Category Archives: Infrastructure

Nescio Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 7:43 pm | Bridges

The Nescio Bridge located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was designed by the practice of Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd in collaboration with the ARUP engineering team and it is the first suspension bridge in the country, crossing over the Rhine canal at a height of 10 meters above the water level. The designers wanted to impact the region as little as possible so the ecological habitat was taken into consideration. The height of the bridge is also a way of ensuring…

Sava footbridge by Arhitektura d.o.o.

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Bridges

The Sava Footbridge located in Radovljica, Slovenia was designed in 2007 by the Arhitektura d.o.o. practice, the same studio that designed the Ribja Footbridge in Ljubljana which we covered here. The bridge crosses the Sava canyon at Bled and its main purpose was to provide an additional crossing for the hikers in the area. The simple design with transparent edges permits a good view of the water and natural around the structure so that the passers-by can admire the surroundings…

Cedar Rapids Public Library by OPN Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 5:14 pm | Education

This public library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA was designed by the practice of OPN Architects after it was flooded in June 2008 causing damage to the building and materials that was beyond repair. The flood went through the Midwestern side of the city and the library was filled with eight feet of water so the city commissioned the design of a new structure. The city wanted a building that would follow three main principles, namely to become a cultural…

Tube Station Praha Střížkov by Patrik Kotas Atelier

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 7:12 pm | Urban

The Praha Strizkov tube station located in Prague, The Czech Republic was designed in 2008 by the Patrik Kotas Atelier to improve the public transport infrastructure in the constantly growing city. The project is easily noticeable due to the impressive façade manufactured by Schuco and there is a constant visual connection with the outdoors due to the glazed surfaces of the building. The aesthetic chosen for the project is a futuristic one in which there is a main hall with…

Air France Business Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle airport

By : lau | 15 Dec 2014 10:45 pm | Airports

The Air France Business Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France was created through the collaboration of the French Brand Image Consultancy and the interior designer Noe Duchfaur Lawrence, while Hunter Douglas was the manufacturer for the elegant and cozy ambiance. The lounge has Luxalon 30BD Linear ceilings with the lights hanging from them atop the tables and seats for a homogenous and bright atmosphere. There are several abstract tree-like lamps intermixed with the seats for additional…

Museum University of Navarra by Rafael Moneo

By : lau | 8 Dec 2014 6:43 pm | Education

The Museum University of Navarra will be inaugurated in early 2015, two years after the construction began, and it features a design by the architect Rafael Moneo to blend into the natural landscape as well as become an integral part of the existing campus. The purpose of the project is to bring together the art and photography collections of the Spanish university as well as a performing arts program that is located in the 750 seat auditorium. The complex spreads…

Klyde Warren Park by Office of James Burnett

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 3:55 pm | Urban
The Office of James Burnett; OJB
Klyde Warren Park
The Office of James Burnett; OJB
Klyde Warren Park

The Klyde Warren Park located in Dallas, Texas was designed in 2012 by the Office of James Burnett on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway to provide a pedestrian link between the Central Business District, Uptown and the Arts District with a natural landscape to protect and hide the structural deck below it. The deck hosts the utilities, stormwater infrastructure and soil volume needed to support the trees. Aside from the basic promenade, the park contains botanical gardens, a children’s park with…

HBKU Student Center by Legorreta + Legorreta

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 2:53 pm | Education

The Hamad Bin Khalifa University commissioned the architectural practice of Legorreta + Legorreta to design their new student center in 2011 which is located in Doha, Qatar as a multifunctional project that provides healthcare, social support, psychological counseling, financial aid, lodging and recreational areas for the students. The complex can accommodate more than 10000 students into the relaxed ambiance, allowing them to interact with each other with ease and to carry out their activities in an efficient way. The interiors…

Sderot Train Station by Ami Shinar – Amir Mann Architects and Planners

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 8:37 pm | Urban

A new train track was recently built to connect the cities of Ashkelon and Beer-Sheva and the practice of Ami Shinar – Amir Mann Architects and Planners was commissioned to create a train station in Sderot, Israel along the track in a town that is only seven kilometers to the east of the Gaza strip. The frequent bombings make the setting of the project a delicate matter and the designers had to find a style that would be highly resistant…

Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building by Frank Gehry

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 6:58 pm | Education

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry as the first facility he created in the country and the project contains research, teaching, learning, research and office areas with an impressive façade toward the east and west. The waving bricks are a reference to the sandstone heritage of the region and the angular glass panels articulate the building, creating a dialogue with its surroundings. The designed…

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