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Gardens by The Bay in Singapore by Grant Associates

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Article source: Grant Associates

The first phase of Singapore’s dramatic Gardens by the Bay project opens to the public on 29th June following completion of the 54-hectare £500m Bay South Garden by a world-class British design team led by Bath-based landscape architects, Grant Associates.

Gardens by the Bay is one of the largest garden projects of its kind in the world.  Ultimately, the site will total 101 hectares comprising three distinct gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central.  Located on reclaimed land in Singapore’s new downtown at Marina Bay, the site will provide a unique leisure destination for local and international visitors.

Gardens by the Bay

  • Architects: Grant Associates
  • Project: Gardens by The Bay
  • Location: Singapore

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Green Side-Wall in Barcelona, Spain by Capella Garcia Arquitectura

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Article source: Capella Garcia Arquitectura

Construction that consists of a self-supporting galvanized steel structure, parallel to the existing dividing wall, with ground floor plus eight levels above, accessed via a staircase, dedicated to include flower plants lining the facade, like a vertical garden.

The Green Side-Wall consists of a free-standing structure containing plants that form a protective mass of vegetation against a facade in Barcelona, thus creating a vertical garden.

Green Wall

  • Architects: Capella Garcia Arquitectura S.L.P.
  • Project: Medianera verde (Green Side-Wall)
  • Location: Calle Berlín 109, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Juli Capella, Miquel Garcia
  • Calculation of structures: Javier Monte
  • Project electrical: Capella Garcia Arquitectura
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 12

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Ceramics of Italy by Sergio Mannino Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Mannino Studio

The secret garden is one of Italy’s most characteristic places. Enclosed by four walls and protected from the chaos of the town, these gardens were literally private paradises for the use and enjoyment of rich aristocrats or, more often, for monks and nuns.

The booth for Ceramics of Italy is intended to be a little private paradise where people can rest from the chaos of the show and enjoy the best Italian food and coffee.

Ceramics of Italy

  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Project: Ceramics of Italy
  • Location: Italy
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray

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Cork Marina Park in Ireland by Okra Landschaps Architecten B.V.

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

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Sensational Garden in Frosinone, Italy by Nabito Architects & Partners

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

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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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