Construction starts on Naturbad Riehen by Herzog & de Meuron


Construction has started on Naturbad Riehen, a natural swimming pool for the municipality of Riehen. A project that dates back to the founding of Herzog & de Meuron in 1978. After winning a competition in 1979 and developing several unrealized projects in the following years, Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to rethink the concept of a new pool in 2007.
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Green Square Town Centre new library and plaza competition winner announced

Green Square Town Centre new library and plaza winner announced
City of Sydney has announced Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects has won the competition to design the Green Square Town Centre library and plaza. The competition attracted over 160 submissions from around the world.5 designs teams were shortlisted back in late 2012 and the winner was announced last week.

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Guide to using Pinterest to curate images in design offices and schools


Pinterest is a great way to curate images for the office image library and projects. Starting is as easy as setting up a user account and then creating ‘Boards‘ which are like categories for your images so for landscape office you might start with ‘Boards’ like trees, plants, urban parks, squares, stone, and so on and then start collating images by uploading from your computer, phone or ‘pinning’ images from websites. You just need to remember that the images you are ‘pinning’ are public for everyone on the web to see which can be good for publicising your work or what your working on, but you might want to keep it in-house which I’ll cover later.

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Horse Farm of the Future | Shift Landscape + Urbanism + Strategy

Horse Farm of the Future | Shift Landscape + Urbanism + Strategy
This project uses ideas of sustainable design and development from other sectors such as commercial and public space projects and applies them to the equine facility. Horse Farm of the Future, imagines a facility that is much more ecologically effective and more self sufficient through energy production, use of local materials and habitat creation.

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West 8 wins Constitutional Court design competition

West 8 - Constitutional Court, Germany

The Paul Baumgartner-designed Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe is being restored. The campus of the court complex is to be revitalized and situated adjacent to the botanical garden and is part of the Schlossgarten.

West 8’s winning competition entry features a grassland with stylized concrete tracks which make a patterned landscape in which the buildings float. The design is characterized by its modesty, and by the strategic integration of the monumental buildings with their broader context.

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