In recent decades, the Philippines has witnessed consistent population and economic growth. Official statistics estimate the country will grow by 50 million people in the next 35 years, straining already congested and rapidly expanding metropolitan areas such as Manila. This growth comes at the expense of agricultural land, compromising the lifeline of existing communities and the food supply of future generations. Single-use gated communities are the norm, whose poor public realm and connectivity force residents to drive to their everyday needs. A complete disregard for natural systems has exacerbated issues surrounding flooding, regional water quality and supply.
Continue reading Ananas New Community | Manila, Philippines | Sasaki Associates
PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2015 | LEPIRONIA GARDENS – Setia Eco Glades Sdn. Bhd.
The Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) announced the winners for the 8th Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) at the annual ILAM Gala Night, organised in conjunction with the World Landscape Architecture Month.
MALAYSIAN PROJECT – HONOUR AWARDS | THE LEAFZ – Hoda Design Sdn. Bhd.
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What makes a garden what it is? How effectively design a garden so that it can become a space with a purpose? Gardens, or as we love to say Bāghs are always spaces with a purpose. They are meant for certain pre-determined activities to take place; a place for relaxation, a place for children to play, a place for outdoor parties and dinners, a place for solitude, a place for group gatherings, a performance space… the list is never ending. The qualities that truly make up this sense of purpose in any garden begin at the very heart of the design process. The purpose behind the garden is what the designer has at the back of his/her mind from the moment he goes about putting pen to paper. Without this sense of purpose, the garden is at the risk of becoming rather like a river which flows and has abundant water, but never meets the sea.
Continue reading Gethsemane – a prayer garden in Pune, India
D’Leedon residential development is located in a strategic position within the Farrer Court residential area of Singapore, a unique influence on the character of the site is the absence of nearby high rise buildings. Its direct connection to Farrer Road make this a prestigious and highly visible site.
Zaha Hadid Architects’ design for Farrer Court is generated by the study of the existing alignments of circulation, buildings and landscapes adjacent to the site. These various axes are drawn into the site and linked together to inform a series of construction lines with the highest degree of connectivity to the surrounding neighbourhood.
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Yang Zhong is a group of island town in the Yangtze River, which is composed of four main islands.The city has a memorable history during the civil war. It was famous for the Yangtze River Crossing Campaign which was particularly significant impact during that time.With this significant part of history the local government proceed to improve the current abandoned dock as a commemorative Yangtze River Crossing Campaign theme park. Lead by Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company Limited, The Ferry Culture Park was designed and built for the town of Yangzhong commemorating the efforts done by the people for the country.
Continue reading The Ferry Culture Park |XinBa Town, China | Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company Limited
The Landscape design of The Zire Wongamat provides spacious relaxation spaces in different settings to its residents by extending the architectural lines of the residential buildings onto the landscape. These spaces caters for a variety of activities and functions such as beach terraces, landscaped garden, children’s play area and a multipurpose sports court and roof deck.
Continue reading Shma designs sanctuary to relax amongst a crafted landscape
The Landscape design for Vincom Landmark 81 Tower aims to deliver a dynamic, contextual and well integrated public realm that addresses sustainable design challenges at various interfaces of the project and complements the iconic architecture.
Continue reading Vincom Landmark 81 Tower Landscape | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Atkins