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Garden Pavilion in Seattle, Washington by Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design

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

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

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The Soundwave in Xiangyang, China by Penda

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

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

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THE MINTON in Singapore by DP Architects

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

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

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Germanina Agriculture Farm in Cyprus by SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU/PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS

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

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

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Hannam-Dong HANDS Corporation Headquarters in Seoul, Korea by THE_SYSTEM LAB

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

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…)

Grant Associates completes sustainable public realm landscape for Bristol’s historic waterfront

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

Image Courtesy © UK landscape architects Grant Associates

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DOTS in Hanoi, Vietnam by group8asia

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

Image Courtesy © group8asia

  • Architects: group8asia
  • Project: DOTS
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

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Move in Lissone, Italy by Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects

The design process has been focused onto architectural qualities that could produce an economical affordable building. In order to produce an architecture that could be part of the local identity and connected to the urban landscape the main idea was to organize a workshop that could use human resources to build the structure and to connect this work with the local community.

Image Courtesy © Fabio Boari

Image Courtesy © Fabio Boari

  • Architects: Massimiliano SpadoniArchem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Project: Move Lissone
  • Location: Lissone, Italy
  • Photography: Fabio Boari, Nicolò Galeazzi
  • Project leader: Massimiliano Spadoni
  • Collaboratorators: Anighoro, Massimo Peronetti, Umberto Pelliccia, Davide Rigamonti,Federico Zarattini, Andrey Egorov, Luca Pocaterra, Giacomo Grazioli, Simone Barth, Michela Brivio, Veronica Cogliati, Elisa De Berti, Gabriele Ipsaro Palesi, Timur Kadyrov, Carolina Lorenzini,Giorgio Mercati, Roberta Meroni, Andrea Negri, Paolo Romeo, Federico Rosti,Eugenio Solci, Alberto Sangiorgio, Stefano Tagliacarne,Danilo Moioli,Ruggero Moioli,Fausto Dassi.
  • General managing: Archem S.r.l.,Comune di Lissone
  • Design team: Massimiliano Spadoni Architetto, Velia Iride Cesati Architetto,Federica Testori Architetto, Silvia Fusi, Paolo Mestriner, Sami Rintala e Dagur Eggertsson. Archem

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Bára I and Bára II in Czech Republic by Martin Rajniš

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

The history of the tower Bára has got all atributes of a dramatic story. Town council of Chrudim decided to build an out-look tower in the forest boundary, where the landscape provides beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings. An architectonic contest was made and as the winning project was marked the one by Martin Martin Rajniš from e-Mrak team. An out-look tower in the shape of truncated triangular pyramid, made out of larch planks with minimum number of fixed joints, secured by metal tow bars. Acces to the view platform is provided by circular oak stair, which is fixed on the convulated steel pole rod in the middle of the tower. Upon the view platform is placed a mast made of steel tubes with flashlight on the top. Out-look Bára was festively opened for public on the 21st of June 2008. Unfortunately, a massive storms, with a power of tornado in some locations, swept across the Czech republic just four days later. One of them appeared at the region of Chrudim and caused irrecoverable damage to the new-built out-look. Whirlwind left nothing but a mass of wreckage a few meters from the place were original out-look bas placed. However, citizens of Chrudim did not give up and the decision to build a new one was made almost immediately. On the 3rd of September 2009 was the new tower – Bára II opened. This new out-look is pretty much the same as the previous one was. It is just slightly lower and built in a way to resist the wind with power of a cyclone (approximately 200 kms per hour, in contrast to the previous one, which was able to resist only 130 kms per hour). Bára II has also got more security components, including steel cables with tension varying each thirty minutes according to air moisture. View from the platform is usualy the most interesting feature of the out-look, but Bara II has much more to offer. For visitors with interest in technics has to be pleasure to see the unique construction with number of simple, but clever details. Those, who are more into philosophy could use the wall of the tower as a source of meditation. Variation of horizontal wooden lines and gaps between them makes really delightful view. The structure reminds of water clarification and makes interferential optical effect, which is well known for its sedative action.

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

  • Architects: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Martin Kloda, David Kubík, Vít Mlázovský
  • Project: Bára I and Bára II
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Photography: Radka Ciglerova, David Kubik, Marcel Vanžura, Martin Rajniš
  • Project Date: 2009
  • Height: 25,7m

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Zeimuls, Centre of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia in Rēzekne by SAALS Architecture

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Article source: SAALS Architecture

“There is a legend about King’s daughter Roze who still lives underneath the Rezekne castle mound and waits for the one to bring her into the world… Meanwhile a wizard came on the other side and lifted the earth up. A free space was left there for every little kid in Rezekne to grow up tall, wise and special. And the wizard stuck the pencils into the ground. The teenagers came and climbed up there to show themselves and their great works. Let the gentlemen of Riga to admire!”

Image Courtesy © Jevgenij Nikitin

Image Courtesy © Jevgenij Nikitin

  • Architects: SAALS Architecture
  • Project: Zeimuls, Centre of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia
  • Location: Latvia, Rezekne, Krasta street 31
  • Photography: Jevgenij Nikitin, Janis Mickevics, Ingus Bajars
  • Collaborators: Ansis Auzins (Architect); Maris Igavens (Building advising), Arturs Igovens (Building advising, Interior), Vita Skapare  (Architect, Interior), Ilze Geca (Technical Architect), Martins Reinbergs (Technical Architect), Vineta Strauta (Technical Architect), IG-KURBADS, Renars Felcs (Civil Engineer), Lauris Tirans (Civil Engineer), Normunds Tirans (Civil Engineer); INNA PROJEKTS (Engineering)
  • Manufacturers/suppliers: RE&RE, Arhitektoniskas izpetes grupa, Viadukts, Latvijas energoceltnieks, Latgalia, UK sistemas, E Buvvadiba, Siltumserviss, Arco construction, Dizaina grupa, Flizetajs, Gartens, Latvijas celu buve, B.R.-LAN, Diastrojbalt, Alumax group, Jonica systems, Citrus solutions, Tomex, Moduls Riga, Jumti un Fasades, ZinCo, Schueco Latvija, Otis Latvia
  • Customer: Rezekne City Counsil
  • Area: 4400 m2
  • Site area: 12 080 m2
  • Year: 2014

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