A green space in Badalona

A green space in Badalona, Barcelona

A simple architectural gesture by peris+toral.arquitectes removes fencing around a children’s playground. A subtle architectural solution meets the needs of shelter and protection. Two dunes were formed, planted with grass, creepers and shrubs, plus a gentle hollow that delineates the play space.

Neobio Family Park

Neobio Family Park in Shanghai

The Neobio Family Park in Shanghai was designed by X+Living. It is divided into Reading Area, Dinning Area, Sims City, Climbing Area and Party Room. On entering the main entrance, you are surrounded by wavy forests and rolling hills, these are the book shelves of the reading area and a great place for kids to play hide-and-seek.

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Riverwalk

Design: Ross Barney Architects – winner of Outstanding Achievement in Exterior Lighting award ; shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 American Architecture Awards: The Riverwalk offers a variety of opportunities to find the beauty and spirit of the Chicago River. Visitors get an unexpected perspective on the city’s buildings.

Garden Bridge across the River Thames

Garden Bridge across the River Thames

London Garden Bridge news – Garden Bridge Trust walks away from project after London mayor pulled plug on controversial £175m River Thames footbridge design by Thomas Heatherwick. Sadiq Khan said Londoners should be “very angry”.

Francis Kéré, Serpentine Pavilion, 2017, London

Graham Foundation Grants, 2017

Over $400,000 in grants to organizations around the world for 41 innovative projects creating original architecture. Selected from 220 submissions the projects include Eco Pavilion Mexico City and El Helicoide, Caracas.

Camden Station Building Highline London | www.e-architect.co.uk

Camden Highline London Design Proposal

Crowdfunding campaign raises £64k, almost double its initial target. Transformation of a 0.8km disused Camden railway line into a new public park. Inspired by New York’s iconic High Line it will provide pedestrian and cycle routes to world-famous Camden Market.

Five Fields Play Structure

Five Fields Play Structure

A design by Matter Design & FR|SCH Projects aiming to encourage inventiveness and playful exploration, located in an area designed by The Architects Collaborative in the 1950s. The small building in the woods has ‘no purpose’, but in reality its intention is to facilitate discovery.

Microlibrary Bima

Microlibrary Bima in Indonesia

Architects: SHAU

With high illiteracy rate in Indonesia and lack of reading facilities, SHAU -a multi-awarded rising architecture practice- started a mission: to rekindle interest in books by offering a designed place for reading paired with multiple community activities.

Rådhuset Station Stockholm underground | www.e-architect.co.uk

Stockholm Underground Art in Metro Stations

The underground in Sweden’s capital (in Swedish tunnelbana) is world’s longest art gallery, 110 km (68 miles). With art in 90 out of its 100 stations, created by over hundred different artists this art display is something out of the ordinary.

Xi'an South Gate Plaza

Xi’an South Gate Plaza in Shanxi Province

Design: China northwest architecture design and research institute

Using the space transition and restriction of Okimichi, drawbridge and green within the principle of limited developing and utilization, the outer plaza of South Gate design captures the iconic gesture of Xi’an South Gate.

The Smile London

The Smile – London Design Festival

Design: Alison Brooks Architects / Arup, engineering

Using construction sized panels of hardwood CLT for the first time, this is a spectacular 34m long curved rectangular tube, the first ever hardwood mega-tube.