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Chapel at CREU-IL in Porto, Portugal by Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda

The program consisted in the extension of a small chapel at a University Centre in Oporto. The twenty year old Centre was implanted at the end of a private garden. The existing chapel was too small for the number of students attending services and there was a wish to extend it to an area of 50m². The assumptions were as followed:

– reduced costs;
– open the space towards the garden;
– maximum comfort for users.

The main ideas flowed poetic and swiftly… Many references blended into this rare architectural work, with a theme that had always been of our interest.

Image Courtesy João Ferrand

  • Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda
  • Project: Chapel at CREU-IL, University Reunion Centre, Inácio de Loiola
  • Location: Rua Oliveira Monteiro, 562, Porto, Portugal
  • Architecture Design: Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
  • Sanctuary: Teresa Sarmento, Margarida Ramos
  • Client: Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus
  • Project / Construction: 2000/ 2006
  • Area: 45 m2
  • Acoustics, thermal  behaviour, ventilation e ventilação natural: Professor Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
  • Structural Plan: João Miguel Bastos
  • Electrical/Heating plan: Rodrigues Gomes e Associados
  • Contractor: LAQ
  • Photography: João Ferrand

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Secret Garden in London, UK by Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

Paul McAnea! Architects have completed their ‘Secret Garden’ project, the transformation of a quintessentially British back garden in a secret location in St Johns Wood, London. The client’s brief was to create an entirely separate space within the confines of their back garden. Paul McAnea! Architects responded with a scheme that uses planting to create architectural layers and depth for a sense of seclusion away from the rapid city diatribe.

Images Courtesy Paul McAnea Architects Ltd

  • Architect: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd
  • Name of Project: Secret Garden
  • Location: St Johns Wood, London, UK
  • Completion: Date 2011
  • Area: 57m²
  • Client: Private
  • Design Team: Paul McAnea, Carsten Behme, Sara Dabouni
  • Consultant: Lizzie Taylor
  • Supplier: The London Gardening Company
  • Photographer: Paul McAnea Architects Ltd

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DuC Garden in Chongqing, China by Valentien+Valentien

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: Valentien+Valentien

The Bamboo-Pavilion of the artist Markus Heinsdorff is situated in the center of the DuC Garden that was built in China for the 8th International Garden Expo Chongqing 2011. The garden is intended to document the German-Chinese cooperation. The construction material of the pavilion becomes alive in the garden: A grove of  Phyllostachys nigra an extraordinary black bamboo, stands in contrast to the light bamboo construction of the pavilion.

DuC Garden

  • Architect: Valentien+Valentien
  • Name of Project: DuC Garden
  • Location: Chongqing, China
  • Artist: Markus Heinsdorff
  • Completion: 2011
  • Size: 500 m2
  • Client: Goethe Institute in Shanghai as part of the series and Germany and China in joint motion (DuC) on sustainable urbanization

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Garden of Love and Fire in Almere, Netherlands by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

This quiet meditation garden completed in 1992 is located in the ‘town without a history’ of Almere, The Netherlands.

The garden consists of an observation platform, three narrow water canals, and a fourth dry channel on which an oblong volume is resting.  These lines direct themselves toward three particular locations: Salamanca, Paris, and Almere. They signify a world location in which love (Juan de la Cruz) and fire (Paul Celan) intersect in Almere’s future. The inscribed ciphers refer to the encounter between Juan de la Cruz and Paul Celan in the newly reclaimed land. They become readable at precisely those times when the materiality of forms dissolves into oblivion.

