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Key Elements of Landscape Design: Spatial Planning and Tree Layouts

04:00 - 28 February, 2019
 Key Elements of Landscape Design: Spatial Planning and Tree Layouts, © Matheus Pereira
© Matheus Pereira

Just like the architectural elements that make up built space - floor, walls and ceilings - natural elements are also capable of creating spaces in large-, medium- and small-scale areas, in places like public and residential gardens.

According to Brazilian landscape architect Benedito Abbud, "Landscaping is the only artistic expression in which the five senses of the human being participate. While architecture, painting, sculpture and other visual arts use and abuse only the vision, landscaping also involves smell, hearing, taste and touch, providing a rich sensory experience by adding the most diverse and complete perceptual experiences. The more a garden can sharpen all the senses, the better it fulfills its role. " [1]

Below we list some of the key elements of landscape planning and design. See the principles and learn why you should never randomize the placement trees!

Open Call for Proposals: Contrei live land art festival

00:00 - 26 February, 2019
Open Call for Proposals: Contrei live land art festival, Contrei live - Open call for proposals
Contrei live - Open call for proposals

Open Call for Proposals
Artists, (environmental) Architects, Designers & Makers

Statie Stuifduin -a2o-architecten

11:00 - 20 February, 2019
Statie Stuifduin -a2o-architecten

In this book, Belgian architecture office a2o presents an investigative and connecting approach to architecture through an evocative reading of their latest project, crematorium Statie Stuifduin in Lommel, Belgium. This thoughtful yet radical design blends architecture and landscape in a succession of spaces that reveals a deep understanding of both the fundamental aspects of and changing attitudes towards death, burial and the journey of life. Rather than through explicit religious symbols, the sacral is represented by the universal power of nature and by Romantic notions of finding meaning in rediscovered nature. In doing so, Statie Stuifduin goes beyond the specifics

AD Classics: Parc Andre Citroen / Alain Provost

16:30 - 28 January, 2019
AD Classics: Parc Andre Citroen / Alain Provost, via Wikimedia
via Wikimedia

The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future

07:30 - 18 January, 2019
The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future, Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipality
Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipality

As the world population grows, designers look to develop the seas. Architecture and planning firm, URBAN POWER strategically designed nine man-made islands off the southern coast of Copenhagen to combat many of the city’s impending challenges. The islets, called Holmene, address demands for tech space, fossil-free energy production, flood barriers, and even public recreation space.

Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

13:40 - 25 December, 2018
Glenn Murcutt International Master Class, 30 thumbs from the Murcutt Master Class - Architecture Foundation Australia
30 thumbs from the Murcutt Master Class - Architecture Foundation Australia

Commenced in 2001, this annual event has been attended by architects and academics from over 80 nations.
The Glenn Murcutt Master Class is a two-week residential studio program held in Australia. Week one is held at ‘Riversdale’, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, a magnificent rural retreat south of Sydney - an award-winning building designed by Murcutt in 1999 and described by Thomas J. Pritzker as a ‘Masterwork’. Glenn personally leads the Master Class, stays at ‘Riversdale’ with the participants and leads the program. Other tutors on the Master Class include seminal Australian architect and educator Richard Leplastrier, award winning and internationally published architect Peter Stutchbury, leading academic and practitioner Professor Brit Andresen, and Master Class Convener Lindsay Johnston, former Dean of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Australia. Week two of the 2018 Master Class will be held again in Sydney. The Master Class is open to practising architects, academics, postgraduates and some senior architecture students. There are only 32 places available.

Norwegian Architect Reiulf Ramstad Shares What 'Designing for a Landscape' Really Means

12:00 - 1 December, 2018

In Louisiana Channel's latest video, an interview featuring Norwegian architect Reiulf Ramstad takes place in the city of Molde as part of the Utzon Center exhibition 'In the World of an Architect – Reiulf Ramstad Architects.' An interdisciplinary collaboration of architecture, landscape, and design, the firm has done several large-scale civic works to smaller projects along tourist routes amongst other commercial and recreational buildings.

Trollstigen Visitor Center / RRA Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter + 12

Erieta Attali's Poetic Archaeology of Light Shows Architecture in Extreme Terrains

01:30 - 6 November, 2018
Erieta Attali's Poetic Archaeology of Light Shows Architecture in Extreme Terrains, Kengo Kuma & Associate / Garden Terrace, Miyazaki, Japan. Image © Erieta Attali
Kengo Kuma & Associate / Garden Terrace, Miyazaki, Japan. Image © Erieta Attali

Erieta Attali has devoted two decades to exploring the relationship between architecture and the landscape at the edges of the world. Attali’s photography interrogates how extreme conditions and demanding terrains provoke humankind to re-orient and center itself through architectural responses. Her unrelenting and highly physical expedition has seen her traverse four continents, working in isolated and remote terrains from Iceland to the Indian Ocean.

Call for Submissions: Request for Qualifications for Design of Thomas Paine Plaza

16:16 - 16 October, 2018
Call for Submissions: Request for Qualifications for Design of Thomas Paine Plaza, Thomas Paine Plaza
Thomas Paine Plaza

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Property is requesting qualifications for the redesign of the Municipal Services Building’s Paine Plaza.

The City of Philadelphia is seeking a designer to give Thomas Paine Plaza a unique identity as a civic square for today’s Philadelphia.

