VIDEO | Surroundings

September 24, 2013,AEDT

Surroundings is a new video series that tells the stories behind some of Metro Vancouver’s well-known public places from the perspectives of the landscape architects who designed them. The first episode (televised on Shaw TV) features Don Vaughan and focuses on bringing meaning to place through the use of public art. | Read More

Harbour Square | Beirut Lebanon | Gustafson Porter

September 17, 2013,AEDT

Harbour Square lies at the heart of the Beirut downtown shopping streets. Like a harbour sheltering the boats from the waves, the new square provides a respite from the fervent activity of the surroundings.

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.

Salwator Square | Kraków Poland | Land-Arch Partnership

May 3, 2013,AEDT

This area is located in one of Krakow’s historical districts, though not directly in the city center. This pleasant, neighborhood required an eye-catching space that would reflect it’s original charm. Salwator district was based on the garden-city concept and now still is one of the more pleasant places in Kraków.

Averbode Abbey Square wins Public Space Award 2013 in Belgium

February 4, 2013,AEDT

Back in September 2012, we featured the Averbode Abbey Square by OMGEVING in Belgium and we were amazed at the reflective quality of the space and the attention to detail of the design and construction. OMGEVING has just won the Public Space Award 2013 for the Averbode Abbey’s Square. The | Read More

BOOK REVIEW | SUNBURNT | Editors SueAnne Ware & Julian Raxworthy

November 13, 2011,AEDT

Australia is a large country with many diverse landscapes ranging from dry forests through deserts to tropical rainforests. The landscape architecture profession in Australia is just as diverse as the landscape. Julian Raxworthy and SueAnne Ware have recently edited ‘Sunburnt’, a discourse about the different ways of approaching contemporary landscape | Read More

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