These hand painted intaglio prints document typical Florida fauna. Featuring birds, fish and butterflies that can commonly be found in the state.
Wadi Rum creates a model for ‘primitive luxury’ for the region by carving into the sandstone cliffs near a nature preserve close to Petra, Jordan. The landscape features of this 80,000sf site minimize water usage and energy consumption while maximizing comfortable healthy living and exposure to the natural beauty of the area…
This steel and glass drafting/light table was designed and built by Roberto Rovira.
Modernline_H2H is a narrow metal planter ideal for defining boundaries with a crisp clean line. Custom sizes and profiles available.
The themes of transformation and time in the landscape were explored using these 33 blocks of ice, each one weighing over 400 pounds and frozen with the petals of over 400 roses. Done in collaboration with performers from music, theater and dance, the blocks’ gradual melting lasted a period of 23 hours, during
Constructed out of 13,000 feet of intensely colored blue, acrylic line, individual lengths of string were attached to the existing pipes of an abandoned drydock. Spaced 2ft on center, approximately 16ft off the ground, the variation in the tension of each line created an evanescent blue gradient in the drydock’s colossal
The city of Granada, Nicaragua was studied through progressive mapping, in an effort to uncover the ineffable qualities of its landscape. Using the technique of intaglio printmaking as a starting point, numerous cartographic constructions were created, uncovering the potential of the map as a medium of prediction, as
Formerly an integral part of the greater Everglades ecosystem, the seven acre FIU Preserve was at the eastern boundary of the fabled “river of grass.” A destination for local wildlife as well as for education, leisure and recreation within the FIU campus, the Preserve studied design solutions that would help learn about the ecology
The 4-acre site is located within the 77.5 square mile, limestone-mining district known as “The Lake Belt” in western Miami Dade County, Florida. This project proposes the transformation of this industrial region through the incremental creation of a floating landscape that deploys a series of islands.
Winner of a public art competition for Seattle’s Joint Training Facility–a center where Firefighters and Utility personnel conduct training–the cantilevering structure reinterprets forms and materials common to the diverse branches, and contrasts the massiveness of a 1in thick by 9ft diameter steel pipe with a delicate internal footbridge.
Hundreds of ‘invasive’ shrubs were suspended with twine from the underside of two buildings’ fire escapes. The inverted foliage created a rustling yellow band of leaves above passersby. The floor was covered with 6 inches of dry leaves. Founded in 1996 in Providence, RI, Guerrilla Gardens focused on developing the medium of the “semi-anonymous”
Three 12ft by 12ft panels made of bronze screen mesh and framed with copper tubing were hung from trees at a prominent urban intersection in the middle of Winter. The panels were misted with water and subsequently froze into translucent ‘webs’ that thawed during the day and were frozen again at night for a
The studio rethought the boundary between the Florida International University campus and the city of Sweetwater, FL, to the north. Two communities that have been neighbors for over 30 years, the studio sought to redesign the wide right of way that divides these two communities and create public spaces to bring them together.
The Sunspars project was the first place winner of an international ideas competition whose goal was to create a monument to the City of Miami. Pivoting pedestrian bridges transform from a horizontal position during the daytime into a vertical configuration that can be visited via elevators at night.
This winning public art competition proposal sought ways of connecting waterfront and downtown Oakland at a busy and dark highway underpass. The design makes use of materials such as guardrails, recycled rubber and LED lights that acknowledge the presence of the highway but that also reinterpret materials common to this context.
Paralleling this important entrance into the city, the Wilson Avenue Light Tower Project proposes a series of towering lookouts that project onto the adjacent river’s wetlands.Each tower has a tall, solar-powered, hollow mast that is illuminated at night, providing a pedestrian destination that educates the public about
In this competition proposal, the site’s agricultural history, its deep cross-section and the system of creeks and streams that currently and formerly lined the Valdebebas landscape were used to provide a flexible circulation network of green paths that connected important points in and outside the site. These green corridors allowed the ground to
The reclamation of this nearly 200-acre former landfill site into a retail, residential and commercial mixed-use community made Biscayne Landing the largest LEED development project in the southeastern United States at the time. Located next to Oleta River State Park, Florida’s largest urban park, Biscayne
The W’s landscape defined the intersection between the hotel and the water and gave residents and guests a seamless experience between indoors and outdoors. The integration of the marina as a part of the landscape strategy–creating floating lounges that took advantage of the boats’ lighting and dock terraces throughout–established a layered
Hudson Square is an approximately 30-block district on Manhattan’s West Side formerly known as the “Printing District.” Its connection to the area’s cultural and ecological history and to the Hudson River that borders it was a critical component of this invited competition proposal. As a catalyst that can link the area with year-round activities and