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Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in 2009, Denmark, Holstebro, Landscape architecture Posts, OKRA Landschapsarchitecten

Storaa Stream Goes From Neglected Space to Vibrant City Place

Storaa Stream Goes From Neglected Space to Vibrant City Place

Article by Andrea Robezzati – A review of Holstebro Storaa Stream,  OKRA Landschapsarchitecten, located in Holstebro, Denmark. Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen once said, “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context; a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan”. That first small change can lead to a ripple effect in an ever-growing pool....

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in 2009, Affleck + de la Riva Architects, Canada, Landscape architecture Posts, Montreal (Quebec)

How This Square Commemorates the old and Embraces the New

How This Square Commemorates the old and Embraces the New

Article by Irmak Bilir – Square des Frères-Charon, by Affleck + de la Riva Architects, in Montreal, Canada. Small beautiful public spaces can be the signature of the cities to which they belong. Square des Frères-Charon is this kind of public space in Montreal, Canada, designed by Affleck + de la Riva Architects. It has become an essential component of McGill Street’s larger network of historic spaces and a key...

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in 2009, Chengdu, China, Landscape architecture Posts, SWA

How to Create a Stunning Modern Design that Respects Cultural Legacy

How to Create a Stunning Modern Design that Respects Cultural Legacy

Article by Radenka Kolarov – Total reading time 5 minutes. We already saw that China definitely has amazing projects in the article by Lidija Šuster. There is also one small but no less important project right in the center of the city of Chengdu. This Campus houses the office buildings and research facility of the company, Symantec, which has created leading technology innovations. SWA team is one of the world’s design...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in 2009, BIG, Copenhagen, Denmark

How to Cook in Architecture: An Urban Layer Cake with an Intriguing Landscape Design

How to Cook in Architecture: An Urban Layer Cake with an Intriguing Landscape Design

Article by Eleni Tsirintani 8 House and Landscape Design, by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The architects have designed a neighborhood in horizontal layers, like a built cake, as they put it in their presentation.  The distinct layers diversify and intersect according to the program and the functional demands. The massive scale of the intervention questions the boundaries between building and urban planning. The diversity of...

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in 2009, Comas-Pont Arquitectes, Landscape architecture Posts, Ripoll, Spain

How This Old Downtown Embraced Urban Life

How This Old Downtown Embraced Urban Life

Article by Paul McAtomney Urbanization of Historical Downtown Ripoll, by Comas-Pont Arquitectes, in Ripoll (Girona), Spain.  Historically and culturally significant urban environments offer a myriad of challenges for the landscape architect. How does one intervene while retaining the fundamental characteristics — be they physical, cultural, or social — of a place? How does one link past traces of a site with an artful telling of the landscape for future...

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Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in 2009, Amsterdam, Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands, NL Architects, Residential

Turning the House Inside Out: A New Perspective on Residential Development

Turning the House Inside Out: A New Perspective on Residential Development

Article by Nick Shannon Funen Blok K, by NL Architects, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. New housing developments around the world are becoming more sustainable, livable and innovative every day. The key to having a well-rounded project is in the marriage of the buildings and landscape into one continuous experience. People want to live in an area with access to and views of green space, and the field of landscape...

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