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Wetropolis images in Bangkok, Thailand by S+PBA

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: S+PBA

A Post-Diluvian Future

While most of the world follows the standard from dust to dust, ashes to ashes cycle, Bangkok prefers something wetter: from water to water. Almost 300 years after rising from the marshy banks of the Chao Phraya, it appears Bangkok will return to its watery origins. A recent UN study estimates that much of the metropolitan area will need to be abandoned by the middle of the century.

Perspective 01

  • Architect: S+PBA
  • Name of Project: Wetropolis images
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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The Capitol Rainbow – Sacramento in California by meridian 105 architecture

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: meridian 105 architecture

Meridian 105 Architecture submitted this proposal to the City of Sacramento as a concept for the redesign of Capitol Mall, the entry boulevard and view corridor to the California State Capitol building. The proposal reconsiders vehicular circulation, activates a grassed median running through the center of the street, and integrates a network of bike and pedestrian circulation connecting the mall to the cultural and historical components of the City.

Rendering

  • Architect: meridian 105 architecture
  • Name of Project: The Capitol Rainbow – Sacramento
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: The City of Sacramento
  • Software used: Revit, Photoshop, Artlantis

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Withers Swash District Plan in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina by inFORM studio

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

Commonly referred to as Withers Swash; the Withers Estuary embodies so much of the spirit and soul of Myrtle Beach. Almost universally, tourists and residents alike appreciate the natural ecology of the region, particularly the beaches, which are all intrinsically connected to Withers.

 

25 Year Plan

  • Architect: inFORM studio
  • Name of Project: Withers Swash District Plan
  • Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Total Project: 4.2 sq. mile drainage basin
  • Client: City of Myrtle Beach

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Place au changement in Saint-Étienne, France by Collectif Etc

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Article source: Collectif Etc

After winning a competition commissioned by the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne (France), the Collectif Etc designed a public square of 670 sq. m. and built it with the inhabitants in a participative process in July 2011.

Images Courtesy Collectif Etc 2011

  • Architect: Collectif Etc
  • Name of Project: Place au changement
  • Location: Saint-Étienne, France
  • Client: Établissement Public d’Aménagement de Saint-Étienne
  • Area: 670 sq. m.
  • Construction: July 2011
  • All pictures are Copyright: Collectif Etc 2011

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jacmel satellite city in Haiti by trans_city TC ZT gmbh (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Article source: trans_city TC ZT gmbh

Over the last 18 months, Christian Aulinger, Mark Gilbert and Georg Kogler of trans_city architecture and urbanism have developed a comprehensive plan for the reconstruction of Jacmel, Haiti based upon the concept of satellite cities located at the edge of the existing, earthquake-ravaged city center. (A concept developed in accordance with the universal design principals of the Housing Reconstruction Framework of the Haitian Government).

The concept includes an urban masterplan, and a proposal for prefabricated houses, in which the building shell is industrially manufactured in Austria, and finished by local hand workers.

Consistent with the content of the project, the architecture does not attempt to be spectacular or extravagant. Rather, it is the holistic integration of total urban system that makes this project interesting.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: trans_city TC ZT gmbh
  • Name of Project: jacmel satellite city
  • Location: jacmel, Haiti
  • Software used: Largely with ArchiCad, but we have a mixture of programs.

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Erie Street Plaza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Stoss Landscape Urbanism (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino)

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Article source: Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Erie Street Plaza is a small urban plaza in the Historic Third Ward district of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 13,000-square-foot plaza lies at the point where the Milwaukee River meets the Federal Channel as it empties into Lake Michigan. It is the final link in a series of public space activators along the Milwaukee Riverwalk, a three-mile pedestrian and bicycle corridor that connects downtown Milwaukee to the emerging and redeveloping Third Ward, Beerline Districts, and the lakefront beyond.

 

The yellow glow mimics the lights from the industrial buildings across the river (Images Courtesy John December)

  • Architect: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
  • Project Name: Erie Street Plaza
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Size: 13,000 sf (0.25 acres)
  • Photographer: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, John December
  • Software used: Primarily Rhino and AutoCAD, with additional use of Illustrator and Photoshop

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Point Hyllie Malmo in Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

Point Hyllie will be an important part of the new urban space around Hyllie station square. This new development area will accommodate about 7.000 residents, 7.000 workplaces and 17.000 commuters via the underground station and the resunds-trains connecting to Copenhagen.

Exterior View

  • Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Name of Project: Point Hyllie Malmo
  • Location: Hyllie, Malmö, Sweden
  • Client: Annehem
  • Contractor: PEAB

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Urban Living XXL in Boston, Massachusetts in Ruhl Walker Architects

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

This Boston loft – nearly 5,000 SF with 18-foot high ceilings – presented a number of amazing opportunities and more than a few challenges.  Chief among the opportunities was amplifying the immensity of the central living space – one of the largest in the city – while making an understandable and livable family house.  Two monolithic organizing walls and a floating ceiling plane anchor the space and orient the occupant without disturbing its vastness or disrupting sightlines.

Main living space viewed from entry (Images Courtesy John Horner Photography)

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Planned City of Palmas in Tocantins, Brasil by Urban Recycle Architecture Studio

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Article source: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio

As the capital and geographic center of the State of Tocantins, Palmas, has much to teach Brazil. Nationally known for its natural beauty, urban planning and economic potential, Palmas is growing in all directions at high speeds in comparison to its neighbors. The wide avenues and well-designed gardens make tourists and travelers fall in love with this beautiful “piece” of Brazil. As one of the fastest expanding cities in Brazil and with bold modern design this city has become, in 20 years, one of the most beautiful and best equipped in the north. Designed to “bring people together”, Palmas grows according to estimates of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the population growth of over 110% in 2008 compared with the population in 1996 to 86,116 inhabitants an estimated 184,010 inhabitants as well as higher economic growth compared to the national average.

Planned City of Palmas (Image Courtesy Urban Media)

  • Architects: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio
  • Project: Planned City of Palmas
  • Location: Palmas, Tocantins, Brasil
  • Team: Diego Viana Gomes, Juliana Meira Araujo Aguiar, Saul Kaminsky, Bernfeld Oliveira, Susan C. George
  • Year: 2011
  • Situation: Honorable Mention of the Competition
  • Images: URBAN MEDIA
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino 3d (pannels design), Autocad and Photoshop

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Shibuya Newtown in Sydney, Australia by Tony Owen Partners Pty Ltd

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Article source: Tony Owen Partners Pty Ltd

Tony Owen conjures a little taste of Japan in inner-city Sydney

In this design for 2 town houses in the Sydney inner-city suburb of Newtown, Tony Owen Partners looked for inspiration to the pocket design solutions of Japan. The result; ‘Shiuya-Newtown, is a study of sculptural possibilities on a tight urban sight.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Tony Owen Partners Pty Ltd
  • Name of Project: Shibuya Newtown
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Team: Tony owen, Esan Rahmini, Bryan Li An
  • Software used: Autocad, 3-D studio, Maya, Rhino

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