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TCL comment: Harnessing the power of design to transform cities

TCL comment: Harnessing the power of design to transform cities

Scott Adams, TCL Director, comments on the power of good urban design and landscape architecture.

How long is the bridge between nature and architecture? One kilometre, says Junya Ishigami

How long is the bridge between nature and architecture? One kilometre, says Junya Ishigami

At Zaishui Art Museum in Ritzhao, Shandong Province, the Japanese architect has recontextualised the connection between architecture, nature and water.

From birdsong to crashing waves: The sound and vision of Vivid Sydney 2023

From birdsong to crashing waves: The sound and vision of Vivid Sydney 2023

As Vivid Sydney wraps for another sensational year, Gillian Serisier spoke with Mandylights lighting designer Tom Wightwick, one of the incredible minds behind recent light events including Sydney World Pride (Opening Ceremony, Domain Dance Party, Rainbow Republic), Poem of the Eternal City (a major theatrical production in Uzbekistan) and this year’s Vivid.

Sam Crawford Architects designs an eel-shaped pedestrian bridge

Sam Crawford Architects designs an eel-shaped pedestrian bridge

The sustainably built Bara Bridge replaces a decaying pedestrian bridge and connects the park to a new light rail station, broader pedestrian/cycle networks and surrounding suburbs.

One year in Bundanon: A retrospective on The Bridge and Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects, part one

One year in Bundanon: A retrospective on The Bridge and Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects, part one

Kerstin Thompson Architects’ work at Bundanon recently marked its one-year anniversary. Having garnered such international attention, and with Thompson having recently been awarded the AIA Gold Medal, it’s a fitting time for a mini-retrospective on this architectural success story.

Chao Phraya Sky Park: From abandoned railway infrastructure to pedestrian bridge

Chao Phraya Sky Park: From abandoned railway infrastructure to pedestrian bridge

Left forgotten against the dense metropolis landscape of Bangkok, the abandoned rail infrastructure now connects people and the city in another existence.

Bara Bridge: The gateway with the swollen belly of an eel

Bara Bridge: The gateway with the swollen belly of an eel

Linking the nearby light rail with Centennial Park, Sam Crawford Architects has designed a symbolically rich bridge that is also striking in form and materiality. It draws on Indigenous history and architectural archetypes to sit with natural ease on the site.

Held together by function and aesthetics: tensile mesh barriers and facades

Held together by function and aesthetics: tensile mesh barriers and facades

These high performance structural materials focus on function but their sailing heritage hints at more than a passing care for design aesthetics. Our CPD Live session takes a closer look.

This ribbon-like infrastructure is more than just a pedestrian bridge

This ribbon-like infrastructure is more than just a pedestrian bridge

Integrating connectivity, biodiversity, culture and ecology, this pedestrian bridge by the Melbourne-Shanghai-based firm, BAU, is a hybrid public destination for leisure and relaxation.

Drift: How one pedestrian bridge enhances connectivity and improves neighbourhood

Drift: How one pedestrian bridge enhances connectivity and improves neighbourhood

Designed by Volkan Alkanoglu, Drift is created to bridge a physical divide – a creek – between two halves of one neighbourhood and their respective park systems.

Workplace design: Technology, well-being and empathy are key

Workplace design: Technology, well-being and empathy are key

Rosie Oliver, Design Leader of Woods Bagot Singapore, shares the team’s working process and the common thread for workplace design in the face of a pandemic.

Reclaiming the Mountain

Reclaiming the Mountain

Designed by LOOK Architects and the Fuzhou Planning and Design Institute, the Fudao Connector in Fuzhou snakes through a lush bamboo forest like an iridescent ribbon. Felicia Toh reports for Cubes Indesign.