`URAYCAMUY ` | Rises and falls in Quechua, Bolivia


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The XII Latin American Social Architecture Student Workshop, Bolivia 2015, brings together students and architects of different nationalities that seeks to generate social interventions in the Valley of Cinti, municipality of Camargo. Its purpose, authentic and local identity

The intervention focused on the area known by the public as “EL TOBOGAN” located in the southwest of the city implemented with the aim of being a pedestrian area of transition between the city and the cemetery. A space that accumulates two functions: slide addressed to children as play area and a tour that alternates assets and liabilities organized by level to overcome the height difference that separates the city cemetery spaces.

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ASPECT Studios designs temporary ‘park within a park’

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ASPECT Studios has designed a temporary ‘park within a park’ at Metcalfe Park in commercial and technology precinct in Pyrmont, an inner city suburb of Sydney, Australia. Watch the timelapse video below

Metcalfe Park – Temporary ‘Park Within a Park’ from ASPECT Studios on Vimeo.

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URA announces Singapore Rail Corridor RFP winners

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Lines of Life features eight distinctively-themed stretches along the 24 km-long Rail Corridor and 10 community nodes offering differentiated experiences (Photo credit: Nikken Sekkei)

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced recently the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal (RFP) awards, and launched an exhibition of the awarded proposals where the public can give feedback. URA also announced the proposed conservation of the two steel truss bridges along the Rail Corridor, and acknowledged the community’s contributions in achieving a key milestone for the Rail Corridor project.

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North Carolina Museum of Art breaks ground on a Museum Park

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The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh broke ground recently on a Museum Park expansion project designed by Civitas. The NCMA’s 164-acre Museum Park is one of the largest art parks in the country, and the groundbreaking marks the start of a long-term phased expansion plan that will strengthen the relationship between interior and exterior spaces while fostering environmental sustainability. “Our design for the park expansion is intended to engage people in art beyond the galleries, promoting active connections with art and nature,” says Civitas. Founding Principal Mark Johnson.

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Landscape Institute announces 2015 Awards

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park South Plaza winner of the Design for a Large Scale Development by James Corner Field Operations and LDA Design (image credit Robin Forster and LDA-Design)

Last week the Landscape Institute announced the winners for the Landscape Awards 2015. Congratulations to everyone who won this year and you can view the full list below for every award presented at this year’s ceremony.

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The Penthouse | Dallas, Texas | Hocker Design Group

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The Penthouse project is about precision, architectural control, artful graphic layout and transitions from interior to exterior. Located on the 27th and 28th floors of a residential tower, the Penthouse has two terraces which were designed with different programmatic functions based on relationships to interior spaces, directional orientation and predominant skyline or sunset views. On the east terrace a spa and a fire pit are backed by Downtown views. With adjacencies to the primary living space with full glazing the west terrace enjoys views of the Trinity River corridor, its iconic Calatrava-designed suspension bridge, and great sunsets. The programmatic features along this terrace include a water feature, outdoor kitchen, and dining area. 

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Funmix Shopping Centre| Beijing China | LSA Design

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The recently completed Funmix Shopping Centre has become a benchmark commercial project highlighting a commitment in China, by many experienced developers, to the improvement of the social landscapes in and around retail zones of China.

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