A mixed-use shady oasis

January 1st, 2016

London’s Wembley Park includes a covered play area to attract families—with a coated fabric that resists dirt. Wembley Park has a long history. An urban renewal success story, it’s been transformed again and again to fit the needs of the times. In 1880, the Metropolitan Railway opened a line across what was then an estate. […]

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Rooftop canopies

December 1st, 2015

In daytime, three white sails provide protection from the sun; at night, lighted canopies create a warm, intimate atmosphere for elegant dining. Santa Monica Place, one of the most popular public gathering spots in this southern California Eden, has a storied history serving as backdrop to several films and television shows since its 1980 opening, […]

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