Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Article source: Okra Landschaps Architecten B.V.
The contract to design Ireland’s first large scale urban wetlands and park surrounding a modern sports stadium, which it is hoped will act as a catalyst project for the redevelopment of Cork Docklands, has been awarded by Cork City Council.
The winning concept design, led by the Dutch landscape architects OKRA in cooperation with the Irish landscape architects REDscape, took the City Council’s brief for the redevelopment of Marina Park to a new level and offers an exciting vision of dynamic landscapes and ecosystems tailored to a modern and developing city. The design concept includes a sequence of urban water gardens, watercourses and wetland areas that will recycle storm water from the adjacent docklands and create a sustainable environment for the new city park on the River Lee.
Cork Marina Park
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Article source: Nabito Architects & Partners
The neighbourhood of Corso Lazio, in the city Of Frosinone, Italy, finally could enjoy its first public space , expected to be ready 35 years ago.
Sensational Garden represents the starting point of a big master-plan to renew and integrate the public spaces and the services to the housing neighbourhood. This lack of public spaces generate an absolute degrade of the entire area, and the neighbourhood has become an unsustainable dormitory. For this reason the project for the sensational garden amplify the idea of a relational space filling the social void with an explosive, playfull, sensorial and interactive intimate room, like a personal living room in a public realm. The garden is constantly in tension between artificial and natural elements.
Nabito Sensational Garden
- Architects: Nabito Architects & Partners
- Project: Sensational Garden
- Location: Frosinone, Italy
- Assigned Typology: Public
- Client: Frosinone’s Municipality
- Assigned Task: Project design, site supervision, and security at design and execution
- Project phase: BUILT
- Collaboratores: L. Altana – D. Fois –
- Partners: Arch. Luca Faticanti , Ing. Damiano Bauco, Agr. Gianluca Sanità
- Budget: € 500.000,00
- Contractors: EDILCM
- Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, 3ds Max, Adobe photoshop
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
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
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.
- 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
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
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.
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Name of Project: Ordrupgaard Museum Extension
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Duration: 2001 – 2005
- Client: Danish Ministry of Culture
- Status: Built
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
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
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