Monthly Archives: December 2016

Sydney Park – a vibrant recreation and environmental asset for Sydney

The Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project is a seamless intersection of design, art, science and ecology, an outcome achieved by the collaboration landscape architects Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership (TDEP), Alluvium (water and environment), Dragonfly Environmental (ecology) and Turpin + Crawford Studio (public art). Much has been achieved over the past two decades to […]

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Team Felixx – jvantspijker wins design competition in Gufunes, Reykjavik

The Dutch design offices Felixx and jvantspijker, together with Orri Steinarsson, have won the international urban design competition in Gufunes, Reykjavik. The task was the strategic redevelopment of a vast coastal area of approximately 140 hectares, at the edge of the city. The winning proposal is committed to transform the area, with striking industrial buildings […]

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A Progress Report from the Cutting Edge of Resilient Design

Resilient Bridgeport / Rebuild by Design “We don’t know what resilience policy will look like in the new administration. There are lots of unknowns, but we can take solace in what we do know,” said Amy Chester, director of Rebuild by Design, at an event in Washington, D.C. that provided updates on how the six […]

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OMGEVING wins landscape design competition in Vietnam

OMGEVING, a member of the B-DNA partnership[1] and for this competition named ‘OMG-designers and partners’, was awarded the joint first prize in the prestigious international design competition for Han Riverfront Da Nang City. The jury decided to select two laureates out of seven accepted applicants. The city of Da Nang is located in central Vietnam […]

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Best Books of 2016

Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape / Rizzoli Press There were so many great books this year that honing in on just ten favorites was too challenging. Whether you are looking for a unique book to give as a gift or one for yourself to delve into, we have some options. Here’s The Dirt‘s top […]

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Loop’s Giant Illuminated Wheels Take Over the Place des Festivals

This winter the Quartier des spectacles Partnership invites Montrealers and visitors to discover Loop, an original installation on the Place des Festivals, on the Quartier des spectacles. The work, which will be presented from December 8 to January 29, consists of 13 giant zoetropes – an optical toy that was a forerunner of animated film. […]

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Symbols and Systems: The Work of Barbara Grygutis

Part of Barbara Grygutis’ acclaimed sculpture, Dawn’s Silver Lining. / Oro Editions When reductionist artwork, like a Jackson Pollock or Piet Mondrian painting, succeeds, it succeeds in part because of the role it affords us, the viewer. Faced with a vacuum of meaning, we impart our own identities on the work, gratifying ourselves in highly-personal […]

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Rundle Mall Redevelopment | Adelaide, Australia | HASSELL

For 40 years, Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia, has been a place for people to shop, dine and gather with friends. The Adelaide City Council commissioned HASSELL and ARUP to revitalise this much-loved civic space, creating an exciting destination and prosperous city precinct. Stimulating community engagement and the local economy Rundle Mall became a […]

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An Opportunity to Reinvent Infrastructure

Self-driving Uber in Pittsburgh / The Washington Post With President-elect Trump coming into office vowing to raise $1 trillion for infrastructure, many cities and states see a potential bonanza for high-speed rail development, bridge and highway repair, and, hopefully, urban transportation networks. As former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell noted at The Atlantic‘s summit on infrastructure, […]

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Singapore to add 810ha in land reclamation to tackle the challenge of rising sea levels

Singapore has announced it will build a polder designed by Royal HaskoningDHV with local partner Surbana Jurong that will add 810ha to Pulau Tekong, one of Singapore’s largest islands. Traditionally, sand has been used to fill the area to be reclaimed above sea level. This new approach involves building a dike around the area to […]

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