// arthitectural / Urban Design

Dom Arquitectura
Urban Nests – Come back sparrows!


History: One day someone made a wall, it was cold, sad and dead, over time, the sparrows made it his home. They lived there, raising, flying, singing, and the wall became something joyful and full of life! But one day, someone decided to restore the wall, and plug all the holes where they lived sparrows, […]


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Office 25 Architects
Illuminated Balloon Bench


The Illuminated Balloon Bench appears to be lifted from the one side by a single balloon. The concept of the proposed bench is based at the idea of balance, levitation and loss of gravity. A successful illusion is created that a substantial heavy concrete bench is lifted and almost suspended by mere one delicate balloon. […]


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OKRA
Cutty Sark Gardens


Cutty Sark Gardens is a place of international allure, where you can experience a part of history. This space desserves to be treated with intrigue with it’s prominent position along the Thames, adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College Grounds and nearby the historic town centre of Greenwich, this place deserves to be treated with […]


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Sala Ferusic Architects
L’H2O


‘El Repartidor’ fountain, right in the middle of the square, used to bring water to five different points of the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona. The square has always been considered as a meeting point, as it used to gather people from the converging streets as well as those who wanted to pick […]


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salon 2
the Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations


The first stage in the Augmented Structures project with the Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations / İstiklâl Caddesi installation which reanimates phenomena (architecture, sound and visual arts) that appear to be completed and concluded. The acoustic memory of İstiklâl Caddesi is first transformed into an architectural surface and then this solid form became a dynamic […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Terminus Hoenheim-Nord Strasbourg


Background. The city of Strasbourg has been developing a new tram-line service to combat increasing congestion and pollution in the city centre. It encourages people to leave their cars outside the city in specially designed car parks, and then take a tram to the more inner parts of the city. The first part of this […]


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Sofia Designers
Floe Public seating


Inspired by the drifting ice blocs on the oceans before shaping the ice floe, FLOE is a block who bring together and incite the encounter while taking part in an ensemble. The organic shape of the bench permit to create a dialogue and a tension between the installed pieces while playing with their disposition in […]


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Populous
Metricon Stadium


Norman Disney & Young (NDY) is proud to be part of the award winning team for Metricon Stadium which has won the Helen Josephson Award for Innovation in Urban Design at the recent Gold Coast Urban Design Awards 2011. The biennial event held on the 23rd of September celebrates the best of the Gold Coast […]


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Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz
The Nest


The project that Jacek proposes responds, in a conceptual form, to EDC’s* mission. Designed to be integrated into the architectural context of 150 Slater, it is also related to his ARBORESCENT SCULPTURES, which build, in a formal and symbolic mode, on the notion of vital force embodied by plant growth and result in the representation […]


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heri&salli
echte fehler


.. for an art project in Bischofshofen (Salzburg – Austria) – six artists, or to be precise, architects had been invited to make their contribution to the theme “Real Landscape”, pre-set by the initiators – we (heri&salli) also had been requested for a contribution. The initiators’ basic idea was to develop objects on this theme […]


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OKRA
Domplein Utrecht


In the middle of the city of Utrecht lies the Domplein or cathedral square. This is where Utrecht began, 2000 years ago, with a Roman castellum that now lies 4 metres underground. In the Middle Ages it became overgrown by a primeval forest with giant trees. Later its stones were used to build the churches […]


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Antoni Gaudi
The Park Güell


Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. The […]


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Marco Casagrande
Cicada


‘Cicada’  finnished by architect Marco Casagrande is a cocoon-like spatial installation in a highly industrial region of Taipei, Taiwan. Conceived as ‘urban acupuncture’ for the city, the bamboo structure loosely envelopes an organic volume which responds to the human scale. Measuring 34 meters in length, the inhabitable shelter sits on a small strip of green […]


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OKRA
Storaa stream experience


The city of Holstebro has celebrated the completion of the public realm project around the Storaa stream and new cultural facilities, designed by OKRA and the Danish Schul office. The project is funded by the City of Holstebro and Realdania, a Danish foundation who contributes to public cultural projects. Focal point The project makes a […]


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Pepe Gascón
Squares in Puigcerdà


The first step was to remove vehicular traffic by concentrating all the road connections and services on the south-east side of the squares, thereby freeing up a generously expansive central space for citizens’ use. The space, which is very irregular in shape and which has a strongly marked perimeter, is geometrically structured and arranged through […]


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LYVR
Busstop Park+Ride Citybus


Assignment In 2007 Lysbeth de Groot, at that time urban designer at the Municipality of Groningen, designed the Busstop at the waiting area of Park+Ride Citybus Groningen. In 2008 Lysbeth LYVR began her own design firm LYVR. The Municipality of Groningen commissioned LYVR for further elaboration and supervision of the design. Location The site is […]


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SOLID architecture
Skywalk


SOLID architecture designed a bridge that is enclosed on all sides to connect the two buildings Rennweg 44 and 46 at the fifth upper floor, 17 metres above the Kleistgasse in the third district of Vienna. The bridge with a span length of 22 metres was completed in May 2009. In reference to its outward […]


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OKRA
Caspar van Wittelplantsoen


The new Park of Caspar Wittelplantsoen plays a central role in the perception of the surrounding neighborhood. It connects the new building of the Soesterkwartier Puntenburgerlaan along with the existing building and acts as a green meeting place for both old and new residents. The ambition is, in a relatively small area, to create an […]


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Saunders Architecture & Wilhelmsen Arkitektur
Aurland Look Out


Some Facts abort the Project and Process… The site is above Aurland, a small town in Sogn og Fjordane, one of the larger fjords on the West Coast of Norway. Aurland is three hours drive from Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. The architects were one of three architecture firms invited to deliver a design proposal […]


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JMBC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
Rubem Braga Elevator Complex


The Rubem Braga Elevator Complex aims to improve accessibility for the residents of Pavao community, located 80 meters above ground level, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Not long ago, as in several other Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods, that population experienced the danger of rickety stairways and makeshift passages up and down the slope, […]


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