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THE LEGEND OF TENT by 10AM Architecture

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: 10AM Architecture

The new hotel style
Primitive humans were using caves, dark and not comfortable places, but there they could find shelter from the cold and from the wild animals. In the civilization ages they invented the tent, real light and easy transportable shelter, so they could move whenever they want. The tent was also not so comfortable, so over the years, humans started to have sedentary lifestyle. They built their stone and brick houses, which were very comfortable, but they lost their ability to move and to be free. Human population increased and had less and less space for their houses; that’s why they invented at first blocks and then skyscrapers, they were trying to gain space in height, until their homes reach the sky.

This is the current!
… and tomorrow?

Image Courtesy © 10AM Architecture

Image Courtesy © 10AM Architecture


Grotto in Georgian Bay, Canada by PARTISANS

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: PARTISANS

The blue waters of Lake Huron—located north of Toronto—complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When PARTISANS team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context. Located within the Georgian Bay, the site is a prehistoric large-scale rock formation. Contemplated research was conducted, and through the process a Grotto was set as an inspiration that would inform the design. Grottos, historically, have been known as natural or artificial caves that are embedded deep behind the curvature of streams, and thus discovered by those who would take the time to explore.

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

  • Architects: PARTISANS
  • Project: Grotto
  • Location: Georgian Bay, Canada
  • Partisans Team: Alexander Josephson, Pooya Baktash, Jonathan Friedman, Shamir Panchal, Ivan Vasyliv, Betty Vuong, Nathan Bishop
  • Client: withheld
  • Contractor: Jordan Construction, Chantler Barging
  • Wood Installation: MCM Inc
  • Engineering: MOSES Inc
  • Glass Systems: AGNORA
  • Sauna Systems: Energy Misers
  • Lighting Consulting: G2J Design Inc


PARK GROOT SCHIJN, ZONE BOTERLAAR SILSBURG in Antwerp, Belgium by Maxwan architects + urbanists

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Maxwan architects + urbanists

Is the first detailed design of the Ruggeveld master plan. The planning area covers 6.5 hectares and is located south of the E313 highway. The program includes park design (the blueprint for the “green seams” throughout the entire master plan, landscape design (a qualitative improvement of de Koude Beek Valley), 172 community gardens and a reservation of about 30 additional gardens and a parking for about 50 cars.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Maxwan architects + urbanists
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Adobe Design Standard CS5.5, Adobe Master Collection CS5.5, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014, AutoCAD 2014 – English Microsoft Office ThumbsPlus 7
  • Client: AG Stadsplanning Antwerpen.
  • Project leader: Steven Geeraert
  • Program: Landscape, park, community gardens, parking
  • Site area: 6.5 ha
  • Start of project: 2011
  • End of project: 2013
  • Collaborators: Maxwan architects + urbanists, 1010 architecture+urban design, Antea Group
  • Partner in charge: Rients Dijkstra
  • Team leader: Martijn Anhalt
  • Team: Rene Heijne, Aleksandar Hrib, Harm te Velde


Las Negras Waterfront in Nijar, España by Jesús Torres García

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Jesús Torres García

The landscape of this Almeria area has been used as scenery for forty years: from the birth of a genre such as the Spaghetti Western with Sergio Leone taking the lead with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars, to modest productions such as How I won the war by Richard Lester. The fact that such an abundance of artists agrees in the choice of this enclave as a backdrop for their creations gives us an idea of its scenic quality. The isolation and the lack of development of this region have also helped.

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

  • Architects: Jesús Torres García
  • Project: Las Negras Waterfront
  • Location: Nijar, Almería, España
  • Quantity Surveyor: Juan Diego Guarderas García
  • Collaborators: Silvia Cama, Barbara Costantino, Laura González Romero  Sara Pavón, Alba Márquez, Alba del Castillo
  • Customer: Plan turístico de Níjar, Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y, Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Builder: Grucal Andalucía S.A.,  Juan José Viciana
  • Area: 6.800 m2


MIGUEL RIO BRANCO GALLERY – INHOTIM in Brumadinho, Brasil by Arquitetos Associados

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Article source: Arquitetos Associados

”Inhotim is a unique site that offers a broad ensemble of art works, displayed outdoors as well as in both temporary and permanent galleries, all located inside a Botanical Garden of extraordinary beauty. The landscaping was originally inspired by famed architect and landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), and rare plant species are distributed in an esthetically pleasing manner throughout an estate which also sports five lakes and a preserved forest area.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Brumadinho, Brasil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Software used: Intellicad
  • collaboration: Manoela Campolina


The flow and rememberance: Drinking fountain and the bench in Tišina, Slovenia by Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

In a small village Tišina in the north east of Slovenia we designed an area of remembrance in the park by the local church. Instead of putting up two classical bronze heads in the memory of two local priests we managed to persuade the local community to build a small landscape feature in the park, around the existing trees Tilia cordata. This was the spot where one of the priests used to rest. Although the materiality of the concrete bench fixes this site yet the lavitating character shows some sort of immateriality.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.
  • Project: The flow and rememberance: Drinking fountain and the bench
  • Location: Tišina, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Construction: 2013
  • Type of project: Landscape feature. Seating area with bench and drinking fountain
  • Design firm: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. and Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.


Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano in Italy by Roland Baldi architects

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: Roland Baldi architects

The new public square gives access to the different structures of the district center and the adjacent urban park. It also acts as a meeting ground for the residents and offers people a space for outdoor events. The square is paved with a with two-tone cobblestone zebra pattern from white Lasa marble and black basalt. Through an undulating elevation of the paving in the northeast area of the square a planter with seat function with different heights and different inclinations was created.

Image Courtesy © Roland Baldi architects

  • Architects: Roland Baldi architects
  • Project: Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano
  • Location: Italy
  • Photography: Oskar Da Riz
  • Software used: Autocad LT

Northern Shore Lake in Zwenkau, Germany by labor4+

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: labor4+ 

Intensive use and urban consolidation will be selectively concentrated and embedded as holiday villages into the successively developed countryside. This will be implemented in accordance with a continuous landscape and based on the history and structure of the surrounding area before the opencast mining. The density and size of the village structures decrease from the Western “harbour village” to the eastwardly located „hermit huts“.

Image Courtesy © labor4+

  • Architects: labor4+
  • Project: Northern Shore Lake
  • Location: Zwenkau, Germany
  • Typ: Invited competition in 2 rounds, Competition of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture.
  • Year: 2014
  • Area: Leipzig
  • Design Team: Jan Adolph, Forian Alles, Dirk Hamann, Franziska Schieferdecker
  • Visualisations: Georg Lindenkreuz

Redevelopment of the New Waterfront in Thessaloniki, Greece by nikiforidis-cuomo architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: nikiforidis-cuomo architects

In 2000, the Municipality of Thessaloniki launched an International Architectural Competition for the redevelopment of the New Waterfront and in 2006 the construction of the 1st prize begun. The first part (around 75800m2) was completed in 2008 and the second part (around 163000m2) started in 2011 and was completed in 2014. The total length of the New Waterfront is 3km. There are 2.353 new trees, 118.432 new plants, 58,75 acres of green spaces and 11.557m2 of playgrounds.

The waterfront with the sculpture of G.Zoggolopoulos, Image Courtesy © Prodromos Nikiforidis

  • Architects: nikiforidis-cuomo architects
  • Project: Redevelopment of the New Waterfront
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Photography: Bernard Cuomo, Prodromos Nikiforidis, Ionnis Kaktsis.
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Date of completion: 2014
  • Developer: Municipality ofThessaloniki
  • Area: 238.800 m2
  • Special collaborators: P. Tarani, E. Karioti
  • Collaborators: I. Dova, E. Zografou, N. Karakosta, N. Biskos, S. Nikolakaki, D. Pavlopoulou, G. Skiadopoulos, F. Valsami, E. Konstantara
  • Acoustic consultant (for the competition): N. Barkas
  • SUPERVISION OF THE STUDIES: K. Belibasakis, M. Zourna, K. Bletsa, E. Fountoulidou, S. Laftsidou, D. Katirtzoglou, D. Sotiriadis
  • SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION: A. Spiliopoulos, D. Tzioras, N. Mourouzidis, I. Karagianni, S. Paraskeva

PROMENADE 1 K. Street and Square in Alicante, Spain by Joaquín Alvado Bañón

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Article source: Joaquín Alvado Bañón

The shape of the main street and the square in “Pilar de la Horadada“ were very irregular, with a lot of sharecropping walls, patched parking and twisted lines of trees. We thought about a walk besides the sea, a pedestrian path between sand, palms and coconuts.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Joaquín Alvado Bañón
  • Project: PROMENADE 1 K. Street and Square
  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Engineer: Miguel Angel Crespo
  • Project Managment: Guia Consultores
  • Collaborators: Structure: Salvador Ivorra, Geometry: Rafael Guillén, Isabél Pérez and Angel González.
  • Year: 2012/2013
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