Posts Tagged Urban design
Something about cities likeNYC makes you in touch with the energetic part of yourself, it feels like you are on a constant thirst for more things to see, do, and eat!
Once I stepped into the city that doesn’t sleep, there absolutely no time to get tired. My trip was architecturally intense. Although the weather was very cold, I still enjoyed every single bit of it. Thanks to Virginia Duran’s NYC’s architectural map that I uploaded from her blog. It really helped to make the best of my short visit as it was easy to upload it into my phone through Google map, and find out the distances between the must see buildings in most of the neighborhoods.
There is so much to see in NY; however, being an IIT graduate, a school famous for Mies’s’s architecture’s college; architectural details are a big deal of the work/learn process; I think I became a detail obsessed!
With that being said, my trip to the Highline Project, done by James Corner Field Operations was mostly documenting all of that gorgeous wood furniture, landscape integration with flooring. The project was originally an old train rail that was re-designed to become a park. Many parts of the older rails still appear in the garden to remind us of its history, and was integrated with the furniture and flooring. It’s truly an Industrial garden.
The Highline project is one of my favorite urban design and landscape projects. It is a popular example of the urban landscape movement(New Urbanism), where landscape becomes an integral part of urban development, and not just “decoration”. The rehabilitation of the train rail running in Chelsea neighborhood had immensely improved the area. Many real estate/commercial development were encouraged to move there, including the pretty Jean Nouvel building, and Frank Gehry Office building, right across of this elevated garden.