On Thursday morning, the design jury for the highly-anticipated DC park will announce that the winning proposal comes from the team of OLIN, OMA and Arup.Plans have been in the works for over a year to turn three concrete piers into one elevated park connecting Anacostia and Navy Yard. The goal of the project is to create a connecting design with an appeal similar to that of the Providence River Bridge park in Rhode Island, although many compare the planned park to the High Line in New York City.
via The Winning Design for DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park.
The Institute for Computational Design ICD and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design ITKE of the University of Stuttgart designed and built a robotically woven carbon fiber pavilion whose structure was inspired by beetles. Continuing the tradition of building a new pavilion each year, ICD and ITKE’s design explores the limits of biomimetic design, lightweight shells, and robotic fabrication.
via ICD ITKE Research Pavilion 2014 « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Featuring stunning sea views and a secluded garden with large natural rock formations, Samujana Holiday Villa 11A is an exotic retreat in Ko Samui, Thailand. The residence is a treat in itself, but also offers a privileged hillside position for contemplating the neighboring sights. Located just minutes from Samui International Airport and the stunning beaches of Choeng Mon and popular Chaweng, this is a holiday escape at its best.
via Exotic Holiday Villa in Thailand Built Around Natural Rock Formations.
Did you ever dream of owning a unique lakeshore home? If not, be prepared to lay your head down every night and dream about this spectacular home: the Lakeshore Residence, designed by Miró Rivera Architects. It’s true that both the location and the owner’s origins collaborated to shaping such a magnificent modern home. Originally from Gujarat, India, the couple wanted to live in a lakeshore home where their traditions meet a modern design language suited for giving life to their own family. The house sited in Houston, Texas, provoked the architecture studio to find an inspiring solutions that would “accommodate the extended visits of their family while incorporating elements of the rich traditions of their homeland“.
via Modern Architecture Meets Indian Design on Houston’s Lakeshore.
nestled between neighboring townhouses, the ‘hilgard garden’ by san francisco-based barensfeld architecture takes advantage of its sloping topography with a series of angular terraces. located in berkeley, california, the brief called for an outdoor living and entertaining area, as well as an accessible seating spot at the top of the site. based on a japanese maple sculpture park, a layered platform structure gently cascades down the steep landscape, referencing outstretched deciduous trees and navigating the change in elevation.
via barensfeld architecure ramps hilgard garden terrrace in california.
A big hand has to go out to Philips! The port of Da Nang has grown in prosperity since Philips LEDs began lighting up the Dragon Bridge. See how the lives of fisherman Le Van Khe and his daughter Le Thi Vinh are improving.
A beautiful and exciting design for a destination in an urban city. The design and installation attracts both tourist and locals alike, as well as, boosting the local economy and influencing unique entrepreneur opportunities. An amazing an wonderful story. Hopefully, the proposed 11th Street Bridge Park project can be as dynamic and rewarding for the local community in Washington, DC.!