Monthly Archives: April 2013

De Admiraal

Image Source: Urban Landscape

Designer/Year Built: Delta Vorm Groep 2002

Gravel is being extruded by steel casts containing evergreen shrubs to reveal the courtyard’s focal elements.

Military Cemetery


Image Source: Visionary Gardens

Designer/Year Built: Dieter Oesterlen & Walter Rossow 1969

A recreation of a fort on top of a hill with contouring walls and stones commemorating deceased soldiers.

Berggarten in Graz


Image Source: Visionary Gardens

Designer/Year Built: Kienast Vogt Partner 2000

Pyramid mounds are being exposed in a symmetrical fashion as reflected on water.


Tower Hill Square

Urban Landscape Architecture

Stanton Williams:

The wide open flat landscape allows the person to clearly view the impressive surrounding architecture.

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Mapping Dislocations

Robert Smithson, Ithaca Mirror Trail, Ithaca, New York, 1969

The located mirror can reflects the natural view, and allows people to have an enhanced feeling of revealing the landscape.

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Redesigning Nature

Oliver Bishop-Young, Skip Conversions, 2008

The green island in the middle of the city walkway provides a rural resting place for pedestrians, but the planter and stairs blend in with the urban environment.

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Redesigning Nature

N55, City  Farming Plant Modules/ museum version, 2010

The flat-shaped planters became a part of the walkway and gradually transfer the attention from the ground paving to the greenish.




Hypothetical Continent In Shells


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Designer, Year Built: Robert Smithson, 1969

The use of the natural elements such as the sea shells makes the installment look like a part of nature.

Ithaca Mirror Trail


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Designer, Year Built: Robert Smithson, 1969

The use of the mirror makes a feeling that there is a window looking into the landscape that is really just part of the scenery be hide the person looking into the mirror.

Plateau de Kirchberg, Luxembourg / Boulevard John F. Kennedy


Image Source: Contemporary Landscape Architecture

Project Team, Year Built: Latz + Partner – Lux Consult, TR Engineering, ARCOOP, 2008

The use of the roundabout and the widening of the Highway helps to slowdown traffic to inter the newly developing city.

Urban Lounge


Urban Lounge, by Carlos Martinez and Pipilotti Rist, 2005

Source: Urban Landscape Architecture, Loft Publications

This landscape takes an otherwise normal space and renvisions it. The designers layered what looks like a red blanket over a normal court yard to reveal the various new open spaces for personal engagement.

Court Press Courtyard


Court Press Courtyard, Landworks Studio, 2003

Source: Urban Landscape, John Lotz and Associates

The designer used conflicting elements to contrast to the viewer’s eyes, such as light and dark, and rough and smooth textures. The fragmented design of the pathway prevents the user from visually being able to see where the end of the path is, making every turn a new reveal.

Vinaros Microcoast

Vinaros Microcoasts, Guallart Architects, 2006

Source: Urban Landscape, John Lotz and Associates

This beach was previously not used as a lounging beach, but was only done so once the “mini-islands” were added, made out of wood. These structures were made to echo the look and feel of islands in the middle of the sea. According to the designers, it was created to reveal the feeling of an immense sea compared to a relatively smaller coast.