Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Veg.itecture #26

Some new additions, as well as revisits to some projects featured previously. While I loved the Parti Wall, Hanging Wall concept - I also jested about the vague resemblance to a bath mat in closeups... A significant amount of more detail of the production and installation offers some interesting ideas.

:: images via Archinect

Definitely less like bathmats - and more like sedum mats. After assembly the system is laid out ready for 'raising'.

:: images via Archinect

And the final product. It'll be interesting to see how this holds up, as it seems more of an ephemeral solution, but very cool nonetheless (and remarkably like the renderings):

:: image via Archinect

Next, a dynamic new project featured on arcspace is a Moshe Safdie project, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With landscape architecture from Peter Walker and Partners - the building and landscape integration is pretty stunning - at least as representation.

:: images via arcspace

From arcspace: "...a hotel sky garden bridging across the tops of the towers, offering 360-degree views of the city, bay and sea, accommodating outdoor amenities for the hotel including jogging paths, swimming pools, spas and gardens."

:: images via arcspace

I previously gave an overview of the 2008 Green Roof and Wall Design Awards - and couldn't resist another pic of the California Academy of Sciences Building... nice.

:: image via Inhabitat

The use of vegetated forms has been well documented - and this inventive bike security method - uses 'bike trees' to save space and allow for some added measure of security.

:: image via Treehugger

A final installment includes some new pics from a previous post of a great project using abstracted vegetated forms, the Medellin Botanical Gardens in Colombia, a project by Plan:b Arquitectura.

:: image via architechnophilia

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