The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s exquisite landscape and facilities offer educational and cultural programs for all age groups, significantly contributing to the Dallas community. The evolution of the Arboretum, from private estate to a leading cultural institution, is the result of the work of remarkable individuals with the courage and vision to plan for generations beyond their lifetime. Phase one of their expansion, the new, eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden extends the Arboretum’s northern end, animating a previously undeveloped and steeply sloped portion of the site. The Children’s Garden offers drop-off and pick-up for hundreds of visiting primary school students and families, secure ticketing, an orientation amphitheater, and 17 integrated learning galleries along meandering accessible pathways for visitors to engage at their own pace.
Hangzhou Central Plaza is located in Hangzhou new East Station North Square, JHD Ar-chitects was trying to build it into a modern and traditional sale office which different from the traditional impression of Hang Zhou style. According to the site conditions, the front yard, the main building and the parking lots of the building are connected in one line lay-out, create connection with the grand size of Hang Zhou East Station platform, the main building is backed up a little to forming a urban public plaza, aim at sharing resources.The stainless steel door of the entrance strengthened the transparency of glass, the effect of the overlayers enhance the sense of depth and ritual of the entrance space.
A new style of socially orientated community design brings an open plaza to the people of Hefei by the team at ASPECT Studios Shanghai.Wantou & Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland is located in the core area of the Xin Zhan District’s southwestern zone, with Shao Quan Lake and the civic green belt nearby. The vibrant and developing district is popular with millennials that have an appreciation for design and a unique pursuit for a high end modern living environment.The landscape design vision was forged on the principle of providing residents with the diverse and dynamic experience of modern urban living within a singular location, offering a reflection of different urban environments such as urban plazas and civic parks, pocket parks, play and sports recreation all spaces are programmed to provide a range of experiences and offer a diverse range of facilities and activities for all ages, all structured to encourage social and community connectivity, as places to come together.
In the history of architecture, it is rare to find examples of roads built entirely by the same architect. The ‘Rue Camille Claudel’ project primarily poses the question of scale. The trauma of the Grands Ensembles has prevented a unitary approach in architecture today. We often see urban projects divided into ‘slices’ of 50 to 60 houses under the guise of “architectural diversity.” This approach is often detrimental due as it is associated with a lack of consideration for the town and city planning. Hamonic+Masson & Associés won the Camille Claudel project in 2013 had proposed a global and unitary strategy, which incorporated architectural diversity with evident character. Here diversity is a question of form and typology and not simply style.
5th Studio has completed the redevelopment of Westlegate Tower, one of Norwich’s most high profile buildings, together with its surrounding environment, into a landmark mixed-use site within the historically sensitive context of Norwich’s medieval city centre.The transformation of the 1960s tower block into 17 residential apartments involved the addition of three storeys to the previously squat, 11-storey tower – creating a new ‘crown’ for the building. The new apartments each occupy a single floor plate and benefit from spectacular 360-degree views across the city.
Because this project had a very large program, the main concern was that the house should have a pleasant HUMAN SCALE from the outside as much as from the inside.
The landscape of the site faces the Cheonggye House at the southwest and is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The mountains behind the Cheonggye Valley are located about 800 – 900m from the site, stretching out towards the heavens from the base of Mount Jiri, and in contrast, the lake, as if drawing from this power, achieves a carefree, tranquil demeanor. A manmade reservoir, the lake in front of the site(222,084m²)is a element of the landscape that did not originally exist. Perhaps this is why such dramatic and mysteriously incidental scenes are produced around this place, as if it were a place that even the gods could not have predicted.
CORE has worked with Gould Property Company and Oxford Properties Group to design 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW. 600 Mass is located between Massachusetts Avenue, and Eye and 6th Streets NW in Washington, DC. The 11-story building offers over 400,000 SF of multi-tenant and retail space. Its design combines highly-efficient floor planning, clean aesthetics, and forward-thinking amenities.
The Aga Khan Park lies on the outskirts of Toronto’s city centre in a dense setting surrounded by high traffic streets and highways. It occupies a 17- acre site where two institutional buildings are housed: the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre. The Park’s aspiration was not only to embrace and unify these two buildings, but also to offer a serene and contemplative space.
“It’s a beautiful track. It’s going to create a wonderful atmosphere for the Commonwealth Games 2018.” Anna Meares, one of Australia’s most decorated Olympians, on the opening of the Anna Meares Velodrome, in November 2016. Designed by Cox Architecture and completed twelve months ahead of schedule, the Anna Meares Velodrome is a world class venue featuring an international competition standard 250 metre timber cycling track, with its facilities catering for a range of cyclists and a number of indoor court sports.