Terraced lawn and paving / Shanthi Nivas designed by One Landscape Design Limited in Chennai, India
Located in Chennai on a spectacular site along the Bay of Bengal Shanthi Nivas is a private beach residence designed to maximize its unique landscape setting. The house being conceived as a pavilion and set against a vast garden of contrasting beauty, the landscape becomes the primary design driver....
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Kustzone Katwijk designed by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten in Katwijk, Netherlands © OnSite Photography
Seaside Resort For the past ten years the Rijkswaterstaat, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, have been working to strengthen some weak links in the coast. Alongside building the required coastal defense, the coast zone investments also ensure that Katwijk remains a...
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San Martín de la Mar designed by Zigzag Arquitectura in Santander, Spain © Roland Halbe
The strategy proposed is one of an urban seam to be achieved by means of a series of terraced platforms and slopes forming stands, whose geometry solves the difference in levels of the site and the link between its limits: Reina Victoria Avenue in the north, Union Street in...
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Pyramidal Green Roofs / Biesbosch Museum Island designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen in Werkendam, Netherlands © Ronald Tilleman
After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical...
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Mills Beach Revitalization / Praia dos Moinhos designed by M - Arquitectos in Porto Formoso, Ilha de Sao Miguel, Portugal © Paulo Goulart
Mills Beach 'Praia dos Moinhos' revitalization project was designed by M - Arquitectos in 2007. The major meaning of the project given was to empathize the small place memoires, but knowing the need of improving and qualify the pedestrian access and the bath facilities in the...
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Selvika National Tourist Route designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in Havøysund, Norway © RRA
The objective of this project is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore, a chief concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the...
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Pedreira do Campo designed by M - Arquitectos and Resendes Sousa Arquitectos in Vila do Porto, Portugal © Artur Silva
Located in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, the Santa Maria island is home to a natural area rich in oceanic fossils and five million old volcanic sediments. As of 2004 the site, located adjacent to Vila do Porto and in proximity to the Wind-Generating Station (Parque Eólico do...
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Keelung Port designed by Guallart Architects and Maria Diaz in Keelung City, Taiwan
Keelung Port (海洋廣場 'Ocean Plaza') designed by Guallart Architects and Maria Diaz in collaboration with local firm J.M.Lin The Observer Design Group. Keelung is the port of Taipei, the capital of the island country of Taiwan. Located 30 km to the north of the capital, it...
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Aerial View / Atlantic Park (Vaguada de la Llamas) by Battle i Roig in Santander,  Spain © Jorge Poo
La Vaguada de las Llamas was a large tract of open space on the outskirts of Santander set aside by the city's Master Plan to be turned into a public park. Its location, at the center of major urban growth perpendicular to El Sardinero beach, its special river-bed topography...
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Monument for Parallel Lives designed by ARCHETONIC / Jacobo Mizrahi in Veracruz Port, Mexico
The proposal for a monument in the port of Veracruz to commemorate 100 years of Jewish immigration came about after an open competition was announced for Mexican and international architects, designers, visual artists, organized by the central committee of the Jewish community in Mexico. This symbolic project was made...
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Cape Square Durrës 'Sfinxit' designed by BOOM Landscape and City Förster in Albania
At the Adriatic Sea, in the second biggest city of Albania called Durrës, there was a place that was not much more than a landfill. Other parts of the coastline of Durrës are well visited but the part closest to the historical city center has been vacant for a...
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Riva Split Waterfront design by Studio 3LHD in Croatia © Domagoj Blazevic
The city of Split and its waterfront, the Riva, as the paradigm of its history and character, are among the most interesting and most specific sites in the Mediterranean. Split waterfront is an urbanized, public, open and accessible space, 1700 years old. It stands in front...
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Fish Market Square / Fisketorget Plaza designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects in Karlskorna, Sweden
Karlskrona is an old town, located in southern Sweden and founded by King Carolus XI in the 17th century. It sits on islands and is surrounded by a rich archipelago. This was also once the reason to place this naval city here. Karlskrona literally means 'Crown of Carolus' and...
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Mulini Beach designed by Studio 3LHD in Ronvinj, Croatia © Joao Morgado
Mulini Beach designed by Studio 3LHD is located in an attractive area of Rovinj, on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade, in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park and green...
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Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (c) Duncan Chard
Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners is a significant urban space located on the Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and provides a green retreat at the center of the new commercial hub. The inspiration for the square was derived from the nature and culture inherent...
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The Metamorphous project began with the King Tides, which struck the B.C. Coastline on December 2012. Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture was approached by a couple to provide a solution to their Vancouver property where the King Tides had carved out the entire bank, leaving the deck completely suspended. Previous...
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Vinaròs Microcoasts designed by Guallart Architects and Marta Malé Alemany in Spain
Vinaròs Microcoasts are a series of modular structures made of wood designed by Guallart Architects and Marta Malé Alemany. The project built along a considerable length of coastline is part of the city's initiative to preserve the jagged seashore from further erosion and make it accessible to the increasing...
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Keast Park designed by Site Office in Seaford, Australia
In 2004, Site Office completed a comprehensive master plan for Keast Park, a 2.5 hectare public park situated at the northern end of the Seaford foreshore on Port Phillip Bay. Leading a multi-disciplinary project team consisting of architects, ecologists, economists, artists and recreational planners, the project explored creative ways...
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