Nivå Landskapsarkitektur has designed a square in central Stockholm that is sympathetic to the architecture of its surroundings, while also modernising and updating the area.Read More
The Taylor River has been reimagined as a focal point for the Marlborough region, and at the intersection of the river and Blenheim’s town centre, the new Quays Riverside Park is the beating heart.Read More
Swimming pool design is a complex design area and requires a sound understanding of design principles, writes Shafer Design principal, Robin Shafer.Read More
As a designer it is hard to admit that design is not always the best solution for a degraded public space. The process of design is rewarding both professionally and personally, as designers we like to be seen as the creative solution-provider, especially if it publishable or award winning work. “Brilliant designer saves a community with imaginative new rethink of an old tired space,” is always rewarding reading.
How do you build cities or even a single house on Mars when you don’t have access to the construction materials we enjoy on Earth? That’s the dilemma NASA put to 18 international design teams in the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge.Read More
Landscape architects Urbis have designed a new and innovative 600-metre precinct along Rockhampton’s Fitzroy River, replacing the one destroyed when tropical cyclone Marcia tore through Queensland in 2015.Read More
Auckland Council’s calling for public input into its ambitious Downtown Programme. It says in just three years the city’s waterfront will look dramatically different, more “generous and welcoming”, better connecting people to the Waitematā Harbour, as well as turning the Quay Street area into a more vibrant area for all to enjoy.Read More
Inspired by the mangrove seed, Sylvia Park Plaza’s Pod is a flexible multi-purpose sculptural structure, which serves both to shelter adjoining and provide a performance space.Read More
LandLAB’s Westhaven Promenade winds it way along the water’s edge from Wynyard Quarter through to Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.Read More
Isthmus has revealed a new design for Rotorua’s lakefront that captures the rich history and cultural ties associated with the popular tourism destination.Read More
The NZILA’s Auckland branch is hosting a presentation by international designer, Martin Rein-Cano on October 8. Born in Buenos Aires in 1967, Rein-Cano studied History of Art at Frankfurt University and Landscape Architecture at the Technical Universities of Hannover and Karlsruhe.Read More
Djao-Rakitine’s redesign of Moscow’s Khokhlovskaya Square has been awarded Best Urban Design by the Moscow Urban Forum.
As part of a wider regeneration project for the historical Pokrovskiy Boulevard Ring, the new square, which opened to the public in September 2017, is in fact an archaeological preservation of the remains of the Belgorodskaya (or White) Wall.Read More
Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture has been selected as the landscape architectural consultants for the Dubai Creek Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour.Read More
Te Aranga Māori Design Principles were developed by Māori design professionals as a response to the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol in 2005. Over time the principles have been developed and adopted by the Auckland Council with the support of Ngā Aho and are being promoted across all council built projects.
Japanese design studio Nendo has completed its first ever landscape architecture project - the CoFuFun plaza, near Kyoto in Japan.Read More
Last year LandLAB’s Henry Crothers was a judge in the World Architecture Awards landscape and masterplanning categories. This year his firm has been shortlisted in the division for it’s work on the Queenstown Masterplan. And it’s not the company’s only recognition, it’s also been noticed for its work on Ponsonby Park in the civic category, and a man-made island in the experimental section.Read More
New Zealand’s Festival of Architecture kicks off around the country on Friday (14 September) and this year is aiming to broaden the discussion beyond architecture to the importance of design in towns and cities. There’s walking tours around cities, lectures, open homes, exhibitions and competitions - all designed to coax the general public in to taking part.Read More
An artificial beach in Denmark’s been given an upgrade - reconstructing and protecting the popular beach park in a Copenhagen suburb.Read More