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Recreation Architecture

8.2

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham / Weinstein Friedlein Architects

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is a new tree house project at its resident camp on Kerr Lake in Vance County. In September 2012, as part of a multi-year property development plan, Girl Scouts – North Carolina selected a tree house unit concept and site plan developed by Weinstein Friedlein Architects...... Read More...
7.4

Washington Square Park House / BKSK Architects

The new 3,100 square foot Washington Square Park Park House, designed by BKSK Architects, is a deceptively modest building nestled in one of New York’s most vibrant public spaces. It houses substantial program: public restrooms, offices, storage, and unique mechanical spaces, most notably the pumps that operate the park’s historic display fountain...... Read More...
7.9

Friendship Centre Bangladesh / Kashef Chowdhury-URBANA

The Friendship Centre has been designed by the prominent Architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury which was completed in December 2011. It was built for Friendship, a non-governmental organisation, which works to restore the Dignity and Hope of marginalised communities living in the remote and unaddressed areas of northern Bangladesh and as well as in the southern coastal belts. Located in rural Gaibandha where agriculture is predominant, the project's roofscape merges with its environment...... Read More...
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Alpine Shelter Skuta / Harvard Graduate School of Design + Ofis arhitekti + AKT II

Designed for an alpine site on Skuta Mountain in Slovenia, this cabin offers an intimate refuge for eight visitors nestled in the scenic Alps. Distilling the bivouac down a mountain shelter of bunks and views, the building shifts its roof line like a series of mountain peaks, shedding snow and framing distant scenes. Honoring the client’s commitment to sustainability, the design minimizes environmental impacts:...... Read More...
7.3

Tippet Rise Art Center / Cathy and Peter Halstead

Transformative connections between music, art, and nature by Cathy and Peter Halstead, set on an 11,500-acre working ranch in the shadow of the Beartooth mountains, just north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, Montana. Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience...... Read More...
7.4

Pavilion of Reflections for Manifesta 11 / Studio Tom Emerson

This summer 2016, Zurich will host the eleventh edition of Manifesta, one of the world’s most important biennials for contemporary art. The event’s central presentation platform will be set up on Lake Zurich, near Bellevue – the Pavillon of Reflections, a floating island with an open-air cinema and integrated swimming pool, which will constitute a new temporary landmark in the city...... Read More...
8.1

Salling Tower / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

The viewing tower and landmark of Aarhus Harbour in Denmark is shaped like a sharp origami paper cut. It elegantly rests on a 3 square meter foot print, making the heavy white body of steel seem effortless. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city...... Read More...
6.7

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016 / BIG – Bjarke Ingels

The Serpentine today reveals the designs for its expanded Architecture Programme for 2016: the 16th annual Pavilion designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). BIG’s design uses modular elements to create organic shapes: 1,802 elongated composite fiberglass frames are stacked to form two enclosing walls that are pushed outward or “unzipped,” to create a contoured, cavernous interior filled with simple geometric seating and a sculptural exterior...... Read More...
7.4

The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato architects of San Antonio designed the facility to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous international green-building certification. The stringent Living Building Challenge requirements for Net Zero Water and Ecological Water Flow are met by treating wastewater onsite to reuse for irrigation and employing a water feature to reduce peak flows while creating an aesthetic amenity...... Read More...
6.9

Water Tower Renovation / META-Project

META-Project adaptively renovated the water tower in an attempt to engage community life. Located in the campus of a rundown military factory, and the water tower is re-interpreted and transformed into a new type of ‘public folly’ - an ambiguous built object that transcends the common usage to which it belongs, and suggests some other public purpose...... Read More...
7.2

Blackburn Wing at Bowcliffe Hall / The Harris Partnership

New build treehouse including conference / banqueting facilities, bar & meeting room, situated in the grounds of Bowcliffe Hall. Designed and built with meticulous attention to detail, the copper and glass masterpiece pays tribute to aviation hero Robert Blackburn,..... Read More...
6.7

MPavilion 2015 / AL_A-Amanda Levete Architects

The 2015 MPavilion designed by British practice Amanda Levete Architects has opened in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the city’s cultural hub of the The Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria. A unique annual architecture commission and design event for Melbourne. The canopy be a series of three and five-meter wide petals made out of ultra-thin, translucent CFRP composites, translucent petals supported by impossibly slender columns that sway gently in the breeze...... Read More...