Hortus-Urbanism: A Horticultural Approach to Informal Districts in China | MAPS

September 26, 2017,AEDT

Hortus-Urbanism proposes a strategy to provide contemporary Chinese “Urban Villages” (Cheng Zhong Cun, 城中村) and their inhabitants with a green spatial infrastructure intended to reconnect them physically, environmentally and socially to their surroundings. Urban Villages are the byproduct of China’s rapid urbanization phenomena and despite their problems related to their | Read More

Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District | Shanghai, China | Sasaki

March 26, 2017,AEDT

Shanghai is home to nearly 24 million people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. But over the last two decades, China has lost over 123,000 square kilometers of farmland to urbanization—a land area equivalent to nearly the entire state of Iowa. Of the arable land that remains, it is | Read More

Creating connections between Slagelse University Campus and the city

February 6, 2017,AEDT

Slagelse, a city strategically located at the point between Copenhagen and rest of Denmark, continues to undergo major transformations; Initially residing with the typical medieval city’s urban and street structure, then evolving through increased industrialization supported by the railway development and further advancing with the establishment of shopping center in the | Read More

Profile | Martin Barry | Founder and Chairman of reSITE

December 6, 2016,AEDT

WLA | Who is Martin Barry? Martin Barry (MB) | I am a landscape architect and the Founder and Chairman of reSITE, which is a nonprofit organization based in Prague that is focused on exchanging ideas for more lovable and livable cities. We promote and protect public space and civic | Read More

Flushing Saltworks: Reforming the Coastal Horizon, Queens, New York

May 17, 2016,AEDT

Flushing Saltworks envisions to create flexible and ecological urban form –a landscape based urbanism- on the horizon of Flushing Bay in New York City. Employing morphology and performance of saltwork ecologies, the site is fabricated with fluid urban fabrics and pond typologies to integrate urban hydrology and estuarine ecology. The | Read More

MVRDV with Traumhaus redefine affordable suburban housing

April 19, 2016,AEDT

MVRDV partnered with Traumhaus, a housing producer which focuses on low-cost high-quality homes based on standardised elements, to design 27.000m2 of housing, gardens and public spaces. The scheme is situated in Funari, one of five districts in a major re-development of the Benjamin Franklin barracks in Mannheim. The new village | Read More

The Space Odyssey | Sundbyberg, Sweden | MANDAWORKS

April 8, 2016,AEDT

Commissioned by Sundbyberg’s Municipality, Mandaworks was asked to develop an urban design proposal for how Sundbyberg’s City Center could be transformed when the existing at-grade railway is buried underground. Currently a barrier in the city’s urban structure, the existing railway is also a key regional connection (5th busiest transport hub | Read More

VIDEO | Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Urbanism

March 28, 2016,AEDT

Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Urbanism from UM School of Architecture on Vimeo. Charles Waldheim provides a “sampler” in this video of his recent book project Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory – a monograph of landscape urbanism which consolidates what is known about the new field of Landscape Urbanism. “Charles Waldheim | Read More