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Beach Footbridge in California design by Dan Brill Architects
UK Architecture Firm Dan Brill Architects are among 12 international practices shortlisted to design a pedestrian footbridge for Trestles Beach, a surf spot in southern California. The Safe Trestles design competition, organised byArchitecture for Humanity, sought designs that give provide surfers access to the beach from the road on the bluff above, carrying them safely across a railway line while protecting the fragile dunes.
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DAN BRILL ARCHITECTS SHORTLISTED AS ONLY UK PRACTICE IN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION
Winchester-based Dan Brill Architects are the only UK practice to have been shortlisted as one of 12 semi-finalists for the design of a pedestrian footbridge in southern California.
This week in Concept and Proposals, you’ll see a project made by Forrest Fulton. A building with mixed use, and a organic shape.
Probably you heard about the Forrest Fulton Architecture’s contest. Well, the Alabama-based firm designed a 900,000 sqf biomorphic spatial surface that connects the adjacent city and the landscape. The architecture focuses on creating an urbanistic landscape that morphs the common urban element of Yerevan, the superblock, to the site, a truncated hill along the natural amphitheater of the Yerevan. This new model of development supports a “holistic, ultra-green lifestyle” with overlapping natural and urban phenomenon.
German Architecture Studio Aisslinger, comes with a new modular housing prototype, sustainable and transportable. The low energy house, named ‘Fincube’, is comprised of thin horizontal “ledges” of locally grown wood that wrap the slightly bulging form.
You can only find this concept cool and interesting, although made out with simple lines and shapes.
What is actually an interesting touch is the second facade layer, because it provides privacy for the inhabitants and fuses the man-made structure with its natural surroundings. The home provides 47 sqm of living space with a minimal CO2 footprint, and can also be easily dismantled and rebuilt on a different site.
The supporting structure is made of local larch and the interior is a combination of larch and stone-pine. Organized in a helical structure, the entrance area blends into a generous open kitchen with an adjacent living space, and around the corner rests the bedroom.
Hugon Kowalski from H3AR proposal Watertower idea for the eVolo addresses the growing need for water in Darfur, not only as a means to sustain life, but also to end the raging wars in the region. Many feel the problems of Darfur will end once a viable water source is found. Some are hopeful that water may be found in the region, however, a vast underground lake that scientists hoped could end violence, was just ruled to have probably dried up thousands of years ago because the area received too little rain and had the wrong rock types for water storage. Kowalski’s scheme takes the water crisis into account and has developed a tower to aid in the finding of underground water.