Archinect - News 2016-05-30T08:47:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:49:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26pmrtkr6a4xo45.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Garden Bridge is a land grab,&rdquo; says Michael Ball of Thames Central Open Spaces. &ldquo;That is, a major piece of public space and amenity &ndash; the South Bank, the River Thames, and the views across central London &ndash; would be sequestered for private interests, albeit cloaked in some appearance of charity and beneficence. When I saw Pier 55 I realised it was an even more blatant example of the same idea.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this piece design critic par excellence <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> analyzes two similar <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> designed-projects, London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a> and New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, in the hopes of discovering why one seems to be resonating with the public while the other has inspired <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric contests to replace it</a>. Murky funding issues, misleading renderings, <em>Absolutely Fabulous</em> tie-ins: it's all here.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft10qc8yc4kz85m5.jpg"></p><p>For more on the saga of the Garden Bridge:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943697/norman-foster-s-secret-garden-a-tour-of-foster-partners-maggie-s-center Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5dx5l8ruh32xewk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85b6brkfnnasz5ya.jpg"></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937531/frick-collection-puts-forward-rfq-to-invited-architecture-firms-in-new-revision-plan Frick Collection puts forward RFQ to invited architecture firms in new revision plan Justine Testado 2016-03-31T20:53:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:23:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41fjd3fix82nb86h.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With The Frick Collection&rsquo;s garden saved, the museum is moving forward with a new preservationist-friendly plan for expansion...The Frick Collection, looking to realize a revised expansion for the institution, has put forward a request for qualifications to a chosen group of architectural firms. The Frick plans to announce its selected finalist later this year, and plans to reveal designs in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Museum director Ian Wardropper tells&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/arts/design/frick-collection-will-revise-renovation-to-preserve-garden.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;20 firms have been invited to submit RFQs.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148734105/plans-for-west-8-designed-houston-botanic-garden-met-with-resistance Plans for West 8-designed Houston Botanic Garden met with resistance Alexander Walter 2016-02-22T13:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:41:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/9034a6530c099365f534b0e4a2c2a360.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By the year 2020, however, America&rsquo;s fourth largest city will be able to claim a &ldquo;premier&rdquo; botanic garden all its own in the form of Houston Botanic Garden (HBG). [...] And, as it turns out, some folks living in the neighborhoods abutting the golf course would rather not see a stunning botanic garden designed by the same Dutch landscape architecture firm behind the redevelopment of New York City's Governors Island take its place. And it&rsquo;s not because they're necessarily gaga over golf.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To learn more about the <a href="http://www.houstonbotanicgarden.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Houston Botanic Garden</a> master plan, which recently won mayoral approval, click <a href="http://www.houstonbotanicgarden.org/assets/img/images/pdf/approved-master-plan-full-spread.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Houston's architecture lack poetry?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148438810/landscape-architect-takeo-uesugi-has-died-at-age-75 Landscape architect Takeo Uesugi has died at age 75 Julia Ingalls 2016-02-18T17:58:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T00:17:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a designer, Uesugi created serene landscapes that adapted the elements of a Japanese garden &mdash; rock, plants and water &mdash; to the climate and lifestyle of Southern California. Among his most significant projects are the restoration of the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Pine Wind Garden at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memorium, a few photos of Uesugi's landscape work at the Japanese Garden of The Huntington Library:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2ghle0jp1xcsp7o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8qtbw9ica47xnsn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v1/v1qck5h45j8zdoij.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140332982/a-garden-is-the-roof-of-a-meeting-room-in-a-loft-office-by-jvantspijker A garden is the roof of a meeting room in a loft office by jvantspijker Jaakko van 't Spijker 2015-11-03T11:28:00-05:00 >2015-11-03T11:29:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5yb8js0qbff5nx7u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jvantspijker urbanism architecture has redesigned the main space of an old steam factory in the Delfshaven neighborhood of Rotterdam, to become an open loft office. A central glass meeting room, with a pantry and stairs leading to the plant-filled roof organizes the large warehouse space in a single sweeping gesture, transforming it into a generous and optimistic working space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oy/oyzifb6qv57wyne3.jpg"></p><p>The transformed office space is situated in a waterfront factory, called &lsquo;De Fabriek van Delfshaven&rsquo;. De Fabriek is a multi-tenant building in which a large number of creative offices are housed. In the last two years, this factory has become a vibrant working community where design studios, software companies and progressive small businesses are housed together in one of the oldest areas of Rotterdam.