November 30, 2015
The completion of the Millennium bridge in 2000 seems to have kicked off a renaissance of bridge-building across the Thames in London. Whilst the garden bridge proposal by Thomas Heatherwick remains stuck on the drawing board, progress with the new Nine Elms bridge linking Pimlico to the rapidly gentrifying area surrounding the Battersea Power Station is gaining momentum rapidly.
Earlier this year images from all 74 entries of the high profile competition to design the bridge were released online, prompting much discussion (and ridicule of some of the more outlandish designs). The proposals have since been whittled down to a shortlist of 4 and the competition jury has now selected the design by Bystrup Architecture as their preferred choice. Their enthusiasm is easy to understand. Bystrup's slick and elegant design features a slim pedestrian and cycle bridge suspended by two needle-like towers. We love the way the bridge merges seamlessly with the riverside walkways at either bank via ramps which coil around the towers like ribbons. This will undoubtedly be a significant boost to the ongoing regeneration of the Nine Elms area.
February 26, 2021
How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.
January 25, 2021
Curves - they are organic, playful, comforting and sensual - what's not to like? The architects at Toronto-based Partisans certainly agree, and they are masters at applying curves in their projects.
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