FRAC centre opens in new site by jakob + macfarlane. Jul 29, 2013 FRAC centre opens in new site by jakob + macfarlane FRAC centre opens in new site by jakob + macfarlaneimage © nicolas borel all images courtesy jakob + macfarlane the extension draws from the lines of the existing building image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane faceted aluminum cladding articulates the tubular shapes image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane dubbed ‘the tubulences’ the addition links the historic buildings to the courtyard image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane a dynamic skin characterizes the structure image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane interior view image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane in collaboration with electronic shadow, hundreds of diodes express climactic information as points of light image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane image © nicolas borel image courtesy jakob + macfarlane.
Faux pli gourmet supermarket extension by archinauten. Jul 23, 2013.
Public Space Is... Hot tub cinema. Jul 20, 2013 hot tub cinemas pop up across london top image: hot tubbers enjoy anchorman at a screening in east london with a heatwave currently hitting the UK you’d imagine most people won’t be prioritizing a trip to the cinema – but an outdoor screening viewed from the comfort of a hot tub with seven friends on the rooftop of a trendy east london venue might just twist your arm. hot tub cinema combines relaxing hot tubs, classic films and fashionable spaces across east london. attendees can purchase whole tubs to share with friends or buy individual tickets to share with fellow hot tubbers – just go easy on those gassy beers out of respect for others.
Polk Street Showdown: The Redrawn Lines, Lanes, And New Plan at SocketSite™ July 18, 2013 Polk Street Showdown: The Redrawn Lines, Lanes, And New Plan Having run head-on into a wall of seemingly unexpected opposition, the SFMTA was forced to revisit and redraw their plans for removing metered parking along Polk Street to make way for dedicated bike lanes from Union to McAllister.
The revised project has been divided into two segments, with two different designs for Polk Street, one from Union to California and another from California to McAllister. Roughly 90% of the metered parking spaces on Polk Street between Union and California will be retained by adding a green bike lane in one direction, adding green shared lane markings in the other direction, and implementing morning tow-away regulations on the shared side of the street to provide more space for cars and bikes to share the road (click plan to enlarge): First Published: July 18, 2013 8:00 AM.
OMA wins miami beach convention center bid. Jul 18, 2013 OMA wins miami beach convention center redevelopment bid OMA wins miami beach convention center bid all images courtesy of south beach ACE see designboom’s previous coverage of the early proposal here.
The fifty united plates by ceramic designers corbe company. Jul 16, 2013 the fifty united plates by ceramic designers corbe company the fifty united plates by ceramic designers corbe company all images courtesy of corbe company based on the traditional map of the united states ‘the fifty united plates’ is a collection from american ceramic designers, corbé company. made of porcelain, the project crosses the boundaries of craft, art and design. constructed to scale the unique pieces fit seamlessly in with their neighbor, to collectively form the entire nation.
‘the 50 united plates’video courtesy of ryan lawless washington strawberry-rhubarb pie. ErickRivard : Le Plateau Mont-Royal, bel... Laurie Olin: The Man, The Myth, The Landscape Architect. This is a big week for landscape architects.
Laurie Olin, one of our profession’s most respected practitioners, educators and leaders will soon be standing on stage next to celebrities such as George Lucas, Herb Alpert and Elaine May, being presented with the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama. Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, it is the highest honor given to artists by the US Government. BRT: Cities Get on Board with Better, Reliable Transportation. Young people across the country are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of public transit.
Meet Jacob Curtis, a 29 year old young professional who was recently featured in The New York Times. Jacob moved to Charlotte for a new job. He found a home close to bus and rail lines. His home is in a location where he can ride his bike to the office along a no-traffic greenway. During his off hours, he navigates the Queen City easily thanks to his smartphone, which helps him plot routes that blend biking and mass transit options. Manitoba matsqui. Manitoba matsqui. Archdaily. 2013-06-28+All+Boards+Open+House+June+20. Shortlist Announced to Design Moscow’s First Park in 50 Years. In the 20th century, it was going to be the site of the world’s tallest skyscraper, but it became the world’s largest hotel.
In 2006, the hotel was replaced with a fence, the largest advertising space in all of Europe, enclosing acres of undeveloped, highly valuable land. In 2014, it will become Moscow’s first – and most important – park in over 50 years. Zaryadye Park, located on 13 acres of land just a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and the Red Square, will become a gateway to Moscow, one that will “project a new image of Moscow and Russia to the world.” A Disappearing American Original: The Roadside Rest Area - Mark Byrnes.
During a move from Los Angeles to Austin six years ago, photographer Ryann Ford kept coming across 20th century rest stops, each one different from the other.
Humble in stature, these traditional rest areas, despite their charm, have become a relic of America's roadside past, unable to match the conveniences of modern day travel centers with their fast food restaurants, wireless internet, and large bathrooms. On her website, Ford expresses disappointment in the nation's increasing preference for homogeneous travel centers, allowing rest areas to lose "the fight to commercial alternatives. " Longboard stroller: an experiment in urban mobility. Jun 11, 2013. Saint John Invests in Bicycle Infrastructure. SAINT JOHN - Saint John does not typically come to mind when thinking of a city with a cycling culture. In the 2006 census, the Saint John CMA had the lowest cycling rates in Canada with only 0.3% of the population using a bicycle as their primary commute mode.
