Articles tagged Urban Design

Vestre Fjordpark by ADEPT. Photo Rasmus Hjortshoj
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The city, the park, and the fjord reconnect through ADEPT’s architecture

AALBORG – ADEPT in collaboration with landscape architects GHB creates a new narrative around the Limfjord – the largest fjord landscape in Denmark.

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Mark A-to-Z: U is for Urbanization

Over half the world’s population now lives in urban settlements. Here are five projects that question and highlight urbanization and the issues that arise from it.

Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
CHUM by Neuf Architectes and Cannon Design. Photo Adrien Williams
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A new Montreal super-hospital saves the day

MONTREAL – After nearly a decade of work on the project, Montreal hosts a new super-hospital designed by Cannon Design and NEUF architectes.

Pavilion of Reflections by Tom Emerson's ETH students. Photo Studio Tom Emerson
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Mark A-to-Z: P is for Pavilion

Intricate temporary structures designed by students to practical extensions produced by starchitects, pavilions never cease to impress us with the broad spectrum of what makes architecture.

Jenga Building by Herzog & de Meuron. Photo Alexander Severin Architectural
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Mark A-to-Z: N is for New York City

From Herzog & de Meuron’s new high-rise building to the High Line, we doubt we’ll ever be short of material to write about.

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.

Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
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.