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b84ynfdmj7aqjgur.jpg"></p><p>The central design idea behind the transformation of the office was to keep the scale, transparency and lightness in place and to connect the office to the main atrium of the building. Therefore the central elem...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128868346/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-05T15:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T15:09:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9jn02xrexjrg78sn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq2u97qn1uzqkkgf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace/project/sculptural-rooftop-garden2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sculptural Rooftop + Garden</a> in Chicago, IL by <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSpace Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7muuss455w1aqorn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/stadthaus-m1-green-city-hotel/117862859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stadthaus M1 - Green City Hotel</a> in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Zooey Braun</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vafp976ocnjlwdte.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/duvivier/project/pickford-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pickford Residence</a> in Culver City, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/duvivier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duvivier Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9h3luxpe3ee9xcz9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/95498741/in-situ-estate/95499547" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Situ Estate</a> in Redding, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/landmorphology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Land Morphology</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61lk4opnyqr34x9g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7671726/beijing-garden-expo-finite-infinite/87033832" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finite-Infinite</a> at the Beijing Garden Expo in Beijing, China by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7671726/ballistic-architecture-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ballistic Architecture Machine</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5154/peter-walker-and-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Walker Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k94jczevq1n9tyhq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pomeroystudio/project/gramercy-residence-sky-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gramercy Residence Sky Park</a> in Mandaluyong, the Philippines by <a href="http://archinect.com/pomeroystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pomeroy Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wfhs922pt2lehx1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/73477284/outside-in/73484989" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OUTSIDE-IN</a> at the 22nd International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/meirlandulli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meir Lobaton Corona and Ulli Heckmann</a>; Photo: Fabio Ferrario</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucs5hzufibm3g5yx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T21:39:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/npvn717n1o9eg3xm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frick Collection has yielded. Facing a groundswell of opposition to a proposed renovation that would have eliminated a gated garden to make way for a six-story addition, the museum &mdash; long admired for its intimate scale &mdash; has decided to abandon those plans and start over from scratch. [...] With the proposed renovation, designed by Davis Brody Bond, the Frick, on East 70th Street in Manhattan, had sought to increase its exhibition space [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105266666/more-photos-from-the-reford-gardens-15th-international-garden-festival-in-quebec More photos from the Reford Gardens 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec Justine Testado 2014-07-28T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T12:38:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ssrqwg8t25dgb03n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you couldn't get enough photos of the 22 installations at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec's Reford Gardens, you're in for a little treat. Established in 2000, the International Garden Festival is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it continues to gain recognition...The Gardens will remain open until September 28, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vf74902r8o8qqk1d.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vu4zo52egqkvj8a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4t3lfsedxxr61ngp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwefj88bz2p79ux2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yowp297u1sxqxhtn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/do2n9b22uylumax0.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_photos_from_the_reford_gardens_15th_international_garden_festival_in_q/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114683/22-landscape-installations-now-at-the-15th-international-garden-festival-in-quebec-s-reford-gardens 22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-30T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkojexg1ka5wmlzj.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixty-five international designers created 22 garden installations at the 15th International Garden Festival, which opened this past weekend at the iconic Reford Gardens (aka les Jardins de M&eacute;tis) in Quebec, Canada. Established in 2000, the event is one of the biggest garden festivals in the world. Located along the edge of the St. Lawrence River, the various installations are a playful reminder about the value of landscape architecture and nature in everyday living.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3xmm98v2ntomhx8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvrgx52ymsguybjm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxxn6ckpzmqh1hwz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/quv0r04rpfxxtvce.