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Clear Cut in Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

In the summer of 2011 Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll went into the deep forests of Medelpad in northern Sweden. With them they brought 15 meters of mirror coated fabric aiming to create an installation that would interpret the life cycle of this pine forest.

Clear Cut Project

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Clear Cut
  • Location: Sweden
  • Client: Own Project
  • Type: Land Art Installation
  • Stage: 2011
  • Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Maria Poll


Holiday Park in The Eiffel, Germany by Christian Müller Architects with Krill architecture designed

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Article source: Christian Müller Architects with Krill architecture designed

Rotterdam based Christian Müller Architects with Krill architecture designed and realized in collaboration with Archilos Plan Development and Basement Property Development a new holiday park in the German Eiffel.

Holiday Park


NPS Podium Roof Garden in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect, Perkins Will Canada, HSLA and ABUP

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect, Perkins Will Canada, HSLA and ABUP

Project update – December 22, 2011 – The Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Podium Green Roof Garden has won two more Awards!!

  • Green Roofs For Healthy Cities 2011 Award of Excellence
  • DX Silver Award

The Podium Green Roof Garden is the first transformation in the competition-winning scheme “Agora Theatre” –  the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization. This three-acre upper-level component of Viljo Revell’s 1965 iconic City Hall and multi-level public square was originally conceived as a ceremonial public space, reached via a giant sculptural ramp. The space was never successful at attracting the public – it was a grim, empty, three acres of concrete that has been closed to the public for well over a decade. The Podium Green Roof Garden re-conceives this upper level as a vast public park integrated with the existing elevated walkway system, and while respecting the complex’s heritage status, reopening it to the public as a truly engaging 21st Century space. The project reconsiders how an extensive green roof providing a plethora of technical environmental benefits can be an exciting and successful public space that merits repeated, habitual visits. It is the largest publicly accessible green roof in Canada and the flagship green roof project for the City of Toronto that since 2009 mandates green roofs on all new buildings. By creating a vital community space that fulfils this environmental imperative, it promotes a broader concept of stewardship linking people to their environment.

Night View (Images Courtesy Steven Evans and Chris Pommer)

  • Architect: PLANT Architect, Perkins Will Canada, HSLA and ABUP
  • Name of Project: NPS Podium Roof Garden
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • General Contractor: Flynn Canada / Gardens in the Sky
  • Structural: Blackwell Bowick Engineering
  • Mechanical/Electrical: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Photos: Steven Evans and Chris Pommer


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


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