The Wenying Lake reservoir, also known as the “Mother Lake”, is the most important water supply for the ancient city of Datong. With a massive increase in urban development since the 1980’s, the once plentiful lake waters have been depleted, draining the site not only of water, but natural ecosystems and beautiful scenery. Continue reading Wenying Lake | Datong China | AECOM
Henning Larsen Architects has been selected to design the European Spallation Source research centre. In a large international design contest, two winners were chosen: the concept by the Henning Larsen consortium, and the concept by the BIG/HOK consortium. In the end, HLA was selected to develop the final design.The ESS is Europe’s largest science current project. It will be the world-leading research facility for materials research and life science with neutrons.
At its core, In Situ is a study in restoration, both of the site and the mind. Functionally designed as a garden for entertaining, this eight acre retreat in rural Connecticut incorporates sculptural art, exterior fire features, multiple water features, and several areas for outdoor dining. These luxuries are subtly coordinated with an ambitious site restoration program.
Construction has started on Naturbad Riehen, a natural swimming pool for the municipality of Riehen. A project that dates back to the founding of Herzog & de Meuron in 1978. After winning a competition in 1979 and developing several unrealized projects in the following years, Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to rethink the concept of a new pool in 2007. Continue reading Construction starts on Naturbad Riehen by Herzog & de Meuron
New York Times reports on the City of Paris using sheep to maintain park lawns. Paris is turning back the clock. Many parks around the world previously used sheep to maintain lawns including Central Park where sheep grazed from 1860′s until the mid-1930′s. (Video Source | New York Times | Length 2:05)