OMA bridge design leads Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc international competition

June 18, 2013,AEDT

OMA’s design for a new bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux has been selected as one of two final competing projects by the city authorities.  OMA’s stripped-down design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc attempts to rethink the civic function and symbolism of a 21st century bridge.

‘Garden Bridge’ by Thomas Heatherwick unveiled

June 17, 2013,AEDT

Thomas Heatherwick, Designer of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron has revealed his design for a vegetated bridge across the Thames River in London. Heatherwick  said that “The idea is simple; to connect north and south London with a garden. We have been working with actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley, who | Read More

Water Works Park shortlist announced

June 17, 2013,AEDT

Minneapolis Parks Foundation recently announced the shorlist  for the Water Works park schematic design project. The three shortlisted teams include Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York). A five-member Designer Selection Committee chose the teams from a pool | Read More

Brooks Residence | Los Angeles USA | Isabelle Duvivier

June 15, 2013,AEDT

Isabelle Duvivier (architect/environmentalist), of Duvivier Architects, purchased a dilapidated 100-year-old home in a long established, low-income neighborhood on Brooks Ave. in Venice, California in July 2009. She wanted to blend into the neighborhood by keeping the feel of the craftsman house, but she had a larger goal – to reduce the impact and | Read More

Zaryadye Park Design Competition | UPDATE

June 14, 2013,AEDT

Back in April we posted the announcement for Zaryadye Park Design Competition – the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. The organisers have announced that the received over 90 entries of which 87 teams were eligible for entry.  The list of team leaders shows that there is | Read More

Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Design Competition

June 13, 2013,AEDT

Canterbury Cathedral is England’s first Cathedral and Mother Church; it welcomes over a million visitors a year. The Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Design Competition is an exciting initiative, which seeks to find the best design team to re-imagine and reinvigorate the existing setting. It is a rare opportunity to bring fresh thinking and new ideas | Read More

Urban Lounge | Saint-Etienne France | AWP

June 11, 2013,AEDT

Our thinking about the design was based on the idea of the “urban lounge”. Having looked at a variety of living rooms, we have chosen to simplify the urban lounge to four basic elements.

‘The Meeting Room’ | Maya Lin | Newport USA

June 10, 2013,AEDT

The Doris Duke Monument Foundation (DDMF), an offshoot of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), has delivered an installation at Queen Anne Square in Newport, RI, with a dual purpose. It was created to honor the memory of Doris Duke, who championed Newport’s historic preservation and left an enduring legacy of | Read More

Vauxhall Missing Link Design Competition winner announced

June 10, 2013,AEDT

Back in April we reported that 3 entries from over 100 had been short-listed for the RIBA Vauxhall The Missing Link Design Competition. The RIBA announced recently that erect architecture with J&L Gibbons has won with their entry. London based Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons will now work with Vauxhall | Read More

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