Studio Octopi kickstarts funding campaign for Thames Baths

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Over the last year we have published the Blackfriars and Thames Baths from Studio Octopi and recently they announced a kickstarter funding campaign to raise £125,000 to create Thames Baths – a floating freshwater pool in the Thames River. The team hope to get the project up in two years with a new more workable and scalable design.

 

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Kungsbacka Square | Kungsbacka, Sweden | White arkitekter

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For a long time now, the plaza, Kungsbacka Torg, has acted as a car park with little space left for normal hustle and bustle. Now the square has been transformed back into the central meeting place for the town’s inhabitants.

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Grant Associates to develop sustainable campus for University of Sheffield

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Grant Associates are to develop and deliver phase one of the new public realm for The University of Sheffield, which is set to create a more open University campus and link it firmly with the city centre.
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Pennovation Center design approved for Pennovation Works Site

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Conceptual Rendering of Pennovation Plaza. Courtesy of HWKN and LAND COLLECTIVE.

The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and adjacent to the University campus. The Center’s design by New York-based architects HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) rehabilitates an existing industrial building once used for materials-science research, bringing it back to life as Penn’s hub for innovation, research and entrepreneurialism. The creative design team which has collaborated with Penn on the project includes HWKN, design architect; KSS Architects, architect of record; landscape architects Land Collective; and consultants Bruce Mau Design.

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Why not in the garden? pop-up at Expo Gate Milano by A4A Rivolta Savioni studio

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Why not in the garden? is a short-term, mobile and changeable, accessible and versatile pop-up. It is a public garden on wheels and, started from dawn on Monday 13th April, with a stage performance, plants and flowers were added throughout the morning.

The Why not in the garden? design.
What makes this installation different is green on wheels, a module in two versions. The vertical element is a light iron structure painted in bright colours with wooden benches and espaliers for the pots of plants, while the horizontal element is a an iron platform-flower bed. The modules are all mounted on bicycle tires painted the same colours as the structure which holds aromatic, garden and flowering plants. The artwork on the flooring traces the different layouts of Why not in the garden? during the time it will be at the Expo Gate, showing what will be happening there. A 40-metre-long cardboard table will run the length of the square for the late-night spaghetti party on Thursday 16 April.

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Lunch on the 40metre long table at Expo Gate on 15 April 2015

 

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