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Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk designs new pedestrian bridge over the Vøringsfossen waterfall in Norway

29-10-2020

Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk designs new pedestrian bridge over the Vøringsfossen waterfall in Norway

Architecture and landscape: the indissoluble pair that accompanies every stretch of the so-called Norwegian Scenic Routes. A clearly visible dialogue in the project designed by architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk for the Vøringsfossen waterfall, the largest in Norway and a popular tourist attraction since the early 1800s. The suspension bridge, with its 99 steps, is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route Hardangervidda, the largest Norwegian Scenic Route project to date and set to be completed in 2023.

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

05-10-2020

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

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.

RO&AD + RAU: Tij observatory in De Scheelhoek nature reserve, the Netherlands

02-09-2020

RO&AD + RAU: Tij observatory in De Scheelhoek nature reserve, the Netherlands

Following the reopening of the Haringvliet sluices, a number of Dutch organisations are commissioning projects for the reconstruction and enhancement of the reborn ecosystem. These include the Tij, a birdwatching observatory designed by RO&AD + RAU.

Piet Oudolf designs Perennial Garden on Vitra Campus, in Weil am Rhein

25-06-2020

Piet Oudolf designs Perennial Garden on Vitra Campus, in Weil am Rhein

The construction of the Perennial Garden, a large 4,000-square metre garden began in May 2020. It was designed by Piet Oudolf, the famous Dutch landscape architect who created important public parks such as the New York High Line, the Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery, the Serpentine Galleries and the Venice Biennale. The new garden will be built on the meadow that stretches between the VitraHaus designed by Herzog & de Meuron and the Vitra production centre designed by Álvaro Siza.

Farewell to Christo, artist and pioneer of land art

05-06-2020

Farewell to Christo, artist and pioneer of land art

"Beauty, science and art will always triumph": words written by Christo in a letter back in 1958, but which today remain as the most important legacy that the artist has left to the world through his unique works. A press release issued by Christo's press office on his official Facebook page, sadly communicated to the world that on May 31, 2020 the artist died of natural causes in his New York home, at the age of 84.

A project in the far reaches of the world - Estancia Morro Chico designed by RDR architects in Argentina

06-02-2020

A project in the far reaches of the world - Estancia Morro Chico designed by RDR architects in Argentina

In the Argentinian part of Patagonia, on the southern border with Chile, Swiss firm RDR architectes designed Estancia Morro Chico, a ranch where sheep for wool and meat production are bred. Architects were asked to complete the existing settlement integrating new sustainable constructions, able to preserve the natural heritage while significantly improving the conditions of those who live and work on the property, including the animals.

LuzInterruptus, Literature vs Traffic in Ann Arbor

27-12-2018

LuzInterruptus, Literature vs Traffic in Ann Arbor

Last October, Luz Interruptus, the Spanish creative collective was invited by the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities to set up one of its most famous installations - Literature vs Traffic - in Ann Arbor, after they had previously installed it in Toronto, Melbourne,  Madrid, and New York.

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