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Burnham Pavilion by UNStudio
Millenium Park, Chicago, USA, 2009
Placed in the middle of Millennium Park and framed by Lake Michigan on one side and Michigan Avenue on the other, the Burnham pavilion relates to diverse city-contexts, programmes and scales. Based on the specificity of the site, the design of the pavilion develops an elaborated relationship to the existing form of a rigid geometry but it also introduces a floating and multi-directional space. It orients itself to the city texture, to the flows of visitors exploring Millennium Park and most importantly introduces diverse vistas towards the park and city surroundings. The pavilion is open towards its sides in between two at the outset horizontal planes of a podium and a roof. Programmatically the pavilion invites people to gather, walk around and through and to explore and observe. The pavilion is sculptural, highly accessible, functioning as an urban activator.
Developed by american berry chen architecture studio, the ‘edgeland residence in Austin, Texas ‘is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site, re-interpreted as of one of the oldest housing typologies in north america - the native american pit house. Typically sunken, the building takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year. The residential home’s relationship to the landscape both in terms of approach as well as building performance involves an insulating green roof and a seven‐foot excavation ‐ raising awareness about a diminishing natural landscape and its finite resources by creating a balance between the surrounding industrial zone and the natural river residing on opposite side of the site.
Chenequa Residence by Robert Harvey Oshvatz
The Chenequa Residence is born out of its site and is informed by the surrounding environment. The house wraps around the face of a hill and pivots around established trees. It carries stone, stained concrete and wood seamlessly through the expansive glazing to connect the interior and exterior spaces.
The internal spaces extend out from a central atrium which is anchored by a circular stone core. A spiralling roof sweeps over the entry and lifts over the upper floor before disappearing from view. From the upper floor a door opens outward onto the stepping roofs which are planted and landscaped; providing spectacular views towards the lake.
Fazanda Boa Vista Equestrian Center Clubhouse by Isay Weinfeld.
The architecture of Equestrian Clubhouse celebrates a closeness with nature as it is open and inviting. The openness of the space makes it possible for riders to interact with the clubhouse, even on their horse. A series of curvy walkways make their way around the three spaces with open planters that are similarly amoeba shaped as the cut-outs in the concrete roof. Above the polished cement floors in the lounge are plush tan sofas and white tulip end tables, welcoming game spectators to sit, relax, and enjoy the performances.