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LA ESTANCIA CHAPEL in Cuernavaca, Mexico by Bunker Arquitectura

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Bunker Arquitectura

La Estancia Wedding Gardens were conceived in a traditional Mexican baroque colonial style. When one of Bunker’s associates decided to marry here it was made known to us that the owners had been toying for some time with the idea of building a chapel in the same style as their gardens, since all previous weddings took place under a light canvas canopy roof. They found very romantic the idea of an architect designing the chapel he would marry in so the commission was granted to us.

Image Courtesy © Megs Inniss

  • Architects: Bunker Arquitectura
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
  • Photography: Megs Inniss & Sebastián Suárez
  • Partners: Esteban Suárez (Founding Partner) y Sebastián Suárez
  • Project Leader: Paola Moire
  • Project Team: Paola Moire, Ingrid Santoyo, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Diego Jasso & Guillermo Bastian
  • Collaborators: Jorge Arteaga
  • Structural Engineer: Juan Felipe Heredia
  • MEP: Cien Acres
  • Construction: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Status: Completed January 2008
  • Area: 117 m2

The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia by Grant Associates

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Article source: Grant Associates

Grant Associates, the UK landscape architects behind Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay, has been appointed by the Royal Botanics and Domain Trust in Sydney to help develop a new sustainable masterplan for the historic Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and adjacent public Domain.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

  • Architects: Grant Associates
  • Project: The Royal Botanic Garden
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

With a combined area of 64 hectares, on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbour waterfront, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and public Domain is the largest single site in the Sydney Central Business District.  Ongoing management of the space is crucial for the future development and direction of Sydney as a cultural and tourist destination. Due to celebrate its bicentenary in 2016, and as Australia’s oldest research and scientific institution, the Garden holds a unique place in the nation’s intellectual life and as a popular recreation and visitor destination.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

The new integrated masterplan is due to be unveiled in November 2013.  It will address the heritage of the Garden and its role, structure and future form; identify the means by which research and education can flourish; address the physical environment, facilities and character; and seek to establish a framework for a resilient and sustainable financial future for the Garden.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

Keith French, director, Grant Associates said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this fascinating project. As the primary role of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is for scientific research, we have to ensure a sustainable financial future and funding for this work, is balanced against the needs of heritage, education, recreation and as a tourist destination. It’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to play a small part in the future role of this amazing historic site.”

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

Casa CorMAnca in Mexico City, Mexico by PAUL CREMOUX studio

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: PAUL CREMOUX studio

2012-2013. On a 12 meters by 13 meters (39ft by 42ft) plot of land, a monolithic volume is transformed in order to attain luminous indoor spaces. Slade stone at the exterior facades is contrasted with the soft beech like wood finish, achieving great definition and space discovery.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Armando Herrera 

  • Architects: PAUL CREMOUX studio
  • Project: Casa CorMAnca
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Héctor Armanado Herrera and PCW.
  • Project Team: Anna Giribets Martin
  • Structural Engineering: Arch. Ricardo Camacho, Equipment Engineering, Sustainability Consultant
  • Vertical garden: Ing. José Antonio LinoMina, DIA
  • General Contractor: Fermín Espinosa, Alfredo Galván, Factor Eficiencia

Garden in Comporta, Portugal by Topiaris Arquitectura

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Topiaris Arquitectura

The garden is located on the southwest coast of Portugal, in Herdade da Comporta, Alentejo, which is an outstanding and diverse landscape mosaic with high ecological and cultural value. It is worth mentioning the dune system with psammophilous pioneer vegetation, as well as maritime and umbrella pine woods. This mosaic is complemented by agricultural areas in the lower alluvial soils with large ranges of rice fields. The plot area is 3000m2, and the morphology of the land is very smooth and low sloped.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography 

  • Architects: Topiaris Arquitectura
  • Project: Garden in Comporta
  • Location: Herdade da Comporta, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Plot Area: 3000m2
  • Conclusion: 2010
  • Landscape Architecture: Topiaris, Landscape architecture, Teresa Barão (landscape architect, coordinator), Rita Salgado (landscape architect, collaborator)
  • Architecture: Gonçalo Salazar de Sousa, Architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Garden Design for New Build Contemporary Home in Bristol, UK by Oasys Property Solutions

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Oasys Property Solutions

The developer of this new build contemporary property approached OPS to create designs for the rear garden and a dedicated hot tub area. The budget was tight at the concluding stage of the build and consequently the client was after maximum impact for minimal expense, or if using developer language ‘bang for buck’.

