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Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in 2015, Atelier Descombes & Rampini, Geneva, Landscape architecture Posts, Switzerland

How to Rejuvenate an Abandoned River

How to Rejuvenate an Abandoned River

Article by Nour Adel – Renaturation of the river Aire, by Georges Descombes and Atelier Descombes & Rampini, in Geneva, Switzerland. Designing river gardens and natural scenery is a unique aspect of our profession as landscape architects, because it allows us to not only focus on hardscaping and landscaping specs, but also to deal with an intriguing ecological dimension in which there is an an opposition between nature and culture. This...

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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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Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Australia, Landscape architecture Posts, Queensland, TCL

Yeppoon Landscape Design Provides a Chance to Re-Start After a Cataclysm

Yeppoon Landscape Design Provides a Chance to Re-Start After a Cataclysm

Article by Cristina Ferrara – Yeppoon, by TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean), in Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia. People and places facing a natural cataclysm have to deal with negative consequences. These events leave both psychological aspects and constructive challenges; reconstructive, indeed. Floods, thunderstorms, cyclones, and heavy snowfalls are always more and more frequent, bringing possible damage to natural habitats, constructions, buildings and inhabitants’ habits. A rapid restructuring and renovation of damaged places is one...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in !melk landscape architects, 2016, Landscape architecture Posts, Nevada, United States

Las Vegas Gets a Taste of Award Winning Landscape Architecture

Las Vegas Gets a Taste of Award Winning Landscape Architecture

Article by Frank Bourque – The Park, by !Melk Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Let’s face it — landscape architecture isn’t just a growing revolution. It is the reality in which we live, and one that is pioneering the way to a better future. Many metropolitan cities have embraced landscape architecture and have shifted from simply accommodating it to actively integrating open space in...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in 2014, Australia, HASSELL, Landscape architecture Posts, Melbourne

How to Show a Community’s Soul in The Landscape of the City

How to Show a Community’s Soul in The Landscape of the City

Article by Moreira Filho – The Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct, by HASSELL, Dandenong, Melbourne, Australia. Far from their homelands, immigrants all over the world look for a space they can call their own in their adopted country. And they often have to do this in an atmosphere of struggle and even prejudice in their day-to-day lives. How can landscape architects design projects to help people feel at home and...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in 2007, England, Gustafson Porter, Landscape architecture Posts, Nottingham, Squares

How an Old Market Square Became the New ”It” Spot

How an Old Market Square Became the New ”It” Spot

Article by Mayra Alejandra Rivero Bueno – Old Market Square, by Gustafson Porter, in Nottingham, England. In 2004, the Development Department of Nottingham, England, organized an international competition for the re-design of the Old Market Square. The winners were Gustafson Porter and Bowman, and the design was so clever that the Old Market Square of Nottingham became the nerve center of the city’s social and cultural life. The square...

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