schmidt hammer lassen architects win sports and leisure complex and overall planThe winning proposal includes a lyrical, contemporary interpretation of a more locally anchored, traditional building culture. It is inspired by the vision of an area where new and old merge to create a spatial interplay between the new townscape and the DGI complex. The proposal’s strikingly sculptural roof profile ..
Dutch architects MVRDV and Spanish architects GRAS have won a competition to design a new carbon-neutral city in La Rioja, Spain. The development will cover two hills and will include 3,000 social homes with sports facilities, retail, restaurants and gardens. The buildings will occupy 10% of the 56 ha site, with the remaining space used for energy production and as a public park. All energy requ..
Here are a couple of images of Eden Bio by French architect Edouard Francois, a social housing development in Paris set in organic gardens. The project, which is due for completion early next year, features terraced houses ranged along pedestrain alleys heavily landscaped with trees and plants. The development contains 100 social housing units, with the upper levels reached by external timber ga..
Dutch architects MVRDV have unveiled designs for a new urban neighbourhood at Almere near Amsterdam, based on a string of beads. The development, for the Olympiakwartier area of Almere, will feature nine urban blocks composed of a variety of different building types that the architects compare to beads on a string. Here’s some info from MVRDV: – MVRDV presents ‘urban beads’ for Almere, Netherlan..
Foster & Partners has revealed designs for its waterfront development in Rimini, Italy The firm's latest scheme will link the seafront to the urban grain of the town centre using a mix of public spaces, a hotel tower, and a 300m-long pier into the sea. Fosters' hopes the scheme will draw international tourists to the town all year round. Attractions include a film museum at the base of the hotel..
PROGRAM: 7 high-end residential towers and landscape deck CLIENT: CapitaLand, Singapore ARCHITECT: Design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher Project Architects: Michele Pasca di Magliano, Viviana Muscettola Project Manager: Charles Walker Project Team: Effie Kuan, Bozana Komljenovic, Sophie Le Bienvenu, Helen Lee, Kelly Lee, Evan Erlebacher, Ludovico Lombardi, Annarita Pape schi, Hoon Lee, Clara ..
Agriculture is a technique, sometimes the practice, aimed at transforming the primary elements (such as water, earth, oxygen, energy ...) in food variety. It is defined at the same time as the science of the exploitation of natural resources organic. Modern agriculture is increasingly basa sull'iniezione energy outside the system. The traditional practices used before the green revolution had th..
masterplan, cultural A group of architects have joined forces to examine how key West End sites could be knitted into one overarching infrastructural plan. The workshops, led by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, looked at the redevelopment of four sites in west London: the land around Ralph Erskine’s Ark building, The Apollo theatre in the West End; St Paul’s Green and the Hammersmith Bridge appro..