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More on Phase Two / Field Operations + DS+R

10:00 - 24 June, 2010
The Spur
The Spur

A few days ago, we shared some information about the second segment of Field Operations and DS+R’s High Line, including construction shots to show the progress being made. Today, we share renderings from the firms which illustrate some of the cool features we can look forward to seeing. The second phase will include a “spur” – a framed space recalling the historical billboards that once attached to the railway, a “floating platform” which rests above the exposed girders, “Chelsea Thicket” – a dense stretch of trees and shrubs, a “flyover” where the walkway rises into the canopy of sumac trees, and of course, a grand lawn for lounging.

Take a look at the renderings after the break, and we’ve also included a video of the whole project to see how the pieces will come together.

Tree Museum / Enea Garden Design

00:00 - 24 June, 2010
Tree Museum / Enea Garden Design

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Schönbodenstrasse 9, 8640 Rapp
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Enea Garden Design

Phase 2 of the High Line

10:00 - 20 June, 2010

Field Operations and DS+R’s High Line has been enjoyed by many ever since its opening, but we’ve been waiting patiently for the next segment to be finished. And, thanks to Curbed.com, we’re able to share some recent construction shots of the progress being made.

Check out more photos and more about the second phase after the break.

On vous raconte des salades / Atelier Altern

21:00 - 7 June, 2010

Last week, we introduced Atelier Altern and their landscapping vision for the historic French town of Toulouse. Today, we bring you their second chosen work for Amiens which is for the islands of the Hortillonnages. The project, ‘On vous raconte des salades’, which translates to mean ‘to spin a yard’ is about the installation telling a story of forgotten varieties of salad.

More about the proposal after the break.

Orhidelia Wellness / Enota

00:00 - 3 June, 2010
Orhidelia Wellness / Enota, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Podčetrtek, Slovenia
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Maruša Zupančič, Nuša Završnik, Zana Starovič, Anna Kravcova, Polona Ruparčič, Marko Volf, Sabina Sakelšek, Esta Matkovič, Darja Zubac, Dean Jukić, Nebojša Vertovšek, Tjaša Marinšek
  • Landscape Architecture

    Bruto
  • Structure

    Elea iC
  • Client

    Terme Olimia
  • Climatisation & Plumbing

    Nombiro
  • Electrical Instalation

    Forte inženiring
  • Budget

    13,000,000 EUR
  • Area

    9990.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

AD Classics: The Glass House / Philip Johnson

00:00 - 17 May, 2010
AD Classics: The Glass House / Philip Johnson

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  • Architects

  • Location

    New Canaan, United States
  • Category

  • Architect

    Philip Johnson
  • References

    http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/ and http://www.nytimes.com and http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org
  • Project Year

    1949

Jade Bamboo Culture Plaza / Urbanus

00:00 - 29 March, 2010
Jade Bamboo Culture Plaza / Urbanus, © Meng Yan
© Meng Yan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Taining Rd., Luohu District, Shenzhen. China
  • Category

  • Principle Architects

    Meng Yan
  • Project Manager

    Xing Guo, Liao Zhixiong
  • Team

    Liu Xiaoqiang, Wu Kaimao, Li Jing, Ding Yu, Wei Zhijiao, Zuo Lei, Xia Miao, Liu Liu | Zhu Jialin (Technical Director)
  • Project Period

    2005-2009
  • Site Area

    6,871 ㎡
  • Floor Area

    1,433㎡(Underground Parking)
  • Photographer

    Meng Yan
  • Collaborator

    NHY Architectural Engineering Design Company, Ltd.
  • Client

    Jade Bamboo Neighborhood Administration Office
  • Area

    6870.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Courtyards on Oxford / studioMAS

00:00 - 20 March, 2010

Architects: studioMAS architects + urban designers Location: Forest Town, Johannesburg, South Africa Landscape Architect: Sonja Swanepoel, from African Environmental Design Project Year: 2005 Photographs: Mario Todeschini & studioMAS

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Square des Frères-Charon / Affleck de la Riva architects

00:00 - 23 February, 2010
Square des Frères-Charon / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer + 27

  • Architects

    Affleck + de la Riva architects
  • Location

    Montreal, Canada
  • Category

  • Artist

    Raphaëlle de Groot
  • Urban Lighting

    Gilles Arpin
  • Industrial Design

    Morelli designers inc.
  • Interpretation And Museology

    Moitie-moitie inc.
  • Horticulture

    Sandra Barone
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Trop de Bleu / Olivier Bourgeois, In Progress Architecture

14:00 - 10 December, 2009

Architect: Olivier Bourgeois Location: Magdalen Islands, Qc, Canada Visual Artist: Annie Landry Carpenters: Gaston Bourgeois, Cyrice Boudreau Fiberglass specialists: Les Entreprises Leo Leblanc & fils Main partner: Arrimage Project year: 2009 Photographs: Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois

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Dzintari Forest Park / Substance

00:00 - 9 November, 2009
Dzintari Forest Park / Substance, © Ansis Starks
© Ansis Starks

