Articles tagged Urban Design

PEM Vitré by Tetrarc. Photos Stephane Chalmeau / Thomas Vittu / Celine Lejamtel
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Tetrarc's respectful footbridge observes the town’s historical architecture

VITRÉ – The Pole d’Echange Multimodal (a sort of ‘transport system’) connects the local SNCF train station with the centre of a quaint medieval town.

Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Faena Park by OMA. Photos Iwan Baan
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A trio of concrete structures by OMA completes Faena’s Miami dream

MIAMI – The story of the mid-beach Faena District began with one man’s dream of transformation. Now, the final stage of the USD 1 billion (EUR 928 million) investment has been completed.

Australian Embassy by Denton Corker Marshal. Photos John Gollings
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Metallic-clad towers take centre stage at the Australian Embassy by Denton Corker Marshall

JAKARTA – Three distinct typologies make up the new Australian Embassy, which is designed to act as a ‘city within a city’ in the Indonesian capital.

Nieuwdok is a mixed-use building comprising a school at the base and student flats across the upper five floors
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Up-and-coming hotspot for urban regeneration gets a Moke Architecten makeover

AMSTERDAM – Student accommodation with angled double windows becomes the latest contribution to urban development plans in the north of the city.

Social City Exhibition at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen. Photo Droog Design
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Droog Design utilises virtual reality as a tool to develop actual reality

AMSTERDAM — Droog combines data crowdsourcing with User Centred Design methodologies to create a virtual city of maximum diversity and identity to use as a tool for real world design.

The rectangular building is essentially a 134-m-long prism oriented on an east–west axis and bent slightly at the west end. Photo Peter Cuypers
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Student housing by Studioninedots breathes life into an inner-city island

AMSTERDAM – Studioninedots designs student housing to activate the transformation of a barren landscape into a thriving urban neighbourhood.

Viewing the new instalment from below reinforces a strong perspective upward. Photo Benoit Meeus
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Children from post-industrial mining towns of Belgium play on top of waste

BERINGEN – Landscape architecture firms Carve and Omgeving jointly memorialise the past with a playground stretched over a monumental cultivated mound.

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A Farewell to Mowing Lawns

STAVANGER – Tor Austigard updates the wooden Nordic coastal townhouse.

Lush hills frame the view on New York harbour.
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West8 landscape architects sculpt New York experience

NEW YORK – Governors Island has been derelict for decades. After a substantial redesign by landscape designer Adriaan Geuze, for the views of Manhattan alone the archipelago is worth a visit.

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SOM escapes mediocrity with skyscraper in Beijing’s Dawangjing

BEIJING – The city of Beijing is rapidly building new business districts – and where there’s a business district there must be skyscrapers. 

The off-grid installation is prepared for both everyday and emergency scenarios.
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MIT reveals innovative design for urban resilience

CAMBRIDGE – When it comes to disasters, architects are usually either concerned with creating structures that will prevent natural forces from having an impact on the built environment, or with the …

Four units are stacked to form a spacious apartment with two offices below.
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Finch Buildings crafts modular boxes as a flexible solution with durability

AMSTERDAM – Dutch company designs standardised units that are made from wood and could set new standards for sustainable construction.