Hortus-Urbanism: A Horticultural Approach to Informal Districts in China | MAPS

September 26, 2017,AEDT

Hortus-Urbanism proposes a strategy to provide contemporary Chinese “Urban Villages” (Cheng Zhong Cun, 城中村) and their inhabitants with a green spatial infrastructure intended to reconnect them physically, environmentally and socially to their surroundings. Urban Villages are the byproduct of China’s rapid urbanization phenomena and despite their problems related to their | Read More

Deep Learning set to help herbariums automate species identification

August 14, 2017,AEDT

Herbariums around the world have large collections of sample sheets with dried plants pressed ready for  taxonomists to annotate, classify. This process often takes time and many herbariums don’t have the resources to catalogue the sample sheets, however researchers at Costa Rica Institute of Technology recently undertook a study using deep learning to | Read More

Garden of the Mind at IGA Berlin 2017 by P Landscape

June 20, 2017,AEDT

At the end of 2014, Wannaporn Pui Phornprapa, managing director of P landscape co.,ltd was chosen to be one of eight international landscape architects in the world to design a “Thai” contemporary garden “cabinet”, as part of a permanent exhibition at the ‘Garten de Welt’ in Berlin, Germany. The ‘Garten | Read More

Keukenhof gets a proper main entrance by Mecanoo

June 14, 2017,AEDT

Keukenhof finally has a proper main entrance. Mecanoo designed an elegant gatehouse to welcome the large flows of, mainly international, visitors to the world famous gardens. A striking timber roof leans on two volumes, forming an impressive gateway to the park. The stepped roof structure of interwoven isosceles triangles provides | Read More

A poetic garden of ‘structured chaos’ by TCL

May 16, 2017,AEDT

The Towers Road garden fosters a ‘sense of embrace’—a poetic garden of ‘structured chaos’. This has emerged via a collaborative journey with Architect and client. This relationship with client and architect opened up possibilities of what a garden could become. It also allowed TCL to revel in composing, layering and | Read More

The Landscape Spaces of Nelson Mandela Children`s Hospital

April 3, 2017,AEDT

During 2011, we joined the design team of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, a 200 bed specialist paediatric and academic tertiary referral hospital. This hospital envisioned by Nelson Mandela, relied solely on donor funding raised by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Construction was completed in May 2016 and the interior | Read More

Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District | Shanghai, China | Sasaki

March 26, 2017,AEDT

Shanghai is home to nearly 24 million people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. But over the last two decades, China has lost over 123,000 square kilometers of farmland to urbanization—a land area equivalent to nearly the entire state of Iowa. Of the arable land that remains, it is | Read More

Watermark Seaport
 | Boston, USA | Copley Wolff Design Group

December 19, 2016,AEDT

Located in Boston’s Seaport District, Seaport Square is currently being transformed into a 25-acre mixed-use development containing residential, office, retail, hotel, and civic/cultural spaces. Watermark Seaport is a 17-story luxury residential tower and 6-story loft consisting of 346 apartments, 25,000 square feet of retail space, and two levels of below-grade | Read More

Podscape Garden | JP Architects & Landscape Design

October 29, 2016,AEDT

JP Architects and Landscape Design is a multi-award winning practice based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Formed by James Purdy in 2014 the practice works closely with other skilled professionals to create exciting and meaningful projects that seek to reconnect people with their natural environment. This project was designed with the | Read More

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