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jk8u7b2apz9y7i9s.jpg"></p><p>See more projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/22_garden_installations_now_at_the_15th_international_garden_festival_in_qu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100227555/women-who-helped-remake-the-american-landscape Women who helped remake the American landscape Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-22T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T13:40:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8r1p9hbq0qu9qqy.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Well before American women could vote, these college-educated few rose to the pinnacle of their fields as garden designers, writers and photographers. Declaring American gardens to be distinct from those in Europe, they took as their mission the beautification of America, whose cities were polluted and whose residents were suffering from decades of grinding income disparity and rampant industrialism. [...] &ldquo;It really was landscape gardening as social activism.&rdquo;</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/99418762/aspiring-to-the-trophy-garden Aspiring to the Trophy Garden Alexander Walter 2014-05-08T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:04:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37b5dcd939851cb6a54d34008f0838ef.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the ranks of the super-rich swell, pride in property has expanded from the house and its trappings to the grounds. Bulldozers are mounding hill and dale, while hydraulic lifts heave massive trees into place and landscape designers orchestrate the creation of a new wave of artful estates. [...] Why marvel at the scenery of a Romantic plein-air painting, when one can commission one&rsquo;s own version of the sublime?</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/96428903/japanese-commuters-grow-veggies-on-train-station-rooftops Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T21:39:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bdedfbefb6466da66d58fc34d44d07d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rooftop farms have been established all over the world to enable growing food in dense urban areas. In Japan, a whole new kind of an urban rooftop farm was opened recently. Soradofarm is an urban agriculture project that uses the rooftops of train stations to accommodate urban gardens for waiting train passengers that want to use their transfer time to relax and train their gardening skills.</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/86992052/winning-entry-of-the-royal-azienki-museum-competition-in-warsaw Winning entry of the Royal Łazienki Museum competition in Warsaw Justine Testado 2013-11-20T14:37:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:32:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcugand2qkgoiqzy.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, DELVA Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has been selected to design the new Garden of the 21st Century with integrated exhibition pavilion at the Royal &#321;azienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland. [...] Mecanoo will be planning the exhibition pavilion, while Michael van Gessel and DELVA Landscape Architects are in charge of the garden design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8hbx9bjifc3faor.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pqqssuhpe6m9l0r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bl2h9otk9xzlxup.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of Mecanoo architecten.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84469788/vu-n-the-garden-by-bureau-a-for-duc-nguyen-qui-s-tadioto-in-hanoi-vietnam “Vu’òn - The Garden” by Bureau A for Duc Nguyen Qui’s Tadioto in Hanoi, Vietnam Justine Testado 2013-10-18T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:00:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25vb8yo2g4be1nbh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Vu'&ograve;n - The Garden" by Swiss firm Bureau A is a temporary installation for the Tadioto, a gallery/bar/cafe/event space that Duc Nguyen Qui &mdash; a Vietnamese American journalist, writer, and artist &mdash; created for the blossoming creative community in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Tadioto is located in a section of a former penicillin factory from the Soviet era.</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/59157261/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-10-12T14:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:19:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hs2n3ek54k07g2d.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/4031seb9j8hqwv5t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/plant/project/cabbagetown-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabbagetown Garden</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm0t59pzyx5nfwm7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/15387532/robinson-nature-center/56824228" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson Nature Center</a> in Columbia, MD by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15387532/gwwo-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GWWO Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11ucnuih9dk18me4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nrjarvis/project/galileo-s-pavilion-johnson-county-community-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galileo's Pavilion; Johnson County Community College</a> in Overland Park, KS by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16981549/studio-804-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 804</a> (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/nrjarvis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Jarvis</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8dp57h1hnayyrr9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54216846/pine-creek-pavilion/54219265" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pine Creek Pavilion</a> in Pine Creek, MT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54216846/artemis-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artemis Institute</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud400urtlasqzr2d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/46844711/the-offices-of-buck-o-neill-builders-inc/46845917" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Offices of Buck O'Neill Builders, Inc</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7zouuqp310gpwse.