This is compared to the North American average of 1 to 3%. The highest cycling rates in Canada were reported in Victoria, BC with 5.6% of the population regularly commuting on a bicycle. Closer to home, Moncton and Halifax each experience a cycling commute mode share of 1.0%. The city is hoping to change this. Painting Your Own Crosswalk: Crime or Civic Opportunity? - Sarah Goodyear.
Development Done Well Is a Community Affair. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Rotunda to be Transformed into Turrell Skyspace. With his first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980, James Turrell will dramatically transform the sinuous curves of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum into one of the largest Skyspaces he has ever mounted. Opening on summer solstice, June 21, 2013, the temporary installation Aten Reign will give form museum’s central void by creating what Turrell has described as “an architecture of space created with light.” As described in the exhibition overview: “In Aten Reign, daylight enters from the museum’s oculus, streaming down to light the deepest layer of a massive assembly suspended from the ceiling of the museum. Photography by Jesper Rasmussen. April 7, 2013 / Filed under: Photography / 6,578 views / Text and photos by Jesper Rasmussen Title: Off Location, 2001 – A New Humanism: Part 20 - Point of View - May 2013. The METROPOLIS Blog.
Where Americans Want To Live: New ULI Report, America In 2013, Explores Housing, Transportation, Community Preferences Survey Suggests Strong Demand for Compact Development - Urban Land Institute. It's Time For City Planners To Adapt A New Model. City planners' vision of Shanghai in 2020 at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I recently had my students study and dissect the plans for five cities, including the historic plans for one. Everyone Deserves Good Design - Point of View - May 2013. The METROPOLIS Blog John Cary. Patrick Oystryk. A really cool idea for a community wall! Changing The Land: Integrating Ecological Science With Design. Looking out over any city today, imagine that in two or three hundred years, only a very few – if any – of the built structures you see today will still be standing. Most buildings aren’t designed to last a hundred years.
As each structure comes down, what will replace it? Will the next generation of cities be more sustainable? Urban people can use less energy and material per capita than rural ones in rich countries, but as the world urbanizes and human population expands, cities are expanding along with their footprints – land transformed, resources used and waste produced.
Urban ecologists, urban planners, landscape architects and other designers will be part of the transformation of today’s cities into whatever they will become. Building scientific design into urban design and planning will give us better information sooner. Image by Lea Johnson Building scientific design into urban design and planning will give us better information sooner. Cities are ecosystems. Warren Byrd: How to Be a Landscape Architect. Throughout March, the University of Virginia School of Architecture has celebrated the work of local landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBWLA) and its recently published book Garden Park Community Farm. Feyssine Park by Ilex Paysage Urbanisme. April 18, 2013 / Filed under: France / Parks / See all projects by: Ilex landscape architecture / 33,279 / Graphisoft Park by Garten Studio.
April 17, 2013 / Filed under: Hungary / Parks / Water features / See all projects by: Garten Studio / 31,637 / People and Perspectives at Perkins+Will. LOLA Landscape Architects win Maaskant Prize 2013: Topos. Steeling Beauty. 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) 6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens - Amanda Erickson. Arkadien Winnenden by Atelier Dreiseitl. TUMO Park. In the Rock - Fire Brigade Magreid. Development Bank Of The Meurthe by Atelier Cite Architecture. What If the Entire World Lived in 1 City? - Emily Badger.
Tanner Springs Park by Atelier Dreiseitl. Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL. Actually Worthwhile Advertising: a Water-Producing Billboard - Technology. L.A.'s Parklets Have Gotten Quite Fancy - Arts & Lifestyle. What Will Happen to Budapest's 'Ruin Pubs' Once All the Ruin Is Removed? - Arts & Lifestyle. Schöneberger Südgelände Park by Odious. Calendar Garden by Studio Basta. Købmagergade Shopping Street by KBP.EU (Karres en Brands + Polyform) Nicholson Street Mall by HASSELL. The Case for Walkability as an Economic Development Tool - Design. San Francisco's Parklet Built Out of a Citroën H Van Might Be Shut Down - Neighborhoods.
Fairy Tale Architecture: The Halloween Edition. Flashback: MoMA's Ideas to Combat Rising Seas in New York Harbor - Design. Philips Hue: The Light Bulb You Can Control With Your Phone. The digital doesn't annihilate the analog, and the business card creativity proves it. Patrick Oystryk. An Airport Terminal That Perks You Up Instead Of Grinding You Down. In Osaka, A Camper Store With A Floating Trail Of Shoes.
Mad Scientists Offer $1,500 Shoes Made From Genetically Engineered Stingrays. Designed in Hackney: Costume designs for Carbon Life by Gareth Pugh. Maria Chairs \ estudio e+d. Camper store in Lyon by Studio Makkink & Bey. A Chair Made Of Balsa Wood Weighs Under 3 Pounds, And Still Won't Shatter. A Blanket Made Out Of Wood That Actually Works! Imagine A Kitchen-Friendly iPad That You Can Cut On. Gentle by Front for Porro. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show. Image of the Week: New York Details; Brooklyn and The High Line.
Dude, Seriously: They Invented A One-Handed Beer Bottle Opener. How Do You Market A Breakthrough Camera Like The Lytro? Very, Very Cleverly. Salvador Dalí's Real Masterpiece: The Logo For Chupa Chups Lollipops. Architecture / Table Vic made from one piece of plywood. Rendre publique la durabilité : La plateforme d’observation du Bayou à la Nouvelle Orléans. Redevelopment plan presented for historic Port-au-Prince.