Three glass arms and a sunken visitor center enhance this renovated Dutch park

August 22, 2017 by  
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Some people have a wonderful knack for devising new ways of seeing the world – including Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami + Associates, who designed this sublime park expansion in the Netherlands . The new triangular-shaped visitor center in Park Vijversburg acts as an extension of the adjacent historical villa, while ensuring minimal impact on the parkland. Three sweeping glass corridors extend from the center, providing visitors with a more immediate perspective of the surrounding landscape. The addition to the recently refurbished park aims to accommodate the increasing number of visitors by providing new exhibition and meeting spaces. Studio Maks’ Marieke Kums and Tokyo-based architect Junya Ishigami designed the center as a partially sunken single-floor structure that has minimal impact on the site. Related: New light-filled learning center celebrates the food history of one of Denmark’s oldest towns Its three curved arms are fully glazed and free of columns and other structural elements. This creates an uninterrupted flow and views of the parkland , while giving a floating appearance to the roof. “We wanted to make a most subtle intervention,” Kums said. “Although the pavilion is an architectural project, it was designed and imagined as part of the landscape.” Rotterdam studio LOLA Landscape, Utrecht-based Deltavormgroep, Hummelo-based Piet Oudolf and Frankfurt-based artist Tobias Rehberger designed an additional 15 hectares of new landscape. + Studio Maks + Junya Ishigami + Associates Via Dezeen Photos by Iwan Baan

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Junya Ishigami Unveils Man-Made Mountain Range as Winning Kinmen Ferry Terminal Design

May 19, 2014 by  
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Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has just been announced the winner of the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center Competition . Titled “Landscape as a Monument,” the winning design comprises a lush, man-made mountain range that calls attention to the natural landscape of the Taiwanese island of Kinmen. Cloaked beneath an undulating 1,640 foot long park, the multifunctional center will act as an economic catalyst for the region and a symbol of sustainability. Read the rest of Junya Ishigami Unveils Man-Made Mountain Range as Winning Kinmen Ferry Terminal Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , Fujian , green roof , Junya ishigami , kinmen , kinmen ferry terminal competition , kinmen ferry terminal design , landscape as a monument , man-made mountains , port of kinmen passenger service center , Taiwan

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Benoit Challand’s Fold Yard Transforms Office Furniture into a Life Sized Alphabet

May 19, 2014 by  
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