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LOLA, L+CC, and Taller Architects Design "Romantic" Forest Trail for Forgotten Sports in Shenzhen

12:00 - 24 July, 2018
LOLA, L+CC, and Taller Architects Design "Romantic" Forest Trail for Forgotten Sports in Shenzhen, Red path between the tree foliage. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC
Red path between the tree foliage. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC

LOLA Landscape Architects, Taller Architects, and L+CC have released images of their competition-winning design for a 600-hectare forest and sports park in Guang Ming, Shenzhen, China. Commissioned in response to the exploding technology industry in the Shenzhen metropolitan area, the park will place an emphasis on health, sports, and nature to offer an ecological counterpoint to dense urban surroundings.

The winning collaboration saw off competition from JCFO, SWA, and TCL, with the competition jury praising the scheme for its “fresh approach and [for] being highly attentive to local ecology [while] meanwhile incorporating romantic techniques and realistic urban visions.”

Birdseye view from central lake towards Guang Ming. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC Red path and canopy, crossing a big road. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC Forest cabin that can be rented for a night. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC Cooling Down Pavilion in the middle of the lake. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC + 21

OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts

12:00 - 16 July, 2018
OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts, Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA
Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA

OOPEAA (Office for Peripheral Architecture) has won an invited competition for the design of the Allas Sea Pool Family in Helsinki, Finland. Constructed on floating platforms, and designed as a modular, flexible, adjustable system, the Allas Sea Pool Family is intended to be a new global typology for coastal sites, where building on land is not feasible.

The invited competition asked entrants to submit proposals which responded to varying environmental and seasonal conditions, with OOPEAA ultimately chosen for their “strong concept that places the floating spa in a central location in the city.”

Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Outdoor Function. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Choreography and Views. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA + 11

SOM Unveils Images of Chicago Office Tower With Five-Story Open-Air Deck

14:05 - 23 March, 2018
Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) have unveiled new images of their proposed 18-story office tower in the trendy Fulton Market area of Chicago. “The Porch,” situated on 330 North Green, will feature a five-story open-air deck, and series of luxury amenities to support the new office environment.

Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM + 11

YPY / SuperLimão Studio

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
© Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello
  • Photographs

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba + 32

El Pulté Equestrian Country Club / DARCON Taller de Arquitectura

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
El Pulté Equestrian Country Club / DARCON Taller de Arquitectura, © Leonardo Izaguirre
© Leonardo Izaguirre

© Leonardo Izaguirre © Leonardo Izaguirre © Leonardo Izaguirre © Leonardo Izaguirre + 23

Blu Creativity / Facet Studio

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Yoshihito Kashiwagi, Olivia Shih, Yoko Makino, Brandon Chin
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung + 9

Badeschiff / Wilk-Salinas Architekten

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
Badeschiff / Wilk-Salinas Architekten, © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs
© Kulturarena Veranstaltungs

© Torsten Seidel © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs © Torsten Seidel © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Freiwald
  • Associates

    Catharine von Eitzen, Ann-Kristin Hase, Fabian Lippert, Nora Müller
  • Building Owner

    Kulturarena Veranstaltungs
  • Enclosure+ Bridge

    IB Leipold, Andreas Leipold
  • Statics Of Ship

    HHW+Partner, Wolfgang Wienecke
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Lecinq Hair Salon / ninkipen!

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
Lecinq Hair Salon / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata + 19

'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem' Winning Proposal / Sitbon Architectes

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem' Winning Proposal / Sitbon Architectes, Courtesy of Sitbon Architectes
Courtesy of Sitbon Architectes

Sitbon Architectes shared with us their proposal for a leisure center in the Dead Sea which was recently awarded the 1st prize for the "Best unbuilt competition entry" as well as the "People's choice winner" of the international competition AZ Awards 2013. Titled 'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem,' the purpose of their design is to sensitize people to the interpretation of its specific nature. Like a sculpture, its volume is inspired by the salt cube structure, the symbol of the Dead Sea. All the steps remind us consequences of time. It means that we need to take care of everything: our body, our mind, our environment. More images and architects' description after the break.

J's vis aile / atelier KUU

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 16

King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten, © Philip Driessen
© Philip Driessen

© Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen + 20

Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU

01:00 - 4 July, 2013
Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU, © Takao Kato
© Takao Kato

© Takao Kato © Takao Kato © Takao Kato © Takao Kato + 16

9 spa / a21 studio

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Nam Phan © Nam Phan © Hiroyuki Oki + 21

Folm arts / Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects

01:00 - 29 May, 2013
Folm arts / Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects, © Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda + 20

Musholm Bay Holiday Resort Winning Proposal / AART Architects

01:00 - 11 May, 2013
Musholm Bay Holiday Resort Winning Proposal / AART Architects, Courtesy of AART Architects
Courtesy of AART Architects

AART Architects, in collaboration with URBANlab, Bexcom and Keinicke & Overgaard Architects, have won the competition for the expansion of Musholm Bay Holiday Resort. Located at the beautiful Danish coastline, the resort is acknowledged as the world’s most innovative holiday resort for people with disabilities. The expansion of resort is divided into two sections in the form of a multi-purpose sports hall and a number of new holiday flats. More images and architects' description after the break.

end…Link Beauty Salon / Yasunari Tsukada Design

01:00 - 24 April, 2013
end…Link Beauty Salon / Yasunari Tsukada Design, © Stirling Elmendorf
© Stirling Elmendorf

© Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf + 16

Municipal Leisure Center In Tordesillas / ENTREARQUITECTURA

01:00 - 8 April, 2013
Municipal Leisure Center In Tordesillas / ENTREARQUITECTURA, Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA
Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA

Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    47100 Tordesillas, Valladolid, Spain
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Arias Madero, Susana Garrido Calvo
  • Construction Company

    CONTRATAS Y OBRAS ENRICAR S.L.
  • Area

    56825.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

Spa San Ángel / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY

01:00 - 21 March, 2013
Spa San Ángel / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa + 13