Archive for the ‘Public Landscapes’ Category
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Article source: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
The CityDeck is the heart of a multi-phase redevelopment project along Green Bay’s Fox River. The project aims to allow for significantly increased access to the river and to diversify social and ecological life along it.
EXISTING CONDITIONS + CHALLENGES
The site is a 2-acre strip of land, typically measuring 50 to 60 feet wide, that runs along the edge of the Fox River in downtown Green Bay. It is about one-quarter-mile in length and is situated between two bridges that cross the river. At the project’s beginning, adjacent parcels were empty, abandoned (a large yellow warehouse), or in use as parking lots. Nearby buildings turned their back on the riverfront. Unsurprisingly, there was little social or civic life here, and no reason to visit; the elevated walk along existing bulkhead walls prevented any direct access down to the river—as well as up to the city from boats.
Images Courtesy Mike Roemer
- Architect: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
- Project Name: The CityDeck
- Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
- Client: City of Green Bay
- Completion Date: Phase 1 opened in stages in 2009 and 2010. Phases 2 and 3 are scheduled for completion in 2011-2012.
- Photographer: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Mike Roemer, Jeff Mirkes
- Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe CS
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Article source: Maxwan Architects+Urbanists
Currently, the space is a parking lot with open ends toward city center shopping district and the Leine River, while the long sides are bound by a residential district and a red light district. Given its central location and its surroundings rough bite, the site is a perfect habitat for young creative people.
- Architect: Maxwan Architects+Urbanists
- Name of Project: Marstall Platz
- Location: Hannover, Germany
- Scale: S
- Site area: 1.5 ha
- Software used: AutoCAD, 3dsmax, Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Article source: Malka Architecture
PARIS + ISSY = PARISSY
As infrastructures inhabit and even dominate today’s cities, it is time to accept and give them value. While composed of a poetic vocabulary of sinuous curves and evoking the picturesque, infrastructures have been dedicated to the automobile. Why not offer the richness of this language to pedestrians? Why not organize an open dialectic between vehicles and pedestrians?
The sum of abandoned roads, a non-place with a degraded identity, the site is a territory in mutation, with formidable potential owing to its constituent elements; but it requires transformation in order to construct a strong identity.
Images Courtesy T.Spella / L.Clement
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Article source: Maxwan
For a true icon of the maritime and pop culture industries, the space should be more than simply formally symbolic or a series of closed boxes; it should function as a visual display of bustle of the actual workings and events of pop and maritime culture. By exposing the reality of the maritime and pop industries, people can engage with these cultures.
Kaohsiung Competition Proposal
- Architects: Maxwan
- Project: Kaohsiung Competition Proposal
- Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
- Program: Cultural – Pop Music Center, Marine Center, Large Performance Hall, Music Rehearsal Space, Small Performance Halls
- Client: City of Kaohsiung
Friday, August 12th, 2011
Article source: Spaceworkers
A “factory”for the city … A space to do things …. anything! Simply do things … Communicate. Communicate with the World … Know … Learn in a fun way!
CID -zona 1
- Architects: Spaceworkers
- Project: 09FDIP – PUBLIC BUILDING
- Location: Lordelo, Paredes, Portugal
- Year: 2009
- Size: 4000m2
- Client: Câmara Municipal de Paredes
- Principal architects: henrique marques, rui dinis
- Architects Team: rui rodrigues, pedro silva, sérgio rocha, vasco giesta
- Finance director: carla duarte – cfo
- Engineer: stru concept, Lda
- Software used: Vectorworks, Rhinoceros 3D and Cinema 4D. Pixelmator for post production.
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Article source: gt2p
The project TilTil D.F. is the result of a request to gt2P, having as aim the development of a diverse program in an open space that merge with the topography and the landscape of thelocation. The requirement was done to this studiobecause of its experience in the development of projects of architecture based on the use of methodologies of parametric design. This knowledge has given them the capability to determine the relevant variables in their projects and to establish relations among them, in order to streamline the formulation and implementation of projects.
- Architect: gt2p
- Name of Project: Til Til D.F.
- Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Article source: Yoshiaki Oyabu
We make use of leftover space between five buildings to provide an extension to the public realm. Our inspiration bases on uniquely Japanese notions of layered scale and externality like the Japanese traditional ‘hiroen’ . The modern hiroen changes character on the place and makes a new context of the town.
- Architect: Yoshiaki Oyabu
- Name of Project: Open Architecture Project
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Article source: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
A redesigning of Maria-Theresien-Straße that does justice to the significance that the street has in the townscape of Innsbruck: the goal was to create an urban site with a rich atmosphere that invites strolling, hanging out, and meeting people. The identity of the site derives from the tension between urbanity and a panoramic view into nature, between past and future, between a specific character and a connective function in the urban structure of Innsbruck.
Night View (Images Courtesy Hertha Hurnaus)
- Architect: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
- Name of Project: Maria Theresien Strasse
- Location: Innsbruck, Austria
- Client: Stadt Innsbruck
- Photos: © Hertha Hurnaus
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Article source: LYVR
In 2007 Lysbeth de Groot, at that time urban designer at the Municipality of Groningen, designed the Busstop at the waiting area of Park+Ride Citybus Groningen. In 2008 Lysbeth LYVR began her own design firm LYVR. The Municipality of Groningen commissioned LYVR for further elaboration and supervision of the design.
Night View (Images Courtesy Johan de Groot)
- Architect: LYVR – Lysbeth de Groot-de Vries
- Name of Project: Busstop Park+Ride Citybus (formerly Transferium)
- Location: Hoogkerk, The Netherlands
- Client: Municipality of Groningen, Department ROEZ
- Architectural drawings: Johan de Groot
- Photography: Johan de Groot
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Article source: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
Skatepark, Climbing Walls, broadband Internet, Modding, Tuning, Modeling, Graffiti, Urban Artists, Theatre Street, Tightrope Walkers, Circus activities, Video Art, Electronic Music, Acrobatics, Performing Arts, Manga, Parkour, Audiovisual Arts, Contemporary Dance, Dance Funk and Hip Hop, Dance Hall and MACC (contemporary body art performances) are the recognized activities composing the collective Factory and will join at the consequently so called Factory of Mérida.
Images Courtesy Roland Halbe
- Architect: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
- Project title: Merida Factory Youth Movement
- Location: Merida, Spain
- Project Team: Diego Cano, Lara Lesmes, Andrea Carbajo, Lorena del Río, Laura Culiáñez, architects
- Client: JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA
- Photographer: Iwan Baan, Roland Halbe