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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

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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

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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

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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

Hannibal Road Gardens in Stepney, London by Peter Barber Architects

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Article source: Peter Barber Architects

Hannibal Road Gardens is social housing project set around a community garden in Stepney. The proposal replaces a problematic strip of garages and creates a fourth side to a square within an existing housing estate with 3 slab blocks forming the other sides.

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow, Poland by Ingarden & Ewy Architekci

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci

The building of the Małopolska Garden of Arts (MGA) has been realized according to a competition-winning design by Ingarden & Ewy Architects. The program and the initiative of establishing this new cultural institution in Kraków was proposed in the year 2004, by Krzysztof Orzechowski, Director of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and Janusz Sepioł, at the time the Marshal of the Małopolska Voivodeship. It is no coincidence that the building was raised in the vicinity of ul. Karmelicka – a street popular with students and locals alike – opposite the building of the public library, with the aim of ensuring its smooth inclusion into the “bloodstream” of the city.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

  • Architects: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci
  • Project: Małopolska Garden of Arts
  • Location: Rajska Street 12Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Author: Krzysztof Ingarden, architect, Ph.D.
  • Collaboration: Jacek Ewý, architect
  • Team IEA: architects : Piotr Urbanowicz, Sebastian Machaj, Agata Staniucha, Jakub Wagner, Piotr Hojda, Bartosz Haduch, Bogdan Blady, Maciej Szromik, Anna Kula, Sylwia Gowin, Marta Brańska, Piotr Kita, Krzysztof Stępniak

The Secret Garden in Tavazzano Con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects

The expansion of the cemetery in Tavazzano con Villavesco experiences a new relationship between the city of the living and the places of the dead, creating a novel and interesting link between landscape and funerary architecture. The project actively builds the atmosphere of a park-cemetery, where all the individualistic exaggerations, typically connected to traditional Latin models, are replaced by a widespread, gentle, someway \”domestic\” monumentality.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Project: The Secret Garden
  • Location: Tavazzano con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy
  • Photography: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Technical data:
    Place: Tavazzano con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy
    Client: Municipality of Tavazzano con Villavesco
    Functional Program: Municipal cemetery expansion. Columbaria burials, private family chapels, pedestrian paths coverage
  • Architectural Design: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Structures: Beatrice Bergamini
  • Technological systems: Nicola Gallini
  • Work Safety: Nicola Gallini
  • Construction Management: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Cemeterial Technical Regulation: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Landscaping: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Collaborators: Cristina Haumann, Michele Marchi, Alice Marzola
  • Lot’s Total Area: 3.970 sqm
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