Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Article source: Heatherwick Studio
Following Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley have developed an idea for a new pedestrian ‘Garden Bridge’ across the River Thames; a scheme to connect North and South London with a garden. As one of the greenest cities of its size in the world, this precious new piece of landscape will add to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage of heathlands, parks, squares, allotments and community gardens and support many indigenous river edge plant species.
Image Courtesy © Heatherwick Studio
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Article source: Duarte Caldas de Almeida
This113m2 vertical garden is located in Espaço Espelho d’Água – a new restaurant/gallery/concert venue located next to the river in Belem, Lisbon. It wraps around the four walls of the kitchen that is inserted in the open space of this renovated 40s pavilion. Several windows cuts through the plant surface making a see-through space from side to side of the building.
Image Courtesy © Duarte Caldas de Almeida
- Architects: Duarte Caldas de Almeida
- Project: ESPAÇO ESPELHO D’ÁGUA
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
- Photography: Bruno Lopes
- Landscape architect: Vertical Garden design
- Size: 113m2
- Completion: date 2014
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Article source: Federico Giacomarra
The project Empathy Garden was born as an installation in the Central Pavilion of the Exhibition Centre of Villa Erba on the Lake of Como in occasion of Orticolario (3-5 October 2014) – one of Italy’s leading events on advanced gardening.
Image Courtesy © Federico Giacomarra
- Architects: Federico Giacomarra
- Project: Empathy Garden
- Location: Central Pavilion, Centro Congressi Villa Erba. Cernobbio, Como.
- Concept and Design: Giacomarra Architecture
- Landscape Architecture: Matteo Fogaroli Landscape Architecture
- Music and Sound Design: IacopoSinigaglia
- Interaction Design: Marco Pesoli
- Marketing: Domenico Canzioniero
- Client: Orticolario 2014
- Size: 300 sqm
- Budget: 30’000 €
- Software used:
- Rhinoceros 3d + Grasshopper an advanced computational modeling tool. We used optimization algorithms to reduce the types of components, the software calculated the length of each flower box side reducing the number of variations. The parametric approach was crucial to find the best oriented production design.The roar was thus chosen as base module, in that it offered a good coverage of the space whilst optimizing the number of components. The base modules are six, from 0.5 sqm to 3 sqm, formed by the combination of 4 different cuts which then compose the sides of the planters, 8 different nodes with as many optimized variations for the joining of the elements. The result is a total area of 300 square meters, consisting of 50 modules and 90 nodal elements.
Friday, October 24th, 2014
Article source: Jantzen Studio
The Solar Gardens Visitors Center was created as a proposal for a large public art structure designed to harvest energy from the sun, and to collect and store rainwater for use in and around the structure. In addition, the structure and the surrounding plaza would be made from photo catalytic concrete that cleans itself, and the air.
Image Courtesy © Jantzen Studio
Architects: Jantzen Studio
Project: The Solar Gardens Visitors Center (more…)
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Article source: Metrogramma
Contemporary monumental works hanging amid shapes, visions, and concepts for the challenging installation created by Metrogramma for Margraf at the upcoming edition of Marmomacc (VeronaFiere, September 24-27, 2014).
Image Courtesy © Metrogramma
- Architects: Metrogramma
- Project: Margraf Hanging Gardens
- Location: VeronaFiere, Italy
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Article source: HASCHER JEHLE
The Wilhelma in Stuttgart is a zoological botanical garden that comprises part of the Rosenstein Park, an English landscaped garden created in the 19th century along a steep-sloped valley basin typical of Stuttgart’s topography. The design concept for the new ape house picks up the characteristic themes of ridge, valley and forest.
Image Courtesy ©HASCHER JEHLE
- Architects: HASCHER JEHLE
- Project: ENCLOSURE FOR AFRICAN APES WILHELMA
- Location: Wilhelma – Zoologisch-botanischer Garten, Stuttgart
- Client: Land Baden-Württemberg
- Team competition: Johannes Raible, Moritz Müller-Werther
- Project head: Ralf Mittmann, Jens Riepen, Johannes Raible
- Assistance: John Barnbrook, Peter Edlinger, Jenny Katholy, Maxi,Milian Porzelt, Nadine Sawade, Christian Speelmanns
- Interns: Aloysia Forestier, Katharina Lengfeld, Laura Westenfelder, Nele Adelheim, Marzia Singer, Sebastian Kittel berger, Kristina Bitter, Nefeli Konstantopoulou, Jonas Wenzke, Holger Witte
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Article source: Adriano Pimenta Architects
Its pre-existence allows dazzling a House classified by the Oporto City Hall, a garden and a vegetable garden. The house was converted into two apartments keeping its original features; the principal garden remained, in the vegetable garden two houses were built. The common garage relates all the elements to each other.
Image Courtesy © Arménio Teixeira
- Architects: Adriano Pimenta Architects & Octavio Queirós Architects
- Project: Kopke Condo
- Location: Porto, Portugal
- Photography: Arménio Teixeira
- Project coordinator: Paulo Morgado
- Project Assistants: Ana Ferreira, Carolina Salcedo and Maria Vasconcelos
- Client: Odlaca, Management and Real Estate Investments
- General Contractor: Cobelba SA
Monday, September 8th, 2014
Article source: Kempster Jamrozik Studio
“Line Garden” by Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik was installed as part of the 15th International Garden Festival, which runs until September 28th, 2014 at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada. Drawing on the formal language of historical garden design, and the contemporary means of mass-produced safety and construction materials, the project is a strong graphic intervention that aims to produce an abstract field.
Image Courtesy © Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik
Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Article source: Arquitetos Associados
”Inhotim is a unique site that offers a broad ensemble of art works, displayed outdoors as well as in both temporary and permanent galleries, all located inside a Botanical Garden of extraordinary beauty. The landscaping was originally inspired by famed architect and landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), and rare plant species are distributed in an esthetically pleasing manner throughout an estate which also sports five lakes and a preserved forest area.
Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti
- Architects: Arquitetos Associados
- Project: MIGUEL RIO BRANCO GALLERY – INHOTIM
- Location: Brumadinho, Brasil
- Photography: Leonardo Finotti
- Software used: Intellicad
- collaboration: Manoela Campolina
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Article source: landscape architecture
The International Garden Festival
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada, 2014-07-14 – Imagined by sixty-five designers from Seoul, Santiago de Compostela, New York, Philadelphia, Basel, Amsterdam, Paris and Montreal, the 22 contemporary gardens of the 2014 edition offer an original way to discover the strong and fragile beauties of our environment. These installations invite visitors to enter and contemplate new ways of seeing the landscape and the world.
Image Courtesy © Louise Tanguay
- Architects: landscape architecture
- Project: The Gardens of the 15th International Garden Festival seduce visitors
- Location: Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada
- Photography: Louise Tanguay