// arthitectural / Urban Design

Avanto Architects / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout Tower


Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki) and Wood Focus Finland organised an architectural competition for the students of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, with the assignment of designing a ten-metre-high view tower out of timber for the Zoo. The free form of my winning entry was motivated by the natural setting; it follows the surrounding stone wall […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Quartier Massena


A new district located between the « rue de Tolbiac » and the « rue Watt », on the south bank of the Seine river, in Paris, France. How does one open the city to fickleness and gather multiple activities, such as housings, offices, and a university, within the evolutive district of a dense city? […]


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Affleck + de la Riva architectes
Square des Frères-Charon


Designed by Affleck + de la Riva architects, Robert Desjardins, landscape architect, and Raphaëlle de Groot, artist, and completed in 2008, Square des Frères-Charon is located at the crossroads of two historic streets in one of the oldest sectors of Montreal. The project was the recipient of three design awards in 2009 : a National […]


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Iosa Ghini Associati
People Mover


The People Mover designed for the city of Bologna is a transport system that is innovative in terms of technology, the regulation of circulation and architectural features. The infrastructure, with a total length of 5084 metres, is composed of a monorail, with two terminals – at the airport and the train station – and the […]


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EMBT
Ricard Viñes Square


  The large green open spaces that surround the Seu Vella Cathedral and dominate the whole city are the most beautiful public areas in Lleida, and are what we chose as our reference point. The designs for the new Ricard Viñes Square must possess some of this beauty. The focus of our proposal is to […]


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Mayslits Kassif Architects
Tel Aviv Port Public Space Regeneration Project


Situated on one of Israel’s most breathtaking waterfronts, the Tel Aviv Port was plagued with neglect since 1965, when its primary use as an operational docking port was abandoned. The recently completed public space development project by Mayslits Kassif Architects, managed to restore this unique part of the city, and turn it into a prominent, […]


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Cardinal Hardy
Peel Entrance – Mount Royal Park


Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874, Mount-Royal Park has over five million visitors per year. Prior to its restoration, the Peel sector was desolate; a crumbling wall, a stairway in ruins, and muddy pathways; the link into the park was tenuous. Nonetheless, its natural and picturesque character were still informed by the poetics of […]


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ONG&ONG
Parkview Eclat, landscape


Parkview Eclat is a high-end residential development with a water-themed landscape to complement the Art-deco style of its architectural style. The outdoor spaces are organised along two major axes. A main axis runs from the main building to the landscape deck, punctuated by water fountains and exquisite sculptures. This continues across the horizontal plane and […]


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HHD_FUN with Aaajiao – Xu Wenkai
Embedded Project


This temporary, interactive installation was based on the concept of ‘complex systems’ which can observe, perceive and research our living world, society and biology.  Virtual architecture is embedded into various cities and regions within Google earth projected onto the floor, within the internal space of the installation.  Motion sensors track the movement of the audience […]


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Linda Covit and Marie-Claude Seguin – Groupe Cardinal Hardy
Give Peace a Chance


The work “Give Peace a Chance” commemorates the famous John Lennon song written during his 1969 Montréal bed-in with Yoko Ono. Conceived by artist Linda Covit and Groupe Cardinal Hardy’s landscape architect Marie-Claude Séguin, the work is made of approximately 180 limestone slabs laid side by side on flat ground, on which the phrase Give […]


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Cardinal Hardy
Mount-Royal Park’s Playground


With over three million visitors a year, Mont-Royal Park in Montréal was designed by Frederic Law Olmstead starting in 1874. Despite the evolution of the park, the essentials of the original plan remain. In order to recognise its unique character, the Government of Quebec recently granted it the status of a natural and historical borough. […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Secondary Landscape


Assignment to produce a creative saloon for prospective beauty-experts on the roof of 40 (or more)-year-old building located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. The roof was irregularly-shaped in accordance with building regulation. And on it, many kinds of equipment are scattered at random. What we did was roughly covering the roof with tough plates of western red […]


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UNStudio & Garofalo Architects
Burnham Pavilion


Placed on the unique location in the middle of Millennium Park framed by the Lake Michigan on one site and Michigan Avenue on the other, the UNStudio pavilion relates itself to diverse city-contexts, -programs and -scales. Programmatically the pavilion invites people to, gather together, walk around and through, to explore and watch. The UNStudio pavilion […]


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Aurum
Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez


Via Montenapoleone, one of the most traditional shopping streets in the centre of Milan, experiences a magical mood. As part of the “Led Light Exhibition Design Festival Iinternationale Della Luce di Milano II Edizione 2010 happening from December 4th 2010 to January 10th 2011, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez lend the famous street a ‘golden […]


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Studio Gang Architects
South Pond, Lincoln Park Zoo


Lincoln Park Zoo wished to increase its visibility by improving the South Pond and maintaining its image as a safe, clean, environmentally responsible institute that is committed to education. The design transforms a dilapidated, 19th-century urban park pond fed by city tap water into a natural habitat and an exhibit on “pond life” for the […]


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Dom Arquitectura
Würth La Rioja Museum Gardens


The main idea was to project an argument that would permit it to be the same site that would supply the patterns of intervention, bringing out their morphological, topographical and topological conditions and forms of the new landscape. These disordered lines are reminiscent of the nature, branches, leaves, channels, cracks, rivers. These lines seems to […]


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GAD – Gökhan Avcıoğlu
Besiktas Fishmarket


The refurbishment of the Besiktas Fish Market is not a design and realization process that was prosecuted in an accustomed manner. It is not intended to be carried through to an in-computable state. On the contrary, the aspiration is to initiate a dynamic outset by the gradual functional supplements and substitutions and even with the […]


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ONG&ONG
City Square Urban Park


The plan to develop this open space into an urban park will drastically change the appearance and usage of this open space. The development of the urban park and the mall will complement one another. The urban park will be like a green carpet lay out in front of the mall to welcome its visitors. […]


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Matali Crasset
Trees for the Germaine Tillion high school


This 1% artistic project for the Germaine Tillion high school aims at designing “liveable” facilities on the green areas surrounding the Pays de l’Arbresle high school. Along with the benches already included for this project, I have three varied layouts for three possible ways of using this space: The acoustic grassland This area is slightly […]


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