Archive for the ‘Park’ Category
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Article source: Kwint architecten
Kwint Architecten designed a community centre for the Paddepoel-Zuid & Tuinwijk districts in de dutch City of Groningen. The community center is located in a parc, called the Bessemoerpark, as a link between the two districts. As part of the transformation of the parc, Kwint Architecten was assigned to design a building with it’s own character, independent from the parc. The building is set up as an unpretentious master volume with an elongated shape. The volume is placed crosswise in the elongated parc, as a result of which transforms the building in a link between the two adjacent city districts. The entrance of the building is situated alongside a footpath between these districts. By means of rounding of two of the four corners the building derives a distinctive character. As a result of the rounding, the front and side facades melt together and prevents the use of the outdoor spaces at only one side. Instead, the shape stimulates the use of all the outdoor space alongside the building for activities. The building is designed to be a guest in the parc and to interact with the parc. Two elements are a added to the design. At one side a cavity is formed to mark the entrance, at the other side a porch is added which connects the main rooms to the park.
Image Courtesy © Kwint architecten
- Architects: Kwint architecten
- Project: Community Center TuinPad
- Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Article source: Migdal Arquitectos
Central Park Interlomas is a residential complex located in one of the highest points of Interlomas an area located to the west of Mexico City, placed on a natural plateau that serves as a great podium that avoids adjacencies, providing the apartments beautiful, unaltered and extensive views of the city.
Image Courtesy © Ian Lizaranzu
- Architects: Migdal Arquitectos
- Project: Central Park Interlomas
- Location: Huixquilucan, Estado de México
- Photography: Ian Lizaranzu, Luis Gordoa y Rafael Gamo
- Project and Architectonic Direction: Jaime Varon, Abraham Metta, Alex Metta / Migdal Arquitectos
- Structural Project: CTC Ingenieros Civiles
- Number of apartment units: 720
- Construction Area: 162, 261. 97 M²
- Construction: 2013 – 2015
- Ground Surface: 45,746.24m²
- Project: 2010
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Article source: Aedas
The Forum redevelopment is a holistic design, integrating a new office building, sculpture park and events plaza and there by revitalising the entire Exchange Square development. The compact and exquisitely detailed new building opens up the site visually and physically, creating a significant public space designed as a series of stone platforms linked with water features and planting. The design by Keith Griffiths is inspired by precious gems. The perfect cube of the building is dramatically tilted to create a grand entrance from the plaza. The geometry of the tilted plane is resolved into the elegant diamond cut façade of the building. As a Grade-A office in the heart of the Central district, the column-free office interior with its 2.9m of floor-to-ceiling space evokes a tailor-made environment with ample natural daylight from all elevations.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: The Forum
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Project Design Director: Keith Griffiths
- Client: Hongkong Land
- Gross floor area: 4,501 square metres
- Completion year: 2014
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Article source: Benthem Crouwel Architects
The Paleisbrug (Palace bridge) is a raised park and pedestrian and cycle bridge in one. The bridge forms a 250 metre-ling link across the railway track between the historic centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Paleiskwartier. Paleiskwartier is a newly developed district that houses the court building, various universities of applied sciences, homes and offices. The new bridge has also been fitted with a large solar collector, which will supply the surrounding area with energy.
Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders
- Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
- Project: Paleisbrug
- Location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, between the historic centre and Paleiskwartier, Netherlands
- Photography: Jannes Linders
- Project Team: Mels Crouwel, Job Schroën, Marleen van Driel, Moon Brader, Carel Weber, Volker Krenz, Sergio Bostdorp, Ronno Stegeman
- Landscape Architect: Piet Oudolf, Hummelo
- Client: Municipality of ’s-Hertogenbosch, Urban Development department
- Structural engineer: up to VO+: Arup, Amsterdam; then: Grontmij, Houten (more…)
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Article source: DRAFTARCH
Parco di Piantonia overlooks the valley of the Sporzana stream. Friedrich’s “Wanderer” observes the landscape in a sea of fog. The form of the design uses the relationship between the landscape and the existing trees: the path provides structure and divides up the green space, as far up as the viewpoint. A service block indicates the entrance announcing the route, while the rest areas lie alongside the path, complementing it. A route, a place to socialise, for children to play…
Image Courtesy © DRAFTARCH
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Article source: Grant Associates
Landscape architects Grant Associates are to develop and deliver phase one of the public realm for The University of Sheffield, which is set to revolutionize the University’s campus, open it up to the public and link it firmly with the city centre.
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- Architects: Grant Associates
- Project: Grant Associates to develop sustainable, green campus for major UK university
- Location: United Kingdom
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
The architectural firm Fernandes is developing, in consortium with engineering firm EBEI, the Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park, set belonging to the Railroad Campos do Jordão (EFCJ).
Currently, EFCJ operates a system of activities turned to tourism, consisting of various services operating in the 47km rail extension linked between two tourist parks: one in Piracuama, in the municipality of Pindamonhangaba, and the other in Capivari’s (Campos do Jordão), which is also the cabel car service.
Image Courtesy © Capivari Fernandes Arquitetos
- Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
- Project: Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park
- Location: São Paulo, Brazil
- Author: Daniel Hopf Fernandes
- Team: Luis Henrique de Lima, Celso Jun Nawa, Felipe Colturato Coimbra, Cécilia Stéphanie Dufresne de La Chauvinière, Karen Yoko Sato, Filipe Cruvinel Câmara Martins, Rodrigo Noleto
- Client: Secretaria dos Transportes Metropolitanos (STM)
- Construction: waiting bidding
- Project: 2014
- Start of Work: 2014
- End of Work: expected 2017
- Land area: 90.000 m²
- Landscaping: Luciano Fiaschi
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Article source: Aleksandar Rudnik Milanovic
The inspiration came from the Vauxhall history. The missing area of the Vauxhall Gardens from 18 centuries, could be replaced with the new green park above the railway line. The urban planning model could be found in the Vauxhall Gardens – the Grand Walk paintings, painted by Canaletto. And finally the skyscraper will be the proper symbolic structure, that will reminds the Vauxhall visitors on the longest hot-air balloon distance trip from Vauxhall in London to Weilburg in Germany.
Image Courtesy © Aleksandar Rudnik Milanovic
- Architects: Aleksandar Rudnik Milanovic
- Project: London Linear Park Vauxhall
- Location: England
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Article source: V-architecture
PHYLOSOPHY – BE GENTLE WITH NATURE
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
- Architects: V-architecture
- Project: DRAGONFLY PARK
- 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
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.
- 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