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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 Jul 27, 2016 in 2014, England, Hargreaves Associates, Landscape architecture Posts, LDA Design et al., London

The Award-winning Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London:  Top 5 Features Showcasing the Future of Sustainable Design

The Award-winning Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London: Top 5 Features Showcasing the Future of Sustainable Design

Article by Andrea Kreuer Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, by LDA Design et al., in London, United Kingdom Since its heyday in 2012, when the Olympic Park first opened to the public to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the park has undergone a further transformation, developing into a forerunner of naturalistic planting and sustainable landscape design. To achieve this, the Park’s management have commissioned best-in-class landscape and planting designers...

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in 2016, England, Land Art, Landscape architecture Posts, London

How Did Flying Beetles Inspire the V&A Museum’s Courtyard?

How Did Flying Beetles Inspire the V&A Museum’s Courtyard?

Article by Selen Öztürk Elytra Filament Pavilion, a collaborative project in Victoria and Albert Museum, John Madejski Garden, London, England,  United Kingdom Elytra Filament Pavilion, a biomimetic installation by Achim Menges, Moritz Dörstelmann, Jan Knippers and Thomas Auer, in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s John Madejski Garden, London. Can nature contribute to architectural designs? As we look through Elytra Filament Pavilion’s design techniques, the answer is definitely: YES! The pavilion was...

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Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in 2015, England, Land Art, Landscape architecture Posts, London

Spice Up Your Life with the Trendy, Groundbreaking Global Movement “Spark Your City”

Spice Up Your Life with the Trendy, Groundbreaking Global Movement “Spark Your City”

Article by Farah Afza Jurekh Spark Your City, by Kipling, in Sutton Walk, London Imagine you are walking past the same old, boring tunnel to start your day, stressing about how angry your boss’ mood might be or how your presentation to the multibillion-dollar company will turn out. Suddenly, you notice a huge difference around you. The usually dull, gray tunnel does not look the same as you see...

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