The Biodiversity Nest is a treehouse designed by Jerry Tate Architects for the Eden Project, a collection of domes in England that enclose a range of climatic regions that include a small piece of rainforest.
The Biodiversity Nest will provide an education space perched in the tree canopy as part of the Rainforest Canopy Walkway Project. Read more
Photos: Jordi Bernadó andPedro Pegenaute.
The management of muck, in one form or another, is the essence of farming. But, for city dwellers, increasing urbanisation has broken the link between the food we eat and the land that produced it. City farms, designed to reintroduce this connection, if not entirely repair it, have traditionally been manifest as farms, muck and all, to provide an authentic rural experience for the town dweller. But the clumsily named Agriculture Interpretation Centre at Aranzadi Park, Pamplona. Spain, has been designed by Aldayjover Architects with a different approach. Read more
Photos: Geraldine Bruneel.
This campus-style training centre for the environmental group Véolia has recently opened in Lyon, France. The complex is designed by Arte Charpentier Architectes around a garden that it conceives as an Agora. The intention is to create a convivial atmosphere for all who use the building to enjoy. Read more
Rust was once symbolic of decline: rusting buildings spoke of industrial decline, and rusty memories a decline in mental faculties. But this symbolism has been overturned, or perhaps just ignored, by Mecanoo architecten who designed this building for Amsterdam University College.
Fortunate students on the liberal arts and sciences programmes at the university now have a new building to in which to study and relax. It is also designed to act as a recognizable gateway to Science Park, the international knowledge centre. The university hopes that it will also inspire students and staff to be creative. Read more