Image: Diller Scoffido and Renfro
Diller Scoffido and Renfro have won the competition for the Union Garden Terrace in Aberdeen. The Granite Web, as the winning scheme is known, proposes the creation of eight distinct gardens with two new public squares that would create a new vitality at the heart of the city. This would be the first major commission for the New York based firm in Europe. Read more
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Tagged Aberdeen garden, Diller and Scoffido, environmental, garden, landscape design, public square, sustainable, The City Garden Project, Union Garden Terrace
Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo
A dark brooding building is enlivened with a theatrical architectural gesture that provides an appropriate metaphor for the spectacular new home for performing arts in the town of Kristiansand, Norway. The centre, the result of an international competition won by the Finnish studio ALA Architects, brings together several of the town’s cultural institutions into a single building. Read more
All images: MVRDV
There are probably not many who managed to miss hearing about ‘the cloud’ in an IT context last year. It seems the buzz word has now found a new domain: it is used to describe a new residential tower design – a modern kind of ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’.
There are many complicated ways of trying to keep the wires of your earphones from always getting tangled up – but this one seems really clever and practical….
The concept of perpetual motion remains a perpetual source of fascination – this rocking chair is another reminder of this fact. Read more