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Vitra Oudolf Garden / Piet Oudolf

September 21, 2023 Hadir Al Koshta 0

The planting activity for a new garden by the Dutch designer Piet Oudolf started in May 2020 on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. It will take some patience for the landscaping to reach full bloom, but in just a few months visitors will be able to enjoy initial glimpses of the artfully composed wilderness. The 75-year-old Dutchman is regarded as a pioneer for a generation of garden designers who in the late 1980s began to question conventional practices, finding traditional landscape gardening too decorative, labor-intensive and resource-consuming. Instead, they turned to perennial, often self-regenerating plants, shrubs, grasses, bushes and wildflowers, which had been long ignored as garden plants, and favored an equally unconventional layout of the plantings.

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Common Ground Collective Garden / el.em studio

August 30, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

Beit Harishonim house sits on a limestone ridge in the grounds of Moshav Beitan Aharon and overlooks the views of the Hefer valley. After years of being abandoned, the Hefer Valley Regional Council decided to open the house to the public and now after undergoing extensive renovation, the house has opened its doors as a local cultural and art center.

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Yiwu Chian Wutong yard / ALL STUDIO

August 15, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

The “Wu Tong” is located at the entrance part of Shentang Village in Yiwu, consisting of a concrete structure main building and three auxiliary buildings, maintaining a close relationship with the village. As a landmark building, The front Chinese parasol tree Courtyard has witnessed the historical changes in the village for a hundred years and bears the memory of several generations of villagers. The design attempts to establish a way that constantly guides people to establish the relationship between the architecture, the tree yard, and the surrounding landscape when roaming the building. We hope that through this mechanism, we can create the experience of participants and truly weave the spatial memory, buildings, and local landscape into one.

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HSC Cemetery / Objektor

July 8, 2023 Hadir Al Koshta 0

The winning competition proposal for the new cemetery is based on existing qualities of the area – treetops of an elderly chestnut alley, horizons of surrounding fields, existing cemetery wall, the chapel of St. Wenceslas, and axis of a trail leading to the rocky lookout towards Goat ridges. We define the cemetery area through structures, principles, and materials; dividing the space by a grid of cemetery walls and paths enables the easy growth of the cemetery according to capacity needs in the future while maintaining the general concept.

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Manulife Head Office Exterior Renovations / Martin Simmons Sweers Architects

May 31, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

Architectural Vision + Design. The project began with the client’s desire to provide a more fulfilling work experience for staff and to encourage greater enjoyment of the existing nature surrounding The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“Manulife”). To this end, the architects envisioned a new kind of office space – an “open-air office” that would not only provide an enticing outdoor setting for coffee and lunch breaks but would also become an alternative place for employees to perform their daily work activities.

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Fibonacci / Marco Maio Architects

March 22, 2023 Thuto Vilakazi 0

On a rocky slope above the Vltava River, the classicist château Jabloňka stretches over Prague. Under the château, terraced vineyards with picturesque views on the metropolis form the dominant feature of the northern part of the city.