Archive for the ‘Public Landscapes’ Category
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Article source: Bang Architectes
Conversion of industrial hall into Skate Park and Youth Centre
Create a signal in the landscape
The operation takes place along a canal in St. Pierre, which is the former industrial district of Calais.In this bleak urban landscape, The future facility must signal its presence and invite potential users, the young and curious, to enter. The high clearance at the front of the building offers increased visibility of the west gable. This gable, which has been completely redesigned, will project a strong signal into the public space.
Night View (Images Courtesy Julien Lanoo)
- Architects: Bang Architectes (Nicolas Gaudard and Nicolas Hugoo)
- Project’s name: ZAP’ ADOS
- Location: 87 quai de Lucien L’heureux 62100, Calais, France
- Client: Ville de Calais
- Engineer: B&R ingénierie
- Photo credit: Julien Lanoo
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Article source: Camenzind Evolution
Cocoon is located in Zurich’s Seefeld district on a beautiful hillside, which enjoys excellent lake and mountain views. The location’s distinctive flair stems from the exceptional park-like setting – a green oasis into which Cocoon snugly nestles. Flanked on three sides by mighty, age-old trees the elliptical structure reads as a freestanding sculptural volume that gracefully spirals up from the park. The stainless steel mesh enveloping the building combines visual privacy with restrained elegance, while establishing a strong and unmistakable presence.
Image Courtesy Ferit Kuyas
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Article source: Alberto Campo Baeza
The project “Between Cathedrals” seeks to create an intervention worthy of the most significant location in the history of Cadiz, the oldest city of the West: the empty space facing the sea located between the Old and New Cathedrals.
The basic premise is to cover and protect an archeological excavation. Additionally, this new plane serves as a base for a space facing the ocean, a raised public space providing clear views unobstructed by cars passing on the circle road.
Image Courtesy Javier Callejas
- Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
- Project: Between Cathedrals
- Location: Cádiz, Spain
- Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz
- Fecha de proyecto: 2006
- Fecha de construcción: 2009
- Superficie: 1000 m2
- Arquitectos colaboradores: Ignacio Aguirre López; Emilio Delgado Martos
- Estructura: Andrés Rubio Morán; Jorge Conde Conde – IDEEE
- Aparejador: Manuel Cebada Orrequia
- Coste: 1.475.000 eur
- Constructor: GEOCISA
- Fotografía: Javier Callejas
Friday, February 10th, 2012
Article source: Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects
The proposal represents and symbolizes the new centrality that Blas Infante Square offers in a contemporary way. The project is developed from the duality of the two scales that are mixed: the scale of the neighborhood, immediate environment, and a larger size, the city and its historic center.
Blas Infante Square
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Article source: Like Architects
“FROZEN TREES” is a temporary installation for Christmas lighting in D. Pedro IV square in Lisbon. It builds an illuminated, frozen and fractal Christmas landscape that affects and alters the path of passers by.
Thirty cylinders – structured, self-sufficient streetlights – are placed throughout the square, drawing a new landscape and context and inviting the visitors to new spatial experiences.
Image Courtesy Dinis Sottomayor
- Architects: Like Architects / Diogo Aguiar + Teresa Otto
- Project: Frozen Trees – Ephemeral Installation for the Christmas Lighting of the Square D. Pedro IV
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
- Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (cm-lisboa.pt), MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda (mude.pt)
- Construction: OutrosMercadus
- Photography: FG+SG Fotografia de arquitectura | Architecture photography, Dinis Sottomayor
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
Article source: CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos
HARBOUR REMODELLING – MALPICA
This harbour redevelopment project, developed in conjunction with the Port Authority, is primarily focused on zones where public space can be created. The harbour was analysed as a place for interrelations and shelter, with the appeal of its fishing industry and its views; a unique location that makes its presence felt in the town with ramps, stairs and balconies. The linear nature of the horseshoe-shaped harbour is exploited to the utmost with a promenade, accessible at an intermediate level that runs along the cliff, resting on outcrops and wall tops which inhabit it in a sense.
Night View (Images Courtesy Xoan Piñón)
- Architect: CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos
- Name of Project: Malpica Harbour
- Location: Malpica port, A Coruña, Spain
- Project + Work Directors: Juan Creus and Covadonga Carrasco
- Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Belén Salgado, Alexandre Antunes, Bárbara Mesquita, Laura Coladas
- Photographer: ©CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos + ©Xoan Piñón
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Article source: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
The project is part of the existing green spaces, a spontaneous continuity between nature and buildings, between what existed and what have been designed. This led us to the use of elements inspired by organic forms, that become architecture.
The poetic chalices of the stands, that remind of the convolvulus flower, creates plays of light and shadow through the corollas, underlining the design of the project. Architectural “flowers” that protect from the sun during the day and illuminate the interior spaces during the night.
- Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
- Project: Hippodrome Longchamp
- Location:route des Tribunes, 75116, Paris
- Period: 2011
- Client: France Galop
- Project Team: Serena Mignatti (Project team manager), Antonio Nardozzi, Fernando Rial, Ivo Ambrosi, Vaiva Rinkunaite, Mabel Aguerre, Cristina Fernandez Maqueda, Reinald Fratti
- Model Makers: Nicola Cabiati, Frauke Stenz, Anna Rita Giannandrea
- Site Area: 630,000 sq. m.
- Built Area: 23, 603 sq.m.
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Article source: Waterstudio.NL
Urbanisation and climate change put a lot of pressure on available space for nature in city centres. New initiatives for adding extra park zones to a city are rare. Yet these kind of additional habitats for birds, bees, bats and other small animals could bring a lot of positive green effects to the environment of a city.
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Article source: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC collaboration with Stephen Perrella, AIA
A complex of design strategies configures the solution for the Preschool at St.Clare’s. The intent was to establish a sense of openness and free play for a program involving the guidance and education of young children. The proposed architecture endeavors to mediate the imposition of authority over developing youth by calling into question the role that architecture plays in structuring a learning environment. The site of the renovation is within an existing and highly active gymnasium on a church campus. The preschool is situated adjacent to the gymnasium within the same structure.
- Architect: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC collaboration with Stephen Perrella, AIA
- Name of Project: St. Clare’s Parish Center/Early Childhood Development Center
- Location: Staten Island, New York