“The Rainforest” seeks to evoke the surrounding landscape for residents

June 11, 2016,AEDT

The Rainforest is an executive condominium housing development set amidst vast landscaped grounds that evoke the look of a nature reserve. Spanning an area of 17,590 square metres situated along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, the residential development is well integrated with its lush tropical setting.

2016 Serpentine Pavilion by BIG

June 9, 2016,AEDT

For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous, modular yet sculptural, both transparent and opaque, both box and blob. BIG Serpentine Pavilion 2016 from BIG on Vimeo.

Canada creates landscape intervention for Venice Biennale

June 8, 2016,AEDT

The Art Gallery of Alberta is proud to present Canada’s National Exhibition EXTRACTION, curated by OPSYS, to open at Biennale Architettura 2016 on May 28th. Located outside in the Giardini for the first time in the history of the biannual exhibition, the project presents an interactive landscape intervention—built into the | Read More

T.R.O.P creates resort inspired by the Thailand’s first national park

June 7, 2016,AEDT

Inspired by the nearby mountain range, Khao Yai, Thailand’s largest rain forest (also Thailand’s first national park), the landscape is created as the link between the architecture and Nature. Instead of trying to produce a faked natural forest, the architecture is interpreted as big trees while the landscape represents the | Read More

Registrations open for L Train Shutdown Charrette

June 4, 2016,AEDT

Van Alen Institute has opened registrations for the L Train Shutdown Charrette. The Canarsie tunnel connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn on the L line will be closed completely for one and a half years or closed partially for three years to make repairs due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Van Alen Institute is holding | Read More

New garden to celebrate Singapore Botanic Gardens’ heritage

June 3, 2016,AEDT

Recently the Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong unveiled the Heritage Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Overlooking Swan Lake, the Heritage Garden is located on the same lawn where Singapore’s first “Aneka Ragam Ra’ayat”, or People’s Variety Show, took place. The Heritage Garden highlights the social history of the | Read More

Parks Without Borders reveals 8 Parks receiving $40 million in improvements

May 31, 2016,AEDT

NYC Parks recently revealed the eight showcase parks selected for reconstruction using Parks Without Borders design principles. Launched in November 2015, supported by $50 million in Mayoral OneNYC funding, the new design concept better connects parks and communities and improves access by opening sight lines, beautifying edges, and adding furnishings | Read More

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