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MVRDV Breaks Ground on Riverfront Housing Complex in Bordeaux

10:45 - 14 June, 2017
MVRDV Breaks Ground on Riverfront Housing Complex in Bordeaux , © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV and local architects Flint have revealed designs for a new riverfront mixed-use housing complex in Bordeaux, Ilot Queyries, as the project breaks ground. Located on the east bank of Garonne River, the site will house over 300 apartments, retail spaces, a rooftop restaurant, and a communal park in a densely mixed environment. The complex will integrate into the neighboring ZAC Bastide-Niel masterplan by MVRDV to create a lively urban neighborhood aimed at “combining the virtues of the historic city–intimacy, surprise and liveliness– with the density, ecology, light and comfort of the modern city.”

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Two Islands Wins Inaugural Flat Lot Competition in Flint

01:00 - 9 May, 2013
Two Islands Wins Inaugural Flat Lot Competition in Flint, Courtesy of Flint Public Art Project
Courtesy of Flint Public Art Project

Update: Our friends at Two Islands have launched a Kickstarter campaing so you could also be part of the project. By pledging £5, you can have your own photo used in the ceiling of Mark's House (or £20 for a bigger one). You can send a photo, a sign, a collage or even a QR code, so get creative! Click here for all the information.

Occupying no more than eight parking spaces on Flint, Michigan’s central downtown parking lot, this temporary summer pavilion designed as an abstract, reflective and floating representation of a Michigander, Tudor-style home has been chosen as the winning scheme in the inaugural Flat Lot competition presented by Flint Public Art Project and the Flint Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 

More information on the winning scheme after the break...

'Stage a lot' Flat Lot Competition Entry / Ksestudio

01:00 - 15 April, 2013
'Stage a lot' Flat Lot Competition Entry / Ksestudio, Courtesy of Ksestudio
Courtesy of Ksestudio

Designed by Ksestudio, their “Stage a lot” Flat Lot competition entry, which received an honorable mention, is a constantly transformative intervention that responds to the call for a temporary structure from the Flint Public Art Project. The project invents a ballet of ropes and pulleys animating four suspended rectangular pieces of white tyvek that in a neutral position hang vertically to form a topless cube. More images and architects’ description after the break.