Image Courtesy Oasys Property Solutions 

  • Designers: Oasys Property Solutions
  • Project: Garden Design for New Build Contemporary Home
  • Location: Bristol, UK
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Tree-Trunk Garden House in Hilversum, The Netherlands by Piet Hein Eek

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Piet Hein Eek

It sometimes happens that you are asked to produce something you have actually wanted to do for some time. A customer called and asked if we could build a log shack in his field, one that would be large enough to sit and write inside. I loved the idea from the start. Oddly enough, we’ve recently received quite a few questions about the log shack we produced years ago.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Mayer 

  • Architects: Piet Hein Eek
  • Project: Tree-Trunk Garden House
  • Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Thomas Mayer
  • Software used: AutoCAD Lite

Shifting Tapestry in Boston, USA by Ground Inc

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: Ground Inc

A project that delights in the textural complexity of simple materials.

This design for the garden of a single family residence responds to the challenges of a small urban site by using the textural and ephemeral qualities of the materials to breathe life into the space. The spatially simple design creates outdoor living spaces with a sense of privacy, while the interplay of the materials – light, foliage, and grain – creates a rich layer of experience that shifts over time.

Image Courtesy Ground Inc

  • Architects: Ground Inc
  • Project: Shifting Tapestry
  • Location: Boston, MA, USA
  • Facility: Back Garden and Decks
  • Size: 1000 sq. ft.
  • Status: Complete 2011


Kic Park in Shanghai, China by 3GATTI Architecture Studio

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: 3GATTI Architecture Studio

Kik Park is a leftover urban area that Francesco Gatti is surprised to see has escaped being built-up and which is positioned at the entrance to the Kic Village, constructed in recent years for the students at the nearby universities of Fudan and Tongji.  Since 2005 when the Italian architect transferred part of his professional activities to China he has recurrently been interested in the possibility of designing interstice spaces – as in the case of the In Factory JingAn Six Loft Buildings (2006), where the outside areas of the redevelopment project were treated on a par with a residential and work environment.

Image Courtesy Shen Qiang

  • Architects: 3GATTI Architecture Studio
  • Project: Kic Park
  • Location: KIC VILLAGE Blok8-2, Zhengmin Road, Yangpu District, 200433 Shanghai, China.
  • Programme: Public open spaces, gardens, playgrounds, resting areas, advertising supports.
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Summer Nie
  • Collaborators: Nicole Ni, Francesco Negri, Dalius Ripley, Michele Ruju, Muavii Sun, Charles Mariambourg
  • Client: Shui On Development Limited
  • Total floor area: 1100 m²
  • Design and construction period:  2009
  • Materials: Wooden deck, steel structure, brick walls, acrylic boards.
  • Photographer: Shen Qiang
  • Text by: Giampiero Sanguigni


St. Horto in Rome, Italy by OFL Architecture

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: OFL Architecture

The project stems from the idea of creating a perfect synergy between architecture, nature and social technologies Jardimpu (Arduino and Paraimpu).

The name “St. Horto” is a pun, between Italian and English language. The two words “Horto” and “St” give at the same time the idea of a sacred, intimate garden and of something crooked, apparently disordered but full of life, just like a plant. Together they represent the irregular geometry (crooked or oblique) but highly controlled architectural design of the garden.

Image Courtesy OFL Architecture

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: St. Horto
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Architecture and Landscape Design: OFL Architecture (Francesco Lipari, Vanessa Todaro, Federico Giacomarra)
  • Team: Mitchell Joachim (Consultant for Sustainability), Alberto Serra (Technology Strategies), Nicola Corona (Cultivation Cycle), DOF Engineers – Felice Allievi (Engineering)
  • Client: Lanificio 159
  • Area: 200 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dS Max and V-ray


Metropolitan District Streetscape in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Article source: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

The Attractive, Inviting, Al Maktoum River Walk Connects Six Distinct Districts : Image Courtesy Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

Metropolitan District is designed as a healthy, eco-friendly green environment with tree-lined streets, shaded public spaces, and cooling water fea­tures away from noise and traffic pollution. This focus on the pedes­trian results in streets where people walk and spend time out of choice—not just necessity—but because its streets are memorable, engaging, safe, accessible, healthy, attractive, fun, and convenient.

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants
  • Project: Metropolitan District Streetscape
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Project Area: 734,708 m
  • Project Scope: Urban Design, Place Making, Landscape Design, Wayfinding, Street Signage
  • Project Type: Mixed-Use
  • Client: Confidential
  • Awards: 2010 Cityscape Awards Environmental Category, Nominated
  • Software used: Autocad, Adobe Suite, 3DS Max
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