OKRA’s Mini Holland proposals presented for public consultation

August 2, 2016,AEDT

OKRA, in collaboration with Buro Happold, SWA and Tomato, have been selected as design team to transform the station area of Kingston, London. The regeneration of the station area is part of the Mini Holland project. A project to promote cycling, integrate cycling into public space and provide better facilities | Read More

Rooftop Garden Escape | Tricia Martin & Winston Ely, WE Design

July 30, 2016,AEDT

As a husband-and-wife, architect and landscape architect design-build team, WE Design integrated the architectural details into the landscape of this rooftop terrace to create an urban oasis high above the bustling streets of New York City. A custom outdoor kitchen, new green roof, and thoughtful lighting establish this previously underutilized | Read More

The Meditation Garden at the Van Buren Center

July 27, 2016,AEDT

In early 2014, MKSK was approached by two local nonprofits, the Harmony Project and the Community Shelter Board (CSB), to design and install a garden at the future Van Buren Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Van Buren Center is owned and operated by the CSB and is the largest homeless | Read More

Duke Sculpture Park by West 8 in Durham, USA

July 21, 2016,AEDT

Duke University’s 8000-acre campus is renowned on many levels—its breathtaking neo-gothic architecture, the Olmsted brothers’ splendid landscape plan, and an edenic setting within the greater matrix of the Duke Forest. Campus life shifts between East and West, with the Olmsted Brothers’ designed Campus Drive as the meandering link between.

Vanke Hefei | Light of the City opens to the public

July 20, 2016,AEDT

ASPECT Studios was commissioned by Vanke Hefei for the landscape design of this 33,200 sqm landmark retail destination and office development in the city of Hefei, capital of Anhui province.  Phase 1 of the project was recently opened to the public with great success and Phase 2 will be completed | Read More

The Farm House | Bolton, UK | Appletons

July 17, 2016,AEDT

Appletons were appointed as part of a design team to prepare a package of work to construct an orangery, additional accommodation, office and garage within the curtilage of an historic farm house building on the edge of the West Lancashire Pennine Moors near Belmont and within a Conservation Area.

Design Competition | “RUINS·REBIRTH”

July 12, 2016,AEDT

The “RUINS·REBIRTH” Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition co-organized by China Building Centre (CBC), Yuyang Township Government and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. As a point of departure for Dongjingyu Village’s regeneration masterplan, this competition seeks to respond to the rural revival movement across China and explore the | Read More

LEVS architecten and VLUGP win master plan competition in Russia

July 12, 2016,AEDT

LEVS architecten and VLUGP have won an international competition for the design of a new residential area nearby the Russian city of Kazan. The winning master plan and architectural concept take a ‘Dutch approach’ to create a living environment for approximately 17,000 residents. Intimate dimensions, green spaces, informal bike paths | Read More

40 Oaks Parkette exemplifies design guided by community-led initiatives

July 11, 2016,AEDT

Building on the community vision and strength held the keys to the successful revitalization of Regent Park, a historically marginalized neighbourhood. As part of this revitalization, a new building at 40 Oak Street opened in 2012 to host the Christian Resource Centre’s 87 affordable housing units and community hub. 40 | Read More

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