Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Article source: Patano Studio Architecture
Initial site visits at the University of Idaho Pitkin Nursery revealed hoop houses, metal sheds and stacks of planter boxes. Beginning with the idea of a wood box floating on the undulating sea of the Palouse, the design team set out to stitch together the program, landscape and the materiality of Idaho forest products. The college wanted to extend their public outreach in addition to nursery research functions. The outstretched ramps and decks reach out to the landscape and invite the public and students to the building. The Sales Office was pulled through the wood screen as a way to express itself beyond the functions of classroom, offices, and social gathering. The weathering cedar wood screen that stands off the building was imagined as a modern western storefront. The repetition of stacked boxes was intriguing; we saw that as the piece that expressed the transition from working nursery to classroom. The cedar wood screen is the threshold element for faculty and students to step through the gap between the two elements; wood screen and black box.
Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery
- Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
- Project: REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING
- Location: Moscow, Idaho
- Photography: Sozinho Imagery
- Software used: Hand Sketching, Sketchup, AutoCAD, InDesign, and Photoshop
- Awards: 2014 AIA Idaho Honor Award, 2014 AIA Best Use of Idaho Wood Award, 2015 Green Building With Wood Award
- Area: 2,130 sqft
- Year: 2014
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Article source: HHD_FUN
The International Horticultural Exposition 2014 opened in Qingdao on April 25th; the two service centers, “Heavenly Water (Tianshui)” and “Earthy Pond (Dichi)”, are named after the two extant lakes on Baiguo Mountain where the buildings are respectively located. As the primary architecture of the Expo area, the buildings undertook multiple functions including circulation hub, activity center, restaurant, recreational landscape, cultural communication, exhibition, etc. Considering the distinctive nature of the architecture and its geographical location, the following unique relationships require particular design treatments.
Image Courtesy © Zhenfei Wang
- Architects: HHD_FUN
- Project: Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014
- Location: Qingdao, Shandong, China
- Photography: Zhenfei Wang, DuoCai Photograph
- LDI: BDGQingdao beiyang architectural design co., LTD
- Site area: 23000 m2
- Floor area: 6539 m2
- Completion Date: 2011-2014
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Article source: DRAFTARCH
Parco di Piantonia overlooks the valley of the Sporzana stream. Friedrich’s “Wanderer” observes the landscape in a sea of fog. The form of the design uses the relationship between the landscape and the existing trees: the path provides structure and divides up the green space, as far up as the viewpoint. A service block indicates the entrance announcing the route, while the rest areas lie alongside the path, complementing it. A route, a place to socialise, for children to play…
Image Courtesy © DRAFTARCH
Friday, April 24th, 2015
Article source: Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design
Prospect and Refuge: A garden retreat that is hovering on the western slope of upper Queen Anne hill, and nested into the hillside. This retreat and gathering pavilion was imagined as a sculptural landscape element that could transform with the seasons and quickly change as the weather demands. Inspired by the impressive prospects of Elliott Bay, Magnolia and the Olympic Mountains to the west, the design delicately blends the pavilion into the client’s existing compound, protects the roots of a grand elm tree and respects neighbor’s views.
Image Courtesy © Ken Gutmaker and Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design
- Architects: Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design
- Project: Garden Pavilion
- Location: Garden Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USA
- Photography: Ken Gutmaker and Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design
- Interiors consultant: InteriorWorks
- Engineering: IL Gross
- General Contractor: Krekow Jennings
- Pavilion footprint: 478 SF,
- Pavilion eaves/decks: 214 SF
- Garage footprint: 433 SF
- Completed: 2014
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Article source: Penda
Penda recently finished a landscape sculpture in Xiangyang, China, which consists of more than 500 perforated, vibrantly coloured steel fins varying in height. The sculpture marks the entrance gate to the largest Myrtle Tree Garden in Asia.
Music, Rhythm and Dance in combination with the surrounding Landscape were the main parameters shaping ‘the Soundwave’.
Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi
- Architects: Penda
- Project: The Soundwave
- Location: Xiangyang, Hubei, China
- Photography: Xia Zhi
- PROJECT TEAM: Dayong Sun, Chris Precht, Fei Tang Precht, Yongjian Huang, Zhonghua Tang, ChunLei Zhu, Junfeng Li, Runxin Tang
- PROJECT TYPE: Public Installation, Landscape Design
- PROJECTSIZE: 5.000m2
- PROJECT YEAR: 2013 – 2015
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Article source: DP Architects
In today’s highly competitive home property market, what is valued is a design that differentiates the individual’s living experience, in line with market trends.
The Minton, completed in 2014, comprises ten 15-storey and eight 17-storey apartment blocks, with a total of 1,145 units including 24 units of penthouses. Despite its size, the development is an example of a unique high-rise living concept, built on a creative interpretation of the landscape and the provision of differentiated amenities. All blocks are oriented in the north-south direction in three linear rows, ample spaces maintained between the blocks. The design takes full advantage of the site topography in the use of open spaces and landscaping to create distinctively different experiences, facilitated by bridges and sky terraces connecting the blocks. Two of the three sky terraces accommodate spa facilities for residents, while the third serves as a landscaped deck connected to a bridge that links the different levels in this development.
Image Courtesy © Marc Tey
- Architects: DP Architects
Project: THE MINTON
- Location: Singapore
- Photography: Marc Tey
- Project Team Members: Tong Bin Sin, Mike Lim, Wang Tse Lip, Toh Li Chuin, Divino Carrillo, Firman Saleh, Jacob Sandoval, Joseph Chua, Mochamad Herman Irfany, Pek Hui Xian, Roslinah Ahmad, Ross Vinco, Rowell Mendoza, See Phei Kee, Tan Teng Siew
- Area: 123,900sqm
- Year of Completion: 2014
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Article source: SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU/PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS
The goal is to transform the site into a hospitality experience, the feeling of space and program into the art of experience, the actions into a viable and flexible development program.
The border: The listed buildings demarcate the central outdoor space with their shape, they accumulate the cultural activities, touristic infrastructure, hospitality, relaxation and entertainment programs (Interactive Museum, Agri-tourism, Baths, Accommodation). The enhancement of uses with reversible constructions of (container) type in a discreet relationship with the listed buildings reinforces the concept of limit and functions as a transitional element from and to the central area (Central Square), into the diffusion area (Natural Element).
General Νight View, Image Courtesy © sparch Sakellaridou/ Papanikolaou Architects & Ch. Marathovouniotis
- Architects: SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU/PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS
- Project: Germanina Agriculture Farm
- Location: Cyprus
- Architectural design: Rena Sakellaridou, Morpho Papanikolaou (Sparch Architechts) and Christos Marathovouniotis
- Collaborators: N. Apergis, I. Kloni, E. Papaevangelou, V. Arvanitis, V. Yiannakis, M. Chatziioannidou (Phase A), Papaevangelou, G. Papanikolaou (Phase B)
- Students of architecture: G. Kontominas, I. Tatli, S. Stylidis (Phase B)
- Consultans: P. Kinato s, I. Pagonis, K. Polychronopoulos (Civil Engineers), I. Papagrigorakis (Mechanical Engineer), A. Tabathani (Electrical Engineer), A. Agisilaos (Surveyor Engineer), S. Barbarian (Landscape Architect)
- 2nd PRIZE, International Architectural Competition in two Phases, 2011 & 2013
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Article source: THE_SYSTEM LAB
The relationship between the urban landscapes.
The building is located on 104 Hannam Blvd., which connects the Tunnel 2 and Hannam Bridge. As one of the streets with the most traffic congestion, it has defined the characteristic of the site. Even though the project is a small building, defining the urban landscape was the question and it became the starting point for the plan. In conclusion, the visual interaction between the users in the building and those, people in the car, on the street during traffic congestion’s was explored. The facade, which mostly composes the urban scenery, does not allow any visual communication between the pedestrians nor the vehicles. This project is to depart from the unilateral communication where only the users in the building are allowed to look out. The natural, visual communication between the environment (pedestrians, residents) and the architecture will reevaluate the characteristics of the architectures that comprise the urban landscape.
Image Courtesy © Yongkwan Kim
- Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
- Project: Hannam-Dong HANDS Corporation Headquarters
- Location: 104, Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Yongkwan Kim
- Design: Chanjoong Kim
- Design team: Choonglyeol Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jongkil Kim, Jinchul Choi
- Client: HANDS CORPORATION Ltd
- Structural engineer: THE KUJO Co., Ltd (more…)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Article source: UK landscape architects Grant Associates
The final phase of public realm landscape design for Bristol’s award-winning Harbour side development has been completed by UK landscape architects Grant Associates for developer Crest Nicholson. The completion of the 15 year regeneration project comes as Bristol celebrates its status as European Green Capital in 2015 – awarded for the City’s outstanding commitment to sustainability, creativity, culture and innovation.
Image Courtesy © UK landscape architects Grant Associates
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Article source: group8asia
With a limited budget, the goal of this project is to create a pavilion with a capacity of 1’700 employees working on the Fsoft C4 building in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Located in the park in front of the main office building, the pavilion disappears into the landscape. The drawn profile of the building blends into the vegetation of the surrounding park. Mingling with trees, it seems that the users lose the perception of its limits. The transparency of the façade makes the place an open interior space with no breaks nor visual barriers. In order to break the scale, create islets of vegetation and ensure natural ventilation, the patios are integrated inside the pavilion.
Image Courtesy © group8asia
- Architects: group8asia
- Project: DOTS
- Location: Hanoi, Vietnam