The public garden installation Minor Paradises took center stage during this year’s Amman Design Week. The curator of this edition, Noura Al Sayeh Holtrop, commissioned Civil Architecture (a cultural practice in Bahrain-Kuwait) and studiolibani (a landscape architecture firm in Lebanon) to present a full-scale, week-long installation occupying 720 square meters (7750sq ft) of the entrance plaza at Ras Al Ain Gallery, under the theme ‘Possibilities’. In a reality where water is short, absent, or inaccessible, how do we begin to re-imagine our public spaces and the culture of collective life in the outdoors? How do we begin to re-imagine the idea of a garden under drought conditions, in contrast to a garden with its abundance of water and lush vegetation—itself a manifestation of Paradise.
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Reinterpreting the possibilities of garden design in a world with limited water
Karratha Health Campus From Baron Sandpit To Restorative Oasis
Resourceful planting and irrigation are helping this new civic landscape thrive in the harsh climate of Australia’s Pilbara region.
Recreating The Magic Of Expo 67
Once home to the 1967 Expo world fair, Montreal’s iconic Parc Jean-Drapeau is transformed by designer Lemay
Designing Open Spaces
Turkish company, Orientalis Landscaping shares their insight from a recent residential project in Sharjah.
Interview With Sajid Kagadi
Business Development Manager GreenKeeper Landscaping & Irrigation Works LLC. Dubai, UAE.
A Pakistani Family Home That Blends And Ages With The Landscape
This is the dream home for Mr. Y K and his family, he has fairly traditional tastes but was open to new ideas for the design.
Wasit Wetland Centre Is A Beacon Of Conservation
A former waste dumping ground in Sharjah has had its indigenous ecosystem restored and is proving popular with visitors who come to learn about their natural environment.
Sustainable Landscape Refurbishment – A Change Initiative
Landscape refurbishment is a sustainable solution to save environmental pollution by reducing waste and conserving material by maintaining them with eco – friendly practices.
Save The Trees
John A. Davies, an avid Landscape reader, explains his love for trees and how we can save them with various case studies
Why Heirloom Tomatoes Are Trending
Heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers are having a moment right now! You’ll find them in most top restaurants and sitting supreme in your local market but they’re not a new thing- in fact they’ve come to us from the past. What are they and what do they mean for our health?
California Social Media Addiction Bill Drops Parent Lawsuits
A first-of-its-kind proposal in the California Legislature aimed at holding social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products would no longer let parents sue popular platforms like Instagram and TikTok.
FAILED BY THE SYSTEM!
THE 13 TURPIN KIDS SURVIVED HARROWING ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF THEIR PARENTS, BUT THEIR AMAZING RESCUE ONLY LED TO MORE HORRORS.
FROM ACTING TO SINGING TO REALITY TV, KEKE PALMER DOES IT ALL. "I just always was attracted to people that did multiple things," Palmer tells Newsweek, saying artists like Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah were early inspirations. Now she's out with the hotly anticipated Jordan Peele film Nope (July 22). "When people think about Get Out or Jordan's work, they can sometimes zero in on, 'Oh, this is a think piece on Blackness." She says there's always an element of that, but "They're not always on Blackness," and Nope is a perfect example of that. It's part horror, part sci-fi, part thriller and part comedy. "His choice to put Black people in the lead is just based off his perspetive of who he sees in his story." Since starting out as a child actor, Palmer says the quality of work she's receiving has only gotten better. "To have evolved to the place where the variety of who I get to work with is this level, I think it's only going to bring the best out of me." Case in point, starring alongside Daniel Kaluuya in a Jordan Peele film. "There's only one Jordan Peele."
A Few Good Men
Valley Forge Military Academy bills itself as a school that breaks down young cadets and builds them back better. It succeeds at one of those things.
The Coming Coup
The insurrectionists failed to topple a fair election. But Republican legislators are succeeding at seizing control of how—and if— votes are counted.
Taking on Big Weather
Heavy weather is not always avoidable. Andy Schell has expert advice on how to prepare for and handle the big stuff
GAY COLTON'S SHOWER STALL!
SWITCH-HITTING former NFL player and “Bachelor” alum Colton Underwood, who came out as gay last April, said he was so terrified his secret would be discovered in his playing days that he refused to shower with his football teammates!
Hanya Yanagihara's Haunted America
Her new novel experiments with alternative versions of history, upending personal and national destinies.
TURPIN TORTURE BASED ON BIBLE!
Daughters reveal how scripture-spouting mom & dad justified keeping kids in chains
The Trouble with Online “Sharenting”
Social media featuring intimate family moments is popular and lucrative. It also comes with serious risks for kids