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Gentilly by Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects

The project is primarily a proposal to articulate two territories, two urban landscapes separated by the influence of the device. This context of urban fringe releases a vast expanse where the vacuum is dominant, where the eye can see far. This work on the perception and interpretation of the landscape gives a facade gable major pivotal role. Whether from the device or from the streets of Gentilly, pine nuts are present, dominant in the interpretation of the building. The curvatures of the device and the notion of displacement generate a reading in perspective with always at least two fronts seen: the building will be seen from afar on the short sides, its angles. This unique landscape offers little end in front geometrical perception. We wanted to work on the expression of a complex volume to avoid any single side effect and literal as you can see the first door of Orleans, but instead propose a volume and a façade treatment that back and forth to unify the building over its entire periphery. So there is a unity of place generated for a project that must itself generate visual continuity, articulate landscapes, offering a calm picture, stretched taut between two territories.

Aerial View

  • Architects: ECDM Architect
  • Project: Gentilly
  • Program: Tertiaire
  • Owner: SODEARIF
  • Area: 5250 sq.m.
  • Cost: 10, 8 M €
  • Competition: 2011
  • Software used: Photoshop

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Farum in Denmark by WE architecture

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: WE architecture

Today suburbia is a typology that has been greatly criticized. We believe that suburbs have great potential in becoming qualified and generous spaces for the inhabitants.

This competition was initiated by Realdania in order to create debate and visions for “The Suburbs of the Future”. Farum is today a fragmented suburb located 20 km from the centre of Copenhagen. The competition area is divided by large roads into islands of eclectic architecture composed of buildings mainly from the 70s and the 80s.

Rendering

  • Architect: WE architecture
  • Name of Project: Farum
  • Location: Farum, Denmark
  • Asssignment: Invited competition
  • Type: Urban Planning
  • Client: Realdania & Furesø Municipality
  • Size: 96 ha
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Kristian Hindsberg, Casper Berntsen, Steffen Ommundsen , Mikkel Friberg, Tom Benjamin Hobbs, Justin Cua& Karen Shiue
  • Collaborators: JWH arkitekter, PrebenSkaaruplandskabsarkitekter, NIRAS, Gitte Marling
  • Software used: Rhino, 3d Studio Max and V-ray

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The Great Pier (Chicago Navy Pier) in Illinois by !melk landscape architecture and urban design

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: !melk landscape architecture and urban design

Great Pier of the Great Lakes

Chicago is known for its penchant to “make no little plans” as Daniel Burnham memorably pronounced over a century ago.  And so today, Chicago’s most popular attraction, Navy Pier is revisiting Burnham’s legacy as it reimagines its potential as a world class cultural destination.  To help realize Navy Pier’s ambitious design goals, a team led by !melk, UrbanLab and HOK has proposed a series of dramatic ideas to reconceptualize Chicago’s preeminent exclamation point extending from the Great Lakes to the world.

 

Gateway plaza aerial view

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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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