The shape and design of the pavilion’s biomorphic outer shell are the product of an intense formal exploration of parametric design strategies in dialog with traditional Arabian ornamentation. Butterfly Pavilion – Noor Island designed by 3deluxe in Sharja
The Butterfly Pavilion is the icon design element of Noor Island. Together with numerous installations and small structures, light and media objects, unusual plants and a musical soundscape it gives rise to a holistic, multisensory experience. An oasis of peace and tranquility amidst a sea of...
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New access to Gironella’s Historic Centre designed by Carles Enrich architecture + urbanism in Barcelona, Spain © Adrià Goula
Recently completed urban regeneration project designed by architecture and urbanism studio, Carles Enrich, reconnects the newer parts of town to its medieval core. The site Gironella is a municipality that has grown, during the last decades, divided by the river Llobregat. Its historic...
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Corten Steel 'Flowers' / Sharpeville Memorial Garden designed by GREENinc Landscape Architecture in South Africa
On the 21st of March 1960, the Sharpeville Massacre – also known as the Sharpeville Shootings – occurred when the Pan Africanist Congress organised a peaceful protest in which black Africans burnt their pass books which restricted them from entering certain areas. The event which started out as a...
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A pavilion in the park: Bamboo Playhouse designed by Eleena Jamil Architect for the Perdana Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia © Marc Tey
The Bamboo Playhouse designed by Eleena Jamil Architect is a public pavilion located in Kuala Lumpur's oldest and arguably, most picturesque park – the Perdana Botanical Gardens. The park is located right in the heart of the capital city and is very popular with locals and tourists. The pavilion...
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Aerial View of the Riverwalk Commons / Story Pod (street library) designed by AKB in the Town of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada © Bob Gundu
The Story Pod echoes AKB's renowned residential projects with a pure, simple form that belies a deeply thoughtful approach to architecture. The abstract, black volume — a compact 8' w by 8' d by 10' h — serves as a book exchange and an urban marker in the town...
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Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail Restroom designed by Miro Rivera Architects in Austin, Texas, United States © Paul Finkel | Piston Design
The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a linear park of scenic trails and landscaping that follows the banks of the Colorado River in downtown Austin. Very popular among runners and bike riders, the park provides residents and visitors with a rural escape in an urban setting....
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Formosa1140 Pocket Park designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects in Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Los Angeles region is notorious for its lack of urban public space; LOHA's design for Formosa1140 addresses this condition by radically parceling out a third of its privately-owned building site as a publicly-managed pocket park for the City of West Hollywood. Formosa1140 simultaneously creates density and green space...
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SL11024: UCLA Housing Roof Gardens / Architecture by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, Landscape Design by Mia Lehrer + Associates in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Through its materiality and form, LOHA's design for SL11024 seamlessly engages its historically sensitive site and challenging hillside topography and creates a new model for urban development that enriches an academic community. Sited opposite Richard Neutra's Strathmore Apartments in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, this...
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BMX Supercross Legacy Project designed by Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games in Etobicoke, Canada
The BMX Supercross Legacy Project is difficult to categorize. It is a structure within a park that accommodates the park's storage needs, two permanent Start Ramps for BMX Supercross events, one at 10 meters and the other at 5 meters high, a permanent, concrete and steel screened structure and...
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BREATHE.AUSTRIA Pavilion designed by Terrain for EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy © Daniele Madia
breathe.austria - prototype for future urban practices Slowly, we are all beginning to realize that we are living in a world in which we are fundamentally influencing and changing the rhythms, dynamics and workings of the natural world. We ourselves have become a force upon nature...
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Flederhaus designed by heri&salli in Vienna, Austria © Mischa Erben
The architecture office heri&salli designed on the square in front of the "Museumsquartier", Vienna (Austria) a constructed sequence of standstill... a moment of physical tranquility. The open space of the Museumsquartier is already a place to hang around and relax, now the architects created a prototype divided in sequences...
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Mills Beach Revitalization / Praia dos Moinhos designed by M - Arquitectos in Porto Formoso, Ilha de Sao Miguel, Portugal © Paulo Goulart
Mills Beach 'Praia dos Moinhos' revitalization project was designed by M - Arquitectos in 2007. The major meaning of the project given was to empathize the small place memoires, but knowing the need of improving and qualify the pedestrian access and the bath facilities in the...
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Selvika National Tourist Route designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in Havøysund, Norway © RRA
The objective of this project is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore, a chief concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the...
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Plaza de Domingo Gascón / Teruel-zilla designed by Mi5 Arquitectos + PKMN [pacman] in Teruel, Aragon, Spain © Miguel de Guzmán
Teruel's underground, as thematic parks as Dinópolis want to spread, is full of discoveries that remind us the lost existence of a powerful life in the origins of the province. It's surprising that we have to return to its deepness to try to reactivate it. The...
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Bota Bota Gardens designed by MU Architecture in Montreal Old Port, Quebec, Canada © Fany Ducharme
Located in the heart of Old Montreal and docked at the Port of the Saint-Lawrence River, Bota Bota spa, is a major tourist attraction. The port context is rich in history and has a unique character in Montreal. The site is surrounded by water, vegetation and the massive grain...
