il Giardino Volante | Pistoia, Italy | Lapo Ruffi, with Angiola Mainolfi

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The project of Giardino Volante was born from the memory of natural landscapes in which we imagined to design a green network within the urban built environment, in an attempt to create a park for all in the city of Pistoia.

A garden in the heart of the city created to offer Pistoia and its people a precious place and radically renovated, to meet up and stroll in the green. A public park accessible to all, where children can play and live their adventures inspired by nature and art. A magical and extraordinary place, in which to be guided by the imagination. This is the Garden Volante, a work that we are happy to donate to the city and to all those who want to visit it.

Ivano Paci, President of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia
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Landscape Process. Tourism of identity for the Mines of Iglesiente | Prof. Arch. Valerio Alberto Morabito

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The territory of Iglesias, its mines and its extraordinary historical and cultural heritage is a landscape perfectly suited to tourism, not mass tourism but tourism able to bring about lasting changes to produce economic answers capable of recreating permanent identities in a new landscape.

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Pallet Terrace | Vicenza, Italy | Luisa Dal Brun

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The project aimed to convert a small terrace into a modern garden, built on the existing wooden deck floor, by taking inspiration from shapes and colors of the surrounding environment. We used pallets garnished with distinctive cotton cloth suitable for the outdoors; the same cloth could also be used to cover customer’s furniture, like sofa, chairs or pillows.

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Mediterranean terrace garden in Alassio, Italy by Studio S.O.A.P.

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The terrace is situated on the top floor of an historic building (about XVII sec.). About 140 square meters and has a breath taking view of the Mediterranean sea. The terrace started out as a flat surface and is now  promontory with a beautiful panorama.

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IFLA Calls for Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award nominations

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The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), is soliciting nominations for its Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honor that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognizes a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture. The award is bestowed annually on an academic, public or private practitioner whose work and achievements are respected internationally.

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Curitiba and Mexico City make the World Design Capital shortlist

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) recently announced that the design-effective cities of Curitiba (Brazil) and Mexico City (Mexico) have been shortlisted to become World Design Capital® 2018.

“The WDC designation showcases design’s inextricable role in the solutions economy,” said Icsid President-elect and member of the WDC Selection Committee, Mugendi M’Rithaa. “Both Curitiba and Mexico City have demonstrated innovative, design-led city development plans to address urban challenges and create a better world for their citizens.”

Previous designations include Torino (Italy) in 2008, Seoul (South Korea) in 2010, Helsinki (Finland) in 2012 and Cape Town (South Africa) in 2014. Taipei will be World Design Capital 2016.

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Private Garden in Ortonovo, Italy by Giuseppe Lunardini

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When an entrepreneur who works in the marble business gave me the chance to design the garden for his brand new house up on the hills of Ortonovo, close to the Mediterranean coast, I suddenly knew I would reflect his personality in a carved landscape.

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I applied all the design principles I have learned from Porcinai’s School of Florence and did my best to design a garden in perfect harmony with this territory, as if it was the missing piece of a bigger puzzle.

The whole property is 6.200 square metres, including an olive grove. I created a series of green rooms such as the swimming pool area, the outdoor kitchen, the entrance garden and the parking area which are designed and planned close to the building but get more natural and more nuanced as you move away from the house.

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