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Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Parks, plants

Why Do Some Graduate Landscape Architects Have a Poor Understanding of Planting?

Why Do Some Graduate Landscape Architects Have a Poor Understanding of Planting?

Article by Kamil Rawski In this article we examine what knowledge young professionals lack about planting that every landscape architect should know. In the pursuit of a landscape architecture degree, students have the opportunity to acquire a wealth of knowledge on planting, but as with other subjects there are some students who take this issue more seriously than others. Very often creating planting plans is reduced to composing different...

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in 2001, Landscape architecture Posts, Malmö, Parks, SLA, Sweden

Anchor Park Shows Us How to Design a Patchwork Park

Anchor Park Shows Us How to Design a Patchwork Park

Article by Irmak Bilir Anchor Park by SLA/Stig L. Andersson, Malmö, Sweden. Anchor Park is located in the middle of a new urban neigborhood built at the former industrial estate and port area of Västra Hamnen in Sweden’s coastal city of Malmö. The park has a patchwork character and uses the water in a way we haven’t often seen: The water is intentionally collected in reliefs! In the spring of...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts, Parks

6 Parks That Make the World a Better Place to Live

6 Parks That Make the World a Better Place to Live

Article by Erisa Nesimi We take a look at 6 unique parks that have significantly contributed to their community. Stating that parks are important for our cities is not breaking news; the advantages of these spaces are generally well known and accepted. Ever since the Garden City movement in the 1900s, the importance of such green spaces has been considered in a significant way. Nevertheless, nowadays, it is not...

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Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in 2011, CMD Ingenieros, Georgia, Landscape architecture Posts, Parks, Tbilisi

How Rike Park Merged a Historical Space With a Modern One

How Rike Park Merged a Historical Space With a Modern One

Article by Paula Uzarek Rike Park, by CMD Ingenieros, Tbilisi, Georgia. Is there a recipe to join two different districts, a historical and a modern one? A recently opened area, one of the most modern parks in Georgia, gives the answer to these questions and enlists the essential elements of a public park. The first ingredient of every urban space is location. Placement of Rike Park in proximity of...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in 2013, Italy, LAND Milano srl, Landscape architecture Posts, Parks

6 Reasons Why You’d Want to Visit Parco Portello in Milan ASAP

6 Reasons Why You’d Want to Visit Parco Portello in Milan ASAP

Parco Portello, by LAND Milano srl, in the Portello District, Milan, Lombardia Region, Italy. To design a public space is always an interesting challenge for a landscape architect. There are many problems to solve, not least of all maintenance. Managing to get people populating it is the best possible way to prevent the place from bad behaviors. But what should one do to get this result? Providing a public...

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in 2005, Atelier Dreiseitl, Finland, Landscape architecture Posts, Oulu, Parks

How This Park Scored Three Economical, Ecological, and Research Goals at Once

How This Park Scored Three Economical, Ecological, and Research Goals at Once

Toppilansaari Park, by Atelier Dreiseitl, in Oulu, Finland. Do you happen to know what the word Toppilansaari means? Perhaps you can translate it, if you live in Finland, but for the rest of us wondering why a park would have such a name, Toppilansaari is Finnish for “Park of the Young Sailor.” As in most of the northern countries, the history of Finland and its people is closely connected with...

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