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Alqueva Collective Stage in Alentejo, Portugal by Tiago Vieira

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Tiago Vieira

The Alqueva water reservoir is the biggest artificial Lake of Western Europe and it’s located in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. Like most of the Portuguese countryside, the younger population of this territory is leaving and therefore the remaining population is decreasing and getting older.

In the area around the Alqueva water reservoir there are several little villages and small towns, although there are a significant amount of settlements they are not strong enough to create internal or regional dynamics.

Image Courtesy © Tiago Vieira

  • Architects: Tiago Vieira
  • Project: Alqueva Collective Stage
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal

Palm Island in Chongqing, China by HASSELL

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Article source: HASSELL

Located to the north of Chongqing on the banks of Palm Lake and the Taiping Reservoir, the Palm Island project is a new hospitality precinct designed by HASSELL. The key element of the design is water and it has been melded with light and reflections for the project concept. When viewed from afar, the five buildings housing six different restaurants appear to float on the lake, which is the unique feature of the project by Palm Springs Real Estate Development.

Image Courtesy © Luo Wen

  • Architects: HASSELL
  • Project: Palm Island
  • Location: Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Luo Wen
  • Client:  Chongqing Palm Springs Real Estate Development
  • Discipline:  Architecture, Landscape Architecture
  • Expertise : Commercial and Workplace, Hospitality
  • Scale : 9,600 sqm
  • Year:  2012
  • Status : Completed

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Crater Lake in Kobe, Japan by 24° Studio

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Kobe is a unique place that is situated within a narrow strip of land between the ocean and mountains. It generously offers expereineces of salty ocean breeze, the high latitude and breath taking views from its mountains, and busy city life saturated with cultural happenings. The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 16 years ago led to inevitable changes within built environment sparring only the nature that surrounds Kobe. This devastating experience is remembered by Kobe residents making them closer to each other, but also open and friendly to visitors of the city.

Crater Lake

  • Architects: 24° Studio
  • Project: Crater Lake
  • Location: Kobe, Japan
  • Type: Installation
  • Completion Date: October  2011
  • Design: 24° Studio (Fumio Hirakawa + Marina Topunova)
  • Client: City of Kobe (Japan)
  • Software used: Combination of Rhino and Maya for 3D modeling and rendered with Vray and Maxwell for the first 2 images (with city background).  The latter 2 images were physical model based on 3D model.

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