STUDENT PROJECT | The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine | Eugenio Da Rin, Josine Lambert

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Mountain landscapes have been subjected to a relentless conflict between conservative-picturesque attitudes and economic exploitation approaches. The project proposes a strategy that understands the river as a water-sediment management machine that choreographs newly manufactured riparian landscapes in order to put forward a decision-making mechanism to face the conflicting perspectives with existing social formations.
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816 Congress Roof Transformation | Austin, Texas | dwg. urban landscape architecture

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The 816 Congress Roof Transformation converted unsightly, inaccessible spaces into unique green roofs and subsequently profitable building assets. The resulting main terrace has become a tenant retreat and a coveted event space, offering unprecedented views of the Texas State Capitol and its grounds. This building, designed for another era, is now competing with modern and newly built office space in downtown Austin.

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Morphis creates residential landscape inspired by the lotus

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Morphis were approached by TATA Housing to create a spectacular residential landscape, rooted in the culture of India’s community to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for a new development in Haryana. The Lotus vision represents long life and good fortune – symbolic of purity and spiritual nature with unfolding petals suggesting an expansion of the soul.
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A Montreal library where landscape merges with architecture

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A place of openness and exchange
To build a new library is to give to one’s community, to make a gesture of openness, of exchange, of culture and of urbanity. Situated in the multi-ethnic borough of Saint-Laurent on a busy urban boulevard, the library is one of a series of public structures with a lush woodland park running behind them. Founded on the prioritization of the user’s perception, the library and its landscape offer a contemporary place of varied experiences. It is a place of openness and exchange devoted to discovery, communication and interaction.

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Three parks come together in The International Park

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Impression of the new bridges at the Haringkade

The Municipality of The Hague presented the vision for The International Park which will connect three existing parks – the Scheveningse Bosjes, the Waterpartij and the Westbroekpark – into one improved city park that rivals London’s Hyde Park in size.

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The five most read Landscape Architecture posts of 2015

2015 is coming to a close and I wish you a great 2016 and look forward to receiving more projects from around the world. I thought it would be good to share the five most read posts from World Landscape Architecture this year.

1. Sasaki Associates designs Shanghai’s largest park


Zhangjiabang is the first of Shanghai’s eight planned “green wedges”, and will become the city’s largest public park.

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Plovdiv Central Square | Plovdiv, Bulgaria | Panagiota Mouratidou, Vasiliki Tsiouma

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Plovdiv Central Square has the potential to become the most visited civic destination of the city and even more one of the most famous European Squares. However, at present the Square appears to be of poor identity, not well connected to the city, with no distinct access points, with neglected, fragmented archeological spaces, lack of vegetation and vast hard pavement and parking surfaces, disorienting and confusing users and visitors as they move across or between the different levels.

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