Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati
International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati, together with property developer Citylife, has unveiled the “Garden of the Four Seasons”, an enclosed garden in Milan where all four seasons coexist with each other concurrently throughout the year. Based on a concept by Dr. Barbara Römer, founder of the creative consultancy Studio Römer, the project leverages a new system for high-precision climate control, by which incoming solar energy is partially collected through photovoltaics and partially redistributed among the different seasonal areas, with zero net energy consumption. The project aims at reclaiming a closer relationship between urban dwellers and nature’s cycles. It was commissioned by Citylife, a new neighborhood under development in the north-west of Milan based on a master plan by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Liebeskind and Arata Isozaki.
Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati
- Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
- Project: A Garden With Four Seasons
- Location: Turin, Italy
- Team: Andrea Cassi, Peter Magnus, Chiara Borghi, Gary di Silvio Based on a concept by Barbara Römer
- Construction consultancy: Studio Ceruti
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
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
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
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
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
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+
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
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
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