Las Negras Waterfront by Jesús Torres García

A Spanish Beach – landscape architecture from a different perspective without the gloss – feels like here – there or it is very specifically there……. from landsezine

Landscape Architecture: Jesús Torres García
Location: Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almería, Spain
Quantity Surveyor: Juan Diego Guarderas García
Collaborators: Silvia Cama · Barbara Costantino · Laura González Romero · Sara Pavón · Alba Márquez · Alba del Castillo
Builder: Grucal Andalucía S.A. / Juan José Viciana
Wood: Bédarmadera / Jesús Fernández Collado

We are particularly interested in the architecture of supports, or elements open to uses with the capacity to include wishes, activities and creativity of public interest and which, at the same time, are related to the control of empty spaces, its own size, its landscape and urban nature.

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West8 – Video of Borneo-Sporenburg – example for V&A Cape Town?

This film of Landscape Architects West8′  shows their development in Amsterdam Docks: – could this be a future scenario for new equitable waterfront development in Cape Towns harbor now that the PIC ( Public Investment Corporation) is a major shareholder in the V&A Waterfront? Would it not be marvelous if we had housing like this right in the docks – not  for the rich but for everyday working people?

Film in opdracht van ‘West8 – Urban Design and Landscape Architecture’

Two peninsulas in the eastern part of the Amsterdam docks, were to be exploited for water-related activities, as well as 2500 low-rise dwelling units, with a density of 100 units per hectare. For a new interpretation of the traditional Dutch canal house, West 8 suggested new types of three-storey, ground-accessed houses deviating from the usual terraced house in being strongly oriented to the private realm by incorporating patios and roof gardens. By repeating this type in a great variety of dwelling modes and with maximum architectural variation, an animated street elevation emerges with a focus on the individual. At a larger scale, a delicately balanced relationship exists between the repetition of the individual dwellings, the roofscape and the great scale of the docks. Three immense sculptural blocks take their place as landmarks in the vast expanse of houses.

west8.com

This short video reposted from LAND Reader