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15 Innovative Pedestrian Bridges (And Their Construction Details)

12:00 - 22 April, 2018
Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten
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There has been increasing awareness in recent years of the importance of infrastructure for pedestrians. These additions to the urban environment improve the quality of cities by connecting spaces and shortening travel distances, and their introduction can be beneficial not only to pedestrians but also to cyclists seeking a more environmentally friendly method of transport. In order to encourage the use of pedestrian infrastructure, here we present 15 footbridges, alongside their construction details, to showcase innovative solutions in terms of materials, forms, and structures.

The Rainbow Bridge / SPF: architects

14:00 - 6 March, 2018
The Rainbow Bridge / SPF: architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Long Beach, CA, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA,  Siddhartha Majumdar, AIA, Judit Fekete, Adam Sauer, AIA. Ileana Acevedo, Michael Lindell
  • Area

    10800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Orange Trees Provide the Inspiration Behind the Upcoming $500 Million Performing Arts Campus in Anaheim

08:00 - 19 February, 2018
Orange Trees Provide the Inspiration Behind the Upcoming $500 Million Performing Arts Campus in Anaheim, Courtesy of SPF:a
Courtesy of SPF:a

SPF:a has revealed their design for the new Anaheim Performing Arts Center (APAC) to be located adjacent to Angels Stadium in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle District. The $500 million, 500,000-square-foot cultural campus will contain three theaters and a range of culture and entertainment program elements, housed within striking buildings inspired by the orange tree.

Courtesy of SPF:a Courtesy of SPF:a Courtesy of SPF:a Courtesy of SPF:a + 17

"Don't Blame Me!": 6 Projects That Were Disowned by High-Profile Architects

09:30 - 22 May, 2017
"Don't Blame Me!": 6 Projects That Were Disowned by High-Profile Architects, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/tseedmund/5351328288/'>Flickr user tseedmund</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user tseedmund licensed under CC BY 2.0

Construction is an exercise in frugality and compromise. To see their work realized, architects have to juggle the demands of developers, contractors, clients, engineers—sometimes even governments. The resulting concessions often leave designers with a bruised ego and a dissatisfying architectural result. While these architects always do their best to rectify any problems, some disputes get so heated that the architect feels they have no choice but to walk away from their own work. Here are 6 of the most notable examples:

Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Studio Pali Fekete architects, AMPAS © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Danica O. Kus © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/18378655@N00/2894726149/'>Flickr user James Cridland</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 7

Woodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF:a

00:00 - 19 October, 2010
Woodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF:a, © John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden

© John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden + 12

Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects

00:00 - 9 April, 2010
Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    West Hollywood, United States
  • Design Principal

    Zoltan Pali
  • Principal

    Judy Fekete
  • Project Manager

    Anupama Mann
  • Collaborators

    Matt Lunn, Mark Meyer, Yvonne Wong , Jamie Heitner
  • Structural Engineer

    Norman Epstein
  • Mep Engineers

    John Gautrey/ IBE Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Engineers

    Andrea Cochran/ Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Caverhill Residence / SPF Architects

00:00 - 18 January, 2010
Caverhill Residence / SPF Architects, © John E. Linden
© John E. Linden

© John E. Linden © John E. Linden © John E. Linden © John E. Linden + 10

  • Architects

    Studio Pali Fekete architects
  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Project Team

    Zoltan Pali, FAIA, Judit Fekete, Siddhartha Majumdar, Brian Di Maggio, Mark Meyer, Matt Lunn, Yvonne Wong, Gregory Fischer, Richard McNamara
  • Structural Engineer

    John Labib and Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Korn Randloph Landscape Architects
  • Contractor

    William Kent Development Inc.
  • Area

    418.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs