A new style of socially orientated community design brings an open plaza to the people of Hefei by Stephen Buckle and the team at ASPECT Studios Shanghai. Wantou & Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland is located in the core area of | Read More
Contemporary universities are becoming microcosms of our cities.Open spaces are now being developed not as decorative foregrounds to buildings but to host staff, students and the wider community in myriad ways; whether it is meeting, studying, playing, exercising, partying, | Read More
Rundle Mall has been Adelaide’s premier shopping district since its pedestrianisation in 1976. Today it comprises over 700 retail stores, 350 commercial businesses, three department stores and 15 arcades connected by 10,000 sqm of open public space.
Moore Square, a four acre square, is one of five original squares established by William Christmas’ 1792 plan for the capitol of North Carolina, self-described as the “City of Oaks”. Deeply loved by the citizens of Raleigh and listed on | Read More
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Beijing has made huge strides to solidify its position as one of the world’s great cities. It is a city that is modernizing rapidly— skyscrapers are rising out of fallow fields, a new | Read More
LESS (Local-area Envisioning and Sustainability-scoring System) is a design decision-making framework developed by HASSELL to generate sustainable design solutions that lessen emissions, use of resources and social disparity.
The Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone encompasses 40 square kilometers of land along the north and east coast of the Dead Sea. Over the past 15 years, the Kingdom of Jordan has focused on a balanced approach toward development and | Read More
“shifting grounds – rethinking the residential public spaces in singapore”. The project focused on enhancing social interaction within the community through landscape interventions in and around void decks in Singapore’s urban residential estates. Singapore is densely populated, thus majority of its residents | Read More
The ‘Social Cities’ report recently published by the Grattan Institute shows that whilst Australian cities have paid great attention to making cities more sustainable and productive they have neglected the ‘social’ aspect of cities and the need to create places for social interaction. Single | Read More