Great appreciation for the approach/ design concept and it’s use of the environment that it sits in. Plus very practical in the sense of NYC being hot in the Summer, creating relief for dwellers to take a dip and cool off. The video is self explanatory. While I don’t believe it will happen or ever be created, I like the idea and the dialog it can create to “think outside the box” with concepts and ideas. (Click on image for video and more details on www.Kickstarter.com) [Read more…] about Swimming Pool in NYC River? Forward thinking idea!!!!!
Yesterday, the San Diego Convention Center Board selected Denver Architect Curtis Fentress and his proposal for expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. The selected proposal adds 870,000 square feet (to the 2.6-million-square-foot center), a five-acre rooftop park, a truck tunnel for exhibitors, a 500-room hotel, and an anticipated cost well under the original estimate. More details can be found in the Nov. 10, 2010 San Diego Union Tribune article about the expansion.
I greatly appreciate the thoughtful and creative design to accomplish both the necessary expansion of the convention center and the additional need for open space in our urban core. The “vistas” from this park would be amazing. It could also be a great sculpture park. The design does not obstruct or create a large barrier between the city and the bay.
very cool Blog that did a piece on architects that do design/build products. Want to recognize local San Diego contributor Jonathan Segal. He is in incredible company on this short list of 5 architects. Jonathan’s architecture and developments have created a quality footprint in the our urban city neighborhoods. worth a read. Click here.
I am in Tokyo traveling/visiting this week. I must say, it’s an amazing progressive city and culture. So many amazing buildings here. Wow. It’s a huge city, but has a small city feel in the smaller neighborhoods within the city. Public transportation is easy to use, bikes are all over the place, public spaces/parks are great, public art and multiple museums dot the city. It’s like New York City, a bit of Chicago and Vegas lights. Will be posting more pictures when I return. Today’s picture is of the Prada store. This building was built several years ago but has an amazing look and feel from both the outside and inside. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meauron.
Shepard Fairey is one of my favorite street artists. He makes some very valid points about street art and the mainstream views towards it.
The video piece you are viewing is an installation of the iconic “Giant” logo for Obey on the Community @ Martin Bldg + Flats in Bankers Hill.