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Hillsboro Shute Park Branch Library Renovation in Oregon by Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

After 40 years of constant use Shute Park Branch Library had devolved into a dark, cluttered, and inefficient interior space that had little connection to its namesake park. This comprehensive renovation included a complete reorganization of the floor plan and was based on the integration of three transformative characteristics -establishing a new relationship to the park, openness, and natural light.

Image Courtesy © Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

  • Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.
  • Project: Hillsboro Shute Park Branch Library Renovation
  • Location: 775 SE 10th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123, Oregon
  • Software used: Revit, Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop
  • Project Team: David Wark, AIA, LEED AP, Jimmy Gantz, AIA, LEED AP, Meg Matsushima, AIA, LEED APAngelique Nossa, IIDA, LEED AP Laura Craig Bennett, LEED GA
  • Client: City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro Public Library
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • MEP/FP Engineer: MKE and Associates, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Walker Macy
  • Completion date: 25 February 2014
  • Occupancy date: 10 March 2014
  • Project Budget: $4,220,000

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Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool in Rotterdam, Netherlands by KCAP Architects&Planners

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: KCAP Architects&Planners 

The ‘Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool’ is an elementary school in Rotterdam’s quarter Kralingen-Crooswijk with children from various ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. The school has been spread over two locations within the district. With the extension of one of the locations all school facilities could be united again and help the school function as one institution.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: KCAP Architects&Planners
  • Project: Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Client: Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam (former OBR) commissioned by JOS (Jeugd, Onderwijs en Samenleving)
  • Program: 3.200 m2 for 21 classrooms of which a new building with 2.000 m2 for 14 classrooms and renovation existing building with 1.200 m2 for 7 classrooms, common and multifunctional spaces, staff rooms
  • Time: 2008 – 2013

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PRINCIPIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK in RIJEKA, CROATIA by NENAD FABIJANIĆ

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Article source: NENAD FABIJANIĆ

The opening of the Principia Archaeological Park in Rijeka, in February 2014, enriched the topography of ancient sites on the Adriatic’s eastern shore, adding a monumental locus, unique in the type and the shaping level of presentation. As for the type, the Principia was an architectural and town-planning element of castrum, a Roman military encampment or town, one of the many scattered along the boundaries of the Roman Empire (limites). In Dalmatia, only fragments of no more than two castra, those of Burnum and Tilirum, have been preserved, not the entire complex as is the case with Tarsatica. As for the shaping level of presentation, the intervention is a result of a public competition and a creative authorial concept, which was meticulously elaborated, and implemented in a controlled fashion.

Image Courtesy © MIRO MARTINIĆ

Image Courtesy © MIRO MARTINIĆ

  • Architects: NENAD FABIJANIĆ
  • Project: PRINCIPIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
  • Location: RIJEKA, CROATIA
  • Photography: MIRO MARTINIĆ
  • COLLABORATORS: ŽELJKO PAVLOVIĆ, DAVOR PAVLOVIĆ, VESNA ŠOIĆ, BRUNO KRUNIĆ
  • AREA: 1500 m2
  • COMPETITION: October – December, 2008.
  • BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION: March – April, 2013.
  • END OF CONSTRUCTION: February, 2014.

 

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SPIRULINE FOUNTAIN in Confignon, Switzerland by BUREAU A

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: BUREAU A

The Spirulina Fountain displaces the culture of landscape architecture and gardening towards contemporary issues of land and urban farming in restrained areas. The fountain constitutes a hybrid, fusing the production basins of the intense blue-green algae with contemplative Italian gardens of the 16th century. More specifically, the form and dimensions of the fountain quotes the water cascades of the Villa Aldobrandini built in 1550 in Frascati, 20 km southeast of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: BUREAU A
  • Project: SPIRULINE FOUNTAIN
  • Location: Parc des Evaux, Confignon, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Construction work: Professional construction training center (CFPC), Ivan Denkinger, Luc Tissot, and students from atelier AFP (carpentry)
  • Plants (English/Latin): Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis

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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

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Energeticon in Alsdorf, Germany by Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB

