// arthitectural / Urban Design

Ball-Nogues Studio
Cradle


Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica, Cradle is situated on the exterior wall of a parking structure at a shopping mall – originally designed by Frank Gehry. The site is near the beach, and is heavily trafficked by tourists on foot and in automobiles. An aggregation of mirror polished stainless steel spheres, the sculpture […]


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Agraz Arquitectos
Adolf Horn Avenue


As in many other parts of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Adolf Horn Avenue is the result of the bounden need to communicate the diverse departments within Tlajomulco de Zuñiga city. When the lane was built, in times where the automobile was priority, it brought enormous benefits for thousands and thousands of people. Nevertheless, the great […]


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JDS Architects
Urban Development in Caen


The masterplan project in Caen stretches (extends and penetrates) from the English Channel to the city center. Our site is situated at the tip of the peninsula created by the meeting points from the extended paths of the sea. Because of these particular situation, we see the island as a place that aims to be […]


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Martin Wong
City as Canvas – Graffiti Art


City as Canvas explores the cultural phenomenon of New York City graffiti art, beginning with historical photographs of graffiti long erased from subways and buildings, and delving into paintings and sketchbooks collected by Martin Wong (1946–1999). Graffiti emerged as a powerful form of self-expression in New York City in the 1970s. With Wong and his […]


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1:1 arquitetura design
Park Design Hall


The space was designed for entry into the shopping plaza Park Design, located in SGCV, south. And has the focus on the sale of furniture, cars and accessories. The only guideline weight client was working on a reduced budget for the construction and maintenance. Office as our guideline was to radically change the quality of […]


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HOSPER
Redesign of Wilhelmina Square and the Surrounding Area


Above- and underground transformation The Wilhelmina square is located in the centre of Leeuwarden. HOSPER has been asked to create a layout for the public space of the square and its surroundings. The redevelopment of the Wilhelmina square, situated in between the station and the central shopping area, is the final piece of the project […]


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ADM
Atomsphera office complex (reconstruction)


Nearby Novoslobodskaya Metro Station, next to the Palikha Street, there have been completed the transformation of two small factory buildings of the early XX century – the sowing factory “Salute” and the studio “Reklamfilm” – into the state-of-the-art business block “Atmosphere” by ADM Bureau. We already wrote about the project of this business block two […]


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Design Trust for Public Space
Under the Elevated


National Endowment for the Arts Announces $50,000 Grant to Under the Elevated  The Design Trust for Public Space—the nonprofit that jumpstarted the High Line and helped bring about New York’s first custom-built taxi—will work with the City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to revive and animate public spaces below the city’s elevated transit infrastructure. Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, […]


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Les Ateliers Guyon
Sails Park Benches


Félix Guyon, former face of “The Firm”, most recognized designing of the fourth Wharf (Quai no4) on Masson Street in Montreal, has decided to spread his wings. He has left the big city to settle in Vercheres, his native village. The municipality has commissioned M. Guyon to create a monument honoring the founding families of […]


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7XA Taller de Arquitectura
Zocalo 11 de Julio


The Zócalo 11 de Julio is set as a system that organizes a program of new spaces with the urban structure, seeking to become an important symbol in the public life of the habitants of Tijuana. This system originates from several strategies of intervention: to link uses and buildings that already exist, to priorities the […]


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MyLandscapes LTD
Japanese Garden


The 250sqm site runs east to west and is surrounded by two buildings, a perimeter wall and open on the western side. Initially the ground was pretty level and laid to paving blocks allowing access to the buildings but serving not much purpose and fairly static. The project took 3 months to build during the […]


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Agraz Arquitectos
Cajititlan’s Pier


Cajititlan is a small town located in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, at the shore of the lake that carries the same name. It is the place for sailing and ski sports, and also for witnessing the yearly rite of the Epiphany when thousands of people gather to see the Three Wise Men go out for a […]


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Moment Factory
Megaphone


At a time when cities are looking for new ways to bring life to their streets and public spaces, the interactive Megaphone installation invites Montrealers and visitors to gather downtown to explore the festive side of public speaking. Selected in April 2012, after a call for applications by the National Film Board of Canada and […]


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Atmos Studio
The Bougheries


People are our greatest UNTAPPED CAPITAL – their grace and beauty too often left unremarked, uncaptured, and untraced. The Bougheries project seeks to harness and reveal the extraordinary elegance and energy of humanity with a series of structures that map and mirror the ergonomics of everyday movements and gestures – from sitting to standing, lounging to laughing. The Bougheries are – […]


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HOSPER
Leeuwarden Wilhelmina Square


Above- and underground transformation The Wilhelmina Square is located in the center of Leeuwarden. HOSPER has been asked to create a layout for the public space of the square and its surroundings. The current square will house the new building for the Fries Museum. In addition, in line with the project ‘Nieuw Zaailand’, a façade […]


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OMGEVING
Geelhandplaats


Social housing in Belgium is often perceived as a burden for those living in the residential neighbourhoods where housing projects are constructed. Its presence can even initiate the economic decline of surrounding private properties. Nonetheless, through joint efforts of various public administration agencies, local governments try to prevent these negative trends. With the help of […]


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DAtrans Architecture Office
Highstreet Loft Wedding Theme Park


Highstreet Loft Wedding Theme Park, transferred from the former Chemical Fiber Plant, is located next to the Forest Park in the northeast of city. To emphasize the main theme and the urban historic context, we finally determine the western wedding theme as the priority design origin and the Chinese wedding theme as the secondary one: […]


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Chris Elliott Architects
Walla Mulla Park


A small park transformed A small park was crowded with anaemic looking trees. It was dirty, gloomy and unattractive. A railway viaduct running beside the park provided shelter for Sydney’s homeless community. How to meet both the demands of the residents and the needs of the local homeless community? Robust structures, ease of maintenance and good visual surveillance were important […]


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studiostudio architettiurbanisti
intervention by spot-projects


Public space regeneration through the “Pedibus” micro-projects in the Oltrarno quarter, Florence.  The Oltrarno is a historic district south of the River Arno in Florence with a number of intrinsic characteristics that makes it one of the most problematic areas of the city. The morphological situation is complex and varied: the historic city center is protected […]


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HOSPER
Leiden, inner gardens


Inner gardens included in the designs for the renovation plans The Oranjegracht/Waardgracht neighbourhood is located in the eastern inner city of Leiden. The Portaal housing corporation is renovating the houses and the interiors. The approach varies between housing blocks, ranging from improvements and the amalgamation of smaller houses to demolition and the construction of new […]


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