happy october! before the autumn season reaches its full swing, i have to share our recent visit to the storm king art center in new windsor, NY. in fact i was surprised (and a bit embarrassed) as a landscape architect how could it be my first time visit after been living in philly for 11 plus years… well, sometimes it is not as easy as it may sound to find a perfect day for a field trip […]
[all images courtesy of2.ink studio] two weeks ago i spotted this project via landezine. since corten steel is one of my favorite materials, i know i have to share it again here on michitecture :) designed and led by portland-based 2.ink studio, MLK jr. gateway not only provides iconic landmark for the diverse communities but also is an outcome of close collaboration between design team and the communities.
[all images courtesy edit!|photography by Saša Dobrovodský] after a week of blogging-free, i am very excited to share this project as the first of many good ones to come ! following the successful concept stores from LA to moscow, another puma social club has recently opened in central prague, designed by czech architecture office edit! and architecture student tereza komárkováhave. inspired by miner’s cloakrooms in coal mines, the dynamic energy and conversation has been brought back to this previous office space located […]
[all images courtesy andre kikoski architect|photography ESTO/Francis Dzikowski ] brooklyn and corten steel can’t go wrong together. project brief from architect andre kikoski: ” the facade of this 10,000 square feet retail building is forged from two abandoned warehouses. it’s signature is created with two layers of steel panels, laser-cut with a dynamic gradient pattern: an oxidized corten outer wall and a reflective inner layer of stainless. illuminated by concealed LED lights, the perforations align sporadically and create […]
[all images courtesy weaver&ducre’ architectural lighting] some day in near future i would love to use these series of sculptural light fixtures. the modern and elegant design compliments a nice quality of space. also, you don’t need to hire a artist design a hard-to-understand art piece… these simple forms is offering a playful yet low-profile appearance.
[all photos courtesy Alfa Polaris S.L. ] i fall in love with corten dated back to my first visit to spain in early 90′. it is a very commonly used material for public space there – from park to urban plaza to signage – almost everywhere. i was absolutely fascinated and can’t wait to find out “what is this material called?” here are couple really unique pedestrian bridge projects from Alfa Polaris S.L.… ready to be inspired!
[ photography Fernando Alda ] continue our spanish week，today i am going to share this project designed by architect Francisco J. del Corral del Campo, a public space included a roof top landscape for a events forum building. Public Space for Events Forum de Negocios, Granada, Spain ” Our landscape carpet tries to create a new reality to dialogue with the existing one instead of using other camouflage strategy. “
[ all images courtesy Terrain ] following my previous article, “roof top terrace ” topic is continued! i love especially how the planting design fully integrated into the decking area – not only provide a soft buffer to the surroundings, they also help to define the quality of space… yes, every square foot counts! you can read the full project description/team and more images here via ASLA. here are couple of my favorite corners: