Gorgeous Bostanl Bridge doubles as public park, designed for sunset watching

March 16, 2017 by  
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This beautiful footbridge in Izmir, Turkey, offers much more than a passage from one side of Bostanl? Creek to the other. The timber-clad bridge doubles as a public park with a cascading seating structure that complements the adjacent Bostanl? Sunset Lounge. Studio Evren Ba?bu?: steb designed both the bridge and lounge area as vibrant urban spaces that offer stunning views of the bay. Both interventions are part of the ?zmir Sea coastal regeneration project designed to turn the site into a public attraction point in Izmir’s Kar??yaka district. Perfectly aligned with the masterplan , the footbridge connects two sides of Bostanl? Creek, but also function as a place to rest and enjoy beautiful sunsets. Bow-shaped and elongated, the building uses a girder geometry to allow the passage of small boats underneath. The steel frame supports several cascading thermo-wood surfaces that can be used as seating surfaces. Related: Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train tracks outside Paris The same materiality and design concept extends to the Bostanl? Sunset Lounge, which forms an inviting urban space that stretches between the artificial slope and the embankment. Wide ash wood gives warmth to the project which promotes an easy way of living–the vision of the entire Izmir Sea coastal regeneration initiative. + Studio Evren Ba?bu?: steb Via Archdaily Photos by ZM Yasa Architecture Photography

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Mystical cantilever Tintagel Footbridge connects visitors to the legendary ruins of King Arthur castle

November 9, 2016 by  
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Paying homage to the lore surrounding Tintagel Castle, Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates came up with a design symbolizing the myths. According to the project description from William Matthews Associates , “Our winning proposal is based on a simple concept: to recreate the link that once existed and filled the current void. Instead of introducing a third element that spans from side to side, we propose two independent cantilevers that reach out and touch, almost, in the middle.” Related: Spectacular Lucky Knot bridge in China twists and turns like a Möbius Strip The significant space between the two cantilevers symbolizes the transition between past and present, according to William Matthews Associates, as well as between “reality and legend” and “the known and the unknown.” According to Ney & Partners , the materials with which they aim to build the footbridge will be “simple, durable, and appropriate to the context of the site.” Steel, slate, and oak are among the materials they named for the Tintagel Castle Footbridge. When English Heritage chose the two firms’ design, founder of William Matthews Associates William Matthews said in a statement , “Tintagel Castle attracts visitors for many reasons: the dramatic landscapes and geological formations, the Dark Age remains, the ruined 12th century castle and the legends of King Arthur and Tristan and Isolde. Together, they breath an undeniable and powerful sense of life into the place – to be invited to contribute to that is a rare privilege and honor.” According to Ney & Partners, the bridge could be finished in 2019. + Ney & Partners + William Matthews Associates Images via Ney & Partners/William Matthews Associates/Hayes Davidson/Emily Whitfield-Wicks

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Stunning animated Vortex sculpture uses LEDs to show its site’s energy consumption

December 5, 2014 by  
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Gorgeous Glass Ribja Brv Footbridge Floats Across a River in Slovenia

October 13, 2014 by  
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London’s New Footbridge Rises Like a Fan Over Grand Union Canal

October 2, 2014 by  
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Modern Bicycle Bridge Opens Up in Maassluis,The Netherlands

November 25, 2013 by  
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This week, a beautifully modern and lightweight bicycle bridge was opened to the public in Maassluis, The Netherlands. The 90-meter long descending route located along the old Maasdike is designed as a sophisticated and subtle swinging path through the untouched landscape. The new bridge connects the city center of Maassluis with the newly built Lely campus, several suburban areas, and the surrounding countryside. The project was commissioned by the Lely Group and was designed as an integral and multidisciplinary collaborative process. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Modern Bicycle Bridge Opens Up in Maassluis,The Netherlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle bridge , bike bridge , bridge design , eco bridges , footbridge , Maasdike Bridge , sustainable bridges , the netherlands        

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Høse Pedestrian Bridge Connects Local Residents to Hiking Trails in Norway

August 23, 2013 by  
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Gateway Villetaneuse Footbridge Unfurls Like a Leaf Over Train Tracks Outside of Paris

April 10, 2013 by  
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Wave Glider SV3: Liquid Robotics Unveils Faster, More Powerful Wave and Solar-Powered Robot

April 9, 2013 by  
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We’ve been following Liquid Robotics ’ solar and wave-powered robot here at Inhabitat for some time as it’s gone from tracking great white sharks and hurricanes to making a record-breaking trip across the Pacific. And now, the company just announced a new surfboard-sized robot called the SV3 that opens up a whole new world of ocean exploration. Read the rest of Wave Glider SV3: Liquid Robotics Unveils Faster, More Powerful Wave and Solar-Powered Robot Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: liquid robotics , Liquid Robotics Hawaii , Liquid Robotics SV3 , ocean exploration , ocean research , solar powered ocean exploration , solar powered robot , SV3 robot , SV3 wave glider , wave glider , wave powered ocean exploration , wave powered robot        

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Villagers in the Philippines Build a Gorgeous New Bridge from Bamboo

February 4, 2013 by  
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