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15 Innovative Pedestrian Bridges (And Their Construction Details)

12:00 - 22 April, 2018
Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten
Cortesía de RO&AD Architecten

Cortesía de DVVD Engineers Architects Designers Cortesía de Mark Thomas Architects Cortesía de VAUMM Cortesía de cepezed + 32

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.

Fort Keepers Residence / Eek en Dekkers

05:00 - 27 January, 2018
 Fort Keepers Residence / Eek en Dekkers, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Uitgeest, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Iggie Dekkers
  • Area

    175.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

House Duurzaamheid / Archi3o

05:00 - 21 January, 2018
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cadzand, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Renz Pijnenborgh, Vincent Valentijn, Kim Verhoeven
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Folkart Blu / DILEKCI Architects

00:00 - 30 November, 2017
Folkart Blu / DILEKCI Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuzguncuk Mahallesi, Paşa Limanı Cd. No:69, 34674 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Durmuş Dilekci
  • Team

    Tan Akıncı, Aslı Çalıkoğlu, Cem Çakaloğlu, Berk Tuncer, Ceren Kocabıyık, Stephanie Stout
  • Area

    21000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci

02:00 - 28 November, 2017
Selenium Atakoy / DILEKCI Architects + Uras x Dilekci, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ataköy 7-8-9-10 Mahallesi,, 34158 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Durmuş Dilekci, Emir Uras
  • Team

    Handan Akbudak, Kayıhan Akipek, Fikret Sungay, Evren alpay, Ayber Gülfer
  • Area

    60000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Community Centre Altenessen / Heinrich Böll Architekt

11:00 - 10 November, 2017
Community Centre Altenessen  / Heinrich Böll Architekt, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Essen, Germany
  • Lead Architects

    Jolanta Trompeta, Holger Steinmann, Inge Böll
  • Area

    970.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Green Houses – Strijp R / Eek en Dekkers

03:00 - 10 November, 2017
Green Houses – Strijp R  / Eek en Dekkers, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Piet Hein Eek, Iggie Dekkers
  • Area

    408.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Tadao Ando

06:00 - 13 September, 2017
Spotlight: Tadao Ando, Church of the Light. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/hetgacom/22029029686'>Flickr user hetgacom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Church of the Light. Image © Flickr user hetgacom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

As the recipient of the 1995 Pritzker PrizeTadao Ando (born 13 September 1941) is highly regarded for his unparalleled work with concrete, sensitive treatment of natural light, and strong engagement with nature. Based in Osaka, Japan, Ando's ascetic yet rich version of modernism resonates with the traditional Japanese conception of architecture, and has caused him to be regularly referred to as a "critical regionalist."

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hyogo_prefectural_museum_of_art08s3200.jpg'>Wikimedia user 663highland</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> The Langen Foundation. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Langen_Foundation_Neuss_02.jpg'>Wikimedia user Perlblau</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 2.0 DE</a> The Pulitzer Foundation. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pulitzerfoundation.jpg'>Wikimedia user Garfield226</a> Licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Church of the Light. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/hetgacom/22029029686'>Flickr user hetgacom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> + 14

Refurbishment of Traditional Dutch Farmhouse / Eek en Dekkers

02:00 - 26 January, 2017
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer               © Thomas Mayer               © Thomas Mayer               © Thomas Mayer               + 25

  • Architects

    Eek en Dekkers
  • Location

    8551 Woudsend, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Piet Hein Eek and Iggie Dekkers
  • Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity

08:00 - 12 January, 2017
This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity, © Reimund Braun
© Reimund Braun

Designed by Düsseldorf-based interior architecture practice Falkenberg Innenarchitektur, House Rheder II is designed as a serene retreat, shedding inessential features and integrating itself within the natural landscape. Framing views of the idyllic greenery of East Westfalia and gentle waters of the river Nethe, the project aims to dissolve the chaos of modern life.

"In a time of excess we have built a house that makes the essentials tangible," said the client. "It should not be big and important, but small and correct."

© Reimund Braun © Thomas Mayer © Reimund Braun © Reimund Braun + 10

Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture

02:00 - 30 November, 2016
Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, © Thomas Mayer            
© Thomas Mayer            

© Thomas Mayer             © Thomas Mayer             © Thomas Mayer             © Thomas Mayer             + 35

S2OSB Headquarters & Conference Hall / BINAA

02:00 - 28 October, 2016
S2OSB Headquarters & Conference Hall / BINAA, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer        © Thomas Mayer        © Thomas Mayer        © Thomas Mayer        + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hendek, 54300 Hendek/Sakarya, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Burak Pekoglu
  • Architects

    Burcu Kara, Ecenur Yavuz, Yavuz Selim Can
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Step Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House With Thomas Mayer's Photos

11:00 - 25 September, 2016
Step Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House With Thomas Mayer's Photos, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

Opening to much fanfare earlier this week, Zaha Hadid Architects' Port House holds a commanding presence over the port of Antwerp. The design combines a listed and formerly derelict fire station, which was restored as part of the project, with an eye-catching glass extension which rises out of the older building's courtyard and thrusts itself towards the water in a dramatic cantilever. In the context of the port, where large infrastructure and colossal machines form the backdrop to everyday functions, the building boldly stakes its claim as the operational centerpiece, providing a space for the Port of Antwerp's 500 employees. Photographer Thomas Mayer visited the building, capturing its striking external presence and investigating how its structural gymnastics translate to the building's internal space.

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 20

RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest

04:00 - 5 August, 2016
RAG Building  / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 15

Hausbergen Footbridge / Wienstroer Architekten Stadtplaner

02:00 - 23 March, 2016
Hausbergen Footbridge / Wienstroer Architekten Stadtplaner, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 15

4 Photographers Speak on the Role of Photoshop in Architecture

09:30 - 18 December, 2015
4 Photographers Speak on the Role of Photoshop in Architecture

One of the most controversial stories to hit the architectural news last week was the revelation by Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune that one of the winners of the AIA Chicago chapter's Design Excellence Awards was given on the basis of an image in which unsightly elements of the building's design had been removed in Photoshop.

The "war on reality" (as one commenter ironically referred to it) is a topic that polarizes even the most level-headed people, with many arguing over the effect that such Photoshop trickery has on our perception of our world. However, with many people unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, we decided to reach out to some photographers for a candid look at exactly what role Photoshop has in the everyday processes of architectural photography, and where they draw the line regarding the ethical documentation of buildings. Read on to find out what they had to say.

Exhibition: Paul Schneider von Esleben – The Legacy of Postwar Modernism

10:30 - 13 August, 2015
Exhibition: Paul Schneider von Esleben – The Legacy of Postwar Modernism, Rochuskirche / Paul Schneider von Esleben. Image © Thomas Mayer
Rochuskirche / Paul Schneider von Esleben. Image © Thomas Mayer

On 23 August, 2015 Paul Schneider von Esleben would have turned 100. With his projects he emphatically shaped the post-War architecture of West Germany until well into the 1970s. In North Rhine-Westphalia in particular he left behind a series of buildings that reflect the developments in architectural history in the first 20 years after the war. Von Esleben viewed buildings as gesamtkunstwerke, which he designed down to the last detail, be it art on the buildings or the furnishings inside.

Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE

22:00 - 24 July, 2015
Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Erzurum, Erzurum Province, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicholas Garrison
  • Client

    Bilkent University
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs