Urban Landscape

December 4, 2016 0

Urban ecosystems are towns, the cities, and the urban strips or greenery built to link people to the natural environment. This can be the increase in the population that is urban as well as the supporting built infrastructure has changed on both urban surroundings as well as places which encompass areas that are urban. Included in these are semi or ‘peri-urban’ settings that fringe cities in addition to natural and agricultural landscapes. The urban landscape can be viewed both as a series of structures and edifices more or less organised by human action and as a panorama of social and cultural histories framing our present and inscribing our past. Seen in this way, ‘….the conurbation becomes one huge archaeological site


3D Printing in Real-World Architectural Design

October 8, 2016 0

With the advent of 3D printing traditional architectural model-making is becoming a thing of the past. 3D Printers allow a digital design to be easily created as a 3D printed object with complex shapes by layering extruded plastic from a heated print head based on computer instructions. All of 3D printing technologies rely on additive manufacturing, which builds up objects layer by layer, replicating cross-sections of a digital model. The big advantage for architects is the capacity to simply translate the digital design directly into an object via an automated process, allowing reprinting successive refinements at will. The model can be sliced and diced digitally an only various parts printed which allowing for example cross-sections and components to be made


Darling Harbour will transform into a winter playground for July

July 16, 2016 0

Following last year’s success, Darling Harbour will once again turn into Sydney’s “winter playground” for 2016’s Cool Yule, July, an event that goes from 2nd to the 17th, during the winter school holidays. When Darling Harbour transforms into a winter visitors do a few rounds on the ice rink can meander via a bewitching frozen woods or love some ice-skating performances, form snow angels and catch the fireworks display that is breathtaking. At the ice rink, you are able to either chill out on the sidelines or join the activity on the Cool Yule Ice Rink, presented by Nova 96.9, with their Learn to Skate lessons. The Snow Pit gives the perfect chance to see a winter like they do


Street Furniture Puzzle

June 15, 2016 0

Interesting streetscape approach with traditional freestanding seating in the shape of a giant jigsaw puzzle. Monolithic seat in a leaf like shape, manufactured from granite or reconstituted marble. The components may be used singularly or joined together like in a puzzle, to form various shapes. Find Out More


Urban Acupuncture

July 10, 2015 0

All over the world, mass migration in the countryside to cities soars. Cities from La to Lagos will explode with citizens who seek new economic opportunities. As energy costs increase, the fresh water supplies decline and building materials increase in expense municipal budgets will be pushed. Substantial redevelopment projects that transformed Dubai, and $475m (£298m) open spaces like Millennium Park in Chicago are no alternative for cash strapped communities. So can Urban Acupuncture provide a solution? Urban acupuncture is an urban environmentalism theory which unites urban layout with traditional Chinese medical theory of acupuncture. This procedure uses small scale interventions to transform the larger urban context. Websites are chosen through an aggregate evaluation of economical, societal, and environmental variables, and

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