Following the end of commercial mining in Alsdorf, the centrally-located industrial premises of coal mine „Anna“ will be converted into an attractive residential and commercial area which will include the “Anna Park“.  As part of the development,  we created a design concept to convert the mine‘s blacksmith and change&washroom buildings into “Energeticon” –  an exhibition designed by Stuttgart-based “Atelier Brueckner” focussing on energy-related topics – not only showcasing the history of mining but also allowing visitors to experience basic principles of energy and learn about trendsetting and forward-looking technologies.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Mayer

Image Courtesy © Thomas Mayer

  • Architects: Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB
  • Project: Energeticon
  • Location: Alsdorf, Germany
  • Photography: Thomas Mayer
  • Exhibition Design: Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart
  • Client: ENERGETICON gGmbH, Alsdorf
  • Structural Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Wagner und Koll, Alsdorf
  • Mechanical Engineer: INCO Ingenieurbüro GmbH, Aachen
  • Fire Engineer: iSb – Strauch, Herzogenrath
  • Project year: 2014

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Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort, Netherlands by OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Article source: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV

Park as a Spatial Anchor

The new Park of Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort connects the new building of the Soesterkwartier along Puntenburgerlaan with the existing buildings and acts as a green meeting place for both old and new residents. The ambition is, on a relatively small area, to create an abundance of green. This is achieved by placing a large amount of new trees and grassy plains as the basis for the establishment of the park.

Image Courtesy © Annie Beugel

Image Courtesy © Annie Beugel

  • Architects: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV 
  • Project: Caspar Wittelplantsoen
  • Location: Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Photography: Annie Beugel
  • Client: Gemeente Amersfoort
  • Programm: Sketch design, Preliminary Design, Definitive Design, design specification guidance and tender execution guidance
  • Area: 1,5 HA
  • Building costs: € 800.000,00
  • Dates: 2008 – 2011

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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
  • Project: PARK GROOT SCHIJN, ZONE BOTERLAAR SILSBURG
  • 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

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Funen Blok K – Verdana in The Netherlands by NL Architects

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Article source: NL Architects

These ten houses are part of a master plan for 500 dwellings and a park by the Architecten Cie, called ‘Het Funen, Hidden Delights’. The triangular site is located between the historic center and the recently redeveloped harbor area in the east of Amsterdam, a former parking lot for towed cars. Along the east and the south side a ‘wall’ containing over 300 apartments and office spaces shields the site from the noise of the adjacent railroad. Inside this semi open block a loose grid is set up, containing 16 smaller housing blocks positioned in a park. These ‘Hidden Delights’ vary in height from 9 to 18 meters. A shift from the public to the private has taken place. The urban plan including the park is initiated and commissioned -traditionally operations directed by the City- and developed and build by one single company, IBC Vastgoed. The maintenance of the park will be handled by a private firm, not by the city, but the park will remain publicly accessible. There are three almost square blocks that measure 30.5 by 27.7 meters and should contain 2.5 stories. It was obligatory to build the first two stories in alignment; the third should be 50% building and 50% roof terrace/garden. In our block the volume is distributed evenly over the ten houses; each is allocated 633 cubic meters. The houses are organized according to a typology known as back to back housing. They will be accessed from an aisle in the middle of the block. This “mini-canyon” rids the facades of the obligatory storage spaces and technical facilities that formally have to be accessible from the public domain.

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Funen Blok K – Verdana
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Team: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Mark Linnemann
  • Collaborators: Caro Baumann, Jennifer Petersen, Niels Petersen, Holger Schurk, Misa Shibukawa, Rolf Touzimsky
  • Client: IBC Vastgoed, Heijmans
  • Structural engineers: Ingenieursbureau Zonneveld bv
  • Mechanical engineers: Sweegers en de Bruin bv
  • Building Physics: Cauberg Huygen
  • Contractor: IBC Woningbouw Amersfoort bv

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Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia by Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

1 NATURE GATEWAY+8 WAYS TO NATURE+3 PRINCIPLES+10 MECHANISMS= NATURE’S EMBASSY

1 NATURE GATEWAY seeks to identify Sokolniki as the Gateway for Nature into the city of Moscow and as a way for people to enter nature by linking the Elk’s island natural reserve through Sokolniki’s ecological corridor.

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

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