Breathing like a giant vertical monster… The interesting thing about this tower proposal is not its form, but the way it would generate energy.
Images: Romain Jacquet Lagreze.
Entering a vertical landscape is always a thrilling experience whether it is a forest of tall, straight, trees or the breathtaking urban density of a high-rise city.
Here, the French graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagreze, moved by the intensity of his experience in Hong Kong, has created these images which are published in Vertical Horizon, his latest book. Read more
The Great Fen Visitor Centre is a convincing attempt to intervene in a delicate landscape that man has radically altered since the 17th century, but which nature has resolved into a stable ecosystem of great beauty and value. The Fens were marshlands drained for agriculture. Subsequently, great swathes of peat were cut from the land for both fuel and agricultural nutrient. The result now, is a series of waterways teaming with diverse wildlife.
The French Practice CMJN won a competition with this delicate proposal they liken to a precise surgical intervention that, like acupuncture, works to enhance the natural rhythms and resources of the body. Their aim is to cause minimal disruption to the site’s ecological balance, whilst restoring the landscape to work more closely with the annual cycles of rising and receding water. Read more
Transforming an ugly carpark with a temporary structure to host public events, no bigger than 8 parking spaces, was the thrust of the competition organised by The Flint Public Art Project and the American Institute of Architects.
It was won by Two Islands a London-based team with William Villalobos, Cesc and Thomas Massana Selva out of some 400 entries from 35 countries. Read more
Photos: Christian Richters.
Working to a masterplan designed by West 8, Tony Fretton Architects teamed-up with Dutch firm Geurst en Schultz Architecten to produce these simple, elegant houses based on an abstracted notion of the classic Dutch Canal House. Read more