The Daiichi project site is located 40 miles outside of Tokyo in a small, quiet town surrounded by rice fields, coastlines, and mountains. The company aimed to improve working conditions for their employees and to make manifest the company’s commitment to a healthy environment. In order to fulfill their building design concept, “Working in a Forest,” Takenaka Architecture invited WRT to serve as landscape design consultants.
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Conran and Partners’ design concept for the project responds to the essential elements of the site: its location on the very edge of Tokyo, its adjacency to the Tamagawa River and the shift across its one kilometre length, from the urbanity of the railway station to the west, to the park to the east. As such, the scheme reflects the site’s important transitionary role at the threshold between city and nature in this popular, family-orientated neighbourhood.
Continue reading Futako Tamagawa Rise, 20 hectare urban regeneration project in Tokyo
The Inner Peace Garden was a conceptual garden space and was designed for the Gardening World Cup Competition staged in Japan. The garden was designed to be of a real size, 10m x 12m and be able to function as a usable space whilst conveying the idea of searching for inner peace.
The space was used to convey the idea of travelling in ones mind to a place of peace and tranquility which allows thought and inspiration to come uninterrupted by the pressure and noise of everyday life.
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Napa Valley Winery Site Inspired by Japanese Aesthetic Kenzo Winery, located in the hilltops of southern Napa Valley in California, is a high-end private winery nestled within a larger,
4,000-acre estate. The ecological framework of Napa Valley focuses on maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape, whileallowing local residents and visitors the ability to enjoy the area and experience the culture of wine making.
Continue reading SWA Group designs Napa winery integrating infrastructure while preserving the natural landscape
Stockholm is a city on the water. The city´s setting is where two archipelagoes meet, Lake Malaren with its fresh water on one side and the Baltic Sea with its salt water on the other, interspersed by a mosaic of hilly, convex islands. This is the essential quality of the Swedish capital.
Continue reading Sjövik Square | Stockholm Sweden | Thorbjörn Andersson with Sweco Architects
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 | Designed by Sou Fujimoto | © Sou Fujimoto Architects
Image © 2013 Iwan Baan
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is designed by multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. He is the thirteenth and, at 41, the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery. The most ambitious architectural programme of its kind worldwide, the Serpentine’s annual Pavilion commission is one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar.
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In-between the federal motorway A3 and the Frankfurt Airport (Fraport), the new administration building of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG is located. A transparent glass façade protects the inside against emission. The building shape, which appears like a two-sided comb, creates an interval of office areas and atriums, so that every wing of the building is framed by two green atriums.
Continue reading Lufthansa Aviation Center | Frankfurt Am Main Germany | WKM Landschaftsarchitekten