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Harlem Piers Farm in New York by ShortList_0 Design Group (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC

Sustainably repurposing urban piers.
Proposed for the decommissioned NYC Department of Sanitation Marine Transfer Station pier, this community center for Harlem and Nourishing NYC is both an urban farm and transportation hub.  Situated on the New York City’s Hudson River Greenway, Harlem Piers Farm, with outdoor gardens, an all-weather greenhouse and barn is a community farm and educational center. The cafe and pedestrian plaza offer a relaxing place to take in the view for or those arriving by foot, bicycle, small boat, water taxi or bus and is conveniently accessed from NY’s west side.  Harlem Piers Farm is a working example for the community of all encompassing sustainability –  growing food, collecting its own irrigation water, and generating its own electricity and hot water.

Southeast aerial Perspective

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC
  • Project: Harlem Piers Farm
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, Managing Member, 2012
  • Project Name: Harlem Piers Farm – Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections
  • Location: New York, New York, USA
  • Site Area: approximately 54,400sf (5,054sm)
  • Building Footprint: 29,250sf (2,717sm)
  • Software used: Revit

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Plaza de “El Almendro” in Camas, Spain by abau

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Article source: abau

The square is located at the confluence of several streets with different slopes, which generates a surface with different levels. Originally organized by stairs, pavement is badly deteriorated and the vegetation has emerged spontaneously with the participation of some neighbors. The wooded’s surface roots have generated many problems of flatness on the pavement.   The project tries to respond to the needs of accessibility caused by the considerable heights differences.

Plaza de "El Almendro"

  • Architect: abau
  • Name of Project: Plaza de “El Almendro”
  • Location: Camas, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD and CYPE Ingenieros

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V36K0809 in Leiden, The Netherlands by pasel kuenzel architects

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Article source: pasel kuenzel architects

On a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned Dutch university city of Leiden, emerges one of the biggest urban developments of private-collective dwellings in the Netherlands. In their series of eleven town houses, Rotterdam based architects pasel.künzel architects present yet another exceptional residence. V36K08/09 is the front end of a terrace that is built on a collective parking garage. The residence comprises two separate dwellings for mother and son, including two spacious and hidden patios.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marcel van der Burg)

  • Architect: pasel kuenzel architects
  • Name of Project: V36K0809
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Type: Urban Diva
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg

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Grangegorman Master Plan in Dublin, Ireland by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

The Grangegorman Master Plan represents the largest higher-education campus development ever undertaken in the history of the state of Ireland, creating a vibrant new Urban Quarter for Dublin’s north inner city.

Image Courtesy Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

  • Architects: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners; DMOD Architects
  • Project: Grangegorman Master Plan
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Owner: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Conservation: Shaffrey Associates
  • Engineer: ARUP
  • Environmental Sustainability: Battle McCarthy Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: Lützow 7
  • Photography: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

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Portland Mall Revitalization in Portland, Oregon by ZGF Architects LLP

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

Already an icon of progressive planning, the revitalized Portland Mall is significant nationally as a new benchmark in urban design, place-making and transportation infrastructure. Extending the entire length of downtown Portland, it mixes multiple modes of transportation, stimulates adjacent development and re-establishes itself as one of Portland’s premier civic spaces.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Bruce Forster / Eckert & Eckert)

  • Architect: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Name of Project: Portland Mall Revitalization
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Owner: Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)
  • Photo Credit : Bruce Forster / Eckert & Eckert

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Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

New Orleans has long been dependent on its majestic river. The banks of the Mississippi River have served many purposes throughout the city’s history and are now poised to play a crucial new role. The city’s economy has suffered the slow loss of maritime activity due to port consolidation and sudden, comprehensive loss of civic stability due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Eskew+Dumez+Ripple)

  • Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Name of Project: Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Owner: The New Orleans Building Corporation
  • Photo Credit: © Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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Sandridge Energy Commons in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Rogers Marvel Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Rogers Marvel Architects

SandRidge Energy, a rapidly growing natural gas and oil company, relocated from the outskirts of Oklahoma City into an abandoned area of the downtown core. The master plan for this new headquarters spans multiple buildings, and multiple city blocks, where architecture and landscape architecture weave to balance company needs and civic engagement.

