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Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in 2008, AllesWirdGut Architektur, Austria, Burgenland, Landscape architecture Posts

How You Get 6,000 People Into A Quarry

How You Get 6,000 People Into A Quarry

The Austrian quarry in St. Margarethen, by AllesWirdGut Architektur, in St. Margarethen, Burgenland, Austria. The Austrian quarry in St. Margarethen is one of the oldest in Europe, considered part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites since 2001 as one of the most beautiful and imposing open-air areas in Europe. This unique landscape was used by the “Symposium of European Sculptors” as the site of an exhibition of numerous stone...

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in 2008, Graeme Massie Architects, Landscape architecture Posts

How Bonn Square Brought The Old and New World Together

How Bonn Square Brought The Old and New World Together

Bonn Square, by Graeme Massie Architects, in Oxford City, United Kingdom. The city of Oxford is a unique place with a strong historic university identity. Like many cities built around universities, its public activity is focused on the spaces surrounding the campus buildings. Students and lecturers spend most of their time in these spaces, with the result that very little public space is developed outside of university property. Bonn...

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in 2008, China, Hargreaves Associates, Hong Kong, Landscape architecture Posts, Plaza, Urban

One Island East Becomes an Exciting Urban Plaza for the People of Hong Kong

One Island East Becomes an Exciting Urban Plaza for the People of Hong Kong

One Island East, by Hargreaves Associates, in Taikoo Place, Hong Kong, China. According to the common business terminology, a corporate design or a corporate identity is the specific combination of designs, colors, and words that a firm uses to present a visual statement about itself and its business philosophy. The corporate identity is the integral image a company shows to investors, customers, and the public. It is very often vital...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in 2008, Cuenca, DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados, Ecuador, Landscape architecture Posts

Plaza Victor J. Cuesta Reminds us of the Importance of Public Space

Plaza Victor J. Cuesta Reminds us of the Importance of Public Space

Plaza Victor J. Cuesta by DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados, in Vargas Machuca, Cuenca, Ecuador. What is the significance of public space? Many things can be said with regard to this particular question. In general, people perceive public space with a social connotation; others see it as an essential element in the sustainability of cities for political, economic, public health, and reasons of biodiversity. Public spaces include a variety of different places,...

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Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in 2008, Croatia, Landscape architecture Posts

Zamet Centre is so Much More Than Just a Sports Center and People Love it

Zamet Centre is so Much More Than Just a Sports Center and People Love it

Zamet Centre, by 3LHD, in  B. Vidas Street, Zamet, Rijeka, Croatia. Have you ever played handball? I did, but only as a child. So when I discovered that the project I am writing about played host to a handball championship, I was a bit surprised. I wondered, is handball the Croatian national sport? And then my mind went to the Olympic games and the large number of buildings that lose...

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Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in 2008, Landscape architecture Posts, Spain, Valencia

Rocafort House Shows us That Simple is Beautiful

Rocafort House Shows us That Simple is Beautiful

Rocafort House, by Ramon Esteve Studio, in Rocafort,Valencia, Spain. The Rocafort House is a residential building located in Lorquí, Murcia, in eastern Spain. The area, some 12 kilometers from Valencia, is a haven of summer homes and irrigated crops. Rocafort House was designed by Ramon Esteve Studio, a group of architects and designers working toward one goal: creating – in their words — “places where you want to live”. I...

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