Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category
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.
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
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Article source: v2com
Lemay has won the prestigious international competition to redesign the corniches of Morocco’s Casablanca coast, which include the new seaside promenade of the Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab corniche. This win reinforces Lemay’s international presence and once again showcases Quebec’s creativity and design abroad.
“This new achievement confirms our exceptional expertise in integrated design as well as the international demand for a design offering that directly impacts communities’ current and future well-being,” said Louis T. Lemay, president and excellence facilitator.
Gateway to the Hassan II Mosque seaside promenade , Image Courtesy © Lemay
- Architects: Lemay + Geodata Group
- Project: Projet d’aménagement du Littoral de
- Location: Casablanca, Morocco
- Client name: La Société CASABLANCA AMÉNAGEMENT SA
- Engineers: GEODATA
- Architecture and landscape architecture: Lemay
- Project director: René Hubert
- Project team: Alexandre Lapierre, Bodnar Charlotte, Bourdages Jean-Sébastien, Dewez Raphaël, Ferland Pierre-Olivier, Lacoste Sophie, Lafrance Hugo, Lapierre Alexandre, Lauzon Michel, Lavallée Audrey, Légaré Alexis, Mayano-Vinet Eloi, Migneault Réal, Molaison-Houde Pier-Alexandre, Parent Marie-Ève, Piché Karen, St-Pierre Lucie, Tamine Jean-Pierre, Wang Kevin
- Cost of work: 200,000,000 Dirhams (equivalent to $26M CDN)
- Project area: 5 linear km
- Start date: April 2017
- End date: July 2018
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Schiattarella Associati
Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.
Abandoned for several years, the restoration and extension project has been assigned to the firm Schiattarella Associati having a long history dating back to 1970s and a know-how linked to some of the most significant projects of the last years such as the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Children Museum in Kyonggi, the Art Center in Addirriyah and many relevant projects in Italy as well such as the Spanish School of Archaeology, the Cube House in the Olympic Village and the Pediatric Ward of the Umberto I Hospital in Rome.
Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano
- Architects: Schiattarella Associati (Andrea Schiattarella, Carla Maresca)
- Project: Masserie Maresca
- Location: Ostuni (BR), Italy
- Photography: Antonio Fatano
- Client: MASSERIE MARESCA
- Year: 2012-2016
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Article source: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
PASTORAL MEMORIES, revisited
The opposition between cities and countryside in Flanders has increasingly become a mental rather than a physical one. A long-standing anti-urban policy has led to a thorough contamination – i.e. urbanization – of the Flemish countryside. Multiple networks connect locations irrespective of their urban or rural status, enabling ever more frequent movements, eroding physical boundaries, merging it all into a semi-urban pattern we call the Nebular City. Inside this Nebular City, rurality has become less a fact than a choice, less a self-evident tradition than a mental construction. It is the architect’s task to design this mental construction.
Image Courtesy © De Smet Vermeulen architecten
- Architects: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
- Project: VILLA BRAECKMAN-STAELS
- Location: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
- Software used: Vectorworks (The garden cottage)
- Villa Braeckman-Staels: Axel Cayman, Henk De Smet, Marleen Goethals, Tom Thys, Paul Vermeulen, 1996-2000
- Garden cottage Braeckman-Staels: Henk De Smet, Nikolaj De Meulder, Paul Vermeulen, 2011-2013
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Article source: J.M.Bonfils & Associates
The concept consisted in lifting key contextual elements – traditional building material and Lebanese gardens –and revives them with contemporary interpretations. So conventional wood and dark stone found an unexpected contrast in vivid red metal, and space-efficient vertical gardens replaced their horizontal predecessors. These elements complement the diversity of the surrounding context. While it looks like a simple geometric shape from afar, the structure consists of three parallel elongated blocks each with a unique identity that’s revealed on approach, while a cantilevered section that extends out towards the street emphasizes the building’s partly public function, a contemporary art gallery that occupies the ground floor to introduce a cultural and commercial element to the project.
Image Courtesy © Art Director Kinan Mansour
- Architects: J.M.Bonfils & Associates
- Project: East Village
- Location: Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
- Photography: Art Director Kinan Mansour, Director Chadi Younes and Wael Khoury Photography
- Lead Architects: Jean-Marc Bonfils
- Architects: Marwan Matta & Lea Ksayer
- Structural Engineers: Rodolphe Mattar
- M.E.P Engineers: Kamal Sioufi & Associates
- Contractors: Kfoury Contracting & Engineering
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 8000 sqm
- Completion Year: 2015
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
It is Grazalema mountain range the one that creates a wall to high humidity winds coming from Atlantic Ocean.
Because of that, in this part of the south of Spain there is one of the highest rainfall index from Iberian peninsula. Climatology from Subbetica mountain range draws the proposal placed in a large plot where you can see the landscape from Sierra Nevada to African coast.
Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Article source: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio
The design is based on the creation of a small hybrid “Green Garden” that interconnects both the interior and exterior of the house. This new proposed green space, has the ability to host the social activities of the owners in a more causal manner, within the shelter provided by the overwhelming plantation. Plants are used as a “filtering” tool for the external surrounding ‘noise’ and sunlight, providing a great sense of privacy and tranquility.
Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Article source: v2com
Viger Square is about to reclaim its past glory thanks to a complete redesign and redevelopment led by the landscape architects at NIPPAYSAGE.
Work will begin on the first phase, affecting the square’s two western blocks – part of Montreal’s 375thanniversary legacy – in the spring of 2017. The two eastern blocks will be the focus of the next phase, completing the revitalization of Montreal’s very first square outside the old town’s fortifications.
Open corner access – Berri street / Saint-Antoine street, Image Courtesy © NIPPAYSAGE
- Architects: NIPPAYSAGE
- Project: New Viger Square, hybrid landscape
- Location: Montréal, Canada
- Model: Atelier Dédale
- Client: Ville de Montréal – Service des grands parcs, du verdissement et du Mont-Royal
- Disciplines: Landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, lighting, engineering
- Landscape architecture and urban design: NIPPAYSAGE
- Landscape architects and project leads: Michel Langevin and Mathieu Casavant
- Architecture and urban design: Provencher_Roy
- Lighting: Lightemotion
- Civil, electrical, structural, mechanical and fountain engineering: Les Consultants S.M. inc. and Les Services exp inc.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
INTRODUCING METAMORPHOSIS & ENERGY SOLIDARITY
Metamorphosis means the transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly.
Metamorphosis doesn’t mean eradicating the past, but rather integrating the best of the past into our future.
Metamorphosis means privileging writing a story over another.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Steven Holl Architects
The 400sf Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle shop is an abstract insertion into the historic fabric of Greenwich Village. It is envisioned as an integral material/spatial whole.
An imagined geometry for olfaction, a slipped disk characterizes the facade, the main cabinetry, the furniture, and the secret garden beyond.
Image Courtesy © Aislinn Weidele
- Architects: Steven Holl Architects
- Project: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
- Location: New York, USA
- Photography: Aislinn Weidele and Susan Wides
- Software used: Rhinoceros, AutCAD
- Client: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
- Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
- Cabinetry: Javier Gomez
- Size: 400f/37m
- Year: 2013 – 2014