Article source: YBGSNA
- Architects: YBGSNA
- Project: Fashion Museum
- Location: Omotesando Tokyo, Japan
- Area: 4,000 m2
- Client: Arquitectum
- Software used: AutoCAD & Rhino
Archive for June, 2013
Article source: Foster + Partners
Set within a historic royal park, adjacent to the Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen Zoo is among the oldest zoos in Europe and one of Denmark’s most popular cultural institutions, with 1.2 million visitors a year. Among the Zoo’s most visited inhabitants are the Indian elephants. The starting point for the design of this new Elephant House was to provide these magnificent animals with a healthy, stimulating environment and in the process to create easily accessible spaces from which visitors can see and enjoy them.
Article source: LKMK ARCHITECTS
The programme for this private house is mostly organized on one single floor, except for one bedroom and the office that are situated at first floor level. The ground floor is divided into three zones: the bedrooms, the living room and kitchen. Looking at the exterior, the house consists of 3 volumes.
Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects
When Nico van der Meulen Architects received the brief, it presented a fairly large house with a separate accommodation for the client’s 3 adult kids. To accommodate that and thanks to its location in a private estate, the house was designed to be open to the street with a glass link across a koi-pond as the entrance which separates the guest wing and son’s suite from the rest of the house.
Article source: Grant Associates
Top UK landscape architecture firm, Grant Associates, has developed a holistic landscape framework and public realm strategy for the world’s most famous tennis club, Wimbledon, working alongside lead masterplanners, Grimshaw.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has unveiled the Wimbledon Master Plan, which sets out a vision and framework for the future guiding the development and enhancement of Wimbledon as the pre-eminent Grand Slam and the ﬁnest stage in world tennis.
Article source: Grant Associates
Grant Associates, the UK landscape architects behind Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay, has been appointed by the Royal Botanics and Domain Trust in Sydney to help develop a new sustainable masterplan for the historic Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and adjacent public Domain.
Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan.
With a combined area of 64 hectares, on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbour waterfront, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and public Domain is the largest single site in the Sydney Central Business District. Ongoing management of the space is crucial for the future development and direction of Sydney as a cultural and tourist destination. Due to celebrate its bicentenary in 2016, and as Australia’s oldest research and scientific institution, the Garden holds a unique place in the nation’s intellectual life and as a popular recreation and visitor destination.
The new integrated masterplan is due to be unveiled in November 2013. It will address the heritage of the Garden and its role, structure and future form; identify the means by which research and education can flourish; address the physical environment, facilities and character; and seek to establish a framework for a resilient and sustainable financial future for the Garden.
Keith French, director, Grant Associates said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this fascinating project. As the primary role of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is for scientific research, we have to ensure a sustainable financial future and funding for this work, is balanced against the needs of heritage, education, recreation and as a tourist destination. It’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to play a small part in the future role of this amazing historic site.”
Brunner chairs make a difference in the newly renovated Pilatus-Kulm mountain hotel in pilatus, switzerlandWednesday, June 26th, 2013
Article source: Brunner
The location is unique and breath-taking: the registered landmark from theBelle Epoque, the Pilatus-Kulm Mountain Hotel, is situated on an exposed mountain face at 6,995 feet above sea level, offering a splendid view of the surrounding summits, and the city of Lucerne way down in the valley. To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the hotel was completely renovated in 2010, and equipped with a new business centre, among other amenities. Still, it has been able to maintain its historic mountain hotel charm, not only thanks to its wooden shutters.
Article source: ELASTICOSPA +3
The yuppie ranch house stands in a hilly landscape, looking out on one side towards the mountains and on the other to the dry and stony plain of Friuli.
Article source: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards has invited the ‘overall’ restaurant and bar winners from the last four years to ‘think outside the box’ and create four different themed pop-up spaces using only white products.