Rice-growing season has only just begun, but this year’s first crop of rice paddy art, which is created by planting various colors of rice in the field, has already started to emerge. In the Yamagata prefecture town of Yonezawa, an image of 16th-17th century samurai Naoe Kanetsugu has appeared in a field near the Onogawa hot spring. The samurai, whose image is based on a portrait housed at the n..
In reaction to US President-elect Barack Obama’s Sunday’s declaration on CBS ‘60 minutes’ on 16.11.2008 (his first sit-down interview since winning the November 4 presidential election) where he has confirmed his intention to close Guantanamo’s Detention Center, zerOgroup made this proposal, called ‘I LOVE GITMO’ to upgrade the American enclave in Cuba into a mass tourism destination. The ‘I LOV..
Mayslits Kassif Architects have completed the regeneration of public spaces at Tel Aviv Port in Israel. The architects hope the undulating surface will act “both as a reflection of the mythological dunes on which the port was built and as an open invitation to free interpretations and unstructured activities.” Photographs by Galia Kranfeld. Here’s some more information from Mayslits Kassif Archi..
Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has won a competition to design a new city hall for Budapest, Hungary. The project combines restoration of the existing 18th century building with 40,000 square metres of new construction. The ground floor will comprise a public square, retail facilities, cafés, restaurants and a theatre to be used for conferences and exhibitions. The upper floors will consist o..
More from architects Bjarke Ingels Group: this time a design for a new urban space in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen, Denmark. The public space will be divided into three colour-coded areas: an area made from red materials will be used for playing sports; a green, grassy park will include a playground for children; and a black area will consist of a market at weekends with tables and benches fo..
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..