The transformation of the former Imperial Tobacco Factory site into a progressive urban residential complex is innovative on several fronts: it combines affordability with sustainable practices and the preservation of industrial heritage fabric; building reuse with a unique approach to shared space; and the regeneration of hardscape environments into sustainable ecosystems that incorporate public and private residential spaces.
Continue reading Imperial Lofts | Montreal, Canada | Group IBI-CHBA (now Lemay)
Paterson Collection is a condominium located in the River Valley planning area. It consists of two blocks of 19 storey apartments, leaving ample room for recreation areas and landscaped spaces.
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Shams Abu Dhabi is a landmark development within Abu Dhabi and one of the first green developments in the region. Shams is intended to help meet an increasing demand for residential housing and commercial office buildings in Abu Dhabi, which has witnessed an expanded economic growth.
Sorouh Investments, a publicly traded international real estate development firm in Abu Dhabi, UAE, selected CRJA-IBI Group to revise the Master Plan and design the Central Park which will serve as a focal point of its Shams Abu Dhabi project, a major mixed-use development located on Al Reem Island off the northern shore of the capital city. CRJA-IBI Group successfully competed against three international design teams to win the park competition.
Continue reading Shams Abu Dhabi: Central Park and Public Landscapes | Abu Dhabi, UAE | CRJA-IBI Group
NBBJ’s landscape architects were involved from the project’s inception addressing site planning, landscape design and integration with architecture and interior design. In the midst of the design process, Tom and Iris Vail, life-long residents of Cleveland and long-standing friends of the Clinic expressed interest in providing funding for the development of a very special garden at the Cleveland Clinic’s new Heart Center. The Vails are recognized leaders in Cleveland’s civic affairs and share a keen interest in architecture and garden design and have been instrumental in the development of other landmark garden spaces on the Clinic’s campus over the last 25 years.
Continue reading A modern garden for a forward thinking Heart Center
Wanda Vista Resort Xishuangbanna was designed to become a hidden sanctuary in one of China’s most famous regions for the beauty of its landscape. Sitting on the slope of a mountain, the resort fits in both landscape and local culture via architecture, landscape architecture and programme. The blending of tradition with the expectations of the contemporary Chinese traveler sets its view into the new era of China’s luxury tourism.
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Hapa Collaborative worked with the City of Langley to revitalize McBurney Lane in the heart of the town’s historic downtown. Guided by the City’s downtown improvement plan, McBurney Lane was chosen as the initial project to invigorate a tired and underutilized space, to strengthen pedestrian connections between Fraser Highway – Langley’s main street – and Douglas Park, its largest public green space, and provide programmable spaces for events and activities in the Lane.
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Photograpy Credit | Matt Winquist
Arcadia, at the foot of Camelback Mountain, has long been a desirable neighborhood for its views, its central location, and the pastoral quality of its large green lots interspersed with citrus groves. The neighborhood has undergone many negative changes in the last decade due to the loss of historic homes and green spaces; hence, its community character has suffered. This one-acre site features a home and landscape renovation that ventured to honor the historic essence of Arcadia that has made the neighborhood so unique and livable for several decades. The landscape architect, in collaboration with the client, developed the project’s concept, design and details for both the hardscape and landscape.
Continue reading Arcadia House | Phoenix, Arizona | Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture