Archive for the ‘Public Landscapes’ Category
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Article source: h2o architectes
The Familistère is a vast housing complex founded by Jean-Baptiste André Godin in 1859 in relation with the stove manufacturing business. Until 1968, this Social Palace was the theatre of a unique social experimentation in the industrial world: the Familistère was a sort of utopia for an industrial society composed like an urban transition between the town and the park of the city island nearby.
Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau
- Architects: h2o architectes
- Project: Site development at the Familistère
- Location: Guise, France
- Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau ,FkP
- Software used: Rhino
- Program: Public space of the Familistère in Guise (4Ha), , Shared space 20Km/h, Footbridge, bridge extension, urban furniture (bench, signage), lighting.
- Client: Syndicat Mixte du Familistère Godin
- SEDA: Société d’Equipement du Département de l’Aisne.
- Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) , Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (landscape architect), France Aires (Exterior infrastructure Engineer), , HDA (structure engineer).
- Specificity: Classified Site for Historical Monuments
- Surface: 4 Hectare
- Construction cost: 3 000 000 € HT
- Date: Delivered Janvier 2014
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Article source: KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS GmBH
The new ETH building is conceived as an efficient and flexible architectural device, providing an answer to the multiple aspects shaping its complex environment.
On the one hand, the landscape and the urban quality of the public spaces around the building condition the building’s insertion. The respect of the historical urban fabric, in particular the Heritage garden in the south facade of the site, is essential as it constitutes an important area of the city urban fabric throughout the centuries. At the same time, all the classed trees in the site will be preserved.
Image Courtesy © KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Article source: Land+Civilization Compositions
A conceptual framework for the development of the city of Medellin
Multiple intertwined streams of issues
Medellin is wealthy city; wealthy in terms of its ambitions and its potential. Further, this project is a rare opportunity the ability to reform the ENTIRE riverfront that runs through a major city is rare. Therefore, this opportunity must be thought of as being even bigger than just a public space design, it must be taken as a chance to reform and set the framework for Medellin’s future. Obviously the riverfront is the key element in this project, but its influence and importance is much larger than the given project site boundaries. This proposal uses this competition to set forth principals for redevelopment, the use of funds, the city and its history, the relation to ecology, the movement of people, and so forth. Clear thinking about the further evolution of the city and how this project can be a trigger in this process is not overlooked by this project.
Image Courtesy © Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301, openfabric
- Architects: Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301, openfabric
- Project: LCC1301
- Location: Medellin, Colombia
- Title: URBAN CURRENT[S]
- Status: Competition Submission
- Client: The City of Medellin
- Link: http://sociedadcolombianadearquitectos.org/concursodelriomedellin/
- Program: Public space design, pavilions, bridges
- Site Area: 423 hectares
- Date[s]: 2013
- Team Leaders: Jason Hilgefort, Pablo Forero, Julian Restrepo, Francesco Garofalo, Barbara Costantino
- Software used: Illustrator, Autocad, Photoshop, Indesign, Word, Excel, Rhino, and a lot of hand sketching!
Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Article source: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT
- Designed as a piece of urban planning within the context of the city as a whole
- Creates public park at heart of downtown
- Continues urban fabric and scale of context
- Parking concealed
The site is adjacent to the heart of the thriving downtown area of the city of Davis. The solution is novel for this type of use: a contextual piece of urban infill, creating a new public park and providing a consistent continuation of the existing density and pedestrian scale. It is the exact opposite of typical concepts for this building type, which would normally place the buildings well back from the street and surround them with parking. The site plan in this case was carefully laid out in relation to the plan of the existing city: the buildings continue the line the street wall and then curve back to create a much needed public green-space, whilst the parking requirement is concealed behind.
Image Courtesy © MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT
Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Article source: Sorg Architects
In response to MOMA/PS1’s challenge to present innovative ideas to protect the coastline area of the Rockaways in New York City, which had been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, Sorg Architects focused not only on rebuilding the boardwalk there, but on creating the boardwalk as simultaneously a community gathering place and a functional infrastructure to protect the shoreline.
Image Courtesy © Sorg Architects
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Article source: Balmori Associates
In March 2013, MoMA PS1 invited artists and designers to Rethink the Post-Sandy Rockaway. Organized by MoMA PS1’s Young Architects program, the competition sought ideas for alternative housing models, creation of social spaces, urban interventions, new uses of public space, the rebuilding of the boardwalk, protection of the shoreline, and actions to engage local communities and to aid in the effort to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy.
