Marina One | Singapore | Gustafson Porter

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Marina One is a mixed-use development at the centre of Singapore’s business district aims to become its signature real estate development. Its brief is to define new standards of luxury urban living and to create an international benchmark for design and sustainability excellence.

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Rosenthal Park | Lane Cove, Australia | Corkery Consulting

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Rosenthal Park incorporates three integrated spaces with distinctive characters, enhancing pedestrian flow and connectivity to adjoining areas with sustainable reuse of rainwater and solar energy.

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Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum | Minnesota, USA | Halvorson Design Partnership

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Lakewood Cemetery has been the foremost resting place for Minnesota’s distinguished citizens since 1871. This treasured haven of beauty, art and history, wherein broad sweeps of lawn are punctuated by fine stone monuments, trees and meandering roadways, is an archetype of the quintessential American “Lawn Plan” cemetery.

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Park Groot Schjin | Antwerp, Belgium | BUUR, HOSPER & BULK

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In early 2013 urban planners AG stadsplanning organised a competition to carry out the complete design assignment and related services as part of the development of the Groot Schijn Park in Antwerp. BUUR-HOSPER-BULK – in cooperation with ARA – combined forces for this.

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VIDEO | Christophe Girot, “Topology: On Sensing and Conceiving Landscape”


Harvard GSD recently posted a lecture by Christophe Girot titled “Topology: On Sensing and Conceiving Landscape”. An lecture that will intrigue students and professionals interested in Visualisation and Computer Modelling. Girot shows various projects, processes and the tools (Terrestial Laser Scanners, Point Cloud, Rhino, GIS, etc) used to create models of existing and proposed landscapes around the world.

The invention of landscape has always oscillated between a history of beliefs in nature, with its many representations, and a history of terrain measurements through various techniques of appropriation. In his talk, Christophe Girot will consider the longstanding balance between culture and its instruments for sensing and conceiving a landscape, noting that the particular representation of landscape that we hold true today has roots in the dialogue between ars and techne that has characterized every epoch. The aim of this talk and discussion is to open a window on topology’s shifting point of view with regard to this form of interdependence that will considerably affect our ability to act and perform effectively on landscape’s reality.

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