Tag Landscape

Rotterdam by bike, from countryside to canals

24-09-2020

Rotterdam by bike, from countryside to canals

The city of Rotterdam is known for its harbour and its architecture, especially from the post-war period and today’s famous icons, from the Erasmus Bridge to the station and the Markthal, to name but a few. But in no time at all, you can ride your bike out of the city, through the green countryside with its picturesque canals and farms.

atelierpng redevelops Fort L'Écluse in Léaz

03-08-2020

atelierpng redevelops Fort L'Écluse in Léaz

Fort L'Écluse in Léaz has been renovated to plans by atelierpng in a project developed in perfect harmony with the historic memory of this military structure and the landscape around it. The fort has been transformed repeatedly over the years, destroyed, rebuilt, amplified and adapted for different uses; today, the redeveloped fort becomes a major tourist attraction in a splendid natural setting.

Exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum: Arctic Nordic Alpine – In Dialogue With Landscape. Snøhetta

06-07-2020

Exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum: Arctic Nordic Alpine – In Dialogue With Landscape. Snøhetta

July 4 through August 20 Berlin’s Aedes Architecture Forum hosts the exhibition Arctic Nordic Alpine, focusing on architecture in vulnerable landscapes. A number of pioneering projects by Snøhetta, such as the Hotel Svart at the foot of the Svartisen glacier, the Arctic World Archive Visitor Centre on Svalbard Island, Under restaurant in Lindesnes and the recent Tungestølen shelter in Luster, offer examples of how architecture can make an active contribution to mitigation of the effects of climate change and promote more sustainable ways of using nature by implementing solutions in dialogue with landscape.

Labirinto della Masone, conversations on green spaces, landscape... and architecture

02-07-2020

Labirinto della Masone, conversations on green spaces, landscape... and architecture

Events and meetings dedicated to green spaces, gardens and landscape are set to restart at Labirinto della Masone in Fontanellato (Parma). The programme is not the original one: new meetings have been added, in which architecture also plays a leading role. The topics addressed offer new food for thought to stress the importance of green spaces, both in cities and in workplaces.

Revitalizing Prague’s Waterfront by petrjanda/brainwork

22-06-2020

Revitalizing Prague’s Waterfront by petrjanda/brainwork

A ten-year project for the revitalization of the riverfront area of Prague, at the same time, setting up a new connection between the Vltava River and the city. The whole project extends along the Prague riverbank for more than 4 km and has sparked a gradual cultural and social rebirth in those areas that had been abandoned after the 2002 floods.

Beirut RiverLESS Urban Forest and how to regenerate a city

19-02-2020

Beirut RiverLESS Urban Forest and how to regenerate a city

Since last year, Lebanese architecture studio theOtherDada and Afforestt, an Indian company that replants forests all over the world, have been planting trees from 17 native Lebanese species along the banks of the Beirut River. Concrete action to bring back the green and the city’s environmental quality as a consequence.

Drawing the drought by Luzinterruptus

21-11-2019

Drawing the drought by Luzinterruptus

Luzinterruptus, the Spanish creative collective was in Sierra de Guadarrama, where they created a small environmental lighting installation that they call an act of artistic guerrilla warfare. A creative, temporary action resulting from the observation of this drought-ridden landscape, interpreted with the use of light.

Seahorse, a water park in Chongqing by 100architects

21-10-2019

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.

Zaha Hadid Architects Niederhafen River Promenade Hamburg

30-08-2019

Zaha Hadid Architects Niederhafen River Promenade Hamburg

The firm Zaha Hadid Architects has designed Hamburg’s new riverside promenade. It is the city’s new landmark, a key feature of its urban design. A 625-metre-long promenade with an important function: the modernisation and reinforcement of the system that protects Hamburg from the floods of the Elbe river.

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