Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Article source: The Buchan Group
Imperial Doncaster brings the epitome of modern urban living to one of Melbourne’s most rapidly changing suburbs. The 93 unit complex was designed to appeal to a wide demographic, easily catering to the needs of downsizing owner-occupiers with bigger apartment sizes and generous balcony spaces. The design takes into consideration the local suburbs, parks, shopping centre and already established businesses, seeking a balance between the economical, environmental and aesthetic.
Image Courtesy © Michael Gazzola
- Architects: The Buchan Group
- Project: Imperial Doncaster
- Location: Manningham, Australia
- Photography: Michael Gazzola
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Article source: Eva Herrmann Kommunikation Architektur
The design falls back on the type of courtyard development that is both suitable for giving the Paulaner headquarters an identifiable building and also for making reference to the history of the place and thus continuing the tradition of the former Zacherl brewery. Furthermore, it enables the creation of an administration building with various usages, flexibly mixed, and with variable, largely hierarchy-free occupancy, short distances and compact dimensions. The inner courtyard, as an expressive space and central point of the building, makes it a distinctive location.
Image Courtesy © Edzard Probst
- Architects: Hierl Architekten (Rudolf Hierl)
- Project: Paulaner Headquarter
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Edzard Probst
- Completion: 2017
- Software used: Vectorworks
Friday, September 8th, 2017
Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
There is a clear trend in leading cities worldwide towards urban transformation that is above all the result of social and demographic evolution, reconciling densities and land uses to trigger development.
“Parque Toreo” was designed as a mixed-use complex and as a prime example of this phenomenon of urbanization. The site is located in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, the most developed suburban area with significant commerce to the north of Mexico City. It measures 46,793.57 sqm and includes access to main roads such as: Periférico Norte, Río San Joaquín Avenue and Parque de Chapultepec Avenue.
Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo
- Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
- Project: Parque Toreo
- Location: Naucalpan, Mexico
- Photography: Rafael Gamo
- President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
- Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
- Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
- Client: Grupo Danhos
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Mix-use urban landmark, which includes a transportation centre, a retail hub, a neighbourhood with elegant double orientation apartments. The balanced Master Plan encourages social activities. Public facilities such as sports club, health & spa, restaurants, office space, residential space are all mixed in one ideal city model, an original example of XXI Century urbanity and life-style.
Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Article source: MVRDV
Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.
The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Nieuw Bergen
- Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
- Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
- Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
- Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: ecdm Architectes
Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape
Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.
Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes
- Architects: ecdm Architectes
- Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
- Location: ST-ETIENNE, France
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe CS
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Article source: Daniel Valle Architects
At the early twenty century Spanish urban planner Cerda believed that the steam tram would dominate the future of transportation in Barcelona and as such designed the “Ensanche”, an urban grid with a 45 degree angle block so that the tram could have enough clearance to turn.
Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos
- Architects: Daniel Valle Architects (Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Yejun Pee, Sojung Noh, Iago Blanco)
- Project: Start-up Center & 50Plus Campus
- Location: Chandong, Seoul, South Korea
- Visualization: Fran Mateos
- Façade consultant: VS-A
- Size: 16300 m2
- Year: 2017
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti
The first Chinese Forest City by Stefano Boeri Architetti is turning into reality. A city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees.
Once completed, the new city will host 30,000 people, absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.
Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti
- Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
- Project: Liuzhou Forest City
- Location: Liuzhou, China
- Client: Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning Bureau
- Partners: Stefano Boeri, Yibo Xu
- Project Leader: Pietro Chiodi
- Team Architects: Julia Gocalek, Yinxin Bao, Shilong Tan with Giulia Chiatante
- Cooperative Design Institute in China: Shanghai Tongyan Architectural and Planning Design Co. Ltd.
- Area: 138.5 ha
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
SCENERY AND DESIGN PLAN: A PERMEABLE LANDSCAPING LINKING 4 CORES
What does the Han River represent today, and what could be its future?
In this early 21st century, Yeouido Park is an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development. The Government wishes to make it a bridgehead for innovation, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech while promoting the rehabilitation of urban ecosystems and biodiversity.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures
- Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
- Project: MANTA RAY
- Location: Yeouido Han River Park between the Mapo Bridge and the Wonhyo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea
- Host & Order Institution: Seoul Metropolitan Government
- G.F.A. Spatial Planning: 25 600 m² = 9100 m² Ferry Terminal & Pier Deck + 8500 m² Yeoui Terrace + 8000 m² Cultural Complex
- Status: Masterplan & Concept
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Article source: Powerhouse Company
Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with landscape architect ZUS and developer Amvest, won the invited competition for a 70,000 m2 mixed use building right next to the central station of Eindhoven. In Powerhouse Company’s winning design, three slender towers fan out to generous plinths. The complex combines a varied residential program with an array of (semi-)public amenities ranging from hotel to work/meeting spaces, a student study centre, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces.
Image Courtesy © Powerhouse Company