Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category
Friday, June 13th, 2014
Article source: La Biennale di Venezia
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 is Canada’s national exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. It is organized and curated by Lateral Office of Toronto.
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a recent architectural past, a current urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Nunavut, which means “our land”, is Canada’s newest, largest, and most northerly territory. It separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999 following a hard-fought land claims agreement established in 1993. Today, there are almost 33,000 people living in 25 communities across two million square kilometres, making Nunavut one of the least densely populated regions in the world. These communities, located above the tree line and with no roads connecting them, range in population from 120 in the smallest hamlet to 7,000 in Nunavut’s capital city of Iqaluit. The climate, geography, and people of Nunavut, as well as the wider Canadian Arctic, challenge the viability of a universalizing modernity.
View of Arctic Adaptations exhibition, Arctic Adaptations, 2014, Image Courtesy © LatreilleDelage Photography
- Architects: La Biennale di Venezia
- Project: Arctic Adaptations
- Location: Nunavut, Canada
- Photography: LatreilleDelage Photography, Sergio Pirrone.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Article source: Jo Janssen Architecten & Prof. ir. Wim van den Bergh Architect
As one of the last urban blocks to be realized in the ‘Céramique – Area’ of Maastricht the scheme does not opt for the here common solution of the closed perimeter block, but employs a spatial strategy in which urban space is opened up. Through strategically placing three volumes, it not only makes the public space flow though the site, but it also involves the triangular green area to its east into this interlinking of urban spaces.
Image courtesy © Kim ZWarts
- Architects: Jo Janssen Architecten & Prof. ir. Wim van den Bergh Architect
- Project: Piazza Céramique
- Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
- Photography: Atelier Kim ZWarts
- Project Architects: Jo Janssen, Wim van den Bergh, Jeroen van Haaren, Simon Zumstein
- Collaborators Architect: Bart Creugers, Harm Saanen, Eckehart Esters, Julia David, Ivo Rosbeek, Verena Bick, Inge Clauwers, Rob Janssen, Rik Martens, Guido Neijnens, Anilu Léon Sanchez, Corinne Simon
- Design: 2001-2006
- Start of construction: 2004
- Completion: 2006
- Project developer: Vesteda Project bv Maastricht
- Project team Vesteda: Huub Smeets, Huib van Wijk
- Contractor: aannemersbedrijf Van Kan Jongen
- Management: Jo Janssen Architecten, Bremen Bouwadviseurs
- Constructor: ingenieursbureau Palte
- Number of apartments: 92
- Living/working houses: 27
- Seperate working units:378 sq. m.
- Commercial space:542 sq. m.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Article source: MARTIN ARFALK
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPETITION AND PRIZE
Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden have been awarded first prize in the open internaQonal urban design competition in Trenčín, Slovakia. On May 19th, 2014 the results were announced. Mandaworks and Hosper were selected from 59 entrants to receive first prize and awarded € 30,000. The competition was organized by the City of Trenčín with support from the Swiss-‐Slovak Cooperation Programme and financed by contribution from the Swiss Confederation and co-‐financed from the state budget of the Slovak Republic.
Image Courtesy © MANDAWORKS AB and HOSPER SWEDEN AB
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Article source: K2S Architects Ltd
The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.
Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen
- Architects: K2S Architects Ltd
- Project: Kamppi Chapel
- Location: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
- Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marko Huttunen
- Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki
- Completion: April‐May 2012
- Total floor area: 352 m2
- Structural engineering: Insinööritoimisto Vahanen Oy, Matti Kivinen, Ulla Harju
- Design team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa
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
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
The project comes about from an idea competition organized by the City of Vitoria.
The program contemplates the creation of covered mechanical ramps, four sections in Cantón de la Soledad and three sections in Cantón de San Francisco Javier.
Image Courtesy © César San Millán
- Architects: Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura & Miguel Angel Campo
- Project: ELECTRIC RAMPS AT THE OLD CENTRE
- Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
- Photography: César San Millán
- Software used: Autocad lt 2011
- Developer: City Hall Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Technical Architects: Gorka Sagasti (Security
- Collaborators: Iñaki Ciganda, Laura Angulo,Raquel Ochoa, Teresa Artola, Agustín de la Tajada, Eduardo Martín, Proiekt
- Construction Company: EBA S.L.
- Works Budget: 3.685.475 €
- First Prize Municipal Competition
- 9th Spanish Architecture Biennial EAU-2007
- Special Mention (Integral planning policies, accessibility in urban settings)
- First Prize COAVN 2010 –Urban Design and Landscape
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Article source: labor4+
Intensive use and urban consolidation will be selectively concentrated and embedded as holiday villages into the successively developed countryside. This will be implemented in accordance with a continuous landscape and based on the history and structure of the surrounding area before the opencast mining. The density and size of the village structures decrease from the Western “harbour village” to the eastwardly located „hermit huts“.
Image Courtesy © labor4+
- Architects: labor4+
- Project: Northern Shore Lake
- Location: Zwenkau, Germany
- Typ: Invited competition in 2 rounds, Competition of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture.
- Year: 2014
- Area: Leipzig
- Design Team: Jan Adolph, Forian Alles, Dirk Hamann, Franziska Schieferdecker
- Visualisations: Georg Lindenkreuz
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Article source: Joaquín Alvado Bañón
The shape of the main street and the square in “Pilar de la Horadada“ were very irregular, with a lot of sharecropping walls, patched parking and twisted lines of trees. We thought about a walk besides the sea, a pedestrian path between sand, palms and coconuts.
Image Courtesy © David Frutos
- Architects: Joaquín Alvado Bañón
- Project: PROMENADE 1 K. Street and Square
- Location: Alicante, Spain
- Photography: David Frutos
- Engineer: Miguel Angel Crespo
- Project Managment: Guia Consultores
- Collaborators: Structure: Salvador Ivorra, Geometry: Rafael Guillén, Isabél Pérez and Angel González.
- Year: 2012/2013
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
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Article source: santamaria.arquitectes
The project designs the urbanization of a foot path located on the South slope of the Puigcardener, a small hill where the history of Manresa began and where the present Old Town starts, in the South end of the town. The hill raises next to the Cardener river, taking advantage of its height, comparing to the level of the rest of the town, with a good view of the city entrance and the county surroundings.
General view, Image Courtesy © Francesc Rubí
- Architects: santamaria.arquitectes
- Project: Urbanization Camí dels Corrals
- Location: Manresa, Spain
- Photography: Francesc Rubí
- Design time: 2008
- Completed time: 2009
- Gross area: 2500 m2
- Project Architect: Pere Santamaria, Mireia Palomas, Pilar Toll, Gemma Torras
- Client: Manresa City Council
- 1st prize Torsanlorenzo International Prize 2009
- 1st prize III Landscape Architecture Exhibition 2009
- Selected work for the 6th European Landscape Biennial 2010
- Selected work for the Prize to Intervention on the Spanish Heritage 2009