Bombay, Calcutta, Istanbul et Jakarta, une série magnifique qui vous plonge au cœur des mégalopoles. Des captures que l’on doit à Martin Roemers.
from Zeutch http://www.zeutch.com/photo/martin-roemers-31752
Une série photographique capturer dans plus de 200 rues de New York. Encore plus d’infos ici.
from Zeutch http://www.zeutch.com/graphik/downtownfrombehind-31689
Courtesy of JAJA Architects
JAJA Architects makes it to the top with their project proposal ”Sundbyen” in the competition for a new harbor front in Ålesund, Norway. ”Sundbyen” was a proposal amongst many in the open international competition that attracted proposals from 10 different countries. JAJA based their project in the Ålesund’s existing identity and closeness to water. The project enhances the city’s existing qualitites, interprets it and creates a natural coherence between place, history and future development. More images and project description after the break.
Amongst others, the jury states: ”The scale of the building and proposed shapes seems very attractive, and the structure makes good connections to the existing city… The jury has great sympathy for the proposal’s main concept because it refines and maintains the qualities the city already has. More good public spaces by the water is established on a relatively simple way, without digging out canals and removing too much of today’s developed sites.”
Sundbyen is a project that highlights, improves and connects Ålesund’s natural qualities in one coherent unit. The projects takes it point of departure in the strait as the city’s most important natural quality and wishes to take advantage of its great potential to create an urban renewal in close connection to its natural surroundings.
Ålesund lies as a narrow crack between Aspøya and Nørvøya’s dramatic landscape and create a comfortable urban environment shielded from the open ocean gap. The protecting water space created the foundation for the city’s ocean activity and first settlement, that through a sprouting ocean activity has grown to become Norway’s elected fishing capital. Characteristically harbor houses, ware houses and trade houses decorate the waterline and create a beautiful maritime frame around the strait. The harbor has worked as a center in the daily life through generations, and is today still the city’s attraction and central gathering point.
In the development of the seaside plan, we wish to learn from the qualities and conditions, which created the Ålesund that the city is proud of. Sundbyen maintains the history and lets the strait and sea border be the structuring and gathering element. In extension of Brosundet, the basis is made for a several shielded and protected water areas and creation of new spaces and meeting areas with the water as the gathering and recreative element.
Sundbyen creates an extension of the history and a gathering point for the future. The development of the harbor front celebrates and honors the harbor culture, and unfolds the water’s recreative, aesthetic and functional possibilities in the urban center. A close network of connections connects the water spaces and the urban areas in-between together and create a more coherent and accessible urban center.
from ArchDaily http://www.archdaily.com/200175/sundbyen-harbor-front-proposal-jaja-architects/
Drinks with Daniel!
from EMSJ Blog http://emsjblog.tumblr.com/post/16431087033/drinks-with-daniel
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Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun / Chen Yifeng)
Location: Yining & Yongsheng Rd. Jiading, Shanghai, China
Design Team: Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Liu Qian
Project Area: 2250 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Shu He
This is the administration building of the North Shanghai Gas Company in Jiading. The needs of the function of this building are generally simple. With surrounding the undeveloped constructional land, the site is small, and the only feature of the site is the river landscape close to the northern side. The final form of the building completely responds to the landscape in the northern side. The public office space is evenly planned in the center of the site, and the other spaces with special requirements, such as meeting rooms, VIP rooms, flow as the individual shapes from the mainly rectangle-shaped office space to face the northern landscape.
These individual spaces connected with the main building shape are generated a series of linked-small-scale inner courtyards, which have broken the uniform of the interior space inside the building, and create a rhythmically inner space in the limited site, as well as bring the sunlight into spaces in the northern side.
The facade material is another aspect of the building. Corten plate is selected for the façade of the space, and the interior courtyards are decorated with bamboo plate. In the meanwhile, the main office space uses fair-face concrete with bump pattern coming from the horizontal templates in the process of concrete pouring. This enhances the distinction between corten plate and bamboo plate. As for the attraction from the landscape in the northern side, the building can be a unique status rather than an ordinary, which is strengthened by the distinction of the selected material as well.
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The Excavating Wilderness: A [re]Orienting Trajectory Across Central Park proposal by Syracuse University graduate Jeff Kamuda investigates the tensioning between natural wilderness and the built environment. With the rise of modern civilization, a fluctuating tenet between humans and nature can be observed in its reincarnation of the urban park. Situated in New York City’s Central Park, the project introduces a set of natural phenomena through a unique and atypical approach, which in turn serves to stimulate a dialogue between the individual, the park, the city, and the cosmos. Stretching a mile across Central Park from Grand Army Plaza at 59th street to the American Museum of Natural History at 77th Street, the triparted project achieves a dramatic juxtaposition of subterranean experience combined with elevated architecture. Read more after the break.
The aptly named subterranean “Portal” serves as an astronomical device and historical archive. Envisioned as an ever growing repository of the moments of New York City, the exposed stone walls feature inscriptions of the history of the city. A truncated sphere suspended above the void below acts as an orientation device by aligning the observer with Polaris, constructing a metaphysical link between human and cosmos.
A deep incision in the middle of the park – The Canyon – continues the subterranean experience of the Portal. The descent through the structure exposes the distinctive geologic makeup of the island, whilst simultaneously invigorating the experience with waterfalls, melding built environment with that of nature. Exhibition spaces extend out from the main volume connecting with the nearby mall and sheep’s meadow. As the descent continues, a wall of memories comprised of millions of translucent panels caches the personal memories and genetic data of the individuals who have experienced the space, serving as a genealogical hybrid.
Five sets of twin towers located along the northern portion of the site cast site lines that align themselves with the city grid – marking the cosmic event of Manhattanhenge four times annually. This event – unique to New York – is brought to life when the sun aligns with the city grid and casts rays of light down the streets, passing through the twin megalithic observation towers. The heights of the towers are designed to take full advantage of the project’s northerly trajectory, anchored by the Museum of Natural History’s Astor turret.
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Séance vertige avec le photographe américain Dennis Maitland et sa dernière série “Life on the edge”.
from Zeutch http://www.zeutch.com/photo/off-the-edge-31654
36000 photos, 40 blocs of ice, 40 timelapses of 4 hours, 25 liters of water. That’s what went into the the making of the this video for Mimi Goese and Ben Neill’s song Cusp. Director Christophe Thockler has done a great job of turning the mundane act of ice melting into something engaging, perhaps even beautiful. It’s funny though, that as cool and exciting the video is, the making of video (see below) shows how rather mundane the process was, just a guy with his Canon 60D chilling in his backyard melting some ice with heat gun. But that’s also sort of the genius part of it all, that you can create such amazing work with just one person and a few simple (ok, expensive) tools.
from The Fox Is Black http://thefoxisblack.com/2012/01/12/watching-ice-melt-can-be-rather-exciting/