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Inspiration

The world is our inspiration. We observe it and inject it into our designs. We are always creatively curious, questioning the designs around us.


Trees

Trees

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may…

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Ancient traditions become contemporary trends

Ancient traditions become contemporary trends

If you find yourself in sun-drenched southern Spain you will undoubtedly be captivated by the centuries of artistry that surround you and continually inspire generations of artists and designers. I was lucky enough to experience exceptional examples of tile and pattern work from artisans and…

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Land Art Design visits Acorus Restoration and St. Williams Nursery

Land Art Design visits Acorus Restoration and St. Williams Nursery

The team at Land Art Design spent a day visiting two native plant nurseries by Lake Erie. Our gracious and informative hosts were Catherine from Acorus Restoration and David from St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre. We were really compelled by their passion and enthusiasm…

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Adaptive renovation of existing apartment buildings

Adaptive renovation of existing apartment buildings

Glass-walled amenity spaces were inserted into the ground floors of existing apartment building surrounding a central court. These spaces not only activate the entire apartment complex, but also provide additional “eyes on the street” and make the buildings much more friendly and accessible. This is…

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Less is More

Less is More

Lincoln Centre Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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Flooring pattern – Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Flooring pattern – Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Little details make big differences

Little details make big differences

Tree grate in Aarhus, Denmark, along the revitalized and daylight canal running through the downtown. Photo: Audric Montuno

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Study in contrasts

Study in contrasts

Modern addition to a heritage building in a strongly distinct materials, colours and styles, tied together through repetition of the overall massing and rhythm of the windows. Photo: Audric Montuno

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