// arthitectural / Urban Design

Nabito Architects
Sensational Garden


The neighbourhood of Corso Lazio, in the city of Frosinone, Italy, can finally enjoy its first public space,that it has been expecting for 25 years now. The sensational garden represents the starting point of a big masterplan to renew and integrate the public spaces and the services to the housing neighbourhood. This lack of public […]


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UNStudio
Observation Tower,’De Onlanden’


UNStudio’s design for an Observation Tower for ‘De Onlanden’ presented to Natuurmonumenten On September 22nd the design for an observation tower for the nature reserve ‘De Onlanden’, situated to the South-West of the City of Groningen, was presented to Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Natural Heritage) during the mini-symposium ‘Experience Nature with […]


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Francis Landscapes
From the Top


With one main visual axis commencing from the house, flowing through the pool, and trickling on to the breathtaking horizon, this project is a submission to nature’s greatness. Designed to complement impressive existing rock formations that shape a natural amphitheater, the project succumbs to nature’s legacy, with ever growing and evolving plant life and labyrinthine […]


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Choi Ropiha Fighera
Port Botany Lookout


The Millstream Lookout is located at the western end of the foreshore beach park at Port Botany. The concept makes use of an engineering rock groyne by manipulating the structure to become part of the landscape composition. The edges are contoured to soften the form and to provide a more integrated edge to the beach […]


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Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Culenova New City


The Culenova New City site in Bratislava forms a pivoting point in the urban development of the Bratislava region. At its edges, different urban conditions and environments characterize the site. Each environment has its specific form, quality and usage. A FLEXIBLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY Culanova New City should become a true part of the city of […]


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Nuvist Architecture and Design
In Remembrance of The Sinan Great Mosque Design


The mosques are not very unique buildings in terms of for usage, community relations or reflections of traditional and modern trends. They are significant for sanctity, mystically and figurativeness. Nevertheless, the mosques which are designed recently are not presentable in these features. There are not many examples for that. And there are too many extraordinary […]


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Atelier Peter Kis
Japanese Garden


The hill of the Japanese Garden was created from the debris of the Zoo and its surroundings after World War II. Initially there was an open air stage here, which however was unutilised for major parts of the year occupying this otherwise rather narrow area. The Japanese Garden was developed in its place and a […]


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Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc.
Pink Balls


What better than 170,000 pink balls suspended high in the air to enliven Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street East as it transforms for the summer into a pedestrian mall? The plastic balls, in three different sizes and five subtle shades of pink, are strung together with bracing wire, crisscrossing the street and stretching through tree branches at […]


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bgstudio
Pasarela del Postiguet


Alicante is a city that grew overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. “Pasarela del Postiguet” is an essential element that connects its urban center with the sea, spanning the Juan Bautista Lafora avenue which, with its intense traffic, presents a true visual and physical barrier between the beach promenade and the city. In this way Pasarela becomes […]


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parallellab
Up Side Down Bangkok


Bangkok is a city in constant evolution and needs to search out solutions to improve its inter- connectivity. For this reason, elevated expressways skim through the Thai capital in order to bring forth its expansion, offering a radical though efficient solution to its congestion.Yet, in providing an answer, the expressways also undoubtedly alter the urban […]


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Quixotic Architecture
Chopin 2010


2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyderyk Chopin. Although many events and concerts will be organized – not only in his Polish homeland but around the world – Warsaw will be the capital of celebrations throughout the year. This project was designed to commemorate one of the great Masters of romantic music; […]


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La maison de l’architecture du Québec
Exposition: Réinventons la ruelle !


From May 27th to December 20th, 2011 The 500km of alleys that criss-cross Montréal’s neighbourhoods are up for the conquering. Increasingly, it is in the backyard where families in Montréal are spending their time, thus actively shaping a new urban lifestyle. Twenty-two creators working in architecture and landscape architecture propose, by way of macro-models, twenty-two […]


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C+S Associati
Sant’Erasmo


Located in the Nortehrn Lagoon Park north of Venice, on the southeastern edge of Sant’Erasmo island, the new water filtration plant is part of the general urban and environmental upgrading of the island that the Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia is implementing through the Consorzio Venezia Nuova, within the context of a programmatic agreement between […]


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Saunders Architecture
Solberg Tower & Rest Area


Sarpsborg is a green, flat and calm piece of South Norway and a traditional stopover for travellers on the route to and from Sweden. In 2004, the Norwegian Highway Department together with the Regional Government approached Saunders for a new project in the area; uniquely however, without having predetermined the commission’s particular needs. The project […]


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Ciclostile Architettura
Ecole del Rusco


For the fourth edition of Ecole del Rusco: the exhibition about art and recycling in Bologna, was set up an artistic and sensory journey through the squares of the city, with five installations by young designers, dedicated to the touch, sight, taste, hearing and smell. The temporary art installation “Circolare” is a project of landscape […]


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Atelier Oslo and AWP
Lanternen


When Sandnes and Stavanger were chosen as cultural capitals of Europe 2008, a group of competitions named Norwegian Wood was launched to promote contemporary, sustainable timber architecture. Sandnes city asked for a construction that could serve as a canopy over a small square in the pedestrian old part of the city. A pavilion that could […]


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5468796 Architecture
OMS Stage


“The Cube” is an open-air performance venue set against the backdrop of historic warehouses in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. The design commission gained through an invited competition, recognizes that the stage typically functions as such during a very limited time season, and questioned what opportunities the venue could provide during the rest of the year. In […]


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Ants of the Prairie
Bat Tower


BAT TOWER is the first built prototype in the “Pest Architecture” project series, exploring strategies for increasing public awareness of bats as a critical component of our ecosystem. Bats are effective as natural pesticides, pollinators, and mosquito abatement. Yet they are often considered as a kind of urban pest, and are frequently exterminated by human-run […]


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Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc. + Groupe Cardinal Hardy
Square Dorchester


Open to the public on June 23rd 2010, Dorchester Square’s restoration and enhancement is guided by a deep appreciation of its evolution, reflecting nearly 300 years of history. This project and its overall design is inspired by Victorian landscaping. It encompasses the restoration of four monuments from the City of Montreal’s art collection, recaptures the […]


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HASSELL
Millennium Parklands


Olympic legacy: Our challenge was to design a 450 hectare park on a former industrial site. The park – originally named Millennium Parklands and now known as Sydney Olympic Park – was to provide the setting for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and leave a valuable legacy for future generations telling them something of the […]


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