currents

  • Winning Shanghai Tower Park

    The Shanghai Tower sets new standards in terms of sustainability for such tall structures. Also, the park to its feet surprises with some notable features and was recently awarded the LEED-Gold label.

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  • Flowers for NYC

    New York faces a new kind of street art: Massive bouquets and flower arrangements appear in Manhattan, creating giant flower vases or decorating public places. The mysterious “Banksy of florists” is Lewis Miller Design Studio which tries to put smiles on the faces of New Yorkers.

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  • Cool Landscapes

    From 7th to 24th September, and for the seventh consecutive year, Bergamo will be at the center of the landscape culture. The Piazza Vecchia in the Citta Alta gets the stylistic touch of the landscape architect, Lodewijk Baljon, who conceives it and is consistent with the focus of the International Meeting (22th to 23th September).  […]

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projects

  • Cloud House

    In Springfield, American artist and activist Matthew Mazzotta designed a shed-like house with an eye catchy feature: a cloud sculpture, attached to the roof. The cloud is part of a simulation of the natural hydrological cycle. The visitors should experience the function and our dependence on this system.

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  • Landing on the moon

    For the national laboratory MAX IV in Lund in southern Sweden Snöhetta had to find innovative ideas to deal with the unique parameters. Several aspects were taken into consideration to design the 19 hectares park of the synchrotron radiation facility: mitigating ground vibrations of the nearby highways, storm water management and meeting the city’s ambitious […]

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  • City Park Instead of Parking Lots

    How to create an exciting and vibrant city park out of dreary parking lots? In Dallas, the landscape architects of SWA developed the curve-shaped Pacific Plaza, to make the downtown a livelier place.

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reviews

  • The Scars of Memory

    Michael St Maur Sheil has been visiting the battlefields of the First World War. On his excursions he has discovered landscapes of great beauty that still show the scars of war.

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  • Bunaken – a natural paradise under strain

    Bunaken Marine National Park in Indonesia is not a lonely spot owned by nature but a well-known attraction flooded by tourists. An academic studio at the National University of Singapore developed a concept that aims to channel visitors and protect the fragile underwater ecosystem. Apparent paradise Bunaken The world’s end is a beautiful place, and […]

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Competitions

Competition: Elbbrücken Quarter, Hamburg, Germany

Atelier Loidl from Berlin won landscape competition

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