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Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in 2014, Barcelona, COAC, Landscape architecture Posts, Spain

How Raised Gardens Can a Make Railway a Social Place

How Raised Gardens Can a Make Railway a Social Place

Article by Kamil Rawski – A Review of the Raised Gardens of Sants by COAC, in Barcelona, Spain. In the era of excessive urbanization it is increasingly difficult to find new spaces to make into green areas. At the same time the urban infrastructure absorbs more and more surfaces of the cities. What do you think, is it possible to find a compromise which is able to bring together these...

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in 2016, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, Landscape architecture Posts, Latvia

Parametric Glacier Pavilion | A Magnificent Urban Pavilion for a City

Parametric Glacier Pavilion | A Magnificent Urban Pavilion for a City

Article By Aybige Tek – A review of Parametric Glacier Pavilion, by Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, in the Dome Cathedral garden, Riga, Latvia. The Parametric Glacier Pavilion was a hypnotic architectural centerpiece inside a garden courtyard at Riga’s Dome Cathedral atrium this past fall. The 24-hour installation was part of a contemporary art forum called White Night. The pavilion was nestled within a square-shaped, traditional landscape. Parametric Glacier Pavilion The...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Permeable Pavement | Why We Need Permeable Pavement More Than Ever

Permeable Pavement | Why We Need Permeable Pavement More Than Ever

Article by Frank Bourque – We look at the idea of permeable pavement with industry expert Robert Bowers and investigate why we need it more than ever in the world. Could the pavement industry be on its way to a revolution? We interviewed Robert Bowers, P. Eng., LEED Green Associate and Director of Engineering at the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, who holds the opinion that there is little choice...

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in 2015, Landscape architecture Posts, Mexico

Angelopolis Corporate Terrace | A Balancing Act of Style and Function

Angelopolis Corporate Terrace | A Balancing Act of Style and Function

Article by Niriti Porwal – A review of Angelopolis Corporate Terrace by DLC Architects (María Guadalupe Domínguez Landa, Rafael López Corona) in Lomas de Angelópolis, Puebla, México. Good commercial landscape planning is a matter of striking the right balance of form and function. In order to make the landscape speak for itself, it is important to think about how you want the user to interact with your design and...

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Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Streetscape | 5 of the Best Projects Today for Design Inspiration

Streetscape | 5 of the Best Projects Today for Design Inspiration

Article by Kurt Longland – We take a look at 5 awesome projects for streetscape design inspiration, covering some of the world’s most unique and interesting landscape architecture projects.  So it’s the time of year when one project has been completed and another is under way, and as such you learn that your new task is to design a streetscape … whatever that means. Once you realize that it...

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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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