Rendering (Images Courtesy Dbox, Raddi Inc. and Rogers Marvel Architects)
  • Architect: Rogers Marvel Architects
  • Name of Project: Sandridge Energy Commons
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Owner: SandRidge Energy
  • Construction Management: Lingo Construction Services
  • Engineer: ARUP; Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt
  • Lighting Design: Microclimate and Daylighting Studies; Renfro Design Group
  • Photo Credit: © Dbox, © Raddi Inc. and © Rogers Marvel Architects

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Europan 11 San Bartolome 1st Prize Geologia Rurbana

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: CUAC Arquitectura

‘RURBAN’ GEOLOGY

In the island of Lanzarote two ways of volcanic landscape transformation converge:  the rhythm of the earth and the rhythm of human life. We can talk about coexistence and overlapping of changing processes that belong to different scales: the geological and the urban one. The agriculture has turned people into powerful agents of ‘displacement of material’, as powerful as the wind which they protect themselves from.

The project takes the idea of accumulation and overlapping of layers in the landscape construction. We take the reference of a geological section from a site adjacent to our sector for the development of the proposal, planning a ‘perforated basement’ and an architecture that has the ability of recognizing the strata in which it is inserted.

Section and group of images. Perspective of the exterior of the houses and references

  • Auther: Pulido+Piriz (CUAC Arquitectura)
  • Architects: Tomás García Píriz, Javier Castellano Pulido, Luis Miguel Ruiz Avilés, Serrano y Baquero Arquitectos, Juan Antonio Serrano García, Paloma Baquero Masats
  • Contributors: Cristóbal Adrián García Almeida, José Enrique Iniesta Molina, Alejandro Pedro López Fernández, Alejandro Carlos Galindo Durán, María de Lara Ruiz, Juan Bachs Rubio, Elena María Lucena Guerrero.

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Europan 11 Leeuwarden 1st Prize New Water Garden

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: CUAC Arquitectura

LANDSCAPE, MEMORY, TRADITION and WATER for the FUTURE

NIEU WAter gaRDEN, a new landscape of water, meeting between urbanity and agriculture.

The proposal arises Niwu Water Garden by the ensounter of three main materials: water, city and farmland. In a scenic enclave of particular importance to the city of Leeuwarden an appropriate balance between these materials allows to think about a hybrid landscape which establishes a transition between rural and urban.

Thus become a new environment in which elements of the city (the traditional and the present) establish a proper dialogue with the existing agricultural plot and its associated infrastructure.

MAIN IMAGE- LEEUWARDEN COLLAGE

  • Auther: Pulido+Piriz (CUAC Arquitectura)
  • Architects: Tomás García Píriz, Javier Castellano Pulido, Luis Miguel Ruiz Avilés, Serrano y Baquero Arquitectos, Juan Antonio Serrano García, Paloma Baquero Masats
  • Contributors: Cristóbal Adrián García Almeida, José Enrique Iniesta Molina, Alejandro Pedro López Fernández, Alejandro Carlos Galindo Durán, María de Lara Ruiz, Juan Bachs Rubio, Elena María Lucena Guerrero.

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The Standard in Manhattan, New York City by Ennead Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Article source: Ennead Architects

Located in Manhattan’s Hudson riverfront Meatpacking District, the hotel responds to its context through contrast: sculptural piers, whose forms clearly separate the building from the orthogonal street grid, raise the building fifty-seven feet off the street, and allow the horizontally-scaled industrial landscape to pass beneath it and natural light to penetrate to the street.

Images Courtesy ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto

  • Architect: Ennead Architects
  • Name of Project: The Standard
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City
  • Owner: André Balazs Properties
  • Acoustical: Cerami & Associates
  • Engineer: DeSimone; Edwards & Zuck; H.A. Bader; Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Façade: R.A. Heintges
  • Interior Design: André Balazs Properties; Shawn Hausman; Roman and Williams
  • Photo Credit: ©Alex MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography, ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto and ©Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects

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