The unique landscape of Lanzarote tells the story of its origin, where from earth and fire was the islands created. Beneath the surface of the lands, the heart of Lanzarote still beats in the form of volcanic activities.
The question that begs to be asked is then: what if this could all be captured within frame?
Where the cross-section of the landscape is architecture, and its heart is music. The pristine white walls reflecting local architecture would contrast greatly with the landscape that is captured.
The island of Poveglia was once a defensive fort built to protect the Venetian lagoon, but has been abandoned for almost half a century. Filled with eerie tales, Poveglia is now a derelict island disconnected from the mainland. The aim of this project is to bring this forgotten place into the embrace of the Venetian lagoon once again, reestablishing its place among the islands as a dynamic and vibrant university campus as well as a destination for local communities and tourists. Through its embrace of history and culture while looking forward to the future, "One Poveglia" seeks to become a landmark that celebrates the its origin, while instilling a sense of belonging, and providing a memorable academic experience.
Tirana Architecture Week and the Albanian Ministry of Culture invite architects and architecture students up to 40 years old in an open ideas competition for the Pyramid Square of Tirana. Positioned in an emblematic location, formally a symbol of Communist Heritage in Albania this space in the present day has no future and identity, placed where most of the significant historical periods of the city overlap the organic origin from the autoritarian regime through 20 years of transition. A solution for a harmonious coexistence is yet to be found.
Regardless of its negative impact on the environment, it is hard to imagine the automobile disappearing from our cities in the foreseeable future. In recent years there has been anincrease in cycling as well as train travel, but the car is still the transport mode that keepshaving the biggest impact on how cities are shaped.And although modern-day economy relies hugely on vehicular transport (of either peopleor goods), the link between the two is often forgotten about.
The project is located in Binhai , which is a sub-provincial district and state-level new area within the jurisdiction of Tianjin Municipality. This project is currently in design process, planning to be built in 2018.
The futuristic Techtopia of Tenderloin is a neighborhood like no other. Walking on a solar panel powered street, asking for assistance from artificial intelligence operated tech-booths anywhere, discovering the latest technology products in a parklet, experiencing a holographic tour of Mars in a playground, getting service from robots in a restaurant, and joining the Tech Expo Events – yes, this is Tenderloin, the world’s first prototype high-tech showcase neighbourhood in San Francisco.
This competition is an architectural design competition for the realization of the Gosan Library in Suseong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City Library which is expected to start construction in 2013. The purpose of the competition is to seek a wide range of ideas from experts from both Korea and overseas along with student groups in order to build a sustainable public library that can accommodate the recent changes in various knowledge transmission media as well as changes in library user demographics. This is in keeping with Daegu Metropolitan City's new policy direction, which the city is aiming toward, of becoming a knowledge based economy from its past as a distribution based city. The client expect that it will develop the quality of the small-scale community for local residents who are based in the regional community of Daegu, and ultimately we hope that through this, prospective discussion on the nature of building local community public libraries in Korea will have the chance to grow.
Much of the beauty lies in the unexpected: enjoying a moment of warmth in frozen lake front; seeing an oasis in withered winter; and touching the many snow flakes in splendid summer... Unexpected moments are the magic enzyme, catalyzing the winter into a summer. The pavilion stands in the snow as if made of solid ice, reflecting and melting into the surroundings. As the frozen surrounding wraps around the lifeguard post, the image of summer appears in front of people's eyes, where they would see the image the lovely summer beach. Every now and then, as the snow falls into the summer scenery, the visitors are then transported into the magical realm of where summer merges with winter.
Surrounded by Quartier Gianicolense and Portuense, Fort Portuense is enclosed by Rome’s reserved residential neighborhoods. With street retails, simple local markets and large apartment complexes, the sedate neighborhoods are made for residents. This proposal will unfold the fort to public, both physically and culturally. It will transform the fosse into a well-connected pedestrian and jogging path, which is like a ring.