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River Safari by DP ARCHITECTS

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Article source: DP ARCHITECTS

While a modern metropolis such as Singapore offers many amenities and conveniences, there are times when people seek respite from urban life and a chance to interact with nature. River Safari is the first and only river-themed wildlife park in Asia, hosting Southeast Asia’s largest panda exhibit and the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. It is not just a collection of wildlife exhibits, butblends the animal habitats into a natural setting – immersing guests and animals in the same landscape. It allows people to observehow animals live in the wild and to establish an open, authentic connection with the animals, yet offering the same safety benefits of a more traditional enclosure.

Sited along Upper Seletar Reservoir, the setting of River Safari is an attraction unto itself, Image Courtesy © Rory Daniel

  • Architects: DP ARCHITECTS
  • Project: River Safari
  • Competition Date: 2013
  • Site Area: 894,400sq.m
  • Photographer: Rory Daniel

Bird Watching Spot in Asuncion, Paraguay by Pedro Barrail + Marcelo Barrail + Lourdes Mendez (designed with SketchUp Pro)

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Pedro Barrail

This project is a bird watching spot. Fundacion milenio and hsbc bank financed it. This place is very important, because asuncion has always been looking away from the river, and with these types of proyects they are finally looking towards the river. This area is a bay, and is very important for bird migration, because hundreds of bird species rest in this area in order to continue their journey, so not only do you see native birds, but also exotic ones. Asuncion has almost lost it’s integration to nature, however, projects like these are trying to strengthen that bond.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

  • Architects: Pedro barrail + Marcelo barrail + Lourdes mendez
  • Project: Bird watching spot
  • Location: Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Client: Fundacion milenio & hsbc bank paraguay
  • Built area: 57 m2
  • Completion: April 2011
  • Collaborators: Engineer martin barrail
  • Photographs: Alejandro barrail
  • Materials: wood and steel. Graphite color paint
  • Software used:  SketchUp Pro

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San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Chula Vista, California by Line and Space (designed using SketchUp and Revit)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

As a “portal” to San Diego Bay’s ecologically unique Sweetwater Marsh, the new Administrative Headquarters for the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides a collaborative facility where in-house wildlife biologists and environmental education specialists perform work and analysis within the habitat.  The light, open design offers a strong connection to the inspirational landscape while the multi-purpose Resource Room supports expanded environmental education programs.  Integral interpretation enhances the visitor experience to increase usage and appreciation of the Refuge’s trails.

Overall View (Images Courtesy Mike Torrey)

  • Architect: Line and Space, LLC
  • Name of Project: San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
  • Location: Chula Vista, California
  • Year Completed: 2010
  • Client: US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Lead Architectural Designer and Project Manager: Henry Tom, AIA, NCARB
  • Software used: Google SketchUp and Autodesk Revit

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The Hawai’i Wildlife Center in Halaula by Ruhl Walker Architects

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

Anticipated completion, November 2011

The Hawai’i Wildlife Center is a non-profit conservation organization which will operate Hawai’i’s first wildlife recovery center when this building is completed in late 2011. Located in Halaula, North Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i, the HWC is dedicated to the conservation and recovery of Hawai’i’s vulnerable, too often endangered native wildlife through hands-on treatment, research, training, science education, and cultural programs. The new complex will consist of three integrated and sustainably designed components: a wildlife care and response facility, an interpretive and outreach lanai and native species garden, and an open-air education pavilion.

Front facade (Images Courtesy William Ruhl)

  • Architect: William T. Ruhl, AIA – Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Name of Project: The Hawai’i Wildlife Center
  • Location: Halaula, Hawai’i
  • Client: Linda Elliott – Hawai’i Wildlife Center
  • Landscape Architect: Jason Umemoto, ASLA, Nancy Cassandro, ASLA, Umemoto Cassandro Design Corporation
  • Photo Credits: William Ruhl
  • Software used: AutoCAD, plus 3DViz for rendering (modeling was also done in AutoCAD)

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