@11 months ago with 41 notes
#horhizon #architecture #proposal
Constructing a celebratory space through exploration of Venetian colours and the connections and influences of Venice (the West) and Istanbul (the East) on architecture. This project articulates the colours of Venice through digital design methodology that is driven by the poetic history of Venice and constructing pigment scientific investigation laboratory and sculpting the process of making ink inside the existing Campanile of Venice. St Marks Square is full of exuberance, opulence, sculpture, and colour; the landmark of Venice also required these astonishing architectural elements. The architectural design is elaborated through exploration in Venetian patterns, ornamentations and the influences of domes that links both Venice and the East while also creating functional spaces that also provide a sublime spatiality in contemporary context.
@1 year ago with 90 notes
#ZAHA HADID #drawing #proposal
CONVERSION OF 59 EATON PLACE, SITE PLAN, 1981-82
(Source: betonbabe, via dotyj)
@1 year ago with 70 notes
#H.Th. Wijdeveld #architecture #proposal
H.Th. Wijdeveld. 15 Miles into the Earth, 1944.
NAI Collection, WIJD 470
It cannot be denied that Wijdeveld’s attitude was experimental. Especially in the latter years of his life he concentrated on large-scale, utopian projects in which he was seeking for a new relationship between mankind, nature and culture. He situated this 1944 design for an international geological research centre in a shaft in the earth at a depth of 15 miles.
Source: Collectie Nederlands Architectuurinstituut
@1 year ago with 23 notes
#illustration #architecture #proposal
Shitscape via Mammoth
“Shitscape” describes “the making of an entirely functioning landscape built from human excreta”. It proposes to accomplish this by recovering “the ‘soil’ from the settlements while extracting the beneficial flora from the forest and, in turn, utilize both as a generator for a new and evolving landscape”. The project aims to give “those living in peri-urban” Mumbai the capacity to relieve their own ”conditions of poverty” by providing a structure within which “they participate in the creation, processing and profits of this landscape”.
@1 year ago with 11 notes
#arch daily #proposal #brazil
Regeneration of the Favela de Rocinha Slum / Jan Kudlicka via arch daily
Rocinha began to develop after the 1930′s when people began to migrate from the rural areas of Brazil to areas just outside Rio de Janeiro with the prospect of benefiting from the development of the urban center. The favelas developed on the hillside with any means available creating hazardous living conditions with crowding and inadequate ventilation, natural light and sewage treatment. These types of conditions are true all over the world where the populations of urban environments have outnumbered rural areas since 2008. With such a high proportion of the world living in urban centers, many people are faced with the overcrowding and unsanitary conditions associated with living on the outskirts of a big city.
The strategies that Jan Kudlicka developed prioritize the need to preserve the space already built up and protect it from the vehicular traffic. The desire is to regenerate the existing conditions rather than demolishing homes to begin anew. The environmental conditions of Rocinha made this especially difficult because the site is built up to its limit, crowded on all sides by mountains from one end and the urban center of Rio de Janeiro on the other. The natural development of the favela has produced overpopulated and dangerous conditions that do not account for emergencies or the general safety of the inhabitants. The organization of the dwellings create dead ends and very few passages in case of fire or medical emergencies.
@1 year ago with 105 notes
#funambulist #heathrow #proposal #architecture
PAISAJES EMERGENTES – HEATHROW AIRPORT FORT
Paisajes Emergentes’s proposition for an idea competition run by Greenpeace for the design of an architecture that would prevent the construction of a third runway.
Property owners may waive any putative notion of “air rights” near an airport, for convenience in future real estate transactions, and to avoid lawsuits from future owners who might attempt to claim distress from overflying aircraft. This is called a navigation easement. “At the same time, the law, and the Supreme Court, recognized that a landowner had property rights in the lower reaches of the airspace above their property. The law, in balancing the public interest in using the airspace for air navigation against the landowner’s rights, declared that a landowner owns only so much of the airspace above their property as they may reasonably use in connection with their enjoyment of the underlying land. In other words, a person’s real property ownership includes a reasonable amount of the airspace above the property. A landowner can’t arbitrarily try to prevent aircraft from overflying their land by erecting “spite poles”for example. But, a landowner may make any legitimate use of their property that they want, even if it interferes with aircraft overflying the land”
(Source: thefunambulist.net, via catrinastewart)
@2 years ago with 65 notes
#jesse honsa #gregory mahoney #architecture #proposal #detroit
Demotown by Jesse Honsa & Gregory Mahoney | The Funambulist
Utopian megaprojects of the 20th century, from Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse to Paulo Soleri’s Linear City, are too often negated by their megalomaniacal, individualistic plan for the future. With the tabula rasa as their method for organization, such projects lack the contradictory, contextual, democratic, “organic” process of city building. Contextual, yet admittedly still megalomaniacal, this project uses the city of Detroit as a found object (rather than a blank canvas), forming the basis for a retroactive arcology that redefines urban density and circulation.