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Portico Palmeto in Mérida, Mexico by TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

Portico Palmeto is a multifunctional building that arises within what was the Palmetum (collection of palm trees) of iconic “Vivero Cholul”, a green lung of 2.5 hectares extension and several years old, located in Cholul´s heart; a Mayan-colonial origin community belonging to the municipality of Merida, southeast of Mexico.

Image Courtesy © Leo Espinosa

  • Architects: TACO taller de arquitectura contextual
  • Project: Portico Palmeto
  • Location: Mérida, Mexico
  • Photography: Leo Espinosa | Carlos Patrón
  • Project Team: Carlos Patrón Ibarra, Alejandro Patrón Sansor, Ana Patrón Ibarra, Estefanía Rivero Janssen.
  • Site Area: 475.00 sqm
  • Constructed Area: 135.00 sqm
  • Completion Date: January 2018


Banker Wire Mesh Outfits State-of-the-Art Indoor Soccer Stadium in Montréal, Canada

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

Built in the center of one of Montréal’s most diverse neighborhoods, the Stade de Soccer de Montréal is a new visual and cultural symbol in the city. Utilizing custom-fabricated Banker Wire mesh partitions around its indoor playing field, the stadium provides tens of thousands of soccer players with a first-class practicing and playing environment.

The design of the Stade de Soccer de Montréal pays homage to and blends in with its surrounding landscape – a former quarry now being turned into what will be the largest urban park in Montréal. Outside, the stadium shows its versatility as a structure built around the topography, not despite it.

Image Courtesy © Olivier Blouin

Image Courtesy © Olivier Blouin

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire (Nick Murosky)
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Outfits State-of-the-Art Indoor Soccer Stadium in Montréal
  • Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada


Rakafot school grounds in Kiryat Bialik, Israel by BO LANDSCAPE

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: BO LANDSCAPE

About two weeks after construction was complete on the Rakafot School, for which we were the landscape architects, and the opening of the school year, we received a surprising phone call: “I wanted your opinion on adding frogs to the school’s ‘Winter Pond.’ It was the agriculture teacher “We received complaints about mosquitoes, and it seems to be the right way to stop them is by using frogs. Besides, it will be wonderful to hear their croaks along with the children’s loud and cheerful voices.” “It’s a great idea,” we hastened to assure her, with a fantastic inner feeling, “yes, that works.”

Image Courtesy © Amit Haas

Image Courtesy © Amit Haas

  • Architects: Knafo-Klimor Architects
  • Landscape Architects: BO- Landscape Architects: Landscape Arch. Orna Ben-Ziony& Landscape Arch. Beeri Ben-Shalom, partners/owners of. Associate designer: Landscape Arch. IditIsrael.
  • Project: Rakafot school grounds
  • Location: Kiryat Bialik, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Haas
  • Software used: Autocad & Sketchup
  • Developer: Kiryat Bialik Municipality, Engineering Head Department: Landscape Arch. Noam Massad, Israel.
  • Development contractor: Hisham Khmeisi, Hisham Group.
  • Project management and supervision: Shirley Gazit and Gonen Pinhas, Nativ Engineering and Management Ltd.


Evolution Ground in Alfortville, France by NP2F

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Article source: NP2F

Embedded within the boundaries of the ZAC
(coordinated developed zone) Chantereine, the “evolution” grounds of Alfortville represent a qualitative approach to which we lay claim in this district’s public spaces, and more generally in today’s city. Thus, the playground becomes a truly architectural space, integrated in the urban structure and open to the city’s other practices.



  • Architects: NP2F
  • Project: Evolution Ground
  • Location: Alfortville, France
  • Client: city of Alfortville
  • Project managment: NP2F + D’ici là (landscape designers)
  • Surface: 2 050 m2
  • Cost of works: 572 310 € excl tax
  • Year: 2011


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