Las Negras Waterfront by Jesús Torres García

A Spanish Beach – landscape architecture from a different perspective without the gloss – feels like here – there or it is very specifically there……. from landsezine

Landscape Architecture: Jesús Torres García
Location: Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almería, Spain
Quantity Surveyor: Juan Diego Guarderas García
Collaborators: Silvia Cama · Barbara Costantino · Laura González Romero · Sara Pavón · Alba Márquez · Alba del Castillo
Builder: Grucal Andalucía S.A. / Juan José Viciana
Wood: Bédarmadera / Jesús Fernández Collado

We are particularly interested in the architecture of supports, or elements open to uses with the capacity to include wishes, activities and creativity of public interest and which, at the same time, are related to the control of empty spaces, its own size, its landscape and urban nature.

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Get Urbanized – Gary Hustwick’s Work in Progress on Cities

Reposted from Protein Feed:

Click here to see the video promo Urbanised

Gary Hustwit‘s first two documentaries Helvetica and Objectified looked into typography, industrial design and product design…both right up our alley. His third film Urbanized is equally awesome, all about the design of cities Urbanized features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers…and it needs a little help getting off the ground.

Click here to donate a few bucks towards the last in Hustwit’s ‘design trilogy’, it’ll be worth it just to see the results of his global investigations of urban design projects that represent the issues facing our cities. There’ll also be rewards for your buck, downloads and DVDs of the finished film, t-shirts designed by Build, limited edition Design Trilogy box set and even private screenings of Urbanized hosted by director Gary Hustwit. Deadline for donations is 23rd Marc”

 

Tom Leader Studio /KVA Team Wins Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition

North American cities seem to be in the process of rebuilding themselves as compettions are posted and awarded to “Star( Landscape Arch)chitects” teams the latest reported on Bustler today:

“The bi-coastal urban and landscape design team of TLS/KVA – Tom Leader Studio(Berkeley) and Kennedy & Violich Architecture (Boston) – were named the winning team of the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition (MR|DC) at a press conference in Minneapolis yesterday”

“On January 28, the MR|DC’s 14- member jury of nationally known parks and design professionals and local decision‐makers met to evaluate the proposals. The jury’s evaluation was based on the criteria and deliverables outlined in the Competition Brief, as well as how well the proposals met the competition’s stated goals: establish parks as the economic engine for development along the river; knit communities on both sides of the riverfront to and across the river; and re‐focus Minneapolis and the region toward one of the three great rivers of the world”

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