Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls

June 1, 2017,AEDT

Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the United States. For over a century, the breathtaking site has been cut off from public access by industrial infrastructure built along the water’s edge. Snøhetta is leading the design of the public spaces that will allow visitors to rediscover | Read More

New Resiliency Guidelines to prepare New York for Climate Change

June 1, 2017,AEDT

Recently, the city of New York announced the release of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines, which for the first time establish citywide guidance on incorporating projected impacts from climate change into the planning, engineering, construction, and renovation of City facilities. Building on New York City’s national leadership on climate action, | Read More

The Figure-Ground of Cities by Nadia Amoroso

May 30, 2017,AEDT

Figure-ground drawings are conventional drawings used for urban design and city planning. Figure-ground plans depict the built and un-built spaces of the city, using simple black and white markings as the composition for the drawing. Typically, the black areas represent the solid (built) areas of the urban space, while the | Read More

Finalists announced for Nepean Point design competition

May 28, 2017,AEDT

The National Capital Commission is pleased to announce the finalists in the international design competition for the redevelopment of Nepean Point, an historic and picturesque public space, and one of the Capital’s most iconic and spectacular lookouts. The finalists are as follows: Ryan (PUBLIC WORK, KPMB Architects, Blackwell) Rosenberg (Janet | Read More

Under the Ficus Shade | Bangkok, Thailand | TROP

May 24, 2017,AEDT

Few years ago, TROP was commissioned to design the landscape for a hotel, in one of Bangkok’s busiest neighborhoods. The site was compact, with abandoned townhomes. These structures were kept and transformed into hotel rooms, with windows facing drop-off area. The lobby and restaurant were added in between the structures. Luckily, there | Read More

MVRDV completes Seoullo – Seoul’s Skygarden

May 20, 2017,AEDT

Today, Mayor of Seoul, Won-soon Park officially opens Seoul’s new public garden Skygarden, Seoullo 7017, a 983-metre botanical floating walkway, a transformed former city highway. Reborn as a linear park with over 200 local species of trees, shrubs and flowers are lined as a walkable plant library for residents and | Read More

Pacific Center Campus Development | San Diego, USA | BNIM

May 19, 2017,AEDT

BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was completed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, | Read More

Global Street Design Guide launched as a free download

May 17, 2017,AEDT

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative recently announced the launch of the Global Street Design Guide as a globally accessible document that can be downloaded at no cost, allowing urban planners, designers and transportation practitioners in cities around the world to immediately implement | 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

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