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Boustrophedon Garden in Québec City, Canada by PLANT Architect

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect

boustrophedon: Alternating right to left and left to right –
the pattern of oxen tilling the land, or of an ancient form of writing.

The  6.1m x 21.3m Boustrophedon Garden was one of eleven “Ephemeral Gardens” made for Québec City’s year-long 400th anniversary festival in 2008, and were on show from June 16 to September 30, 2008. Gardens were intended to reflect the major festival themes including the indigenous region and its peoples, and the French settlement of Québec. Our response was to draw ideas from Québec’s regional long-lot system – fundamental to creating the distinctive thin-striped pattern of agricultural development in the province – and Samuel de Champlain’s (the great explorer, and founder of Québec City) rigorous agricultural experimentation and recordings done to ensure the survival of the future colonizers of New France in the 17th century.

Image Courtesy Mary Tremain, Jessica Craig/PLANT

  • Architects: PLANT Architect
  • Project: Boustrophedon Garden
  • Location: Québec City, Canada
  • Structural: Blackwell Bowick Engineering
  • PLANT Team: Lisa Rapoport, Mary Tremain, Chris Pommer, Jane Hutton, Elise Shelley, Jessica Craig
  • Photography: Mary Tremain, Jessica Craig/PLANT


Surface Deep in Quebec, Canada by asensio_mah in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: asensio_mah in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Surface Deep is a new garden recently installed within the entry sequence for the visitors to the Reford Gardens’ Metis International Garden Festival in Quebec, Canada. Supported by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the project’s design was led by Harvard Graduate School of Design lecturers Leire Asensio Villoria and David Syn Chee Mah and developed and fabricated in collaboration with students from the Landscape Architecture and Architecture programs at the Harvard GSD.

Surface Deep

  • Architect: asensio_mah in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Name of Project: Surface Deep
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Team of asensio_mah: Leire Asensio Villoria, David Syn Chee Mah



Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain by K/R Architects designed using Rhino

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Article source: K/R Architects

John Keenen and Terence Riley, founding partners of K/R Architects, announced today that the firm has completed the master plan for the 100-acre (40-hectare) Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain. The plan, which reinvents the concept of a museum-park explores the relationship between art and culture as a generator of creativity and education, as well as economic dynamism and tourism. The park will serve the Mediterranean region as a major art destination. K/R recently presented the master plan at City Hall in Murcia.

Land Bridge, Image: VUW

  • Architects: K/R Architects
  • Project: Parque de Levante
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Software used: Rhino


Garden of 10,000 Bridges in Xi’an, China by West 8

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: West 8

On the Xi’an International Horticultural Exhibition the West 8 designed Garden of 10,000 Bridges has opened to the public. As both a distinct sense of enclosure and vantage points are provided, the Garden plays with the sensation of surprise. In the design advantage is taken of the strategic, central position of the plot, and views to other parts of the exhibition are integrated with those to the features of the park and surrounding landscape.

Garden of 10,000 Bridges

  • Architect: West 8
  • Name of Project: Garden of 10,000 Bridges
  • Location: Xi’an, China


Crystal Gardens in Melbourne, Australia by CK Designworks

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Crystal Gardens to set new world sustainability standards

Australian international architecture firm CK Designworks has designed a ground breaking 35-storey residential and commercial mixed use building for Melbourne’s CBD that will contain landscaped community gardens on every sixth floor equivalent to about double the area of the site with trees up to 10m tall.

Looking At North

  • Architect: CK Designworks
  • Name of project: Crystal  Gardens
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Software used: 3DS Max


Shanghai Houtan Park in Shanghai, China by Turenscape Architect

Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Built on a brownfield of a former industrial site, Houtan Park is a regenerative living landscape on Shanghai’s Huangpu riverfront. The park’s constructed wetland, ecological flood control, reclaimed industrial structures and materials, and urban agriculture are integral components of an overall restorative design strategy to treat polluted river water and recover the degraded waterfront in an aesthetically pleasing way. 

Shanghai Houtan Park

  • Architects: Turenscape Architect
  • Project: Shanghai Houtan Park
  • Location: Shanghai, 2010 Shanghai Expo Park, China
  • Project Size: 14 hectares
  • Date of Design: January ,2007-October ,2009
  • Date of Complete: 2010
  • Owner/Client: Shanghai World Expo Land Development Co., Ltd.


Wellesley Road Park Lane in Croydon, London by OKRA Landscape Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The team guided by OKRA landscape architects including Urhahn Urban Design (UUD), Peter Brett Associates (PBA), Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) and Soundings has won the appealing `Wellesley Road Park Lane International Urban Design Competition´ in London.

Wellesley Road Park Lane

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Wellesley Road Park Lane
  • Location: Croydon, London
  • Cliënt: Mrs. Agnieszka Zimnicka
  • Dates: 2009 – 2015
  • Team members: OKRA Landscape Architect bv, Urhahn Urban Design, Peter Brett Associates, Mr. Ciron Edwards
  • Construction value of the project: 40 Million GBA
  • Current project status: RIBA-stage B


Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich, England by OKRA

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Cutty Sark Gardens is a place of international allure, where you can experience a part of history. This space desserves to be treated with intrigue with it’s prominent position along the Thames, adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College Grounds and nearby the historic towncentre of Greenwich, this place deserves to be treated with allure.

Cutty Sark Gardens

  • Architect: OKRA
  • Name of Project: Cutty Sark Gardens
  • Location: Greenwich, England
  • Client: Greenwich Council


Rose Garden Apartments in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Ofis arhitekti

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


Ljubljana, Slovenia apartments

This project is located in the most attractive area of Ljubljana, near the city center and surrounded by natural areas and plants. The main goal was to develop 100 quality housing units for people who wish to reside in a natural environment with their own garden. The project concept is based on the principle of garden cities reflected in the villas terraces. The buildings are growing in 3 «islands» of homes connected together so as to open up to the surrounding natural areas, gardens and patios.

Exterior View

  • Architect : Ofis arhitekti

  • Name of Project: Rose Garden Apartments
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Area : 18.000 m² +  8.000 m² underground parking
  • Project team: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič, Janja Del Linz, Katja Aljaz, Anna Breda, Cristian Gheorghe, Kasia Bernatek, Magdalena Lacka
  • Idea scheme: 2008
  • Construction start: autumn 2010


Japanese Garden in Budapest, Hungary by Atelier Peter Kis Architect

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The hill of the Japanese Garden was created from the debris of the Zoo and its surroundings after World War II. Initially there was an open air stage here, which however was unutilised for major parts of the year occupying this otherwise rather narrow area. The Japanese Garden was developed in its place and a park library was also in the plans, although it only operated for a few years. The Zoo made the decision to create a Japanese Garden in 1958. During the almost ten years of the preparatory work the former stage hill was covered by grass, the topography of the area was established and the roads renovated.

Japanese Garden

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