Bureau B+B. Interboro Partners. Lent Space is a privately-owned 0.5 acre development site that is temporarily being made open to the public. The space will serve as an exhibition space for large sculptures, an event space and public space as well as a tree nursery. When Lent Space closes, the trees grown on the site will migrate to the streets of the surrounding neighborhood, turning into street trees for the emerging Hudson Square BID. In response to the client’s requirement of enclosing the space with a 7ft fence, we designed a moveable sculptural fence facing Duarte Square that can enclose or open the site to different degrees and also serve as a public amenity in the form of benches and wall panels for exhibitions. Client: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Project Team: Tobias Armborst (Principal), Daniel D’Oca (Principal), Miguel Diaz, K.C. FF&FF. FF&FF | Franc Fernández, Fina Frontado .
Fotos: © Andrés Flajszer El ámbito de actuación abarca la superficie de la Plaza d'en Clos actual, la zona posterior y los tramos de calle adyacentes del entorno: Calle de la Palma, calle de la Salut y Calle del Duc de Tetuan. Debido a la pequeña medida de la plaza, se propone una superficie continua utilizando un solo tipo de pavimento de adoquín Terana-Art de *BREINCO color Ceniza de tres medidas diferentes en patrón de combinación aleatoria.
Para reducir la velocidad del tránsito en todo el ámbito peatonal se colocan vados para vehículos en las intersecciones con las calles colindantes. Encima de esta manta de pavimento continuo se proyecta un elemento único que sirve como delimitador a la vez que protector de los diferentes ámbitos. Este sencillo elemento que se curva, sube y dobla, constituye el resumen de la mayor parte del mobiliario urbano. 102 ANOUK VOGEL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. 2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres TABLE GARDEN . Amsterdam A film producer and an architect bought a former steel workshop together and transformed it into an office building for their companies. The building consists of two storeys surrounding an atrium. TABLE GARDEN Realised in 2011 Located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Commissioned by Lemming Film & Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter In collaboration with Bart Guldemond.
Mas Studio. Mas Studio This project was awarded first prize in the 2010 Architecture for Humanity Chicago Street Furniture competition. 01. Start with a flat, lifeless lot and some plywood of similar quality. 02. Select the size of the desired installation, from XS to XL, the possibilities are endless. 03. Authors: Iker Gil, Andrew Obendorf, Julie Michiels, Andrew Clark. LEDscape / LIKEarchitects. Architects: LIKEarchitects Location: Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal Project Year: 2012 Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra ‘LEDscape’ is an installation which deals with light as a constructive element of space and landscape. It is located in the “Centro Cultural de Belém” in Lisbon and aims to introduce the every day user to the LEDARE light bulb, thus demystifying the preconceived ideas about LED technology and emphasizing the relevance of this product in the sustainability of the future.
‘LEDscape’ challenges the passerby to an interactive experience – A pathway gradually lit with 1200 light spots, invites introspection and individual appropriation of the installation. © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra Axon * Location to be used only as a reference. Duecentosessanta MQ / Simone Bossi. Architects: Simone Bossi Location: 38056 Levico Terme Trentino, Italy Architect In Charge: Simone Bossi Project Area: 400.0 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Simone Bossi In a little town in the north of Italy, close to the city of Trento, there is a private park close to a small lake. A worthless and unused tennis court was the reason for an international art competition called 260MQ organized by studio supergulp (firenze – italy)with the aim to achieve a new space quality. The work is a site specific pavillion that describes the surroundings, underlines the importance of the elements playing with, as light, water, stone, wood. Visitors can enter into the opera, walking trough the wooden boards, sit in a small patio on a stone.
They can relax for a while and consider what they have around. The pavillion can also be used for events and concerts as a real scenography where characters can dissappear or silently walk in the dark water that constantly reflects the sky. AIDS Memorial Receives Approval / studio a+i. Designing a memorial is a challenge of crafting a moment of pause – a slight change in one’s daily activity to experience a sense of place to respectively reflect and acknowledge. While memorializing a historical event, such as a war or a cultural achievement, has a definitive beginning and end – a set number of deaths, or a memorable proclamation declared on a set date – the act of memorializing the AIDS epidemic has no such tangible point in history. ”AIDS is not a war, nor a disease conquered.
In our design process, we emphasize the changing and varied ways through which AIDS affects us personally and as a society. It is important to create a space that conveys our sense of solemn respect, remembrance and loss, without resorting to symbolism around a date, image, or names, ” explained Mateo Paiva and Esteban Erlich of the Brooklyn-based firm studio a+i, the winners of an international design competition for an AIDS memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park. Diamond for Dementia / Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. The project, Diamond for Dementia by Haugen/ Zohar Arkitekter, is a winning entry in a competition for upgrading an outdoor electrical supplier in a healthcare center for people suffering from dementia.
The project intention was to transform the supplier’s old concrete walls into a jewel, a diamond, giving a focal point to the space, which the user could relate to as a steady though ever-changing reference. Since dementia is a condition that impacts one’s memory and other sensory related functions that many of us may take for granted, this project can provide a healthy experience for patients suffering from the condition and a rewarding experience for visitors and other users at the center. More images and architects’ description after the break. Dementia is a general term for a group of brain disorders that involve mental decline and affects (among other things) the abilities of recent memory and visual-spatial function. Urban Umbrella / Young-Hwan Choi. Tired of scurrying under makeshift unpleasant scaffolding hovering over the streets of Manhattan?
Back in 2009, Bloomberg launched an urban design intervention initiative calling for designers to provide a “fresh new sidewalk shed” to replace its dingy predecessors. Entitled urbanSHED, the international design competition challenged participants to develop a sustainable and economic prototype to be used for New York’s 1,000,000+ linear feet of sidewalks. Such a prototype must meet or exceed the City’s current safety requirements and regulations, and improve technical and structural performance. The winning shed was designed by Young-Hwan Choi, a student from the University of Pennsylvania. The shed is the first design to be approved under the City’s Buildings Bulletin 2011 and will be installted in Lower Manhattan soon!
