Articles on Viewing Platform

 

Mark A-to-Z: V is for Views

Sometimes it’s views first, architecture second. Here are five projects that take us to the edge. 

Village au Pied du Courant organised by La Pépinière. Photo Lorenzo Saroli-Palumbo
 

An ephemeral village organised by La Pépinière animated disused urban spaces

MONTREAL – As summer came to a bittersweet end, so did the summer pavilions and festivals. We look back on one of Montreal’s yearly architectural villages.

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The carpet is not be styled, but comes forth as a serene and plain construction. Photo Jiri Havran
 

A concrete flying carpet provides for a sky-high Norwegian outlook

GULARFJELL – Code has created a massive concrete viewing platform at the west coast of Norway.

From the ruins of the pleasure pier burnt down in 2003 has risen British Airways i360 tower. Photo Visual Air
 

British Airways i360 tower continues Brighton's theme park tradition

BRIGHTON – The beachfront town has a new entertainment icon added to its shores.

Situated outside a school, the viewing platform doubles as a playing space for children who wait to be picked up by their parents.
 

The Sweep by John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere

YUNNAN – Students and staff at the University of Hong Kong investigate the possibilities of timber construction in remote parts of China.

The architects' addition creates a lively dialogue with the water tower's vast empty space
 

Viewpoint Sint Jansklooster by Zecc Architects

SINT JANSKLOOSTER – No stranger to adaptive reuse, a small Dutch firm turns the inside of a monumental water tower into an architectural journey through the sublime.

The winning entry articulates far-reaching technological and programmatic ambitions.
 

Çanakkale Antenna Tower by IND and Powerhouse Company

ÇANAKKALE – The design of a new 100-m-tall observation and telecommunications tower has led to a tremendous outcome.