29 NOV 2013 | 0 comments
Zaryadye will be the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years, the last being the Soviet Friendship Park, built for the 1957 Festival of Youth and Students. Since then, the practice of landscape and garden design internationally has developed through several stages. Yet contemporary landscape design remains under-explored in Moscow, a city that otherwise reflects very European and modern developments in architecture, urban planning and consumption habits. Creating a landmark piece of landscape art — adapting best practice to the characteristics of the Moscow climate — is thus a matter of crucial importance.
23 NOV 2013 | 0 comments
Australia has a new National Arboretum. Located in Canberra, this important cultural facility is host to 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world. High on the hill sits the pod playground. The opportunity to design a play space as part of the 100 forests facility offered an opportunity to creatively engage children with the beauty of trees and we hope, foster a life-long connection to this remarkable environment.
22 SEP 2013 | 0 comments
Within the framework of the synthetic process, it is accepted that
Thessaloniki, apart from being a palimpsest of architectural forms
encased in a network of urban discontinuities, it is also a place that
has been inhabited by people who are not present today. This loss and
the absence of its expression in the urban qualities of Thessaloniki are
mingled with the requirements of an emblematic square placed right at
the city limits with the sea. The proposal’s
central idea dictates the articulation of the square with the flows and
requirements of the city and its participation in the overall
communication of symbols concerning the people who have inhabited it. In
order to meet the diverse requirements of its strategic position, the
square is separated into three functional natures.
18 SEP 2013 | 0 comments
The concepts of “Botanical Architecture” and “Small Size Architecture” have guided this tourist village project for the Longen winery, situated in the Moselle Valley. In a short time and at low cost, thanks to the prefabricated wooden structure, little independent cottages with slate cladding have sprung up at the foot of the vineyards and right in the middle of an orchard.
16 SEP 2013 | 0 comments
We say that art duplicates and reflects the everyday life and at the same time transforms, borrows and explores images and moments of it in order to challenge our feelings and “provoke” the way we living. But what happened when the canvas is a dry former sand quarry and the story that you have to tell as a designer and landscape architects, is the history of this magnificent place situated in the region of Victoria in Australia.
15 JUL 2013 | 0 comments
Sarik Berberian, Architect NTU Athens, Landscape A
Sarik Berberian, Architect NTU Athens, Landscape Architect ETH Zurich
A thought provoking event for all those involved in the contemporary landscape design field took place at the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany, from 20-22 June 2013. Organized by the Landscape Architecture Chair of Christophe Girot at the ETH Zurich, under the auspices of the Volkswagen Foundation, the Symposium was an exemplary gathering of outstanding thinkers and practitioners, representing major academic institutions and practices of the international landscape architecture scene.
Highlighting the strategic value of education and multidisciplinary research in the creation of knowledge, Wilhelm Krull gave the welcome address on behalf of the Volkswagen Foundation. He was followed by Cristophe Girot, who expressed his hope for the event to become “a milestone in reflecting on our work, as Landscape Architecture seems to have become an uncritical profession in recent times”. In the following two and a half days the critical debate under the general title of “Thinking the Contemporary Landscape – Positions & Oppositions” gravitated around three main topics, with lectures and discussions shedding light on a multitude of issues both in logos and praxis.
07 MAY 2013 | 0 comments
The proposal from this architects to develope the Green Park La Carlota,
is the maximum utilization of an area of great potential ecosystem,
social and urban, by commissioning five interrelated strategies, which
will result in new relationships and meanings of this space to town:
Environmental balance, Urban dynamics, Citizen encounter, Sustainable
new housing developments and Management model.
07 MAY 2013 | 0 comments
The next edition of Temps de Flors, exhibition of flowers, monuments, yards and gardens is coming soon. We present today this interesting temporary architectural works from past editions. In this exterior space, content and captured by a simple and absolute structure like a wall, the architects aim to provide a new perspective that allows us to reunderstand and dematerialize its image and its role in shaping the yard. The Wall as a static but alive at the same time acts as a container and as a backdrop mutable dynamics affected by time, weather, vegetation and social events. Detach the wall to add dimension and volume, dematerialize it. Transform the wall into a striking and recognizable element that can be visited and seen, gives a picture mutable and extensible against the idea of limit. The wall becomes content. It becomes space, a route and image.
19 APR 2013 | 0 comments
The aim of the present architecture students competition Landscape, Architecture & Wine is to contribute innovative ideas to the, increasingly common, strategy of opening wineries to tourism and to their immediate surroundings, thus providing new experiences for the visitor. Criteria such as gastronomy, leisure, culture, accommodation, relaxation and enjoyment of nature become real allies that help visitors to become acquainted with particular brand through a number of different experiences.
21 MAR 2013 | 0 comments
The city is the spatial manifestation of the relationship between people and power and results as the stratification of consecutive political visions. Democracy has nowadays lost its connection with the urban daily life and it is mostly sustained without people’s involvement; consequently, public space is perceived as the manifestation of decision-makers and people find it hard to claim their right to it. The recent riots in Greece show how citizenship is now expressed through frustration and friction, as a reaction to top-down decisions, without being constructive. Historically public space was more important than private space; in the Agora, Stoa was the place for discussion and exchange, surrounded by daily activities that constituted the core of the society.