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Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations

Finch West station is located at the intersection of Keele Street and Finch Avenue West. The hydro corridor to the north of the station accommodates commuter parking for 347 vehicles, Passenger Pick-Up and Drop-Off with associated access roads from Keele Street. Bruce McLean, Alsop’s long-term collaborator, was appointed as artist for the station, and in this particular case the art is totally integrated into the architecture of this structure. McLean was inspired by ancient architecture – the external columns at Finch West refer to Greek caryatids and those supporting the underground roof were influenced by 6,000 year old Minorcan pillars that would have supported underground houses. The sculptural concrete forms are integrated with the supporting columns of the substation and entrance buildings, the bus canopy, and double-height columns below grade. Every visible aspect of the public space of this project aims to blend the boundaries between art and architecture. Finch West Sta… continue

Pioneer Village by aLL Design | Railway stations

Will Alsop’s practice, aLL Design, in collaboration with The Spadina Group Associates (TSGA), a joint venture of IBI Group, LEA Consulting Ltd. and WSP, have designed and completed two of six stations on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) new TYSSE (Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension). The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project will provide a critical extension for the existing TTC subway system across the municipal boundary between the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York. Pioneer Village station straddles the border of York Region, beneath the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Northwest Gate, anchoring a corner of York University Campus. The station will serve as an integrated regional transport hub serving up to 20,000 subway passenger trips daily, providing 1,881 commuter parking spaces and two separate regional bus terminals. The location is otherwise underdeveloped and it is intended that the station entrances and bus terminals will c… continue

Monorail station of Amanohasidate view land by Koichi Hankai Architect & Associates | Infrastructure buildings

It’s a large-scale renovation work of the monorail station. Because it’s a tourist facility and can’t be closed, we did construction work leaving only the existing platform. Planned with one structure to adapt to the existing law in the extension part. The main structure is steel frames, the secondary structure is wood, creating a rustic atmosphere even in large spaces. In an open space with a roof, it’s possible to cope with sudden climate change on the Japan Sea side such as wind and rain and snow. Design Team/Collaborators: Koichi Hankai Architect & Asoociates Lead architects: Koichi Hankai continue

Monorail station of Amanohashidate by Koichi Hankai Architect & Associates | Infrastructure buildings

It’s a large-scale renovation work of the monorail station. Because it’s a tourist facility and can’t be closed, we did construction work leaving only the existing platform. Planned with one structure to adapt to the existing law in the extension part. The main structure is steel frames, the secondary structure is wood, creating a rustic atmosphere even in large spaces. In an open space with a roof, it’s possible to cope with sudden climate change on the Japan Sea side such as wind and rain and snow. Design Team/Collaborators: Koichi Hankai Architect & Asoociates Lead architects: Koichi Hankai continue

Adecco by Estel reference projects | Manufacturer references

Realization of the interior design of the new offices for Adecco Spa, world leader in temporary employment. The new Milan office, on four floors, has been furnished with elements of the Italian Smart Office range: open space areas, sharing stations and relaxation areas have been added to the classic operating areas. Edoardo Moscheni continue

BRKN by Coordination Asia | Trade fair stands

They say that it is the fate of glass to break. But as this new exhibition explores, breaking need not always be an act of destruction: it can also have positive connotations, and be a symbol of hope and new beginnings. Taking glass as its starting point, BRKN examines the fascinating cognitive divide between the physical and finite, and the enduring and conceptual. All is Broken at Shanghai Museum of Glass “It is the fate of glass to break:” Taking this well-known proverb as its starting point, BRKN explores how things shattered, fractured and cracked can speak to heartbreak and hope, and everything in between. With glass as their core medium - a material whose inherent fragility renders it a potent and recurring metaphor in countless languages - as well as music, 21 installations explore the connotations, implications, and possibilities of broken. Although nothing if not nuanced, the term ‘broken’ most commonly describes negative states, weighed with the implication of fina… continue