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Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in 2016, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, Landscape architecture Posts, Latvia

Parametric Glacier Pavilion | A Magnificent Urban Pavilion for a City

Parametric Glacier Pavilion | A Magnificent Urban Pavilion for a City

Article By Aybige Tek – A review of Parametric Glacier Pavilion, by Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, in the Dome Cathedral garden, Riga, Latvia. The Parametric Glacier Pavilion was a hypnotic architectural centerpiece inside a garden courtyard at Riga’s Dome Cathedral atrium this past fall. The 24-hour installation was part of a contemporary art forum called White Night. The pavilion was nestled within a square-shaped, traditional landscape. Parametric Glacier Pavilion The...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in 2016, MARELD landscape architects, Sweden, Trollhättan

Öresjö Recreational Area | One of the Best Geometric Beach Areas in the World

Öresjö Recreational Area | One of the Best Geometric Beach Areas in the World

Article by Aybige Tek – Öresjö recreational area by MARELD landscape architects, in Trollhättan, Sweden. When designing the Öresjö recreational area, the main concept for the landscape architects and people involved in the design phase was to create a beach and bathing areas in public space for everyone. Public use was their main goal where the geometry is circular; half-moon shaped, in fact, and also has linear and also curved...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in 2016, KWK Promes, Landscape architecture Posts, Poland

Przelomy Centre for Dialogue | From Painful War Scars to Success Story

Przelomy Centre for Dialogue | From Painful War Scars to Success Story

Article by Win Phy0 – A review of Przelomy Centre for Dialogue, by KWK Promes, in Szczecin, Poland. Imagine a place that is deeply rooted in a painful history, a place that hasn’t caught a break in the years since. The potential for reviving that space and making a 360-degree turnaround might seem highly unlikely. For years, a section of Szczecin, Poland, suffered this sorry state. The once vibrant urban...

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Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in 2016, Landscape architecture Posts, Mexico, Miguel Angel Aragonés

Hotel Mar Adentro | Merges Technology With Modern Design

Hotel Mar Adentro | Merges Technology With Modern Design

Article by Maria Giovanna Drago – A review of Hotel Mar Adentro by Miguel Angel Aragonés – San José del Cabo, México. Mar Adentro is a hotel complex located at the far southern tip of the California peninsula in Mexican territory. It’s separated from the inland by the Sea of Cortez, a geographical area characterized by the prosperity of marine fauna and flora — it is recognized as a...

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in 2016, DELVA Landscape Architec, Netherlands, Parkstad, Powerhouse Company, Rotterdam, Urbanism

Parkstad Rotterdam: How to Design a New Model of Communal Living in the City

Parkstad Rotterdam: How to Design a New Model of Communal Living in the City

Article by Giacomo Guzzon – A review of the Parkstad Rotterdam Project, by DELVA Landscape Architects,  in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Parkstad, a residential project covering three building blocks, is part of a larger master plan for the redevelopment of a derelict area in the southern part of Rotterdam. This project challenges the conventional way people live in the city, and seeks alternative solutions to encourage residents to interact with each...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in !melk landscape architects, 2016, Landscape architecture Posts, Nevada, United States

Las Vegas Gets a Taste of Award Winning Landscape Architecture

Las Vegas Gets a Taste of Award Winning Landscape Architecture

Article by Frank Bourque – The Park, by !Melk Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Let’s face it — landscape architecture isn’t just a growing revolution. It is the reality in which we live, and one that is pioneering the way to a better future. Many metropolitan cities have embraced landscape architecture and have shifted from simply accommodating it to actively integrating open space in...

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