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Chemin des Carrières in Rosheim, France by REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017


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

  • 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


MINIMOD Catuçaba in São Paulo, Brazil by MAPA Architects

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
  • Photography:
    • (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


HarbourLoop in Hong Kong, China by Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Lead 8 architecture and design studio 

Multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 – a team with a passion for creating liveable cities, have developed the HarbourLoop, a vision to transform the Hong Kong waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre urban cycle, running and walking network.

HarbourLoop will be Hong Kong’s first mobility network prioritising zero emission modes of transit, connecting Hong Kong to Kowloon in a continuous loop. The route exploits the legacy of the city’s world famous Victoria Harbour.

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio


Regeneration of site adjacent to Masaryk Railway Station in Prague, Czech Republic by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has worked with local partners and the city of Prague to develop the design that regenerates a brownfield urban site adjacent to the city’s Masaryk Railway Station that has stood derelict for several decades, returning the site to active use.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Regeneration of site adjacent to Masaryk Railway Station 
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic


X-Float in Kanchanaburi, Thailand by agaligo studio

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source: agaligo studio

Aside from the lush, mountainous landscape and famous River Kwai Bridge, Karnchanaburi is well known for its floating houses and rafts. Floating on the river, these distinctive structures greatly differentiate Karnchanaburi from any other provinces in Thailand. X-Float is a creation that enhances the fascination of the River Kwai’s floating houses with a different paradigm of design and comfort. The unique accommodation is designed in addition to the Project X2 River Kwai Resort.

Image Courtesy © Samitdoc

Image Courtesy © Samitdoc

  • Architects: agaligo studio
  • Project: X-Float
  • Location: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Photography: agaligo studio, Samitdoc
  • Engineering: Chainarong Siangpraiphan
  • Lighting Design: Studio Accent
  • Area: 110 Sq.M
  • Year: 2015


Evans House in Mendoza, Argentina by A4ESTUDIO

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: A4ESTUDIO

The vineyard landscape with the Andes Mountains is subtle, we must rise over the vegetation line to get the views of the valley and the Andes mountains.

Image Courtesy © Michael Evans + A4estudio

Image Courtesy © Michael Evans + A4estudio

  • Architects: A4ESTUDIO
  • Project: Evans House
  • Location: Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Photography: Michael Evans + A4estudio
  • Author Architects: Juan Manuel Filice, Leonardo Codina Architects
  • Project Year: 2010/2014
  • Equipment and interior design: Josefina Nazar, Magdalena Toso
  • Materiality: Corten steel, Concrete, Wood
  • Floor area: 270 m2


Green Varnish in Saint Louis, Missouri by Nomad Studio

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: Nomad Studio

Green Varnish, designed by landscape architecture firm nomad studio, is the first installation of its kind which is located in the courtyard of CAM in Saint Louis, with the aim of completely transforming and altering the space.

Image Courtesy © Nomad Studio

Image Courtesy © Nomad Studio

  • Architects: Nomad Studio   
  • Project: Green Varnish
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, US State
  • Photography: Jarred Gastreich, David Johnson, Alex Elmestad, Nomad Studio
  • Brand: Nomad Studio.
  • Consultants: Iria Perez and Assoc., LIA Engineering
  • Assembly Team: Collab – Portico, Green Roof Blocks.


DRAGONFLY PARK in Hội An, Vietnam by V-architecture

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Article source: V-architecture 


Traditionally, the designer sees building (architecture) in terms of its aesthetics, siting, spatial utilization, form, structure, building elements, use of color and shade, and other usual features of architectural design. However, the ecologist sees building in the context of the ecosystem concept. This means that he or she conceives a building as consisting of not only the a biotic (non-living) components but also the biotic (living) components, all of which operate together as a whole system in the context of other ecosystems in the biosphere.

Image Courtesy © Oki Hiroyuki

Image Courtesy © Oki Hiroyuki

  • Architects: V-architecture 
  • Location: Hội An, Vietnam
  • Photography: Oki Hiroyuki
  • Software Used: AutoCAD
  • Structural Engineer: Ekoss
  • Community Activity Planner: ACCD
  • Sponsors: HSF
  • Area: 6000m2
  • Construction: 9 – 11/2014
  • Cost: US$17,000


Marronnier Park in Seoul, South Korea by studio METAA

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Article source: studio METAA

‘Public area’ is further than ‘Private area’ and it is necessity to make a ‘collectivity life’ through the city community and civil society. Moreover, the character of Public area is the character of the city and quality of public area shows the standard of the city.

Marronnier park couldn’t positioned between ‘neighborhood park’ and ‘public area’ before. Until now, every ruins of desire is accumulated, for instance functions, facilities and sculptures that doesn’t harmonized each other.

Image Courtesy © Jaekyung Kim

Image Courtesy © Jaekyung Kim

  • Architects: studio METAA
  • Project: Marronnier Park
  • Location: 124-1 Donsung-don, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Jaekyung Kim
  • Architect in Charge: Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Architecture Design: Sangjin Yi, H-Sung Kim, young-b kim, Minkyu Sang, Sekyung Huh, Eunsuk Lee
  • Landscape Design: Seungjin Park(design loci), Youngmi Jung(Edenplne)
  • Civil Engineer: Daehan Consultant


SAUNAS Y ESTANQUES EN ATACAMA in Chile by Germán del Sol

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: Germán del Sol

To dwell in this vast land, men and women build graceful stone structures along the roads in Atacama, to get an insight into nature, and make it hospitable.

These concrete landmarks in the landscape, reveal the presence of water ponds used to irrigate the land, and to swim, and open up new perspectives to the immense wilderness around.

The water is kept still flowing gently over the ponds edges to reflect the light, and the beauty of the place, against the dark slate coating.

Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

  • Architects: Germán del Sol
  • Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama Region, Chile
  • Surface: 940 sqm.
  • Colaborators:
    • Horacio Schmidt, Architect.
    • Nicole Labbé, Architect.
    • Carlos Venegas, Architect.
    • Hernán Fierro, Graphic Arts.
  • Project Date: 1998
  • Completion Date: 2000
  • Structural Engineering: Fernando del Sol and Enzo Valladares
  • Building Contractor: Salfa S.A.
  • Job Captains: Rubén Ossandón and Jean Paul Barthou


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