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Mural Park in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: JGMA

Design Studio JGMA Celebrates Pilsen’s Identity with the Creative Office Campus ‘Mural Park’

JGMA to rehab two vacant warehouse buildings in Chicago’s Pilsen community

Chicago, Illinois: Pilsen, in Chicago’s Lower West Side is well-known for its richness in culture and diversity as well as its abundant public art, particularly, lively murals. Chicago common brick façades have become canvases for local artists that frequently embody Mexican heritage and American dreams. To encourage the sustainable development of Pilsen by respecting the resident’s vision for their community, design studio JGMA, Condor Partners and Chicago Development Partners are collaborating with the National Museum of Mexican Art and community groups to create the innovative office campus ‘Mural Park’. Mural Park is designed to be an inclusive organic community accessible to existing local businesses, new economy users and more traditional flex-office users.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: Mural Park
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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MANTA RAY in Seoul, South Korea by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

SCENERY AND DESIGN PLAN: A PERMEABLE LANDSCAPING LINKING 4 CORES

What does the Han River represent today, and what could be its future?

In this early 21st century, Yeouido Park is an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development. The Government wishes to make it a bridgehead for innovation, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech while promoting the rehabilitation of urban ecosystems and biodiversity.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: MANTA RAY
  • Location: Yeouido Han River Park between the Mapo Bridge and the Wonhyo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea
  • Host & Order Institution: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • G.F.A. Spatial Planning: 25 600 m² = 9100 m² Ferry Terminal & Pier Deck + 8500 m² Yeoui Terrace + 8000 m² Cultural Complex
  • Status: Masterplan & Concept

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Summer cinema at Fili Park in Moscow, Russia by WOWHAUS

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Article source: WOWHAUS

The success of Pioneer, the summer cinema at Gorky Park, is triggering a wave of interest from Moscow’s other major parks, as memories of this once hugely popular form of outdoor entertainment revive.

A summer cinema opened in Fili Park (one of the city’s biggest public parks, stretching over 200 hectares along the Moscow River) in spring 2014. Uniquely, its design is fit for use in other places: the cinema has a ‘kit’ design that can be adapted to the needs of any particular park.

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: WOWHAUS (Olga Rokal)
  • Project: Summer cinema at Fili Park
  • Location: Bolshaya Filyovskaya, 22, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Workshop leaders: Dmitry Likin, Oleg Shapiro

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City Living Chelsea 2017 – Gold medal and Best in Fresh gardens in London by Kate Gould Gardens

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: Kate Gould Gardens

City Living is a contemporary garden on several levels imagined in a typical urban apartment block. While these dwellings are often cold and slightly forbidding in appearance they could easily be transformed with the addition of attractive green outdoor spaces for residents use with comfortable and sheltered seating areas surrounded by appealing planting and tranquil water features.

Image Courtesy © Kate Gould Gardens

  • Architects: Kate Gould Gardens
  • Project: City Living Chelsea 2017 – Gold medal and Best in Fresh gardens in London
  • Location: Chelsea, London

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The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront in China by CAZA

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: CAZA 

The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront district is an island, surrounded by water on all four sides, offering a unique topographical setting in which to reimagine urban life in 21stcentury China. Contemporary Chinese cities have entered a new era of 21st-century urbanism. Old strategies for developing new districts no longer work: cities cannot rely on instant buildings, and iconic projects no longer beget their own economies.

MAIN IMAGE, AERIAL VIEW NIGHT, Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront
  • Location: Ningbo, China

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Keukenhof in Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten 

Keukenhof finally has a proper main entrance. Mecanoo designed an elegant gatehouse to welcome the large flows of, mainly international, visitors to the world famous gardens. A striking timber roof leans on two volumes, forming an impressive gateway to the park. The stepped roof structure of interwoven isosceles triangles provides shelter, whilst creating an ever-changing play of light and shadow.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

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Penghu Qingwan Cactus Park in Taiwan by CCL Architects & Planners

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Article source: CCL Architects & Planners

Qingwan district is located at Penghu’s Fongguei Peninsula. Surrounded by sea, it is abundant in marine resources and natural wonders. The basaltic landscape, diverse vegetation, and forts remained from the military days make Qingwan the perfect place for tourism development.

Image Courtesy © LIN FU MING

  • Architects: CCL Architects & Planners
  • Project: Penghu Qingwan Cactus Park
  • Location: Peng Hu, Qingtian Xian, Lishui Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Taiwan
  • Photography: LIN FU MING
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Design teams: CCL Architects & Planners + Co-Forest Environment Design Association
  • Contributors: LIN  CHI CHIN、CHANG CHIEN LUNG CHIN、JIANG CHANG LIN、CHANG TSUNG JUI、KUNG CHENG TA、SHIH YU SHIN
  • Client: Penghu County Government
  • Area: 1,716㎡
  • Max. Height: 9.5 m
  • Completion date: August 2015

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AZALA in Biarritz, France by GARDERA-D Architectur

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Article source:GARDERA-D Architectur

The project AZALA, delivered in June 2015 in association with the architecture agency Philippe Pastre, takes place on a site of 1900 m2 in Biarritz, France.
With 1900 m2, and encircled by roads, the site adopts a very particular form of a drop of water, in result of the urban layout surrounding it. Located on the edge of an intercommunal highway, strategically positioned at a crossroads, it constitutes a true entrance of the city, leading to the future Joint Development Area of Kleber in Biarritz.
The project brings all together, in a semi-buried 52-seat car park, several entities with a tertiary vocation:

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat

Hanoi Lotus Centre in Vietnam Decibel Architecture

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Decibel Architecture

The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.

Image Courtesy © Decibel Architecture

  • Architects: Decibel Architecture
  • Project: Hanoi Lotus Centre
  • Location: Hanoi,  Vietnam
  • Client: City of Hanoi
  • Visualisation credits: Mike Durek & Shadowlab
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
  • MEP: Buro Happold
  • Developer: Sun Group

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Colourful Sports Park in Schiedam, The Netherlands by MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: MoederscheimMoonen Architects

How can you make a motorway section attractive and functional for the local residents? This is the question MoederscheimMoonen Architects set to work on for the Municipality of Schiedam. They devised a unique solution for a stretch of the A4 motorway between the Dutch cities of Delft and Schiedam. The result is wonderful green park and a new sports location that will definitely appeal to the imagination. Located some six metres above the motorway, the sports fields are enclosed by one of the largest canvases in Europe. Together with Lace Fence, the architects created no less than 8,500 m² of colourful fencing that consists of over 1.6 million life-like ‘pixels’. 

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman and Dedots

  • Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
  • Project: Colourful Sports Park
  • Location: Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman and Dedots
  • Client: Municipality of Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in charge: Erik Moederscheim
  • Project team: Jim de Koning, Ruud Moonen, Fernando Polo Calvo, Sander Malschaert, Christiaan Harmse
  • Landscape design: BGSV Bureau voor stedenbouw en landschap
  • Fence design: Dedots
  • Structural engineering: CAE Nederland BV
  • Installation consultancy: IV Bouw BV
  • Main contractor for the building: Dura Vermeer Bouw Zuidwest BV
  • Contractor for the landscape: Van Kessel Sport en Cultuurtechniek BV
  • Surface area: 16,000 m²
  • Finalisation of design: March 2015
  • Final acceptance: September 2016

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