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Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands

Amsterdam Canal Ring | How Amsterdam Became one of the Most Sustainable Cities in the World

Amsterdam Canal Ring | How Amsterdam Became one of the Most Sustainable Cities in the World

Article by Ophelia Yuting Ji – We take a  look at how Amsterdam became one of the most sustainable cities in the world due to the development of the Amsterdam Canal Ring.  Revolving windmills, blossoming tulips, and meandering canals; we are all drawn to the beautiful sightseeing in Amsterdam, but the capital of the Netherlands is definitely more than that. The city, located in the North Holland province in the...

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Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Baarn, Landscape architecture Posts, Mecanoo, Netherlands

Eden Soestdijk | 6 Steps to Stand Out From The Competition

Eden Soestdijk | 6 Steps to Stand Out From The Competition

Article by Moreira Filho – Eden Soestdijk, by Mecanoo Architecten, in Baarn, Netherlands Working in landscape architecture requires a variety of knowledge within many multidisciplinary areas of construction. A sum of visual arts, design, architecture, engineering, historical and cultural heritage preservation, laws, botanic, illumination, hydraulic, topography, geology, and others will define whether a project will gather enough elements to win any competition. Wow, being a landscape architect it is...

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in 2016, Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands

Zuidwestoever | How to Use Urban Furniture to Define a Space

Zuidwestoever | How to Use Urban Furniture to Define a Space

Article by Eleni Tsirintani – Zuidwestoever, by Guido Hermans: Stadsruimte, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands There are many ways to intervene into the landscape. It can be modified, reconstructed, handled, or simply maintained. The latter is also an intervention. Zuidwestoever design introduces all of the above in a single design gesture to create a new place for the citizens of Amsterdam where they can walk, sit, organize events or simply be next...

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Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in 2014, H+N+S Landscape Architects, Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands

Land Art Park Buitenschot | Can a Landscape Design Cut Out Noise Pollution?

Land Art Park Buitenschot | Can a Landscape Design Cut Out Noise Pollution?

Article by Amrita Slatch – Land Art Park Buitenschot, by H+N+S Landscape Architects, in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands When you land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, you might not notice the 80-acre, diamond-shaped green space right next to one of the runways. But that’s OK. That is not the purpose of this green space. Instead, it is meant to solve one of the most basic issues faced by residential areas near airports:...

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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 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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