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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 Jan 23, 2017 in 2003, England, Garden Festival, Landscape architecture Posts, Limelight, Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects

Garden Festival Reveals New Perspectives at a Public Arboretum

Garden Festival Reveals New Perspectives at a Public Arboretum

Article by Alexis Alvey – A review of the Limelight during Garden Festival, designed by  Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects in Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England Limelight, by Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects, is a minimalist garden installation that was created at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum of England, for its 2003 International Festival of Gardens. Although the installation was temporary, Limelight demonstrates how innovative design can be successfully incorporated...

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in 2014, England, Kinnear Landscape Architects, Landscape architecture Posts, London

How to Revitalize a Park Design in 5 Steps

How to Revitalize a Park Design in 5 Steps

Article by Maria Giovanna Drago – A review of the park design at Drapers Field by Kinnear Landscape Architects, in Waltham Forest, London, UK. Drapers field has been in a controversial debate in the last five years. It’s located in Leyton, London, where used to be social housing with relative facilities – Drapers Field was a green area including a sport field – until 2008, when a Compulsory Purchase...

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in England, Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts, London

Why Make London the First National Park City?

Why Make London the First National Park City?

Article by Terka Acton – We take a closer look at one of Europe’s most major cities and ask the question “Why Make London the First National Park City?”. London is famously one of the world’s most crowded and frenetic cities, so it may come as a surprise that there is a growing movement to make it the first ever National Park City. In fact, the city’s habitat is...

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Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in 2014, Cityscapers, England, Landscape architecture Posts, London, Private Garden

How to Transform a Back Yard into an Oasis to Escape City Stress

How to Transform a Back Yard into an Oasis to Escape City Stress

Article by Giacomo Guzzon – Parson Green by Cityscapers, in London, England, shows us how to escape city stress and transform a back yard.  Designing gardens is a very important aspect of our profession, because it allows landscape architects to test ideas and focus attention on particular hard and soft landscaping details that we can learn from and eventually use in the public realm. Parson Green, a small urban garden...

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in 2015, England, Landscape architecture Posts, LDA Design et al., Leicester City

5 Ways Jubilee Square Leicester Brings Spaces Back Together

5 Ways Jubilee Square Leicester Brings Spaces Back Together

Article by Nour Adel Jubilee Square Leicester, by LDA Design, in  Jubilee Square, Leicester, UK Every day new, modern, beautiful public parks are being constructed, unfortunately, they don’t always relate to the old historic buildings and cultural assets which give a city its identity and uniqueness. In the early 1970’s, a new inner ring road and the construction of St Nicholas Circle destroyed the medieval urban grain of St...

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