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Landscaping and urban design because public spaces are becoming more and more important in architecture.

Creating new relationships with context: a pedestrian bridge over the Thames

01-03-2023 - Landscaping

Creating new relationships with context: a pedestrian bridge over the Thames

The Dukes Meadows Footbridge is a new pedestrian bridge in Chiswick, West London. The infrastructure designed by Moxon Architects with structural engineers COWI, located below the Barnes Bridge, a historic railway bridge, establishes a new urban relationship with a section of the Thames Path and improves safety, access and pedestrian flow.

External Reference presents Escaleras y Mirador Vela

29-12-2022 - Landscaping

External Reference presents Escaleras y Mirador Vela

"Escaleras y Mirador Vela" is a new project by Carmelo Zappulla’s architectural practice External Reference connecting Passeig del Mare Nostrum with Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents on the Barceloneta waterfront. The project presents an architectural façade accessible via a stairway and a raised waterfront promenade 9.30 metres above the ground.

Lollipop Street, public space in Shanghai by 100architects

27-12-2022 - Landscaping

Lollipop Street, public space in Shanghai by 100architects

The 100architects international architecture studio has created a colourful intervention for the activation of the public space in a square in front of the Jinyang shopping centre in Shanghai, China. As the name "Lollipop Street" implies, in their language, the playful elements installed draw inspiration from the imaginary “candy world”.

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The playable city, projects by The Urban Conga

05-03-2021 - Landscaping

The playable city, projects by The Urban Conga

The Urban Conga, a multidisciplinary international design studio based in Brooklyn, has won several awards for its work exploring the concept of the "playable city ": an ecosystem of “playable” opportunities interwoven with the existing urban infrastructure which interrupt and enrich our daily routines.

A park in the forest in Guangming, China

22-02-2021 - Landscaping

A park in the forest in Guangming, China

Forest Sports Park in Guangming, China is a project by three studios, LOLA Landscape Architects, Taller architects and Land and Civilization Compositions. Now that the first phase in construction of the 600-hectare park nears completion, it will become an important attraction in Guangming Big Bay.

Walking in the light: Het Licht van Jan by Matthias Oostrik

09-02-2021 - Landscaping

Walking in the light: Het Licht van Jan by Matthias Oostrik

In an underpass close to the centre of Amsterdam, Dutch artist Matthias Oostrik created a light installation that turns on whenever a pedestrian goes by, lighting up the narrow sidewalk and time-worn walls.

Clarke Terrace by MYTO design d'espaces vivants

01-02-2021 - Landscaping

Clarke Terrace by MYTO design d'espaces vivants

Designer Martine Brisson and landscape architect Roxanne Miller of Canadian studio MYTO design d'espaces vivants created Clarke Terrace, a true landscape on the roof of a house: a place that becomes an integral part of the home, offering users all the convenience of a conventional garden.

Cushing Terrell: art and architecture converge at the Tippet Rise Art Center

28-01-2021 - Landscaping

Cushing Terrell: art and architecture converge at the Tippet Rise Art Center

US architecture firm Cushing Terrell has built a structure for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana, to be used as the setting for a sculptor’s work. Designing it to be as unobtrusive as possible, the architects adopted sustainable solutions for the “Daydreams” Schoolhouse protecting the sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty.

Best of Livegreenblog 2020, Landscaping

06-01-2021 - Landscaping

Best of Livegreenblog 2020, Landscaping

To see in the new year, we take a look back at the public landscaping projects that impressed us the most in 2020. Interest in projects that upgrade public space, one of Livegreenblog’s pet themes, has grown enormously, not least because of the pandemic.

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