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Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in 2015, Atelier Descombes & Rampini, Geneva, Landscape architecture Posts, Switzerland

How to Rejuvenate an Abandoned River

How to Rejuvenate an Abandoned River

Article by Nour Adel – Renaturation of the river Aire, by Georges Descombes and Atelier Descombes & Rampini, in Geneva, Switzerland. Designing river gardens and natural scenery is a unique aspect of our profession as landscape architects, because it allows us to not only focus on hardscaping and landscaping specs, but also to deal with an intriguing ecological dimension in which there is an an opposition between nature and culture. This...

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in 2015, Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands, Openfabric

Landscapes Designed for Children – How to Go Wild and Natural

Landscapes Designed for Children – How to Go Wild and Natural

Article Bhanu Mahajan – Into the Wild shows us landscapes designed for children, by Openfabric and DMAU, in Grevelingenveld, The Hague (Netherlands) Outdoor play is about an experience, skills, health, stamina and everything else that is part of a kid’s development. But why outdoors and not indoors? While formal sporting activities strengthen them physically, playing in the wild/natural settings nurtures their creativity. But what to play, and how? The...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in 2015, Landscape architecture Posts, Switzerland, Zurich

What Can This Town Hall Square Teach You About Design?

What Can This Town Hall Square Teach You About Design?

Article by Alexandra-Elena Ciocan – Town Hall Square of Meilen, by Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitektur, in Zurich, Switzerland. I think we can all agree upon the fact that landscape architecture is often confused with “gardening”. While it is a compliment that we, nature lovers and landscape professionals, accept with grace, there is so much more that the domain has to offer. One example is the Town Hall Square of Meilen, a project that...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in 2015, Canada, Landscape architecture Posts, Montreal (Quebec), NIPpaysage, Plaza

How NIPPAYSAGE Turned an Old Parking Lot into an Awesome Public Plaza

How NIPPAYSAGE Turned an Old Parking Lot into an Awesome Public Plaza

Article by Farah Afza Jurekh – Joseph Venne Public Plaza by NIPPAYSAGE, Ontario Street, Montreal (Quebec), Canada. Design is a powerful tool. It has the ability to transform and do magic. Landscape architects amaze us by bringing out a whole new outlook, the potential of a place from merely nothing, especially in revitalization projects. Joseph Venne Public Plaza, located in Montreal (Quebec), Canada, is one such intriguing project which...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in 2015, Boston, Landscape architecture Posts, Massachusetts, MYKD, United States

Pier 4 Plaza Encourages Connection with Boston’s Waterfront

Pier 4 Plaza Encourages Connection with Boston’s Waterfront

Article by Mai Nguyen –  A review of Pier 4 Plaza, by Mikyoung Kim Design in Boston, Mass., USA. Mikyoung Kim Design office (MYKD) has just completed another landscape project in Boston’s Seaport District – Pier 4 Plaza. By using geometric forms following the building’s outline, the designer has established not only a connection with the external area, but also a link between the interior and exterior spaces. The...

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in 2015, Australia, Landscape architecture Posts, Sydney, Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (TDEP)

Is Sydney Park an Environmental Revolution?

Is Sydney Park an Environmental Revolution?

Article by Alexandra-Elena Ciocan– A review of the Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project, designed by Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership, in Sydney, Australia. Do you want to know how the innovative Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project manages to deliver answers and solutions to the people and the world, while constructing a better, more feasible future? The translation and reinterpretation of what sustainability means have converged in this Australian park, as...

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