currents


projects

  • Surfer Beach

    Upon the Abandoned Beach

    An abandoned surfing spot in the heart of French agglomeration Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz has been redeveloped into a new promenade. The conurbation, limited by rocky outcrops and a steep change in grade, has had some difficulty in stretching itself all the way to the ocean side in the past. Now, a sensible and ecologically sound design approach ties the beach site to the town.

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  • Polyform and Karres en Brands designed the new museum garden in front of The National Gallery of Denmark. Photo: Wichmann+Bendtsen

    A melting pot of art and Copenhagen life

    The new landscape in front of The National Gallery of Denmark is designed as a melting pot – where art can mix with urban life. The urban space was created by Danish Polyform Architects and Dutch landscape architects Karres en Brands.

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reviews

  • Tomás Folch and Chris Reed, after Tomás Folch, Amna Chaudry, Lauren McClure, and Sara Newey. Oyster Reef Flows. 2011.

    Perspectives on Ecology and Design

    The book Projective Ecologies, a collection of essays edited by Chris Reed and Nina Marie-Lister, opens up a new chapter in the discussion on the relationship between landscape architecture and ecological sciences.

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  • Topos_The_City_as_Interface

    The City as Interface

    Does the implementation of new media technologies enable emancipation and new forms of social participation? Or is “surveillance” the defining motive? Martin de Waal discusses these and other issues in his book.

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Competitions

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge searches for innovative ideas for a sustainable future.

Ideas for a better future

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2016 searches for innovative ideas for a sustainable future.

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Events