Archinect - News 2015-04-25T19:22:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/120507675/think-of-sunnier-days-ahead-with-this-floating-walk-on-balcony Think of sunnier days ahead with this floating "Walk-On" balcony Justine Testado 2015-02-11T15:07:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:27:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tsmr3kcskoch9i2r.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On a regular office workday when the weather is fair, it can be hard to resist stepping outside to take a quick breather. The designers of <a href="http://www.zalewskiag.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zalewski Architecture Group</a> from Gliwice, Poland found themselves in a similar mindset as they looked out onto the dreary courtyard outside from their third-floor office. Then came the idea for the "Walk-on" balcony.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17iiqyshwoketcdy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tg78qspi4uqnob4n.jpg"></p><p>At only 80 cm wide, the narrow grassy pathway whirls and intertwines with itself while suspended in the air, latching itself to the walls of the surrounding buildings. It also features a polished metal palate underneath that mirrors its surroundings. Unless you're afraid of heights or are seeking a little adventure, the pathway "allows for a relaxing walk 'from office to office'" and adds some whimsical fun to the courtyard, as described by the designers.</p><p>With spring and summer outdoor events around the corner, the Zalewski Group's idea of the "Walk-on" balcony has potential to be fully realized into an interactive installation. From t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54120822/the-landmark-buildings-that-never-were The landmark buildings that never were Archinect 2012-07-24T20:56:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T12:01:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5p4r6r97l8z7n6a.jpg" width="514" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Economic and social factors across the ages meant that some of the grandest designs of renowned architects such as Lutyens and Inigo Jones were never completed. Here are five ambitious building projects that never made it off the drawing-board.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/44502023/manhattan-memorious Manhattan Memorious risabelle 2012-04-10T11:28:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T16:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbdbefjrvw1ghbqy.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Before a city becomes a thing of steel, concrete, and glass it is a theater of visions in conflict. As a city ages, the visions do not die but come up against the physical and ideological resistance of the place and its people. This is an account of a Manhattan that could have been &ndash; might have been. A phantasmagorical Manhattan where the visionary meets the everyday. The island as we know it is but a pale reflection of a city designed by visionaries &ndash; a city of mad, incongruous utopias.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The film (created for Hong Kong &amp; Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale) visualizes several unrealized projects for Manhattan, including Buckminster Fuller&rsquo;s dome over Midtown, Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; City of the Captive Globe, RUR&rsquo;s East River Corridor, Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s Eastside Redevelopment Corridor, Morphosis&rsquo; West Side Yard and others.&nbsp;</p>