Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Article source: REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER
Chemin des Carrières, the Quarries’ Track, is a lace undulating in the landscape, an invitation to travel as our ambition behind the reconquest of the Rosheim-St Nabor railway in Alsace, France.
Ominous, sometimes hidden, the vestiges of the railway still mark the reading of the site. The desire to create a route to serve the quarries had to adapt to the undulating landscapes of the sub-Vosges hills and the very form of the tracing tells the history of the landscape and the men. The journey to discover forgotten landscapes or to take a different view on everyday landscapes is addressed to both local users and tourists. Like the old track that offered a dual function (industrial and passenger transport), the route has a double vocation where the functional must rub shoulders with the imaginary of travel.
Image Courtesy © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
- Architects: REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER
- Project: Chemin des Carrières
- Location: Rosheim, France
- Client: Communauté de Communes des Portes de Rosheim
- Commission type: Invited Competition (2016) in collaboration with Parenthèse Paysage
- Size / value: 11km 3,5M€
- Status: Under Development
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Article source: Dorte Mandrup A/S
The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre – ultramodern, sculptural architecture rooted in local tradition
With a completely re-conceptualized conversion and extension, the Wadden Sea Centre – gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – has recently been opened to the public in Ribe on the west coast of Denmark. At the new Wadden Sea Centre, internationally renowned Danish architecture firm Dorte Mandrup has set a new standard for combining the local building culture and history of the area with an ultramodern, sculptural architectural appearance.
Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk
- Architects: Dorte Mandrup A/S
- Project: The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre
- Location: Vester Vedsted, Denmark
- Photography: Adam Mørk
- Client: Esbjerg Municipality
- Consultant: Dorte Mandrup A/S
- Exhibition: JAC studios, Jason Bruges, No Parking
- Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landskab APS
- General Contractor: Bo Michelsen A/S
- Engineering, Construction: Anders Christensen Rådgivende ingeniører ApS
- Engineering, Installations: Steensen Varming
- Area: 2,800 square meters.
- Price: The building including the new exhibition cost approximately 7.2 million euro (53 million DKK)
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Article source: MAPA Architects
MINIMOD CATUÇABA is a primitive retreat with a contemporary reinterpretation, which more than an object aims to become an every-remote-landscape experience.
MINIMOD presents an alternative to traditional construction: based on prefab plug&play logics, it incorporates the benefits that a newly-born industry has to offer. Quiet but not shy, its unique-in-Brazil CLT Wood-Technology combines industrialized products`efficiency and new technologies` sustainability with the sensitivity of the natural material par excellence.
Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti
- Architects: MAPA Architects (Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado)
- Project: MINIMOD Catuçaba
- Location: Fazenda Catuçaba, Catuçaba, São Paulo, Brazil
- (Building): Leonardo Finotti
- (Prefab): André Turazzi
- (Lifestyle): Fazenda Catuçaba | E. Rengade
- Project Team: Pablo Courreges, Diego Morera, Emiliano Lago, Mauricio Müller, Camilla Pereira.
- Other Colaborators:
- Construction: CROSSLAM / CG Sistemas
- Hydraulic Project: Eng. Júlio César Troleis
- Electrical Project: Eng. Ari Martins Colares
- Area: 42 m2 (each unit)
- Year: 2015
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Article source: v2com
Viger Square is about to reclaim its past glory thanks to a complete redesign and redevelopment led by the landscape architects at NIPPAYSAGE.
Work will begin on the first phase, affecting the square’s two western blocks – part of Montreal’s 375thanniversary legacy – in the spring of 2017. The two eastern blocks will be the focus of the next phase, completing the revitalization of Montreal’s very first square outside the old town’s fortifications.
Open corner access – Berri street / Saint-Antoine street, Image Courtesy © NIPPAYSAGE
- Architects: NIPPAYSAGE
- Project: New Viger Square, hybrid landscape
- Location: Montréal, Canada
- Model: Atelier Dédale
- Client: Ville de Montréal – Service des grands parcs, du verdissement et du Mont-Royal
- Disciplines: Landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, lighting, engineering
- Landscape architecture and urban design: NIPPAYSAGE
- Landscape architects and project leads: Michel Langevin and Mathieu Casavant
- Architecture and urban design: Provencher_Roy
- Lighting: Lightemotion
- Civil, electrical, structural, mechanical and fountain engineering: Les Consultants S.M. inc. and Les Services exp inc.
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Article source: gpy arquitectos
The raised seashore as a territorial landscape intervention strategy
In a landscape characterized by powerful natural elements and particular fragility, the new spa and public pool is configured in form of a bridge, which prevents transformations of the volcanic soil and the coastal cliff. Its implementation minimizes the interference between the building and the protected area of the lava flows originating from the last eruption of the Teneguía volcano in 1971.
Image Courtesy © gpy arquitectos
- Architects: gpy arquitectos
- Project: Fuente Santa Hot Spring Baths
- Location: La Palma, Spain
- Project Team: Juan Antonio González Pérez, Andrzej Gwizdala, Constanze Sixt, Urbano Yanes Tuña
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Article source: Buro Harro
A former wasteland in the centre of Arnhem (Netherlands) is transformed to an iconic park: A flourishing heather landscape with a huge PartyAardvark (an artwork by Florentijn Hofman) lying amidst of it. Together with office D.T.O. we took the initiative to transform this desolate area – due to the economic crisis – to a patch of spectaculair nature in the city. The Bartok Park is a symbol for Arnhem: a city that is uniquely situated on the edge of the Natural Park the Veluwe, but doesn’t seem to take much pride in this fact. The vegetation is transplanted from that Natural Park into the city centre: we brought nature literally to the city.
Image Courtesy © Buro Harro
- Architects: Buro Harro
- Project: Bartok park
- Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Article source: RAMON ESTEVE ESTUDIO
Na Xemena House and the collection of outdoor furniture Na Xemena, both designed by Ramón Esteve, celebrate their 20th birthday.
Both the house and the furniture have become points of reference for the contemporary design. The collection, an icon of outdoor furniture, was designed by the architect following the same conceptual parameters as the house and was later produced by the family-run textile company Gandía Blasco.
Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons, Ramón Esteve
- Architects: RAMON ESTEVE ESTUDIO
- Project: Na Xemena House
- Location: Ibiza, Spain
- Photography: Eugeni Pons, Ramón Esteve
- Collaborators: Juan A. Ferrero, Angels Quiralte
- Technical architect: Antonio Calvo
- Constructor: Inrem S.A.
- Project Manager: Francisco Gª Pellicer
- Producer: Gandia Blasco
- Surface: 742.70 m2
- Project: 1995
- Completion date: 1996/2001/2003
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Article source: Carquero Arquitectura
After the partial collapse that this medieval tower suffered, being a historical landmark for its strategic position in the latest “Nazari” border through the Valley of Guadalete, where it´s cut with Bética range, we project the consolidation of this landscape icon that lost part of its imposing volume, leaving at risk the stability of the rest popup, removing with it not only part from the architectural element, but also the landscape reference of a landmark very linked with the iconography and culture of the region.Being cultural modals and emblems of our own cities and territories, the crisis has done that they succumb in the abandon for the own economic disinterest that carries his maintenance.
Image Courtesy © Mariano Copete Franco
- Architects: Carquero Arquitectur, Carlos Quevedo Rojas
- Project: Consolidation of the Tower of Matrera Castle
- Location: Villamartín (Cádiz), Spain
- Photography: Mariano Copete Franco
- Collaborators: Cristina Pérez Prado, Emilio García Chacón, Joaquín Martín Rizo
- Promotor: Ubri-Prado S.L.
- Construction: Arcobeltia Construcciones S.L.
- Technical: José Antonio Cabeza Pérez
- Surface/Volume: 136,00 m2 / 2.176,00 m3
- Dates: 2011-15
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: Page & Turnbull
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that neighbors the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.
Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen
- Architects: Page & Turnbull
- Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
- Location: San Jose, California, US
- Photography: Rob Hansen
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Article source: v2com
Won in limited competition against a list of international architects including Cesar Pelli, KPF and Kengo Kuma, Conran and Partners has led this significant project, Tokyo’s single largest development in the last 10 years, as both Design Architect and Design Supervisor since 2004.
Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner
- Architects: Conran and Partners
- Project: 20 hectare urban regeneration project
- Location: Bunkyō-ku, Japan
- Photography: Edmund Sumner