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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in 2007, England, Gustafson Porter, Landscape architecture Posts, Nottingham, Squares

How an Old Market Square Became the New ”It” Spot

How an Old Market Square Became the New ”It” Spot

Article by Mayra Alejandra Rivero Bueno – Old Market Square, by Gustafson Porter, in Nottingham, England. In 2004, the Development Department of Nottingham, England, organized an international competition for the re-design of the Old Market Square. The winners were Gustafson Porter and Bowman, and the design was so clever that the Old Market Square of Nottingham became the nerve center of the city’s social and cultural life. The square...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in 2007, Gardener's World, Italy, Landscape architecture Posts, Lazzarini Pickering, Tuscany

Stunning Garden Design Brings Inspiration and Italian Charm

Stunning Garden Design Brings Inspiration and Italian Charm

Article by Eni Çeka – A project review of the Villa in Monte Argentario, by Lazzarini Pickering, Tuscany, Italy. An inspirational display of stunning design and Italian charm. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach…” – Henry David Thoreau Who wouldn’t want to live in...

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in 2007, Gehl Architects, Landscape architecture Posts, Landscape Projects, Urban

Just How Powerful Are Pedestrianised Streets?

Just How Powerful Are Pedestrianised Streets?

New Road by Landscape Projects and Gehl Architects, Brighton, England. For all you landscape architects out there who don’t think site analysis and local context are a crucial first step in designing, this project is about to prove you wrong. New Road is a perfect example of how a landscape architect should assess a site and its surroundings. When Landscape Projects and Gehl Architects were commissioned by the Brighton...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in 2007, Budapest, Courtyard, Hungary, Landscape architecture Posts, Ujirany/New Directions

Why This Courtyard Garden Works When so Many Others Fail?

Why This Courtyard Garden Works When so Many Others Fail?

Paulay Courtyard Garden, by Ujirany/New Directions in Budapest, Hungary. What is your first thought when you see a landscape project for the first time? The answer is straightforward: Do you like it or not? Could you explain why? To answer this question, let’s do an exercise, taking as an example a 430-square-meter project located in the capital of Hungary. According to World Atlas, Budapest is the most populated city in Hungary....

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in 2007, Bangkok, Landscape architecture Posts, Shma, Thailand

Super Garden Explores the Senses to Accelerate the Learning of Kindergarten Children

Super Garden Explores the Senses to Accelerate the Learning of Kindergarten Children

Shrewsbury International School “Play Field” for Kindergarten Children, by Shma Designs, in Bangkok, Thailand. Shrewsbury “Play Field” is a shining example of a sensory-stimulating environment for kindergarten children. Going beyond the typical all-in-one play equipment — which suggests limitations for the growth of a child — Shma has created an all-encompassing play area where young children are able to experiment, explore, observe, and manipulate their surroundings. So, just how...

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