Archinect - News 2015-08-04T03:29:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/120661883/izmir-s-charming-diy-floating-docks Izmir's charming DIY floating docks Alexander Walter 2015-02-13T14:15:00-05:00 >2015-02-13T20:24:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/680f38b6da6a75bae20e102387b1e5cc.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For months, three architects would meet at the waterfront of Izmir, Turkey&rsquo;s third-largest city. [...] Eventually it came to them &ndash; if you really wanted to bring people in Izmir together, transform the waterfront. But the very idea was daunting: Turkey&rsquo;s bureaucracy is infamous, and a large-scale project to redevelop the waterfront seemed impossible. So the friends [...] built eight floating docks out of plywood.</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/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/110277897/has-floating-architecture-s-moment-finally-arrived Has Floating Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived? Archinect 2014-10-01T20:23:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T06:56:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05bcb2beaf2c700961e44430708f6a2d.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a quiet, shady street in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, Koen Olthuis and the design team at Waterstudio are changing the world. From this deceptively nondescript headquarters, Waterstudio is designing the cities of the future. If Olthuis has his way, they will be safer, more flexible and more resilient than current cities. How will he do this? Olthuis is designing floating cities.</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/55403895/the-badboot-lido-opens-in-antwerp The Badboot Lido Opens in Antwerp Alexander Walter 2012-08-16T14:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njxfsnj5gs61tdoa.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in Antwerp, Belgium this summer, make sure to check out "Badboot" [...], the world's largest floating open-air swimming pool, which opened this week. At an overall length of 120 meters (394 feet), the lido is capable of receiving up to 600 people at two event halls, a swimming pool and a restaurant with a lounge terrace, which are all open to the public.</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/46961408/badboot-lido-coming-to-antwerp-this-summer Badboot Lido Coming to Antwerp this Summer Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T18:15:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T13:44:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74l3h5ghp1m52qub.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the world&rsquo;s biggest floating openair swimming pools will open on the Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium at the Kattendijkdok in mid-August. The pool, with a total length of 120 meters (394 feet), can accommodate 600 people and consists of a swim basin, two event venues, several floors and a restaurant with a lounge terrace.</p></em><br /><br /><p> 'Badboot' was designed by architect Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT) Architecten, known for the narrowest house in Antwerp (remember this incredibly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74943/showcase-sculp-it-live-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Showcase Feature</a>?).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5174718/winners-of-the-2011-dawntown-miami-floating-stage-competition Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-04T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-11-26T13:50:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9tza5i0ictmptwt.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five winners have just been announced at the 2011 edition of DawnTown Miami. The annual architecture ideas competition seeks to bring creative, innovative, and inspiring new solutions to Downtown Miami and to the City of Miami at large.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now in its fourth year, <a href="http://dawntown.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DawnTown</a> partnered with a local historic preservation group to help bring prominence to an early piece of Miami's modern architecture period. The competition invited designers to envision a complimenting structure to the Miami Marine Stadium, aiming to make it a great event space once again -- paired with a new <em>Floating Stage</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3437712/future-olympics-a-reusable-floating-venue Future Olympics: A Reusable, Floating Venue Paul Petrunia 2011-04-19T11:06:31-04:00 >2011-04-19T11:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1rrfw9k1gqxfckp.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by artificial structures for marine environments, Burt developed a conceptual array of Olympic facilities, including a stadium, that could be transported along waterways and moored in major port cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Burt, professor emeritus of architecture at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, has developed a proposal for a re-usable, floating venue to host Olympics events.</p>