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Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Boston, Copley Wolff Design Group, Landscape architecture Posts, United States

How the Watermark Seaport is Helping Boston Reclaim its Ecology

How the Watermark Seaport is Helping Boston Reclaim its Ecology

Article by Irene Crowo Nielsen – Watermark Seaport, by Copley Wolff Design Group, in Boston, MA, USA. The Watermark Seaport is located in Boston’s newest coveted neighborhood for the live-work-play lifestyle. It is definitely not your average transformation area. The developer brands it with three words; Unrivaled, Unobstructed & Unconventional. “This is the nucleus of the neighborhood: a marriage between Fort Point Channel and the innovation of the Seaport...

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Posted by on May 6, 2017 in 2014, Landscape architecture Posts, LINK Landskap, Norway, Oslo

Stranden | How to Enhance Outdoor Sociability in a Simple Way

Stranden | How to Enhance Outdoor Sociability in a Simple Way

Article by Maria Giovanna Drago – A review of Stranden by LINK Landskap, 2014 Oslo, Norway. The city of Oslo is located in the innermost point of the homonymous fjord. One of the districts which overlooks the water is Aker Brygge, the most in-style area with its numerous pubs, restaurants, apartments, and shopping centres. Way back in 1854, the shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verksted was located here and the engineering...

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in China, Lab D+H, Landscape architecture Posts

Vanke Cloud City | Uses Street Furniture to Re-imagine the Urban Landscape

Vanke Cloud City | Uses Street Furniture to Re-imagine the Urban Landscape

Article by Amrita Slatch – Vanke Cloud City Phase 2, by Lab D+H, in Guangzhou, China. It is very rare for mixed-use developments to cater to a specific group of people. But the Cloud City development by Vanke (China’s largest real estate developer) has taken the bold step of focusing on the younger generation, who come to live in extravagant first-tier cities such as Guangzhou, but wish to enjoy an...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Brazil, Landscape architecture Posts, Spbr Architects

Ubatuba House II | When Architecture Completes Nature

Ubatuba House II | When Architecture Completes Nature

Article by Claudia Corapi – A walk inside Ubatuba House II by Spbr Architects, Ubatuba, Brazil. Urban planning has to ensure the right use of the land, but sometimes its rules interfere with creating a project that can also be viewed as a piece of art. The task taken up by SPBR Architects with the “Ubatuba House II” project wasn’t easy because of the necessity to preserve the surrounding...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in China, Landscape architecture Posts, Martin Duplantier Architectes

Zhangjiajie Pour | The Most Illusionistic Project you Have Ever Seen

Zhangjiajie Pour | The Most Illusionistic Project you Have Ever Seen

Article by Radenka Kolarov – Zhangjiajie Pour, by Martin Duplantier Architectes, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. Zhangjiajie Pour project by Martin Duplantier Architectes and Daqian Landscape Architects, in Zhangjiajie, China. This new stainless steel bridge is part of an award-winning concept designed by Martin Duplantier Architectes for the Zhangjiajie World Heritage Site in China. Landscape design for a World Heritage Site is all about treading lightly. And the latest concept...

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in 2011, B+C Architectes, France, Landscape architecture Posts

How a Mournful Old Square Turned into a Dynamic, Vibrant Plaza

How a Mournful Old Square Turned into a Dynamic, Vibrant Plaza

Article by Farah Afza Jurekh – A review of the vibrant plaza at Place des Droits de l’Homme, by B+C Architectes , Tremblay-en-France. The urban squares are like magnets to cities. The magnetic forces that the city square possesses depends highly on the design of the square. An unused, forgotten, mournful space can be easily turned into a dynamic, attractive, vibrant place if it is designed creatively and meticulously by...

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