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39096783/aea-headquarters/39550066" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEA Headquarters</a> in Bronx, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39096783/future-green-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Green Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl128qphc8c10ytj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/45379078/home-in-the-hills/45502985" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home in the Hills</a> in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45383904/geoffrey-holton-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoffrey Holton and Associates</a> (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45379078/david-waldorf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Waldorf</a>, Photo: Muffy Kibbey)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oe1e6a2xigs9ic8d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44394952/tree-adventure/44414204" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Adventure</a> in Philadelphia, PA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44394952/metcalfe-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ej6ggsxtt9avjbjl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/52282893/pelter-residence/52320808" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelter Residence</a> in Los Angeles, C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/50364477/london-s-horniman-museum-gardens-open-with-new-pavilion-by-walters-cohen London’s Horniman Museum Gardens Open with New Pavilion by Walters & Cohen Alexander Walter 2012-06-05T17:59:00-04:00 >2012-06-05T18:10:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tnhazhh5w5k6jof3.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London just reopened its 16.5 acre gardens to the public after a major &pound;2.3M ($3.5M) redevelopment. [...] The most prominent part of the redevelopment is the new Gardens Pavilion designed by London-based practice Walters &amp; Cohen. The firm's partners, Mich&aacute;l Cohen and Cindy Walters, recently topped a shortlist of strong competitors to win the coveted AJ Woman Architect of the Year Award.</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/11791017/piet-oudolf-s-garden-at-the-serpentine-gallery-pavilion Piet Oudolf's garden at the Serpentine Gallery pavilion Paul Petrunia 2011-07-01T00:45:29-04:00 >2011-07-01T10:39:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4acead18352f62d4c863c4e71b396802.jpg" width="460" height="566" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So who did Zumthor call upon to provide the garden, the green hortus at the centre of his conclusus? Piet Oudolf, of course, foremost exponent of the new perennials movement, a low-key Dutchman with the build of a rugby player who has practically cornered the market in high profile planting projects: the Lurie Garden at Chicago&rsquo;s Millennium Park, New York&rsquo;s Battery Park and the wildly popular High Line are among his best known works.</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/11621637/peter-zumthor-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-this-friday Peter Zumthor’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens this Friday Alexander Walter 2011-06-29T13:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:53:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nucnjbjuec8g2mss.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Peter Zumthor's first completed building in the UK opens this Friday, July 1: the 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The concept for this year&rsquo;s Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden. One enters the building from the lawn and begins the transition into the central garden, a place abstracted from the world of noise and traffic and the smells of London &ndash; an interior space within which to sit, to walk, to observe the flowers.</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/8295505/the-times-eureka-pavilion-by-nex-and-marcus-barnett The Times Eureka Pavilion by NEX and Marcus Barnett Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T15:18:38-04:00 >2011-05-31T16:38:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ej9xoet31kel0zwe.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>British practice NEX created a benchmark in integrated design at this year&rsquo;s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London last week, working with Buro Happold and Chelsea Gold Medallist Marcus Barnett on the creation of a pavilion for The Times Eureka Garden, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</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/7371347/west-8-s-garden-of-10-000-bridges-opens-at-xi-an-international-horticultural-exhibition West 8’s Garden of 10,000 Bridges Opens at Xi’an International Horticultural Exhibition Alexander Walter 2011-05-23T14:49:20-04:00 >2011-05-23T14:51:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5udh4yf1h0cvgi6.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Garden of 10,000 Bridges, created by Dutch urban and landscape design firm West 8 in partnership with DYJG Beijing, has recently opened to the public at the International Horticultural Exhibition in Xi'an, China. The garden will be open until October 22, 2011.</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/6017883/the-urban-physic-garden-june-11-aug-15-london The Urban Physic Garden, June 11 - Aug 15, London Archinect 2011-05-11T20:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T16:31:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t488ywclybja9u0z.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>The Urban Physic Garden</strong><br><strong>This summer a medicinal garden will bloom on a slice of neglected London land</strong></p> <p> This summer the designers of the Union Street Urban Orchard will return to 100 Union Street, Southwark to transform a derelict site into the Urban Physic Garden, a pop-up community built garden celebrating medicinal plants which will host an on-site cafe and summer festival of events.</p> <p> The Urban Physic Garden will be shaped by the hospital and the pharmacy, with a focus on medicinal plants and herbs. From wild seeds in vacant lots to domestic herbs found in back gardens to exotic species gathered around the world, plants have been used to cure all kinds of ills - from traditional remedies in teas and tonics to the latest and cutting-edge pharmaceutical treatments.</p> <p> During May 2011, the Urban Physic Garden will be built by volunteers bringing and learning skills from carpentry to gardening. The Garden&rsquo;s organisers are inviting people to volunteer their brains and brawn to help w...</p>