Netherlands – about 1/6 of the entire country, or about 7,000 km2 in total, has been reclaimed from the sea, lakes, marshes and swamps.
Singapore – 20% of the original size or 135 km2. As of 2003, plans for 99 km2 more are to go ahead, despite the fact that disputes persist with Malaysia over Singapore’s extensive land reclamation works.
Hong Kong – In addition, much reclamation has taken place in prime locations on the waterfront on both sides of Victoria Harbour. This has raised environmental issues of the protection of the harbour which was once the source of prosperity of Hong Kong, traffic congestion in the Central district, as well as the collusion of the Hong Kong Government with the real estate developers in the territory.
“Washington-based husband-and-wife team Robbie and Kara Johnson have opened up an online store—“Below The Boat”—that offers beautifully-made, multi-layered wooden maps that shows what lies beneath lakes, rivers and oceans.
Handcrafted in Michigan, these unconventional topographic maps provides a rare insight into the under-explored underwater landscapes—which are often no less stunning than their counterparts on land.
Consisting of stacked layers of Baltic birch, the patterns are laser-cut and glued together to portray the troughs and peaks of ocean floors, lake and river beds. ”
“Series of 8 maps embroidered on canvas with the same technique of the propaganda slogans realized on large fabric and used by the communist party during the seventies, which have been lately filled with white thread wool insertions. The 8 maps depict different Hutong areas in downtown Beijing, with a size of approximately one square kilometre each and a population of 30000; these areas have been isolated as autonomous towns within the big city. ”
I used 3 and 4-column designs on different pages as I think a 2-column layout on landscape format make the lines too long to read. Whereas breaking them down into 3 or 4-columns give it better readability and variation.