// arthitectural / urban design

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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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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map-lab
ResilienCity


The International Living Future Institute launched the Living City Design Competition in 2010, seeking designs for our cities in the year 2035. map-lab’s submission was ResilienCity. ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on greyfield and brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for […]


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inFORM studio
Providence River & Pedestrian Bridge


The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a unique urban proposal in that the basis of its proposition is an exchange of transit medium. The relocation of a substantial, vehicular only conduit in favor of a pedestrian oriented connector will completely transform the spatial character of the Jewelry District/Old Harbor. Given this significant urban transformation, the project should envision […]


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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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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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