Monday, October 27, 2008

Sluseholmen, CPH

"Sluseholmen" is a new aerea in Copenhagen inspired by Dutch building tradition. The idea for a canal district on Sluseholmen originated with the Dutch architect Sjoerd Soeters, who used his experiences from Java Island, a residential district built on an artificial island in Amsterdam. And the Dutch inspiration is obvious. Newly dug canals form the basic structure. The new canal district is built on eight artificial islands with a pattern of continuous blocks with sheltered courtyards.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ørestaden on a wet and windy autumn day

Some pictures from "Ørestaden" in Copenhagen, and the nearby protected nature area. Buildings by: BIG, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and Dissing + Weitling.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

100% Design, Tent and Designers Block. London '08.

Friedhöfe an der Liesenstraße, Berlin

The Liesenstraße Graveyard in Berlin used to be devided by the berlin Wall. Now when the Wall is long gone, the graveyard is definitely worth a visit. Small parts of both the outer and inner-wall are still there to be seen.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

St Pauls Information Centre, London

The St Pauls Information Centre by Make Architects replaces a circular one built in 1956 for the Festival of Britain.