Garden of Love and Fire (Images Courtesy SDL)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Garden of Love and Fire
  • Location: Almere, Netherlands
  • Status: Completed
  • Completion: Date 1992
  • Copyright of image: SDL

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Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Copenhagen, Denmark by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Our extension at Ordrupgaard redefined the relationships between the museum buildings gardens, creating a new landscape both in itself and in unison with its surroundings. Design ensures that visitors’ experience is not fragmented or compartmentalized – building / collection / gardens – but a continuous, fluid interaction between different elements and aspects.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Ordrupgaard Museum Extension
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration: 2001 – 2005
  • Client: Danish Ministry of Culture
  • Status: Built

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Hanok Garden in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea by Y Design Office

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Y Design Office

Hanok Garden, a landscape project in South Korea byY Design Office, strips one of the older Korean traditional courtyard houses into its barebones with a small deck for resting. The old house is simply turned into a public garden. More is taken away than what gets added. The project asks and challenges the very basic questions about a person, a house, a city and a tree.

Finished (Image Courtesy Y Design Office)

  • Architects: Y Design Office
  • Project: Hanok Garden
  • Location: Gyeongsangbuk do Yeongcheon Gasang-li, South Korea
  • Building Type: Garden/Landscape/Reconstruction
  • Date: 2011
  • Size: 50sqm
  • Photo Credit: Y Design Office

 

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Liberty Hill Residence in San Francisco, California by Surface design, Inc.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surface design, Inc.

This garden in San Francisco has dedicated areas for entertaining and children’s play, which are defined and navigated by an innovative arrangement of local and sustainable landscape materials. Cor-Ten steel boxes serve as retaining structures and planters, extending along the site’s perimeter and penetrating the surrounding wood fence. The garden is an abstracted allusion to the dramatic topography of the city itself.

The site's steep slope creates a visual connection with the city beyond

  • Architects: Surface design, Inc.
  • Project: Liberty Hill Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Type: Single Family Residence
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketchup, some Vectorworks

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Imagination Light Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Apostrophys The Synthesis Server Co.

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Article source: Apostrophys The Synthesis Server Co.

Bangkok base multi disciplinary Apostrophy’s has done the new hi-light “Imagination Light Garden” lighten the area after the sunset at the International Horticultural Exposition Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, during 14 December 2011 – 14 March 2012 held at the Royal Rajapruek Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Imagination Light Garden

  • Architects: Apostrophys The Synthesis Server Co., Ltd.
  • Project: Imagination Light Garden
  • Location: the International Horticultural Exposition Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, the Royal Rajapruek Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Date: 14 December 2011 – 14 March 2012
  • Creative and Design Director: Apostrophys The Synthesis Server Co.,Ltd.
  • Construction Management: Apostrophys The Synthesis Server Co.,Ltd.
  • Organizer: Rightman Co., Ltd

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Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The client wanted a garden, the actual reason why they decided to move from their duplex apartment in central Stockholm to this country side location at lake Mälaren. Consequently we proposed a house conceived as an integrated vertical addition to the garden, where indoor and outdoor spaces gradually blend and interact.

Garden House

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Garden House
  • Location: Viksberg, Sweden
  • Area: 180 sqm (240 BTA) + roof terrace and winter garden.
  • Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård.
  • Team: Fredrik Nilsson, Lukas Thiel, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Björkholm, Dennis Suppers.
  • Landscape consultants: C-O-M-B-I-N-E, Anders Mårsén, Eveliina Hafvenstein Säteri

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Memory of forest in Chiba, Japan by Number 555 Architect

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Article source: Number 555 Architect

Plan land is a large forest.  The contents of the plan is Housing and accommodation .  To protect forest trees, Without a large volume, the volume has been small.  The form is like a leaf.  To make low-cost, the walls is only shower room .  The other is the window.  By opening the window that looks like outside.   So this building looks like among from thr tent to the architecture.

Memory of forest

  • Architects: no.555 – Takuya Tsuchida
  • Project: Memory of forest
  • Location: Chiba , Japan
  • Structural design: frame works _ Megumi Akimoto
  • Purpose: house and accommodation
  • Design period: 2010.08 – …
  • Construction period: yet
  • Site area: 2,806 ㎡
  • Floor Area: 233.54 ㎡

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