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

Curated by Christiane Burklein

Moving Dunes, an installation by NÓS in Montreal

10-11-2020 - Landscaping

Moving Dunes, an installation by NÓS in Montreal

With Moving Dunes, the Canadian studio NÓS has designed an urban project in the centre of Montreal based on the concept of anamorphosis. This method revolves around a distorted projection requiring the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point, use special devices or both to view a recognizable image and here it animated their installation that they propose as an experiential mirage.

A look at the 21st edition of the International Garden Festival

05-10-2020 - Landscaping

A look at the 21st edition of the International Garden Festival

This year’s International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens in Canada entitled Métissages - blending or crossbreeding - was somewhat out of the ordinary. The five design teams selected from among 200 submissions following an international call for applications were unable to travel to Grand-Métis in June. Still, the Festival team built their installations to make sure the event could go ahead as planned.

The Line, installation by REgroup

30-09-2020 - Landscaping

The Line, installation by REgroup

The Line is a temporary structure designed by REgroup architecture in rural, Northern California. The installation was designed for small events, from musical performances to weddings, and offers a new type of rural event space for the area. The minimal design is a direct result of a very tight budget and a strong desire to minimise its environmental impact.

RECENT PROJECTS

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Chemin des Carrières

09-12-2019 - Landscaping

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Chemin des Carrières

The Norwegian studio, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, known for its iconic architecture in the Norwegian landscape, the Trollstigen for example, has completed a landscape project in the Alsace region, France. A greenway with a highly poetic architectural approach to commemorate the past and to open up new horizons.

EXPO 67 Montreal, redevelopment by Lemay

18-11-2019 - Landscaping

EXPO 67 Montreal, redevelopment by Lemay

The Canadian firm Lemay is a leading provider of integrated design services for the built environment and has now worked its magic on the 1967 International and Universal Exposition or EXPO 67 site in Montreal, Canada. The design team has given the site original heart a total makeover as the new Espace 67, and their concept blends the enchanting natural setting and rich historic past of this exceptional site, to give the city a truly versatile space.

Ondřej Císler and Petr Tej, bridge over the Dřetovice stream

14-11-2019 - Landscaping

Ondřej Císler and Petr Tej, bridge over the Dřetovice stream

The footbridge over the Dřetovice stream in the Bohemian countryside of Kladno, not far from Prague, is the work of Ondřej Císler from Czech studio Aoc architects and Petr Tej from Klokner Institute at CTU in Prague. The light, ultra-high-strength concrete infrastructure connects the two sides of the stream and at the same time engages with the landscape and the sculpture by artist Jan Hendrych, making the whole thing a site-specific installation.

Waypoint, site-specific installation in Bellingham by Mutuus Studio

11-11-2019 - Landscaping

Waypoint, site-specific installation in Bellingham by Mutuus Studio

The design team from have Mutuus Studio transformed the Acid Accumulator from the defunct Georgia Pacific mill on Bellingham’s waterfront into a new art installation placed in the new Waypoint Park along Whatcom Waterway, funded by the City's One Percent for the Arts programme.

The Pride of Brexit, Jason deCaires Taylor

01-11-2019 - Landscaping

The Pride of Brexit, Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor, a British sculptor best known for his site-specific underwater sculptures that explore everything from the climate crisis to refugees, has created The Pride of Brexit, an installation that poetically addresses the UK’s current dilemma.

Seahorse, a water park in Chongqing by 100architects

21-10-2019 - Landscaping

Seahorse, a water park in Chongqing by 100architects

With Seahorse, the Shanghai-based firm, 100architects – founded by Marcial Jesús and Javier Gonzaléz – has completed a water park for the communal space of a new residential compound built in Chongqing. A fun opportunity for the tenants’ children to get together and interact with each other.

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