

Se mouiller (la belle échappée) by Groupe A / Annexe U [Jean-François Laroche, architect, Rémi Morency, architect and urbanist, Erick Rivard, architect & Maxime Rousseau, architect], Québec (Québec) Canada. http://www.groupea.qc.ca.

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

Image Courtesy © Groupe A Annexe U

The Archipelago (An Atlas of Biomes) by Pedro Pitarch Alonso, architect, Madrid, Spain, received a special mention from the jury.

All of the 309 entries are exhibited on-line on the website of the Festival as part of the annual exhibition of competition entries:

.http://www.refordgardens.com

The jury was composed of Paula Meijerink, landscape architect, co-designer of Asphalt Garden, IGF 2003 et Shushu, IGF 2004; François Leblanc, architect, co-designer of Méristème, IGF 2014;Rosetta Sarah Elkin, landscape architect and assistant professor of landscape architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, designer of Tiny Taxonomy, IGF 2010-2014; Edith Normandeau, acting executive director, Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec and Alexander Reford, director of Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens and the International Garden Festival.

About the International Garden Festival

The International Garden Festival is the leading contemporary garden festival in North America. Since its inception in 2000, more than 150 gardens have been exhibited at Grand-Métis and as extra-mural projects in Canada and around the world.

Presented at Les Jardins de Métis, at the gateway to the Gaspé Peninsula, the Festival is held on a site adjacent to the historic gardens created by Elsie Reford, thereby establishing a bridge between history and modernity, and a dialogue between conservation, tradition and innovation. Each year the Festival exhibits conceptual gardens created by more than seventy architects, landscape architects and designers from various disciplines in a pristine environment on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

The International Garden Festival is presented with the financial assistance of many public and private partners: Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Canada Summer Jobs, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Tourisme Québec and Emploi-Québec. Economic Development Canada is the major partner in the development of the Landscape Laboratory project.

About the Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis

A National Historic Site and Québec heritage site, the Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis are an obligatory stop for all those visiting eastern Québec. Cultural space and tourist destination for over 50 years, the Reford Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in the Gaspésie region, providing visitors with experiences for every sense. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence and Mitis rivers, they were created between 1926 and 1958 by avid gardener and plant collector, Elsie Reford. Hydro-Québec has been the lead sponsor of the Reford Gardens since 1999.

The gardens will be open every day from May 30 to September 27, 2015. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge.

Castle Garden Bazaar in Budapest, Hungary by Budapesti Muhely

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Budapesti Muhely

Budapest is often called the Queen of the Danube: the most characteristic feature of its bank-side scenery is the Buda Castle, which has been subject to major reconstruction works in recent times. An important stepping-stone in this process is the revival of the Castle Garden Bazaar (Várkert Bazár), wedged between the castle and the river: the stunning complex originally consisted of a Neo-Renaissance garden, the castle walls and 19th century buildings.

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

  • Architects: Budapesti Muhely
  • Project: Castle Garden Bazaar
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Graphisoft

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JARDIN in Singapore by DP Architects Pte Ltd

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Article source: DP Architects Pte Ltd

DP Architects has been involved in residential design since its early years as Design Partnership. The firm’s first condominium project, also one of the first condominiums in Singapore, Ridgewood Condominium, a 20-storey, 464-unit development was completed in 1981. It offered a Hawaiian theme to the architecture and a garden landscape for the residents.

Image Courtesy © DP Architects Pte Ltd

Image Courtesy © DP Architects Pte Ltd

  • Architects: DP Architects Pte Ltd
  • Project: JARDIN
  • Location: Singapore
  • Project Team Members: Seah Chee Huang, Yeong Weng Fai, Eric Yau, Nur Alina Bte Mohamed Ali, Ng Ting Yu, Lim Foong Ting
  • Year of Completion: 2012
  • Area: 17,940sqm

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A Mobile Italian Garden in London, England by The Decorators

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: The Decorators

A Mobile Italian Garden transforms the terrace at Alexandra Palace into a welcoming area with exceptional views over the city.

Drawing inspiration from the architecture of the palace, the proposal breaks the monumental proportions of the main building to meet visitors with a more intimate scale on their first encounter with Alexandra Palace. The theatricality of the terraced view is accentuated by the enclosed viewing amphitheater to contemplate the surrounding landscape: bringing to stage the gardens and the city of London in the background.

Image Courtesy © Dosfotos

Image Courtesy © Dosfotos

  • Architects: The Decorators
  • Project: A Mobile Italian Garden
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Dosfotos

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Enzo. Gallery and Office in Gifu, Japan by OGAWASEKKEI

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Article source: OGAWASEKKEI 

This project is to create a gallery and office-living space for a landscape architect by renovating a rental property of two-story wooden building located at a short distance from central part of Gifu city by Nagara River. Since this is a rental property, the renovation is focused on finishing of wall, floor, and ceiling rather than changing plan or section plans to create a space. The first floor will be the gallery and the second floor will be the office-living space.

Image Courtesy © Masato Kawano (Nacasa&Partners)

Image Courtesy © Masato Kawano (Nacasa&Partners)

  • Architects: OGAWASEKKEI 
  • Project: Enzo. Gallery and Office
  • Location: Gifu city , GIfu , Japan
  • Photography: Masato Kawano (Nacasa&Partners)
  • year: 2014
  • Area: 66.9sqm

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