BOOM, a master-planned community situated in the deserts of Palm Springs, southern California, is the newest project of aging x architecture maven Matthias Hollwich, proprietor of Architizer. Originally conceived as a multi-generational project for the aging gay community, the 100+ acre site will encompass eight neighborhoods, each designed by a different architect, an entertainment complex (LOT-EK), boutique hotels (Sadar + Vuga and Joel Sanders Arhictect), and wellness center (HOLLWICH KUSHNER). The landscape design will be overseen by Surfacedesign of San Francisco. The design-challenge of this pedestrian-oriented community really focuses on a way to package social experiences to residents while also allowing for privacy within residential units.
One of FORM's Enhanced Issue Content pieces for Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
Featured in Making the Grade - new education section in our print version.
FORM EVENT: April 7 - March/April Infrastructure issue, Perkins+Will with Friends of LA River - RSVP
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Join FORM April 7 as we celebrate March/April's Infrastructure issue at Perkins+Will with Friends of the Los Angeles River(FoLAR). The event will feature a panel discussion on infrastructure, including FoLAR's Piggyback Yard Conceptual Master Plan.
Date: 4/7/11 Time: 6:30-9 PM
Perkins+Will, 617 West 7th Street, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Durst Fetner Residential (DFR) announced the design of West 57, a 600-unit 80/20 residential building onWest 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. The building is designed by renowned Danish Architect firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and is their inaugural North American project. The building’s program consists of over 600 residential units of different scales situated on a podium with a cultural and commercial program. The building will strive for LEED Gold Certification.
“New York is rapidly becoming an increasingly green and livable city. The transformation of the Hudson River waterfront and the Highline into green parks, the ongoing effort to plant a million trees, the pedestrianization of Broadway and the creation of more miles of bicycle lanes than the entire city of my native Copenhagen are all evidence of urban oases appearing all over the city. With West 57th we attempt to continue this transformation into the heart of the city fabric – into the center of a city block,” Bjarke Ingels, Founder, BIG.