08 JAN 2016 | 0 comments
Editor: Anthi Rozi
The Infinite Bridge is a sculpture by danish architect studio Gjode & Povlsgaard Arkitekter built and exhibited in connection with the international biennale, Sculpture by the Sea 2015, that takes place in the scenic coastal landscape surrounding the city of Aarhus.
30 NOV 2015 | 0 comments
Editor: Anthi Rozi
The Dania Park is a waterfront park, located along the edge of the Öresund strait which divides Sweden and Denmark. The park is one main feature of the transformation of the former Western Harbour, an industrial area along the coast in Malmö. This is one of the most ambitious city transformations of brownfield in urban areas that has taken place in Sweden. The site used to be a barren landfill; all flat; an industrial desert of contaminated mud. Qualities from the existing site were initially hard to identify for the designers but eventually there stood out aspects of a more ephemeral kind: the light, the horizon, the long views, the sky, the wind, the sea. It is a place for climate and seasons. Rough waves and hard finds can be experienced here, as well as spectacular sunsets and lazy sunny summer´s days.
28 NOV 2015 | 0 comments
Editor: Anthi Rozi
Springfield Park is a new public park on a former golf course area in southwest London, featuring climate resilience measures, sports facilities, pavilions and various garden rooms combining familiar London-features with new urban nature. The 13 ha land is released as part of the transformation and expansion of the historic Springfield Hospital, which includes a masterplan for new residential uses and new public parkland on part of the former hospital grounds.
07 JUL 2015 | 0 comments
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The project “time tissue” by the architects – landscape architects Katerina Andristou, Panita Karamanea and Thanasis Polyzoidis has been chosen for an Award in the Category of Non Implemented Landscape Architectural Projects at the 6th International Landscape Architecture Exhibition 2015. The Exhibition of International character is organized by the Serbian Association of Landscape Architects (SALA) every two years in Belgrade.
09 APR 2015 | 1 comments
The proposal aims to a revival of the relation between the city and the sea, by intervening at their in-between critical limit. The character of the primordial section of the old city sea-front, which possessed an inherent simplicity -and where just the beach’s sloping plane achieved their mutual, natural contact- is restored: The sea-front land zone is reformed and gets reconnected to the beach and the sea -operating as a receptive, stone, linear urban landscape.
31 JUL 2014 | 0 comments
The main wall of "Breath Box" is reflective, facing the horizon. It does not only recreate the image of the sea, it transforms by its own attributes. The wind comes lift the many reflective modules, providing a duality between visual experience and reflection ripple. "Breath Box" allows to distinguish, to see the wind passage, not only feel but apprehend physically.
09 JUL 2014 | 0 comments
In the tradition of conceptual and visionary architecture proposals, SPARK Architects reveal their design for a floating hawker centre – the Solar Orchid. This concept for self-contained, solar-powered, floating hawker pods suggests a way to mend the now distant relationship
between Singapore and its waterscapes, while celebrating and reinvigorating a favoured local pass time. Singapore was built on an intimate relationship with the water, which has historically been an artery of culture, commerce and recreation. However, the recent decades of urban development, industrialisation and land reclamation have largely severed this relationship, deleting most of the traditional kampungs and kelongs from the coast, inland water bodies, and sea.
02 MAY 2014 | 0 comments
The Knowledge City is a training and development facility designed for a leading Indian conglomerate. Located amidst the lush picturesque hills of Khandala, near Mumbai, the training facility provides a flexible and state of art technologically advanced learning environment that is comfortable, accessible and aesthetically pleasing. It has been designed to accommodate the specific space and equipment needs of the training center. Considering the location of the building, the design evolves to make the various spaces comfortable and to make the space simple to navigate by the users. It has been designed to incorporate various attributes consistent with the international standards of training institutes.
27 APR 2014 | 0 comments
Living in a town like Athens in Greece where the sea and the beach is so close to the town centre, nearly 30 minutes, in order to find ourselves walking, swimming or even catching the sunlight 365 days of the year is as easy as a blink of the eye. But what happens if you are a permanent residence in a town where the access to the sea is not just only difficult because there is no one close enough but also the working paces are so binding and strong which they don’t leave you time to book a trip in a hotter place. The solution to that problem which tend to become a trend the last years are the Urban Beaches. The popularity of urban beaches has increased in the early 21st century as the concept has been championed by urban planners, landscape architects and local authorities and municipalities.
09 FEB 2014 | 0 comments
"If you get off at the train station, you should realise immediately that you’re in Aarau. The generous, open and urban station square is a comfortable, light space for all, structured by light islands and unique materials. The transparent roof with a gap in the middle spans the site like a flower, sheltering the passengers but leaving enough air that it doesn’t feel like a closed building."