Unipol Tower | Via Larga Italy | Frassinagodiciotto

September 24, 2013,AEDT

The project was created with the intention to complete the new complex of buildings in Via Larga, Bologna. The landscape therefore has two functions: the first is to represent the “green identity” of companies that fit into the different buildings, secondly it is not only a purely aesthetic element but | Read More

Burnley Living Roofs | Melbourne Australia | HASSELL

September 23, 2013,AEDT

Green infrastructure, including the installation of plants on under-utilised urban surfaces, can provide significant environmental benefits for our cities. These green interventions have the capacity to cool the urban environment, reduce energy consumption, mitigate flooding and increase habitats for biodiversity. They provide an opportunity to evolve the way we develop | Read More

This Week In Landscape | 15 September 2013

September 15, 2013,AEDT

WLA’s weekly summary of built environment news How urban planners’ bid to impose order on cities is compromised | Jonathan Foyle | FT “We like to think we are free agents, entitled to some individual expression in our built environment. But if world history is one long stumble towards emancipation, | Read More

Singapore’s HDB launches new landscape guide

September 5, 2013,AEDT

Housing & Development Board (HDB), Singapore’s public housing authority has launched a new landscape guide “not only serves to integrate designs at the precinct or town level, it also provides a comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the new standards and important landscape design principles for HDB estates.”  MOS Maliki Osman | Read More

Bellamy Park | Vlissingen Netherlands | OKRA

July 29, 2013,AEDT

The location of Bellamy Park in Vlissingen is unique, certainly in the Netherlands and because of its relation to the Western Scheldt and the sea. The Bellamy Park, the de Ruyterplein and the Beursplein in Vlissingen form an ensemble of spaces in the context of a changing maritime town. The | Read More

Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden | Leeuwarden Netherlands | OKRA

July 5, 2013,AEDT

For the new location of the NHL University OKRA has made, in association with Architecture Studio Hertzberger, the design for the exterior space. This consists of a solid green carpet laid out as a counterpart to the imposing building. The green grass and trees continue under the building connecting the inner and outer worlds together. A spider-like network of routes and places creates an extension of the building from inside to outside.

ecological histories | Thessaloniki Greece

June 19, 2013,AEDT

The site of Eptapirgio has a special identity and atmosphere, abundant natural beauty and astonishing views. The site itself forms the inspiration for the project, its genius loci is wished to be maintained. Monument, landscape and memory are strongly attached to this place. The intervention has a strong ecological –bioclimatic | Read More

Brooks Residence | Los Angeles USA | Isabelle Duvivier

June 15, 2013,AEDT

Isabelle Duvivier (architect/environmentalist), of Duvivier Architects, purchased a dilapidated 100-year-old home in a long established, low-income neighborhood on Brooks Ave. in Venice, California in July 2009. She wanted to blend into the neighborhood by keeping the feel of the craftsman house, but she had a larger goal – to reduce the impact and | Read More

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