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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in 2012, Landscape architecture Posts, OLIN Studio, United States, Washington

Canal Park | From District Parking to Stunning Recreational Park

Canal Park | From District Parking to Stunning Recreational Park

Article by Galo César Gutiérrez Díaz – A review of Canal Park by OLIN, in Washington, District Of Columbia, USA. In a city where the priority is the automobile, will it be a great advance to recover open public spaces? These improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, giving multiple benefits from social to economic. Recovering an open public space is not easy; it takes a lot of...

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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 2001, Australia, Landscape Architecture Environment, McGregor Coxall, Sydney

How Lizard Log Playground and Park will Make You Rethink how a Park is Designed

How Lizard Log Playground and Park will Make You Rethink how a Park is Designed

Article by Gwgw Kalligiannaki– A Review for Lizard Log Playground and Park, Designed by McGregor Coxall, Western Sydney, Australia. “Design a park”. This task is a challenge for all architects. Well, it’s not easy, because what, actually, is a park? I am sure that we all think about parks as big green spaces distributed around the city, in order to have some “nature points” between the buildings. However, Lizard Log Playground...

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Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in ELYPS Landscape + Urban Design, Landscape architecture Posts, Luxembourg

Europe’s Longest Sustainable Water Retention Boulevard Completed in Luxembourg

Europe’s Longest Sustainable Water Retention Boulevard Completed in Luxembourg

Article by Tahío Avila – Water Retention Boulevard landscape urban design, by ELYPS Landscape + Urban Design, in Belval, Luxembourg, Europe. Belval is the first major city in Luxemburg to integrate rainwater management with a proper landscape design, providing a higher quality of life and an improved ecological environment for its inhabitants. The city of Belval is an industrial territory, and the contrast between natural and man-made is undeniable....

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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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