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Bartok park in Arnhem, Netherlands by Buro Harro

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

Image Courtesy © Buro Harro

  • Architects: Buro Harro
  • Project: Bartok park
  • Location: Arnhem, Netherlands

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Na Xemena House in Ibiza, Spain by RAMON ESTEVE ESTUDIO

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

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

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Consolidation of the Tower of Matrera Castle in Cádiz, Spain by Carquero Arquitectura

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

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

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Kebony Enhances Historic California Park in San Jose by Page & Turnbull

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

Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen

  • Architects: Page & Turnbull
  • Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
  • Location: San Jose, California, US
  • Photography: Rob Hansen

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20 hectare urban regeneration project in Bunkyō-ku, Japan by Conran and Partners

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

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

  • Architects: Conran and Partners 
  • Project: 20 hectare urban regeneration project 
  • Location: Bunkyō-ku, Japan
  • Photography: Edmund Sumner

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TERNES The Multi-Layered City in Paris, France by Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix architectes

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix architectes

The new metropolitan landscape of Paris.

This reinventer. Paris project offers a unique opportunity to transform the metropolis at a highly strategic spot: the Boulevard Périphérique (ring road). The team is proposing to metamorphosis this area into a shared landscape, to create openings and continuities, and to weave into it a network of gardens extending well beyond the site to connect Paris and Neuilly, from the Bois de Boulogne all the way to the Porte de Champerret.

Image Courtesy © Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix

Image Courtesy © Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix architectes
  • Project: TERNES The Multi-Layered City
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix, SPLANN
  • Lead contractor: Jacques Ferrier architecture, charitier dalix architects, paris, with SLA landscaper, Copenhagen
  • Operating partners: 3F (social housing landlord), Comptoir Richard (Tea grower), Mugo (urban framer), Arval (Car-sharing operator)
  • Innovation partners: Woodeum (wood conceptor), Serge Airaudi (philosopher et ethnologist), Atelier BNP  Paribas, Afnor, spice, Soft, Fluicity (community construction platform)
  • Main technical Partners: Terrell (structure), Elithis (Fluids), DAL (Economist)
  • Program: Offices (11,000 m2), housing for first-time buyers (4,200m2), social housing (1,800m2), School of Horticulture, tea grower boutique, retail shop.
  • Visuals: Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architectes / image SPLANN (perspective) / Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architects (model)
  • Client:  BPN Paribas Real Estate, NBIM (investor)
  • Surface area: 20,000m2
  • Competition: January 2016
  • Budget for work: NA

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Z ZEGNA PITTI UOMO in Florence, Italy by Migliore + Servetto Architects

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architects 

An urban, intangible and soft landscape, which is one with the performance, is the environment defined by the exhibit of Migliore+Servetto Architects for the launch of Ermenegildo Zegna’s new collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo 2014.

Image Courtesy © Indigital

Image Courtesy © Indigital

  • Architects: Migliore + Servetto Architects, Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto
  • Project: Z ZEGNA PITTI UOMO
  • Location: Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy
  • Photography: Indigital
  • Client: Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Date: June 2014

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Multifunctional building in Parma, Italy by StudioContini

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Article source: StudioContini

In this construction, the issue of sustainability has been approached in different scales and with each other interconnected issues: the relationship with the landscape and its history, biodiversity, vegetation, use of renewable resources, energy conservation and water resources.

Image Courtesy © Paola De Pietri

Image Courtesy © Paola De Pietri

  • Architects: StudioContini
  • Project: Multifunctional building
  • Location: San Michele Tiorre, Felino, Parma, Italy  
  • Photography: Paola De Pietri
  • Architect and director of works: Marco Contini
  • Collaborators: Sara Chiari, Elisa Paletti, Matteo Zaccarelli, Matteo Mascia
  • Structure: Marco Pedrini
  • Photovoltaic system: Maurizio Papetti
  • Mechanical systems: Massimo Bocchi
  • Contracting companies:Boraschi case in legno, Ciriliano Michele
  • Type of intervention: New construction (more…)

Hualien Residences in Taiwan by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Hualien Residences, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, kick off sales with a complete model unit on Taiwan’s East Coast. The 1000 m2 show home offers a glimpse into the lifestyle and amenities of the development, including a new furniture line designed exclusively for the Hualien Residences by KiBiSi.

Image Courtesy © Jinho Lee

Image Courtesy © Jinho Lee

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Hualien Residences
  • Location: Hualien, Taiwan, (23.939,121.598)
  • Photography: Jinho Lee
  • Collaborators: RJW, ARUP, Treegarden, Ken Sakamura
  • Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange, Finn Nørkjær
  • Project Manager: Andrew Lo, Min Ter Lim, André Schmidt, Per Madsen
  • Design Architect: Cat Huang
  • Showroom Team: Eric Li, Anu Marjanna Leinonen, Jinho Lee, Kekoa Charlot, Alberto Herzog, Jaime Oliver Galienne, Horia Spirescu, Min Ter Lim, Junjie Yan, Dominic Black, Angelos Siampakoulis, Qianqian Ye, Emily King, Lucas Carriere, Miao Zhang, Ren Yang Tan, Andre Schmidt
  • Client: Taiwan Land Development Corporation (more…)

Vanke Triple V GALLERY in Tianjin, China by Ministry Of Design

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Article source: Ministry Of Design

SCOPE

Designed as a permanent show gallery & tourist information center for China’s largest developer Vanke, MOD’s dramatic design for the TRIPLE V GALLERY has become an icon along the Dong Jiang Bay coastline in Tianjin China. The client’s program called for 3 main spaces: a tourist information center, a show gallery & a lounge for sales discussion. Requiring their own entrances, the tourist center and the show gallery had to be orientated towards separate existing pedestrian pathways and also operated independently.

Image Courtesy © CI&A Photography - Edward Hendricks

Image Courtesy © CI&A Photography – Edward Hendricks

  • Architects: Ministry Of Design
  • Project: Vanke Triple V GALLERY
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Photography: CI&A Photography – Edward Hendricks
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, Sketch up
  • Architectural & Interior Design: Ministry of Design: Colin Seah, David Tan, Daniel Aw, Jeremiah Abueva, Lynn Li, Noel Banta
  • Site Management: Annie Su, He Ting
  • Contractor: Nantong No.2 Construction Group (Archi), Beijing Grain. Rain Architectural Design Co., Ltd. (ID)
  • Land Area: 16,850 sqm
  • Built in GFA: 750 sqm
  • Maximum Height: 11.7m
  • Facilities: Reception, Model display, Open discussion area, Bank service area, Electricity Room, AV Room, Office, Meeting Rooms, VIP Rooms, Cloakroom, Restrooms, Information center
  • Construction duration: 4 months
  • Opening: November 2011

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