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Circular Formations by Michael Jantzen

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen 

Circular Formations are a series of three functional art sculptures designed to be placed into a public venue such as a park and/or sculpture garden. Each one of the structures is made of painted steel and wood. All of them are primarily formed from the assemblage of eight-foot diameter circular rings. Some of the rings have been cut into portions of a circle, and others are assembled into the formations as full circles.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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Contemporary Japanese Garden in London, U.K by MyLandscapes LTD

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: MyLandscapes LTD

The 250sqm site runs east to west and is surrounded by two buildings, a perimeter wall and open on the western side. Initially the ground was pretty level and laid to paving blocks, allowing access to the buildings but serving not much purpose and fairly static. The project took 3 months to build during the wettest winter in the British Isles at a cost of £140,000.

Image Courtesy © Amir Schlezinger

  • Architects: MyLandscapes LTD
  • Project: Contemporary Japanese Garden
  • Location: London, U.K
  • Photography: Amir Schlezinger
  • Software used: 3-D Max and Photoshop

The Gardens of Anfa in Casablanca, Morocco by Maison Edouard François

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Article source: Maison Edouard François

The Gardens of Anfa will be the landscaped heart of a new neighborhood in Casablanca (Morocco).

A large, dense park conceals a series of four buildings with vegetal façades, creating mimetic games with the surrounding nature.

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François

Woodlands Community Garden Shed in Vancouver, Canada by BRENDAN CALLANDER

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: BRENDAN CALLANDER

This garden shed was designed and constructed in partnership between UBC architecture students and the Woodlands Community Garden Club. This structure is the focal point of the garden.

It acts as a gathering spot for local education programs and provides a practical storage solution. The unique form of the shed was designed to prevent shadows from being cast on surrounding garden plots while at the same time shading the central meeting space.

Image Courtesy © Dave Delnea Images

  • Architects: BRENDAN CALLANDER
  • Project: Woodlands Community Garden Shed
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Dave Delnea Images
  • Software used: Google sketch up and Autocad. 
  • Design and Construction Team: Brendan Callander (M.Arch Student – UBC), Jason Pielak (B.Ends Student – UBC), Stella Cheung-Boyland, M.Arch (Woodlands Garden Representative)
  • Institutional Partners: University of British Columbia, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Business Garden Warszawa Hotel in Warsaw, Poland by Studio Fuksas

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Functions:

The project hosts several functions, a hotel with 160 rooms, a conference centre for roundabout 800 visitors, an event centre, retail areas, a restaurant a café, office spaces and 280 car parks.  All functions are orientated around an open space in the ground floor which is usable as the event centre, as the prefunction of the conference, the lobby of the hotel and a certain space fort the cafè.

Image Courtesy © Piotr Krajewski

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas
  • Project: Business Garden Warszawa Hotel
  • LocationWarsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Piotr Krajewski
  • PERIOD: 2008 – 2013
  • DEVELOPER: SwedeCenter
  • GENERAL PROJECT: JSK Architekci
  • ARCHITECTS BUILDING N.1: Massimiliano and Doriana Fu
  • AREA BUILDING N.1: 14.926 sq.m.
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Hochtief Polska

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Children’s Garden opens at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay by Grant Associates

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Grant Associates

The new Far East Organization Children’s Garden opens at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay tomorrow, 21 January 2014, designed by Grant Associates – the UK landscape architects behind the Supertrees and masterplanners of the award-winning Gardens by the Bay.

Image Courtesy © Grant Associates

  • Architects: Grant Associates
  • Project: Children’s Garden opens at Singapore’s Gardens

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis by HGA Architects and Engineers

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Article source: HGA Architects and Engineers

The Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery required careful consideration of the intimacy of personal grieving and the shared rituals of commemoration. The 24,500-square-foot building is anchored by a two-level structure housing a committal chapel and a reception space.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Project: Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum
  • Location: Minneapolis, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Owner: Lakewood Cemetery
  • General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
  • Landscape Architect/ Masterplan Consultant: Halvorson Design Partnership
  • Mausoleum Consultant: Carrier Mausoleum Construction
  • Owner Representative: Nelson Tietz & Hoye

Greenhouse Botanical Garden in Grueningen, Switzerland by idA

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: idA 

The new pavilion at the botanical garden at Grueningen relates strongly to its context. The design was inspired by the surrounding forest, not the built environment. Both the formal vocabulary and the structural concept derive from nature. The pavilion is conceived to harmonize with and expand the forest.

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

  • Architects: idA
  • Project: Greenhouse Botanical Garden
  • Location: Grueningen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Markus Bertschi, Ladina Bischof
  • Client: Zuercher Kantonalbank
  • Completion: 2012
  • Area: 180m2

ReForm of Garden in Ikoma, Nara by SPACESPACE

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: SPACESPACE

This site is situated at a residential area in Ikoma-city, Nara where is little colder in winter compared to the inner-city of Osaka. But it shares a border with Osaka and the residents can commute in only 30 minutes, so it functions as a bedroom suburb of both Osaka and Nara. This area is a typical suburban residential area of Japan and designed to satisfy the orthodox practices of city planning. The inner road and the building distance are wide enough and each house has the southern garden.

Image Courtesy © SPACESPACE

  • Architects: SPACESPACE
  • Project: ReForm of Garden
  • Location: Ikoma, Nara
  • Principal use: residence
  • Site area: 211.58 m2
  • Building area: 83.14m2
  • Total floor area: 124.39 m2
  • Structure: LGS
  • Number of stories: +2
  • Completion: January, 2012

THE GARDEN in Hanoi, Vietnam by Bureau A

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Article source: Bureau A

The Garden is an attempt to participate to a new fresh life that’s emerging within the particular space of a factory from the Soviet era in Hanoi. The space, well located at the border of the old French neighbourhood, near the Opera House is an ancient penicillinfactory. Invested mainly by artists, fashion designers and creative people of all kinds, the spaces inside the factory provide a new cultural dynamic to young Hanoi.

Image Courtesy © Boris Zuliani

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