Category Archives: Urban

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…

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…

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…

Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction by Botao Landscape

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 6:48 pm | Urban

The Town River in Zhangjiagang, China has a length of 2200 meters with a width of 12 meters and nearly half of it was covered by sewage since the 1990s leading to an environmental threat so it needed extensive redesign which was carried out by the Botao Landscape studio. The designers wanted to start from the concept of a City Parlor as the center of a commercial area that would also ensure pollution control and the recovery of the natural…

Reconstruction of the Square in Frýdlant by Vladimir Balda Architekt

By : lau | 3 Sep 2014 2:04 pm | Urban

The practice of Vladimir Balda Architekt was commissioned in 2011 to rebuild the square in Frydlant, Czech Republic, making the public space more open so that different activities can take place here. Three types of paving tiles were used and two stone types to create a pattern which defines each space of the square and, aside from the parking lot, there aren’t any barriers. A fountain with the statue of Albrecht von Wallenstein stands as the dominant element in the…

Central Railway Station Rotterdam

By : lau | 15 Mar 2014 4:05 pm | Other, Urban

The new Central Railway Station in Rotterdam, The Netherlands features a system for transparent curtain walls provided by the ODS-Jansen firm that ensure large expanses of glass with slim sections to allow a good control of the incidence of light. The public transport terminal was re-anchored in the city center to be a part of the European network of transport hubs that were required once the high speed rail system was implemented. The design of the station tries to reflect…

Urban Elevator by Ah Asociados

By : lau | 8 Mar 2014 1:14 pm | Infrastructure, Urban

The architectural practice of Ah Asociados was commissioned by the city council to create an elevator shaft that connects the outskirts of Pamplona, Spain to one of its suburbs called the Echivacoiz Norte neighborhood which was separated from the city through a hillside area. The Urban Elevator connects a neighborhood that previously only had a pedestrian ramp and stairs to access the city and the designers created an extended steel clad walkway that offers panoramic views of the surroundings from…

Harbin Cultural Centre by MAD

By : lau | 20 Sep 2013 2:57 pm | Urban

The Harbin Cultural Centre in the north-east corner of China is currently under construction and its design was created by the MAD architects practice from Beijing as a venue for the arts and culture of the city. The Centre is on an island by the Songhua River with a site plan which adapts and reflects the form of the river. Due to the frequent snow in the region the building has white aluminum cladding and the designers also used white…

The House of Chutes-Lavie by Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne

By : lau | 30 Aug 2013 5:58 pm | Other, Urban

The impressive House of Chutes-Lavie is the new equipment for sport and community commissioned by the municipality of Marseille, France for the 4th arrondissement. The project was designed by the architects Damien Fluchaire and Julien Cogne with durable materials like concrete and steel but decorated in a delicate manner to gain a contemporary image. The setting of the project is in a neighborhood where the architecture is quite plain so that the new building will be on a large plot…

Magok Central Plaza Winning Proposal by Wooridongin Architects

By : lau | 27 Aug 2013 7:05 pm | Urban

The competition for the Magok Central Plaza, located at the intersection of the pedestrian axis of the Festival Street in Magok city, Seoul, Korea, was won by the practice of Wooridongin Architects with an imposing design which utilizes various eco-friendly elements. The plaza acts as a traffic node due to the fact that the Incheon Airport train and the 5 and 9 subway lines go through it and due to its proximity to the Han River greenery there is a…

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