Archive for the ‘Public Landscapes’ Category
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Article source: OMGEVING
Jette, also known as Sint-Pieters-Jette is one of the greenest amongst the 19 communes of the Capital Region of Brussels. Located in the tiny valley of Molenbeek, north-west of the centre of the capital, it offers its inhabitants a fair combination of urban and rural environment.
Image Courtesy © OMGEVING
- Architects: OMGEVING
- Project: Kardinaal Mercier Square
- Location: Brussels-Jette Belgium
- Project Size: 4 hectares
- Client: Beliris
- Design: 2007 (1st prize in the international competition)
- Completion: 2013
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Article source: Emre Arolat Architects
Yalıkavak is one of the lagoons on the southwestern coast of Turkey, which is becoming a popular destination for blue voyages along the Turkish Riviera. Unlike its provincial center Bodrum, which has faced a building boom in 1980s with the increase of touristic activities, Yalikavak is still a relatively calm, smaller scale settlement with its natural landscape.
Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects
- Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
- Project: Yalıkavak Palmarina
- Location: Bodrum, Turkey
- Responsible architects: konsept proje: emre arolat, gonca paşolar, rıfat yılmaz, leyla kori
- Team: ibrahim anıl biçer, deniz kösemen, makbule yıldırım, buket katı
- Project date: 2011-2012
- Construction date: 2012-2013
- Function: marina
Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects
- Area information: parcel area: 90 000 m², gross area: 8 200 m², footprint: m²
- Additional information: number of stores 35 total capacity of entertainment area 6000 people
- Client: palmali
- Structural project: nodus engineering
- Mechanical project: beta teknik
- Electricity: aykar engineering
- Infrastructure: ekiz proje
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Article source: KUCZIA architect
Like a traditional polish farm, the GREEN WATER SPORTS STATION blends into the rural landscape of the shores of Lake Laka in Upper Silesia (Poland).
Three main buildings of the complex – situated orthogonal to each other – define a public place. This place comes into being on the same way like it occurs in the typical polish manor between the cottage, stable and barn. And analogical to them, every building of the Station has a different function: the boat hangar in the east, the central visitors building on the waterfront and the restrooms with showers westward.
Image Courtesy © KUCZIA architect
- Architects: KUCZIA architect
- Project: Green Water Sports Station
- Location: Upper Silesia, Poland
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Article source: MVRDV
Built in 1884, the Serp & Molot steel factory in Moscow was a stronghold during the Russian revolution.In the past decades it fell into disrepair – unused and overgrown with plants.How could the remarkable history of the steel factory be combined with the demands for the creation of a new, attractive, modern urban neighbourhood in the centre of the Russian Capital?
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: SERP & MOLOT FACTORY
- Location: Moscow, Russia
- Year: 2014
- Client: JSC Don Stroy Invest.
- Program: 1.8 million m2
- Budget: undisclosed
- Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with JeroenZuidgeest, KlaasHofman, Mick van Gemert, Johannes Pilz, Piya Limpiti.
- Landscape and Urban Design: LAB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Urban Design &Planning: Am Proektus, Moscow, Russia
- Engineering: PROMOS, Moscow, Russia
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