Image Courtesy © Balmori Associates
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Article source: PROJ3CT
Acknowledging the great value of the cultural and architectural heritage that is present all over the site, overlapping time and space in such a meaningful presence, our quest is to create a quiet and cohesive urban environment that would not be over-imposing or disruptive but one that attempts to unify and add structure to the physical frame. From a distance this central zone is very clearly dominated by three major public spaces – the trilogy Syntagma/Panepistimiou Core/Omonia that are linked by a system of large avenues on which Panepistimiou has the greater role. It seems natural that these places should be considered poles of centrality, as they are focus points of historical relevance. Although these spaces are very diverged in terms of functionality and shape, it seems obvious that they are within themselves places of gathering on which all the flows and social expressions are related to.
Image Courtesy © Proj3ct
- Architects: PROJ3CT
- Project: Re-think Athens
- Location: Athens, Greece
- Photography: PROJ3CT
- Type : International Competition For Public Space Design
- Client : Onassis Foundation
- Gross Area : 5720.000 Sqm
- Date : 2012
- Software used: Vectorworks + Cinema 4D
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Article source: studiostudio architettiurbanisti
Public space regeneration through the “Pedibus” micro-projects in the Oltrarno quarter, Florence
The Oltrarno is a historic district south of the River Arno in Florence with a number of intrinsic characteristics that makes it one of the most problematic areas of the city.
The morphological situation is complex and varied: the historic city center is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site while the pedestrian areas must coexist with congested traffic roads. Moreover the dynamic participation of local citizens in spontaneous committees and the richness of social life (locals, immigrants, tourists) envision the possibility to test here a pioneering project for the regeneration and re-appropriation of public space.
Image Courtesy © Bruno Pelucca
- Architects: studiostudio architettiurbanisti
- Project: Intervention by Spot-Projects: Urban Acupuncture as a Public Space Regeneration Strategy
- Location: Florence, Italy
- Photography: Bruno Pelucca, Carolina Capitanio, Giacomo Feri
- Pedibus Master Plan planning design: studiostudio architettiurbanisti, Florence / Beijing
- Pilot project MUI #12 architecture design: studiostudio architettiurbanisti, Florence / Beijing
- Architects: Elisa Palazzo, Bruno Pelucca
- Client: Municipality of Florence
- Type of intervention: urban regeneration
- Area: 96 ha
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Article source: Holscher Arkitekter
Team Schonherr’s proposal is best practice as to how a historical center can be reunited with the habour that once put the city on the map. This is done by the new urban spaces inheriting qualities from the historic center. Not by miming the historic town’s architecture, but through detailed planning to achieve spatial qualities of the historic town. Hobro town centre is converted to realize the potential of the town centre and restore physical, visual and social links between the port and the town. At the same time, the project handles the traffic of the town centre optimally, without creating new barriers.
Image courtesy Schonherr Arkitekter
- Architects: Schonherr and Holscher Arkitekter
- Project: Schonherr and Holscher Arkitekter wins competition for Hobro mid-town in coorperation
- Location: Hobro, Denmark
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
Article source: sergio sebastián_architect
The ground of the historical villa of Daroca folds and lifts to show the richness of its past to the public!
The surface layer rises like a great cover revealing its core from the street, the valuable archaeological remains which have appeared under it. The building is generated from the urban fabric, as a new public space which covers and protects the history of this city and the representative character of the regional institution founded above this former place.
Image Courtesy Gabriel López
- Architects: sergio sebastián_architect
- Project: Archaeological space in Daroca
- Location: Daroca, Spain
- YEAR: 2007 (COMPETITION)- 2012
- SITE: Hospital St. / Maestro Mingote St. Daroca. Spain
- AREA: 350 M2
- PROMOVE: Comarca Campo de Daroca, Ministerio de Cultura
- COLLABORATORS : Fernando Muñoz, architect in project
- Miriam Tambo, structure assistant in project, and co-direction in construction Jesús Molinos, technical architect
- María Jesús Velázquez, technical architect Pablo Sebastián, technical architect José Delgado -Fidias Trade, archaeologists
- BUILDER: Fase I: Construcciones Miguel Gay sl Fase II : Renueva Pleamares sl
- SUPPLIERS: Concrete structure: Eter S.Coop sl
Prefab slabs: Cocalsa
Metalworker: Ángel Pardos
Interior pavements of resine: Lotum
Interior pavements of recycled glass: Crismon
Exterior pavement: Pérez Anadón
Electricity: Manuel Chavarrías, Antonio Castillo
Lighting: Ilumisa, Antares, Daisalux, Modular Lighting System
- FOTOGRAPHS: Gabriel López- www.fotoespacios.com (more…)