// arthitectural / Urban Design

Concrete Architectural Associates
Van Beuningenplein


Van Beuningen square is located at the van Hallstraat, West district of Amsterdam. Building an underground two-layer parking facility gives cause for the redesign of the entire square. Based on the initial ideas of the West district of Amsterdam and Dijk&Co Landscape Architects, after a small closed competition, Concrete was asked to design the pavilions […]


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BIG
Superkilen


General description  Superkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It has one overarching idea that it is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of collection of global found objects that come from 60 […]


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Studio Teun Fleskens
Chitchat


Waiting in public spaces always could be more fun. With that goal I designed the CHITCHAT. A swinging seat from multiplex or polyester for one to seven people. If you take a seat, you bring the furniture and everyone who is sitting on it in motion. This almost always leads to interaction. It has something surprising and […]


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Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
Leyteire Square


The historical centre of Bordeaux University sets a new beginning : the Opération Campus begins with urban design at its heart. These spaces are currently closed, intended solely for receiving deliveries, however the project intends to turn them into a lively heart of the University, where intermingling can take place. The initial meaning of “campus” […]


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Ciclostile Architettura
Pixel art


The goal of the event “Where are you?” promoted by CEFA for World Food Day was to focus the attention of the citizens of Bologna with a performance that can show that, with participation we can defeat hunger all together. The proposal has recreated an unusual scene, captivating and engaging. Ten thousand dishes were arranged in a grid of abscissas and ordinates as pixels that make up an image. At the tolling of the noon all the dishes have been turned upside […]


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ALL+
Loco bench


The San Marino based brand, ALL+ has been awarded the TÜV SÜD certificate for its Loco bench, thereby confirming its original specialisation in urban furnishings with a high quality content and beguiling design. For the first time ever, the TÜV SÜD (TÜV stands for Technischer Überwachungs-Verein, meaning Technical Control Association) performed both European and American tests […]


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OKRA
Croydon Wellesley Road Park Lane London


The team guided by OKRA landscape architects has won the appealing `Wellesley Road Park Lane International Urban Design Competition´ in London. The competition is part of the plans to regenerate Croydon, situated in the South of London. The ambition for Croydon is to turn the city district, counting 350.000 inhabitants, into London´s ´third town´, besides […]


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Schiavello Architects Office
Starfish Square / Piazza Vittorio


Schiavello Architects Office concept has made a design for a square in the center of Tropea – The main idea of the project is to create a new symbolic place: a meeting place and focal point for the city. Tropea is a wonder of Calabria, a province which enjoys a beautiful sea, containing waters rich […]


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Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
UrbanEdge


Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is pleased to announce the introduction of UrbanEdge, a collection of landscape framing and furniture elements for urban spaces. The collection is produced by Landscape Forms, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-design site and streetscape furniture collections and amenities. UrbanEdge pairs GGN’s experience in designing urban spaces with Landscape Forms’ expertise in developing beautiful site […]


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Tasmanian design studio
Battery point sculpture trail


2012 SEG Global Design Awards: Great Ideas Win Futago, a Hobart-based design studio, has won a Merit – one of only nine awarded worldwide – in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards. Based in Washington DC, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design is the lead organisation for the global community of professionals working where communication […]


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OKRA
Grunewald Kirchberg


This design is for public spaces for the Grünewald district, Kirchberg, Luxembourg. The assignment was to create public spaces between apartments buildings. OKRA won the competition to design a public space between office buildings in the Gruenewald area of the Luxemburg city borough of Kirchberg. OKRA thought of how to give the fragmented neighborhood a […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Twirl


Concept This project is a contemporary interpretation of the architecture of the 18thcentury courtyard of the State University of Milan, translated and transformed from rigid Cartesian geometries into the linear fluidity of dynamic space. Adapting to the natural contours of the courtyard and the forces that converge towards its center, the project emphasizes the slope […]


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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Selvika Havoysund


The objective is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore a chief concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the experiential mode: a measured, restrained approach that creates awareness. […]


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mab architects
Roofescape


In present day city of Athens there is a critical lack of open green and recreational spaces. In a city, which has such an advantageous location and mild climate it almost impossible to find that little patch of green where a contemporary urban dweller can relax and enjoy his time off. Today the city is […]


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Veronica Martinez
ZEN


The gardens and stones “ZEN” represent the universe, infinity and are designed to inspire tranquility, harmony and serenity. Contemplating a Zen garden is like plunging into meditation. The stones “ZEN” are the elements of balance and harmony. Our cities and parks need that balance, a link between city and nature, a place to relax, think, […]


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OKRA
Basel Innenstadt


The City of Basel is rich in topography and great buildings; yet the public space does nothing to reflect this reality. The geography and history  have disappeared under monotonously applied asphalt. The core of the design for the Basel city center public space design concept is to embrace city for what it is, enhance it, […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Eolica


A landmark which modifies its proportions depending on the viewpoint and the effect of the sunlight; revealing an element in a constant evolution. An engraved tower devoted to the wind. The building combines renewable energy which feeds the city and its facilities with electricity, without needing other resources. Taking advantage of the possibilities that it […]


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OKRA
Bellamy Park


Bellamy Park is located by the harbour of Vlissingen where the Merchant Harbour once stood. Bellamy Park and the Ruyter Square regain a new relationship with the old ports. The Ruyter Square will be slightly raised with sitting stairs at the Fisheries Harbour. The space is organised as a large terraced area, with a slightly […]


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Yechel Gagnon
Tong


Yechel Gagnon recently created Tong, a large cast aluminium mural for the Licorne Theatre in Montreal.  For the first time, she transposes her visual language within the realm of metal work.  Gagnon created organic forms evoking movement and fluidity in dialogue with the dense and solid medium and city environment.The title of the mural Tong, […]


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Manfred Kielnhofer
Glowing light ball bench


The “Glowing Light Ball Bench” created by Manfred Kielnhofer was present at the Light Art Biennial Austria. The bench which has a very simple design consists of three light balls and two wooden board perforates that lay over the light balls. Contrasting structural dynamics of the artist Manfred Kielnhofer provides analytically with his artistic work […]


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