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

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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.

A sense of urban security thanks to design in Calgary

09-12-2020 - Landscaping

A sense of urban security thanks to design in Calgary

Calgary 9 Block Project us the name of the project by the students from the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (SAPL). It is a temporary, experimental installation specifically tailored to improve the perceived sense of safety in a downtown zone, developed under the supervision of Professor Mauricio Soto-Rubio and robotics specialist Guy Gardner.

Light installation by Matthias Oostrik in Assen

04-12-2020 - Landscaping

Light installation by Matthias Oostrik in Assen

Using the “De Maten” railway underpass in the Dutch city of Assen is a unique experience. The light installation called Een Spoor van Water—A Trail of Water—by the artist Matthias Oostrik lights up every time a train passes overhead and symbolically connects to the city’s waterways. An artistic expression that helps to pre-empt the atmosphere of a non-place often associated with these infrastructures.

RECENT PROJECTS

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.

Industrial architecture in Rotterdam, the waterworks

17-10-2019 - Landscaping

Industrial architecture in Rotterdam, the waterworks

Rotterdam is a Mecca for fans of contemporary architecture, with impressive buildings and landmarks. But this Dutch city hides some of its oldest treasures, magnificent examples of industrial architecture that include the De Esch waterworks, turned into a residential zone in the 1970s.

Atelier YokYok Cobalt Muffin Installation

11-10-2019 - Landscaping

Atelier YokYok Cobalt Muffin Installation

French architecture firm, Atelier YokYok has designed an original artwork specifically for Shanghai Yuyuan Road. The temporary installation, promoted by CREATER, is a new attraction and facilitator for the district and will stay in place until July 2020.

A special EGHN award for Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

27-09-2019 - Landscaping

A special EGHN award for Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

As part of the European Garden Award, which the European Garden Heritage Network EGHN started in 2010 with its partners in 14 European countries, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire was awarded First Prize: Special Award of the Schloss Dyck Foundation, Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Design.

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