Greenpoint lies at the northernmost tip of Brooklyn where Newtown Creek meets the East River. The neighborhood—sometimes called “Little Poland”—has historically consisted of low-rise townhouses with industry at its waterfront edges. The industrial border, which included shipbuilding, rope-making, and more toxic activities such as petroleum refinement, cut the neighborhood off from the East River. Continue reading OMA
This project is located in Vésenaz at Route de la Capite 159. The strip-shaped plot is typical of parcels in the area, and covers a surface of 464 m2 (60 m long and 8 m wide). Facing south-east / north-west and featuring a steep slope (8m), the plot provides the house – located on the highest point – with clear views on the lake and the Jura from its front garden. The street-side facade overlooks the protected area on the Route de la Capite. Continue reading Lacroix Chessex
The Studio Cascina is situated in the field behind the building complex of the Villa Garbald. The house is a reconstruction of the former chestnut kiln that once stood here and has the same location, volume and height – not only because this is what the building regulations prescribe, but also because the architects sought to establish a sensitive approach to the development and to the landscape. Continue reading Ruinelli Associati
Traditionally a city of dense low-rise buildings, the skyline of Quito was re-imagined following the relocation of the city-center airport over a decade ago. With the skyline able to grow upwards, Uribe Schwarzkopf hired BIG in 2017 to design a 390,000 sq ft mixed-use residential building, including 215 residences, commercial units, office spaces, and a variety of amenities. In addition to IQON, BIG and Uribe Schwarzkopf’s EPIQ Residences, located nearby, is slated to finish construction in 2023. Continue reading BIG
After five years of planning and preparation, the new sports facility at Dorftreff Eschenbach is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the municipality.
The previous multi-purpose building is now expanded with a modern and contemporary extension as sports facility with a grandstand, having sufficient capacity for training, competitions and events that can be held parallel to the sports activities. Continue reading Enzmann Fischer