Our Bandirma Park masterplan was conceived sculpting the landscape creating a continuous man-made surface that enters every building and creates a new typology: the split building. The result is a succession of protected plazas woven together activating the park throughout the entire year. Our team was composed by Format Engineers led by Stephen Melville and Transsolar KlimaEngineering led by Krista Palen.
Fifth Dimensional Cities is Architensions’ first solo exhibition of its current and theoretical work. The title is taken from the introduction of their first book “Forma Urbana” recently published in Europe by Libria and presented in the US in occasion of this exhibition.
The studio presents five architectural models and “urban drawings” illustrating five projects located in different cities around the world. These drawings aim to capture the energy and specificities of each site and become a lens for observation and signature of the studio.
Architensions refuses to separate architecture from urbanism, an opposing today’s tendency to design deliberately iconic one-off buildings, and propose a paradigm antithetical modern capitalism, giving back to architecture its autonomous form.
This exhibition was made possible in collaboration with The Java Project in Brooklyn, a gallery which advocates for artists, curates exhibitions and fosters an educational discourse in the arts and it is curated by Dakota Sica. For more information about The Java Project please visit thejavaproj.com
OCTOBER 18 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: OCTOBER 18, 6–9PM
Fifth Dimensional Cities Exhibitiion
For Immediate Release:
Design Our Ryde: Rising Ryde
Architecture as a Living System
Conceived as a hill-shaped building covered in local vegetation embracing the local communities and context, Architensions imagines a building as a complex system of social connections and interactions with nature to generate an ecological system that prioritizes people.
The architecture becomes an open spatial system that helps aggregate its micro-cells to the macro scale of the city. It is the user that defines the use of the space with its continuous movement, trajectories, through a circulation system intertwined with the space that serves as a primary usable social condenser with its intricate succession of public plazas and vertical gardens.
View project details here.
Alessandro Orsini, Architensions founding principal has been invited by the Van Alen Institute to present the most recent urban research of the office focused on escapes routes within and outside the city.
From the press release:
Sometimes the bustle and excitement of the city is best appreciated from a distance. Focusing on short visits to or away from the city, we asked six forward-thinking designers to consider escape in and around New York and develop new routes and experiences. Come and be inspired for your next trip out by these exciting proposals that create new connections between communities and places, visit formerly inaccessible pockets, and address the changing tourist ecologies of the city.
Design Presentation and Conversation
Sunday, December 14 4:00pm—6:00pm
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
Van Alen Institute – Escape Route: New Itineraries
InfinityScape was submitted by Architensions for the Space to Culture Architectural Competition. The project was a chance to rethink a disused industrial place and transform it in a lively space for culture, art and public relationships. Wide and versatile open spaces are meant to provide local citizens and tourists a modern cultural / leisure time activities centre.