The modernist Municipal Services Building and plaza were designed by Vincent Kling in 1961 as a symbol of a new government during a transformative era in urban planning, adjacent to City Hall on a site that had long been used as a public gathering space. Over the following fifty years, the plaza

Mountain / Zhaohong Zhang

23:00 - 12 September, 2018
 Mountain / Zhaohong Zhang, © Li Zhou
© Li Zhou

© Li Zhou © Li Zhou © Li Zhou © Li Zhou + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tea Valley Entrance, Yu An District of Lu an, Anhui Province , China
  • Category

  • Architect

    Zhaohong Zhang
  • Design Team

    Zhaohong Zhang, Zheng Wu, Peng Li, Yiran Zhou, Hang Yuan, Haobin Ding, Xingxing Shi
  • Project Management

    Xiangzhong Meng , Guangxin Xu, Qiang Tu, Zhang Chen
  • Project Planner

    Zheng Wu
  • Area

    13000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

17 Contemporary Brazilian Landscape Architects

08:00 - 8 September, 2018
17 Contemporary Brazilian Landscape Architects, Fio House / Studio MK27. Image © Fernando Guerra
Fio House / Studio MK27. Image © Fernando Guerra

Landscape architecture is responsible for the transformation and resignification of the landscape, either by enriching architecture or by bringing forth the history of the site. As with buildings, when we design with vegetation it allows us to work a series of stimuli, qualities, and functions.  

International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing area, Jeju, South Korea

08:56 - 22 August, 2018
International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing area, Jeju, South Korea, banner
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The city of Seogwipo is holding the “International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing Area, Jeju” to improve the stunning scenery of the columnar jointing area near Jungmun Daepo Coast that reveals Jeju’s unique geological features, culture, and natural landscape.
It will be conducted in the form of an international competition with 5 to 7 invited teams. Refer bellow for competition outlines.

MAD's Yabuli Conference Centre Celebrates the Rugged, Snow-Capped Terrain of Northeastern China

14:00 - 26 July, 2018
MAD's Yabuli Conference Centre Celebrates the Rugged, Snow-Capped Terrain of Northeastern China, © MIR
© MIR

The groundbreaking ceremony has occurred for MAD Architects’ China Entrepreneur Forum Conference Centre, settled in the mountains of Yabuli in Northeastern China. A snow-capped mountainous landscape known for its rugged terrain and freezing temperatures, Yabuli is home to the annual summit of the China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF) considered to be the “Davos of Asia.”

MAD’s scheme, also referred to as the “Yabuli Conference Centre” seeks to embody and showcase the “ambitions, ideologies, and forward critical thinking of CEF members” through a tent-like structure defined by soft, sloping lines.

© MIR © MIR © MIR © MIR + 12

Vietnam’s Daring Golden Bridge Takes a “Hands-On” Approach to Tourism

14:00 - 25 July, 2018
Vietnam’s Daring Golden Bridge Takes a “Hands-On” Approach to Tourism, via News Examiner
via News Examiner

In the mountains above Da Nang, Vietnam sits a unique piece of bridge design. Winding its way around a 150-meter course lined with flowers, a golden bridge shimmers against the Ba Na Hills, supported by a pair of giant hands.

The Golden Bridge opened to visitors in early June, in the tourist retreat of Thien Thai Garden. The bridge sits 1,400 meters above sea level, an altitude which creates the illusion of a silk strip hiding in the clouds above Da Nang.

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Henning Larsen Release New Renders of Their Luxurious Spa Hotel in the Georgian Mountains

08:00 - 21 July, 2018
Henning Larsen Release New Renders of Their Luxurious Spa Hotel in the Georgian Mountains, Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

New renders have been released of Henning Larsen’s “luxurious hideaway in the Georgian mountains” after construction started on the 25000m², 135 room hotel earlier this year. The new Agobili Hotel is located at the Abastumani spa resort in Georgia, which itself has been a health retreat for both the Tsar family and general public alike. The new building hopes “to create a story about the magnificent place it inhabits.”

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects + 7

Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape 2018

18:00 - 19 June, 2018
Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape 2018, Six Sites Another Landscape Call Poster 2018
Six Sites Another Landscape Call Poster 2018

The Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, in collaboration with the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, Italy, is offering to a limited number of architecture and landscape architecture students the opportunity to take part in a seven-day design workshop in Maccagno, organized by the Landscape architecture department, College of Environmental Design, the Chinese Culture University as part of the CCU summer 2018 workshops program. This workshop is the third and last installment of the collaboration between CCU and the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, that began with the August 2016 workshop and repeated with the August 2017 workshop, involving more than 50 students.

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms Competition

08:00 - 10 June, 2018
Courtesy of Bee Breeders, In-Visible
Courtesy of Bee Breeders, In-Visible

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms competition, where entrants were tasked with designing a series of guest houses that framed the beauty of the surrounding context. In response to the delicate landscape, Mývatn Lake in Iceland, the brief outlined a number of restrictions. These included no permanent construction within 200m from the lake, and that all guest houses were to be movable. Shared themes throughout all the successful proposals were specific material experimentation, “distinct interaction with the site and sky,” scalable design, irand cost-conscious solutions.

Courtesy of Bee Breeders, Northern Lights Courtesy of Bee Breeders, In-Visible Courtesy of Bee Breeders, Bleikur Courtesy of Bee Breeders, Northern Lights + 80

Fushengyu Hotspring Resort / AIM Architecture

22:00 - 29 May, 2018
Fushengyu Hotspring Resort / AIM Architecture, Spa Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen
Spa Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen

Villa. Image © Dirk Weiblen Long Roof Pool. Image © Dirk Weiblen Spa Indoor Pool. Image © Dirk Weiblen Spa Indoor Pool. Image © Dirk Weiblen + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mianyang, Sichuan, China
  • Category

    Spa
  • Design Team

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Leonardo Colluci, Allan Yin, Claudia Juhre, Zoe Zhu, June Deng, Andrew Irwin, Shelley Mock, Dongker, Liat Goldman, Toni Pavic, Ted Zhang, Jiaoyan
  • Area

    24000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs