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Posted by on May 6, 2017 in 2014, Landscape architecture Posts, LINK Landskap, Norway, Oslo

Stranden | How to Enhance Outdoor Sociability in a Simple Way

Stranden | How to Enhance Outdoor Sociability in a Simple Way

Article by Maria Giovanna Drago – A review of Stranden by LINK Landskap, 2014 Oslo, Norway. The city of Oslo is located in the innermost point of the homonymous fjord. One of the districts which overlooks the water is Aker Brygge, the most in-style area with its numerous pubs, restaurants, apartments, and shopping centres. Way back in 1854, the shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verksted was located here and the engineering...

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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Fresh Trends

Architecture and Urban Design Course in Edinburgh, Scotland

Architecture and Urban Design Course in Edinburgh, Scotland

Review by Frank Bourque – A three-week postgraduate architecture and urban design course that teaches architecture based on its cornerstones in Edinburgh, Scotland. A lot of people would agree that there is something special about modern architecture that honors its roots in the past. This is exactly what the science of urban design is based upon – a rich history of shaping the physical settings for life in cities,...

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in China, Lab D+H, Landscape architecture Posts

Vanke Cloud City | Uses Street Furniture to Re-imagine the Urban Landscape

Vanke Cloud City | Uses Street Furniture to Re-imagine the Urban Landscape

Article by Amrita Slatch – Vanke Cloud City Phase 2, by Lab D+H, in Guangzhou, China. It is very rare for mixed-use developments to cater to a specific group of people. But the Cloud City development by Vanke (China’s largest real estate developer) has taken the bold step of focusing on the younger generation, who come to live in extravagant first-tier cities such as Guangzhou, but wish to enjoy an...

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Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Landscape architecture Posts

Place des Droits de l’Homme | How to Bring People Back to a Forgotten Space

Place des Droits de l’Homme | How to Bring People Back to a Forgotten Space

Article by Mayré Rivero Bueno – We take a look at how the Place des Droits de l’Homme project brought people back to a space that was forgotten about, rejected by time and life. The square, Place des Droits de l’Homme, is located in Tremblay en France. The town is a commune in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris, it has an area of 22.44 Km2 and is 19.7 Km from the...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Brazil, Landscape architecture Posts, Spbr Architects

Ubatuba House II | When Architecture Completes Nature

Ubatuba House II | When Architecture Completes Nature

Article by Claudia Corapi – A walk inside Ubatuba House II by Spbr Architects, Ubatuba, Brazil. Urban planning has to ensure the right use of the land, but sometimes its rules interfere with creating a project that can also be viewed as a piece of art. The task taken up by SPBR Architects with the “Ubatuba House II” project wasn’t easy because of the necessity to preserve the surrounding...

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