Dutch architect Frank Havermans has built a sunken concrete pavilion by a stream in St. Oedenrode, the Netherlands. The KAPKAR/TO-RXD landscape observatory is built into a bank and made of concrete cast in bark. The pavilion is entered by a ramp that takes you into a space containing two benches. A second ramp takes you further down into an small enclosed space with slit that looks out onto the ..
Brookline, MA-based Jin Choi & Thomas Shine of Choi+Shine recently received the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award for their "Land of Giants" project. The project was originally submitted for an Icelandic pylon competition, where it received an honorable mention. The competition was to find a new typology for Iceland's high voltage power lines and pylons. This design tr..
Architects: feld72 Location: Mistelbach, Austria Client: Community of Paasdorf, Public Art Lower Austria Floor Area: 1,590 sqm Project Year: 2005-2007 Photographs: Courtesy of feld72 Would you choose between parking and public space? Paasdorf is a small “street village” in Lower Austria. The task of feld72 was to position “Kulturlandschaft Paasdorf”– an art project that is known far beyond the b..
Feathers fly around this 15 metre-long tank installed by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Called The Snow, the installation is part of an exhibition called Sensing Nature that continues until 7 November. See all our stories about Tokujin Yoshioka » Here’s some more information from Yoshioka: In recent years, I have been studying the essence that human beings wo..
Former European skateboarding champion and architect Matthias Bauer of MBA/S Associates has designed a skatepark and youth club in Stuttgart, Germany. The park has a 1000 square-metre concrete plaza and bowl area, and will also feature a soon-to-be-added vert-ramp. The vert-ramp will form part of an open-air structure housing the youth club. Here’s more info from Bauer: The skatepark is conceive..
10m³ di Pausa is an urban installation which helps us acknowledge the value of space in the city and the growing necessity for green cars. A field of green 'grass leaves' takes hold of the urban space, offering 10 cubic meters of relax for the people passing by. Interaction with this grass field and the possibility of immersion within it allows us to escape from the traffic and confusion. The si..
Architects: EASTERN Design Office Location: Shiga, Japan Client: SPOCAZI Contractor: Daihohiiragi Co., Ltd Project Area: 113.70 sqm Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Koichi Torimura This is a portion of the moon, a tip of a huge thing. This is a shoe shop built in a huge shopping mall. Two big and small triangles are placed in a space of 9m x 12.5m x 4m. The triangles have the shape of the moon th..
Project Title: Phoenix Flowers, Garscube Landscape Link Location: Garscube Road/ M8 Flyover, Glasgow, Scotland Cost: £1.2million Construction start date: 21st September 2009 Completion date: 28th June 2010 Summary The first phase of the regeneration of the Speirs Locks area in Glasgow has been completed with the opening of the Garscube Link, a new public realm intervention which re-connects Nort..
For the Young Architects Forum Atlanta’s 10UP! National Architectue Competition, participants were challenged to create a temporary installation for Atlanta. The winning 45 ft tower, Periscope, designed by Brandon Clifford and Wes Mcgee of Matter Design Studio, is an “inhabitable installation with iconic implications to advocate bold architecture for the Atlanta community and young designers acr..
London studio Orproject installed an undulating tree-like structure in the doorway of the Italian Cutural Institute in Belgrave Square for last month’s London Festival of Architecture. Called OR², the structure is a shading device and comprises a series of polygonal segments with integrated photovoltaic cells that are connected by bolts to form a single surface structure. The photosenstive segme..
Live from Milan: architects and designers Christoph Klemmt, Ran Ankori, Maya Carni, Francesco Brenta, Laura Micalizzi and Elisa Oddone have created Project Or, a vortex-shaped installation in a courtyard in Milan that reacts to sunlight. The installation is made up of photo-reactive segments that are translucent when in the shade but coloured when exposed to sunlight. Here’s some more info from ..
GRAFT Architects have completed the Aria Pool Deck, Restaurant & Bar at the City Center development in Las Vegas, Nevada. City Center is a mixed use, 18 million square feet, development by MGM Mirage that features buildings by several world renowned architects. The unique seventy-six acre urban resort is located in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip and is a collection of luxury hotels, cond..