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Jurmala, Latvia
  • Category

  • Project Architects

    Arnis Dimins, Brigita Barbale
  • Design Team

    Guna Priede, Krisjanis Leitis, Ieva Dimante, Rihards Vietrins
  • Type Of Project

    Reconstruction of Forest Park
  • Client

    Jurmala City Council
  • Main Contractor

    TADERS
  • Total Cost

    4,1 M €
  • Gross internal floor area

    541 sqm
  • Area

    131108.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

AMD's Lone Star Campus / TBG Partners

00:00 - 24 October, 2009
AMD's Lone Star Campus / TBG Partners

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Namba Parks / The Jerde Partnership

23:00 - 18 October, 2009

The Jerde Partnership’s Namba Parks, in Osaka, Japan, was just named one of the winners of the Urban Land Institute’s 2009 Awards of Excellence: Asia Pacific competition. When asked to create a gateway to redefine Osaka’s identity, the architects responded with this project that would become a natural intervention in Osaka’s dense and harsh urban condition. The rooftop park offers a sloping park plane that is “bifurcated by a sinuous, open-air ‘canyon’ path that reinforces the connection with nature while forming the primary circulation pattern.”

More about the park after the break.

Nansen Park / Bjørbekk & Lindheim

00:00 - 2 September, 2009
Nansen Park / Bjørbekk & Lindheim

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Category

  • Water Artist And Consultant

    Atelier Dreiseitl
  • Technical Consultant

    Norconsult
  • Client

    Statsbygg and the city of Oslo
  • Area

    200000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Field / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

14:00 - 19 August, 2009
Photo by Mauricio Pezo
Photo by Mauricio Pezo

Project: Field Location: Arts Quad, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Client: AAP, Escuela de Arquitectura, Cornell University Architects: Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Yehre Suh Collaborators: Sae-Jun Ahn, Laura Amaya, Jesica Bello, John Best, Irina Chernyakova, Constanza Cortes, Karen Drummund, Monica Alexandra Freundt, Thea von Geldern, Lisa Hollywood, Amanda Lee Huang, Soyoung Jung, Kyle Keene, Jina Kim, Viola Diane Kosseda, Weonyoung Joy Lee, Chris Leonberg, Timothy Liddell, Jacqueline Liu, Hana Ovcina, Mia Ovcina, Mansi Ajit Pandey, Anna Pelavin, Hilary Pinnington, Mitchell W. Pride, Lorena Quintana, Ashley Reed, Samuel J. Reilly, Landon Gary Robinson, Hira Sabuhi, Johann Schweig, Courtney Song, Jerome Soustra, Rachel Tan, Margarita Urquiza, Mauricio Vieto, Zhiqiang Wang, Christopher Werner, Sonny Meng Qi Xu, Soo Jung Yoo, Milena Zindovic Photography: Karen Brummund, Mauricio Pezo, Irina Chernyakova, Jesica Bello Project year: 2009 Construction Year: 2009 Surface: 30.000 m2 Budget: 3000 USD

This installation establishes an optical exercise extended into a landscape format. Field is a continuous and homogenous installation of 2800 red sacks filled with straw (21” wide x 32” high) that covered the entire Arts Quad of the Cornell University Campus, in Ithaca (NY). The sacks were distributed in a 10 feet by 10 feet regular grid that followed the natural slope of the ground surface.

First Hand on the Highline

13:35 - 8 July, 2009
Karen Cilento
Karen Cilento

The New York Highline, a project by James Corner Field Operations with the collaboration of Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been open to the public for a few weeks (as we reported previously on AD) and as a New Yorker who has waited patiently for the project to finish, I was anxious to stroll along the latest addition in Manhattan. The visit was a completely new way to experience the city. Just the idea of observing Manhattan by walking above (and through) it, rather than being an actual part of it, made the Highline a project one must encounter to feel what the space can offer.

More about some impressions after a visit to the Highline and more pictures after the break.  

Topotek 1 for Imperial War Museum North

12:38 - 13 June, 2009

Following an international design competition, Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) selected Topotek 1 as the preferred design team to develop the external spaces of the museum in Trafford. The selection panel felt that Topotek 1′s scheme, Camouflage Strategy, best addressed the need for zones of contemplation, creativity and play which would complement the Daniel Libeskind building.

Further project description after the break.

The New York High Line officially open

14:40 - 9 June, 2009
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Photos Iwan Baan

In May 2003, James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro competed against 720 teams from 36 countries to win the infrastructure conversion project of the New York City High Line. More than half a decade later, the High Line’s transition to a public park is almost complete. On June 8th, architects, elected officials, and advocates watched as Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ceremonial red ribbon, officially announcing the opening of the first of three sections. The new park offers an alluring break from the chaotic city streets as users have an opportunity to experience an elevated space with uninterrupted views of the Hudson River and the city skyline.

More info about the park, including an incredible set of photos by architecture photographer Iwan Baan and a video by Brooklyn Foundry after the break.

UPDATE: We corrected some credits of this project. You can see the full list here.