karres+brands builds temporary park in Fosnavåg

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karres+brands together with Ghilardi+Hellsten arkitekter have made the development plan for the coastal town of Fosnavåg in Norway. The town is one of the most important fishing towns along the west coast and the governing centre for the Herøy area. The urban development focusses on creating a better connection to the sea for big ships, densifying the city centre and re-interpreting the historical inner harbor. New public spaces will be developed, connecting different parts of the town and surrounding landscape.

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BIM and Landscape Architecture: What, Why, and How?

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Many landscape architects get hung up on the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling), simply because it contains the word ‘building’. But BIM is really just the next technological progression in the AEC industry. It is a shift from creating printed drawings of the landscape, to creating and coordinating data within a digital model of the landscape. In some ways, the switch to BIM is perhaps more difficult than the switch to CAD because it requires a substantial change in the processes that have been in place since hand drafting.

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T.R.O.P creates resort inspired by the Thailand’s first national park

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Inspired by the nearby mountain range, Khao Yai, Thailand’s largest rain forest (also Thailand’s first national park), the landscape is created as the link between the architecture and Nature. Instead of trying to produce a faked natural forest, the architecture is interpreted as big trees while the landscape represents the green areas underneath. Working with different qualities of sunlight, the landscape solution successfully introduces the man-made sustainable forest, which inspires the residents to understand and appreciate what Nature is all about.

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The Porch at 30th Street Station | Philadelphia, USA | Groundswell Design Group

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Groundswell Design Group was brought on by Philadelphia’s University City District to redesign The Porch, a public space located next to 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main train station and the second busiest station in the United States. With 18,000 workers within a five-minute walk, and 16,000 people passing through the site daily, this former parking lot sits nestled between the grand colonnades of 30th Street Station and four lanes of traffic on Market Street. The Porch ultimately acts as the station’s gateway to Center City Philadelphia and University City.

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D’Leedon | Singapore | ICN Design

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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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WLA Magazine | Call for Submissions | CLOSED

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WLA Magazine is putting out the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for WLA 26. The next edition of WLA Magazine is unthemed and we are looking for great projects from across the world. Projects can be built or unbuilt(conceptual) and can include either design or research based projects.

This edition is unthemed and is open to submissions of built and unbuilt (conceptual) landscape architecture work. We are looking for the best work from around the world that provides our readers with a diverse range of projects. Previous submissions include urban plazas, parks, playgrounds, art installations (sculptural, lighting, temporary works and popups), gardens, retail development, roof gardens, wetlands, masterplanning documents, landscape urbanism and many more. We welcome designers and firms to submit their works by Friday June 3 (11:59pm Honolulu time).

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Shma designs sanctuary to relax amongst a crafted landscape

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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.

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