Haiko Cornelissen Architecten recently unveiled their picNYC table with a live grass table top. Inspired by wave of urban farming initiatives, the picNYC takes this concept into the house at a micro level. A folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs provide the necessary structure to support the stone drainage bed, soil and grass. With the grass option, spilling water while dining no longer becomes an issue, but rather a necessity. However, should one require a finely groomed lawn on top, the grass will need to be cut by hand. Other options suitable for the picNYC include an endless opportunity for planting with a wide range of greenery ranging from flowers, to fruits and vegetables.
Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos
Location: Malpica Port, La Coruña, Spain
Project + Work Directors: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco
Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Belén Salgado, Alexandre Antunes, Bárbara Mesquita, Laura Coladas
Completion: January 2009
Total Cost: 2,843,239.43 euros
Intervention Area: 13,710 sqm
Photographs: CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos, Xoan Piñón
The ‘Multitalented City’ by PUPA (Public Urbanism Personal Architecture)… is a winning proposal for the Europan 11 which creates a new identity for an old university campus at the periphery of Reims, France. The campus is transformed into a flexible
The story of the phoenix is a well-worn metaphor for the history of Atlanta. Reborn from its own ashes, the mythological bird symbolizes reinvention, difficulties and breakthroughs, a resurgent spirit and a shining unwritten future full of hope. Likewise, the…
Shebraber School is a collaborative project designed by EthiopiaStudio2.0…, a second-generation team of eleven Arizona State University M.Arch graduate students, led by practicing local architect Jack DeBartolo 3. This fall, students had the unique opportunity to travel to a
The design for the First People’s Hospital by HMC Architects aims to create a sustainable healthcare architecture, an idea new to the practice of the region. The project, which was the winner of the national AIA Academy of Architecture for Health 2011 Unbuilt award, features green design elements which optimize building performance. In addition, these elements create a healing environment, further its mission for community outreach, and evolve with cultural uniqueness. Its iconic architecture engages the local historical values and building industry/material. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architect: Fischer Architects
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Client: Capital city of Slovakia Bratislava
Design team: Dušan Fischer, JánJacko, Richard Koseček, ZoranSamoľ, MojmírVychodil, Igor Lauko, KatarínaFischerová, DušanKolenkáš, Tamara Závodná, JurajZávodný
Completion date: 4/2011
Area: 55,000 sqm
Capacity: 10,076 spectators, 3 ice rinks, 370 parking lots in underground garage
Photographs: Pavel Meluš
The London-based firm Assemblage has won the United Nations HABITAT international architecture competition for the design of new housing in Iraq. The competition is part of a larger program by UN-HABITAT and the Iraq government to construct new housing across the country. After succeeding teams from the Netherlands, France and other Arab states, Assemblage plans to refine their proposal and prepare their design for construction sometime within this year. Continue reading for more details on the project.
Architects: Virai Arquitectos
Location: Finca de La Grajera, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Design Team: Marta Parra, Jesús Aramendía, Laila Arias, Juan Manuel Herranz, Federico Wulff, Jorge Garrudo, Christian Alvarez, Rodrigo Aragón, Guillermo Lacarra, María Aramendía and Stepan Martinovsly
Area: 6,900 sqm
Year: Completed 2011
Budget: 11,292,757 Euros
Photographs: José Manuel Cutillas, Diego Carreño
In this Tedx talk, David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects was invited to discuss the distrust that people feel about architecture, from a practitioners point of view, with the seductively titled talk: Why does everyone hate modern architecture? Chipperfield asks us to consider architecture of the everyday – buildings that are being built on a daily basis, not the notable and expensive projects that are the exception. In looking at today’s architecture, he laments over what he perceives to be, an unsuccessful way in which the majority of buildings are designed.
More on the video after the break.
Tonight, Studio-X Mumbai is hosting a free event with architect Dr. Balkrishna Doshi. The Mumbai gathering will explore the architects life and work on the release of his book “Paths Uncharted”. Described as an evening of storytelling, Doshi will also share his thoughts on the future of architecture. The conversation will be moderated and discussed with professor Neelkanth Chhaya, architect Rajeev Kathpalia and architect Sen Kapadia. Continue reading for more event information.
Lidköping Police Building is LETH & GORI…’s proposal in the open competition for a new police headquarter and public parking facilities in Lidköping, Sweden. The project site is an open square on the border of Lidköping’s historical urban plan