Modern Plaza - Like most major American cities, Downtown Albuquerque experienced an era of “urban renewal”, when we lost so many of our valuable historic buildings. They were replaced with Brutalist, Modernist structures, which did little to reflect our local culture. Civic Plaza, pictured here, is actually the roof of an underground parking garage. This makes it challenging to add trees to it, critical in our hot, dry city (and getting hotter and dryer by the day). However, an ongoing renovation, and an influx of funding from a Southwest Airlines “Heart of the Community” placemaking grant, is bringing new energy to our Civic Plaza. The Convention Center, in the background of this picture, now manages the space, activating it in conjunction with conferences and other events.
I look forward to a future where new public spaces use historic Old Town Plaza or the ancient Tiwa settlements for inspiration. They have the proper scale and the mix of uses that lead to a naturally successful space, no programming required. I hope Civic Plaza, and other modern plazas around town, begin integrating these ancient design tools. #wayfindingguideabq
Photo by @dan_majewski
Things that I like pt.3 #photography#architecture#graphic
Nel suo progetto (foto)grafico Constructed, Pawel Nolbert (@hellocolor ) tenta di dare vita tramite le immagini alla sua visione di realtà perfetta.
Nolbert, artista indipendente, illustratore e designer, non lavora solo sulla sua immaginazione, bensì parte dal principio secondo il quale mettiamo già un filtro al mondo che ci circonda, lo cambiamo quotidianamente attraverso Instagram, Facebook e i social media.
New scaffolding on site at Morley House allowed close up views of the sculptural stone detailing this week. As well as designing the interior architecture on this Grade II listed facade retention scheme, we’re also overseeing the restoration and preservation of the existing stone facades, working alongside Kier and stone specialists Page & Harrison Goldman. Read more about our work on this incredible 1920’s building on our website. Client: @thecrownestate#greatestates#msmr