More about the design after the break. The Urban Umbrella design concept is strongly rooted in providing an appealing aesthetic to those passing underway. Leaf-Structured Canopy / SAM Architekten und Partner. Architects: SAM Architekten und Partner Location: Adliswil, Switzerland Photographs: Courtesy of SAM Architekten und Partner At its offices in Adliswil (Soodring 6), just south of Zurich, SwissRe wanted to erect a suitable outdoor shelter in the interior courtyard. As we had been the architects of this complex, which opened in 2001, we were keen to retain the me- diating function of the courtyard between the main building and the annexe, and thereby keep the clarity of the urban design concept behind this development. The resulting proposal, which was accepted and implemented, was for a steel roof with an organic shape resembling a leaf and contrasting with the rigour of the geometry and materials of the courtyard. The shape of the roof emerged from the parameters at the location itself and the requirements as regards use.
At the north-eastern edge one tip of the leaf shape borders on the cafeteria annexe but without touching it. Jardin de la Connaissance / 100Landschaftsarchitektur. Architects: 100Landschaftsarchitektur Location: Quebec, Canada Directors in Charge: Thilo Folkerts, Rodney LaTourelle Collaborators: Laura Strandt, Maike Jungvogel Realization on site: Johanna Ballhaus, Elisabeth and Jessica Charbonneau, Sandrine Perrault Project Area: 250 sqm Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Rodney LaTourelle, Thilo Folkerts The Jardin de la Connaissance is a temporary garden in a forested area involving approximately 40,000 books, multi-coloured wooden plates and several varieties of mushrooms.
In reference to the festival’s theme of paradise, there are exposed the tree (of knowledge) as the central semiotic theme of the paradisiacal garden. Rather than reopening a way through the proverbial enclosures, the design team is interested in its manifold textures. From the single tree of knowledge they have gone to the many of the forest; from one truth to the plenitude of multimedia and the overwhelming world of information. Books Bookmarks Mushrooms. Pylons of the future: Dancing with Nature / HDA. HDA’s construction technologies used for the arch of the Turin Olympic Footbridge (previously featured on AD), have been further refined for their most recent award winning competition proposal, entitled Pylons of the future: Dancing with Nature.
The competition, held by Terna, a private national electricity provider, asked participants to design pylons of the highest technical and aesthetic quality with a minimal impact on the environment. HDA’s design response was based on transforming the current ‘industrial soldier’ image of today’s pylons into an elegant shape whose form was inspired by nature.
More images and more about the pylons after the break. The competition seemed to pose a contradictory request: make the pylons, a clearly man-made structure, blend in with nature. By evaluating the relationship between the pylons and nature, HDA intended to create a structure that would “become a symbol of compatibility and symbiosis of man in his environment and not the inverse.” Fireplace for Children / Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Architect: Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter Location: Trondheim, Norway Client: Trondheim Municipality, Norway 3D consultancy: Scenario Architecture Rapid prototyping: Espen BÊrheim Contractor: Pan Landskap AS Project Year: 2009 Photograph: Jason Havneraas & Grethe Fredriksen The office was invited by the municipality of Trondheim to suggest an outdoor project for a kindergarten.
Although the region is characterized by predominantly maritime climate and the weather varies considerably throughout the seasons, there is a popular saying ‘there is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing,’ and all seasons are equally attractive to the Norwegian children that enjoy outside activities all year round. Together with the standard playground facilities we wished to combine an enclosed space for fire, storytelling and playing. Given a very limited budget, reusing leftover materials (from a nearby construction site) was a starting point that led the design to be based on short wooden pieces. Led Action Façade, Digital Façade for Medialab Prado / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos. Architects: Langarita Navarro Arquitectos – María Langarita, Víctor Navarro Location: Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain Collaborators: María Langarita, Víctor Navarro, Juan Palencia, Roberto Gonzalez Client: Area de las Artes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid General Contractor: Pecsa Teconsa U.T.E.
Engineers: Mecanismo Lighting Consultant: Ca2l Project Area: 144 sqm Project Year: 2008 Construction Year: 2008-2009 Photographs: Miguel de Guzman The city is created under emergency conditions: On the one hand, the obligation to update its infrastructures and, on the other hand, the need to maintain the same standards as in other cities, both of which require the continuous incorporation of new technologies to public spaces. If the now rare telephone booths were an example of this modernising in their day, today’s urban screens are so now. The Led Action Façade system is a model patented to produce large-format digital façades. Bridge From Recycled Grids / Aristide Antonas. Once again, our friend Architect Aristide Antonas surprises us with a wonderful project, this time in London. The design is really interesting but also the way he work the infographics, all in black and with, very sober and austere.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did looking at the project and understanding it! The new construction for the city bridge is constituted by recycled grid surfaces. Most of them can be provided by the city’s equipment; the same suppliers that produce the London Underground grids of the city are called to produce some new pieces while some other existing grids are recycled. The structure is organized by frames that can receive and support common grid surfaces.
The project is not composed as a finished organized form but as a possibility of creating different forms produced through an elaborated system of supporting frames. Description Design: Aristide Antonas Collaborator: Katerina Koutsogianni. Flying Walls / ateliermob. AD Classics: Le Cylindre Sonore / Bernhard Leitner. Tilted Arc. Cloud Gate. Spine. Sky Mirror. Gas Station, Mies van der Rohe (reconversion) Necessary #055. Social Benches by Jeppe Hein. Favela Painting by Haas & Hahn. The Indicator: I’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe.