High Density in a Green Environment

 

Geneva Suburban Project as Urban Housing Model

 

 

©Bauen+Wohnen

 

An article, Trois tourettes et un jardin (Three Turrets and a Garden) by Swiss landscape architect, Valérie Hoffmeyer, in Werk, Bauen + Wohnen, is another recent example highlighting the value of green space in the design of mid-rise residential buildings.

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Taipei’s New Music Center as 24/7 Destination

 

From RUR’s Competition Winning Design to Final Realization

 

RUR Taipei Pop Music Center performance hall view with artwork ©Philip Colbert

 

 

Whether large or small, design competition or straight commission, projects from design phase to realization can stretch over extended periods of time. It was no different with Taipei’s Pop Music

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Richard Rogers: Purveyor of the High-Tech Message

 

Richard Rogers (1933-2021)

 

Image ©faber & faber

 

 

Could you imagine that a person who is anything but adept at drawing, and also dyslexic, would become one of the world’s great architects? Meet Richard Rogers, who was full of ideas, but engaged collaborators to fully realize them. One might even assume

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Functionality to the Forefront

 

National Library of Korea Data Preservation Center Competition

 

Winning entry – Timeless Corridor’ of Shinhan Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd. (principal, Kim Sanghoon) and D&B architecture design group (principal, Cho Doyeun)

 

Retrofitting existing buildings is nothing new. The abandonment of old factory structures, especially in the northeast of the U.S., has

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The Rural Countryside as Classroom

 

Countryside Dilemmas – New Rural Planning

 

1st Place – ©Tianjin University Team

 

Planning used to be at the bottom of Chinese students’ lists of design priorities. One western architect, whose firm was at the forefront in the design and implementation of numerous planning projects in China, surmised that planning was

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Reimagining the Thompson Center

 

Public Pool Image: ©Perkins&Will

 

The Chicago Architecture Club Shines the Spotlight on

Another Endangered Landmark

 

What do Bertrad Goldberg and Helmut Jahn have in common? Besides having high-profile buildings threatened by demolition, both served as subject matter for two competitions sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Club (CAC)—raising public

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High Density Housing in the Suburbs?

 

An Ideas Competition in Berlin Seeks Answers

 

Winning entry perspective Image: ©AllesWirdGut Architekten

 

Berlin developer HOWOGE recently staged what was regarded as a “planning Laboratory” competition for a model satellite in northwest Berlin. The brief for this invited competition noted that the urban sprawl, which had accompanied the reunification of

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Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion in Danger

 

Image: ©wHY Architecture

 

Earlier this year, an article in the Architects’ Journal described what almost sounded like a death knell for wHY Architecture’s winning competition design for Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion site. When the competition took place, some observers may have regarded wHY as a wild card, in the company of such high-profile

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A Russian City Sets Its Priorities in the Public Realm

 

Astrakhan Looks to Raise Its Quality of Life Index

 

Aerial view of downtown Astrakhan

 

 

Planning competitions with a strong landscape component take many forms, including some for plazas and gateways to major town centers, city neighborhood sites with multi-story housing units, university campus plans and finally, comprehensive city plans—the latter

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Hightech Designs as Low- and Mid-Rise Research Models

 

Siemens Healthineers Campus, Bengaluru

 

Aerial View of site, Rendering: ©Eller + Eller Architekten

 

Siemens new Healthineers campus in Bengaluru, India, is hardly a milestone in the design of major R&D facilities. Although the winning design by Eller + Eller Architekten did include the necessity to go higher than the

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