Best Designs

Best Designs featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Exhale

Located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, the 140 West Urban Plaza is the first project in a larger town masterplan to invigorate this college town with greater pedestrian oriented landscapes. Framed by mixed-use development, this central gathering space offers a much-needed public forum for play. The plaza is anchored by a dynamic sculptural fog fountain that utilizes mist and color to define arterial pedestrian connections and encourage multi-generational engagement. This restorative project celebrates the hydrological cycles of the environment.

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888 Boylston Street

Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood, the design of the Prudential Plaza highlights the wind patterns on site through such innovative elements as seemingly wind-swept, carved granite planters and a grove of forty-four color-changing steel light columns, each capped with a sculptural wind vane that moves with the wind. These “light vanes” transform this urban plaza into a living wind map. Designed in conjunction with the new 888 Boylston Street tower, the plaza has become an epicentre for retail, dining, and civic events in downtown Boston.

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Regenstein Learning Campus

The Regenstein Learning Campus is a new environmental discovery center and nature playground at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This six-acre horticultural center is LEED Platinum certified and serves as a vibrant community for more than 125,000 visitors each year. The design immerses families and children of all ages in a variety of outdoor experiences that engenders a deeper understanding of ecological systems. Visitors encounter a variety of natural experiences and explorations as they weave through the grassy mounds, water runnels, boulders, diverse woodland plantings and willow tunnels.

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WeTown

WeTown provides a sustainable city for 40000 residents in Canada. Reducing people reliance on automobiles, the project provides 36 buildings with apartments, offices, retails and green spaces within an infinitive loop. The 8 minute journey from home to work will be filled with greenery, activities and excitement. Different active and passive strategies are also used in the buildings and master plan to promote a healthy lifestyle. In the next 15 years, 10 phases of construction will start and each phase will balance work, live and play with minimum impact to the environment.

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City of Pearl

The City of Pearl harmonizes with its surrounding through the allocation of Community Oriented Facilities to instil a sense of place among tourists and residents. In the coast and across the golf course lies a waterway that is streaming with water taxi, an amazing way of moving around coastal parts, enjoying view of sea and green areas. Tourists and visitors could try luxurious lifestyle of Manila in the City of Pearl.

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1785m

1785m is the result of the substitution of an infrastructure like an airport, for another infrastructure also with global influence like a cross-border space of competition. A benchmark on the Bidasoa river estuary which suggests tourism as a catalyst for economic, social and environmental change in the region. A project capable of managing and mobilizing a “glocal” network, that allows to implement a sustainable format of tourism acting as a new experience gatherer and offering that hybrid and complex leisure offer that works as a point of attraction for both local and global tourism.

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World's best designers, artists and architects.

Good design deserves great recognition. Everyday, we are pleased to feature amazing designers who create original and innovative designs, amazing architecture, stylish fashion and creative graphics. Today, we are presenting you one of the World’s greatest designers. Checkout an award-winning design portfolio today and get your daily design inspiration.

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