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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Donna Beija designed by M - Arquitectos in Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal / Photography © Paulo Goulart
Recently completed Thermal Springs Pools 'Poça da Dona Beija' designed and re-envisioned by M-Arquitectos in Portugal. Poça da Dona Beija reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. Dona Beija has been one of most popular places in...
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KU.BE The Tall Gardens designed by Svendborg Architects and junya.ishigami+associates in Frederiksberg, Denmark
A competition entry for a new cultural and movement house in Frederiksberg, Denmark. Since the founding of Frederiksberg, the green environment has been greatly appreciated. The small gardens, Frederiksberg Garden and Søndermarken are all places where people can both enjoy nature and be active. Frederiksberg therefore...
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Promenada designed by ENOTA in Velenje, Slovenia © Miran Kambič
The Velenje Promenada designed by ENOTA is an important city space and a vital city thoroughfare. It is one of the central axes of the center of Velenje, a young town designed in the 1950s, based on the Modernist ideal of the garden city; as such, it is unique...
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Plaza Paving Pattern / Zamet Centre designed by 3LHD in Rijeka, Croatia © Damir Fabijanic
Situated in Rijeka's quarter Zamet, the new 16,830 m2 Centre Zamet designed by Studio 3LHD hosts various facilities: sports hall with a maximum of 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of...
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Floating Park / NHA Floating Village designed by SSOCA Architecture, Landscape, Planning, Research in Bangkok, Thailand
One of the main characteristics of the NHA Floating Village designed by SSOCA, is its strong social component and purpose. The project’s prime goal is to help bring awareness of the relevance of working with nature when dealing with flood conditions in Thailand. With this project, this has been...
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Aurland Lookout designed by Saunders Architects and Tommie Wilhelmsen in Norway © Bent Rene Synnevaag
The Aurland Lookout, also known as Stegastein, was conceived as part of a nation-wide Norwegian project meant to promote and enhance the country's spectacular landscape through a series of architectural viewpoints and rest stops. The viewing platform overlooks Aurland, a small town in Sogn og Fjordane, one of the...
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Forest of Hope designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti in Soacha, Colombia © Jorge Gamboa
Hope Forest is a sport center in the outskirts of Bogotá where the community can practice several sports and take part in different recreational and academic activities that lead to a cooperative community. This project was made possible thanks to the foundation "Pies Descalzos" founded by the well known...
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Landscape Fence designed by heri&salli in Vienna, Austria © Paul Ott
The architecture office of heri&salli from Vienna conceived a steel structure 'Landscape Fence' similar to a cocoon around a swimming pool in the garden of a private builder-owner in Austria. With mounted panels and interior constructions which are more or less depending on their function the parametric organized spatial...
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Elevation Detail of ‘The Living Dam’. Showing the strata of the Upper Reservoir, Sluice Referendum Chamber, Living, Purification Gardens and Lower Reservoir.  Daily referendums are held by the inhabitants in the Sluice Referendum Chamber to decide on the
A proposal for the construction of Lake Stew, and a better typology of dam by Louis Sullivan, for the 5th year MArch project at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In response to the UK's imminent water crisis, brought through an increase in population, water usage and...
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Vaulted Willow designed by Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY in Edmonton Canada
Vaulted Willow designed by Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, self-supported shells through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry. The project's aim is to resolve and delineate structure, skin and ornamentation into a single unified system. ...
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Le Grand Stade designed by Joly Loiret in Fontainebleau/Paris, France © Pe. Loiret
Requalification of the Fontainebleau Stade équestre du Grand Parquet designed by Joly Loiret. Horse, display, prestige, arena, track, course, circuit, jumps, hillocks, slopes and mounds, terraces. Nature, forest, pine and birch, footpaths, walks across heathered heathland, plains, forest edge, clearings, grasses and wildflowers, banks, coppice. Such is the vocabulary...
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MoCA Minimal Relaxation Installation designed by Synthesis Design and Architecture + USC AAC Students in Shanghai, China
For MoCA Shanghai's exhibition MoCA Mock-ups: The Architecture of Spatial Art, USC American Academy of China (AAC) Summer Studio 2012 spent six weeks designing, fabricating and constructing 'Minimal Relaxation', a parametric canopy and undulating, LED-lit landscape that creates prime skyline viewing locations on the museum's rooftop terrace. The challenge...
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Dispersion / Su-in Memorial Park Sculpture designed by Yong Ju Lee in Suwon, South Korea
Dispersion is a recently completed sculpture designed by Yong Ju Lee, winner of the Su-in Line Memorial Sculpture Competition. Su-in Line was opened in 1937. Its narrow-gauge railway was shut down in 1995 and younger generation does barely know about it. However, older people have lots...
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Memorial Bridge designed by Studio 3LHD in Rijeka, Croatia © 3LHD
The Memorial Bridge designed by Studio 3LHD is a spatial intervention and an urban public object, a construction with tactile properties and a symbolic object. It is a pedestrian bridge that embodies the utilitarian function and a memory of the Croatian War of Independence veterans, a place of memory...
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Valencia Hospital Gardens Rehabilitation Project designed by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra in Valencia, Spain © David Frutos
The project for the reorganization of the existing Gardens of the old Hospital designed by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra is set on the central idea of ​​giving a unified treatment to the entire garden area. The garden is built on the site resulting from the demolition, in 1974, of the...
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