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Integrated urban design and some joined-up thinking at Houghton Regis: by guest author David Edwards

Urban design is a strange discipline. A sweeping statement, I know – and certainly one that does not come close to justifying its complexity or significance.… Read the rest

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A new public space for London – by Alex

The end of June saw the momentous occasion of a new public space in London being opened in by the Duchess of Cambridge. The Victoria and Albert museum opened its (newly created) doors to its gleaming £55m extension.Read the rest

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Visit to Vilnius by Lionel

Last week I spent a fabulous 4 days with Ramune and her staff at terrafirmaLT Landscape Architects in Vilnius, catching up and celebrating their second anniversary.Read the rest

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Involvement with the British Airways i360…

terra firma are currently working with Brighton and Hove City Council on the proposals for the Lower Esplanade to both the west and east of the British Airways i360 project on Brighton seafront to restore the working area for the construction of the ‘vertical pier’ aligned between Regency Square and the derelict West Pier.… Read the rest

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Our new Landscape Architecture office in Dubai

“Landscape Architecture is central to our quality of life”.

A short film of terra firma’s work in landscape architecture – UK & Internationally.… Read the rest

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Helping Riga? (by Lucie)

We have recently been assisting our TF office in Vilnius, Lithuania with precedents/ good practice studies of 5 European cities for a long term green plan strategy for the city of Riga in neighbouring Latvia which is being currently prepared by our long term colleagues and friends Grupa 93, a high profile urban planning and regional development consultancy, who are based in the city.… Read the rest

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Alshamsi Terrafirma Dubai

terra firma Landscape Architects Dubai: http://www.tfla.ae

Water wall completed at Al Muneera, Abu Dhabi. Experiment with bringing in a short  movie clip.

Recently returned from a week with the Gulf office.… Read the rest

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Poetical Design? by Paul Strugnell

“I started off on these town tours, some months ago, full of hope. I come back at the end of them sadly depressed”.

The unhappy conclusion arrived at by John Betjeman after a series of visits to a variety of towns in Southern England in the summer of 1937.… Read the rest

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