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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 30, 2017 in Landscape architecture Posts

Place des Droits de l’Homme | How to Bring People Back to a Forgotten Space

Place des Droits de l’Homme | How to Bring People Back to a Forgotten Space

Article by Mayré Rivero Bueno – We take a look at how the Place des Droits de l’Homme project brought people back to a space that was forgotten about, rejected by time and life. The square, Place des Droits de l’Homme, is located in Tremblay en France. The town is a commune in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris, it has an area of 22.44 Km2 and is 19.7 Km from the...

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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 28, 2017 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

New Urban Squares | How to Activate the Leftover Spaces Between Buildings

New Urban Squares | How to Activate the Leftover Spaces Between Buildings

Article by Giacomo Guzzon – The Case of St. James Square in Melbourne and Pancras Square in London looking at how they created new urban squares. Almost all historic public squares have some common characteristics. They are typically generous in size, they are often surrounded by important buildings, feature fountains, statues, and seating of some kind, and most importantly, they have lots of light because they are surrounded by...

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Landscape Architecture Plan | 10 Excellent Video Tutorials

Landscape Architecture Plan | 10 Excellent Video Tutorials

Article by Gwgw Kalligiannaki – We take a look at 10 incredible YouTube tutorials for creating a landscape architecture plan to improve your skills. The landscape architecture plan is a communication document. We create them to visualize our ideas to other people. However, we live in the age of publicity, so the plan is also part of the architect’s professional image. As the competition grows, most of us spend...

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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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