The 20th edition issue WLA Magazine is a celebration of contemporary, stunning landscape architecture from around the world and features some of the most distinguished landscape architectural projects including Akasya Acibadem Central Park in Istanbul, Public Media Commons in St. Louis, Missouri, Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Malaysia, and Bow Riverwalk in Alberta, Canada.
Damian Holmes, founder of WLA Magazine, said about the upcoming issue, “I am proud to publish the 20th edition of WLA Magazine. Over the last four years, the readership has grown, and the quality of projects keeps getting better.”
This issue features highlights of a diverse range of landscape architecture projects from across the world. Readers will learn about recent projects from well known landscape architecture firms including Sasaki Associates, Stantec, DLANDStudio, White, Maier Landschaftsarchitektur & Betonlandschaften, they will gain an inside perspective to the ideas and concepts that led to these smart, innovative landscape designs.
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IJLA were engaged in 2010 to initiate the transformation of the external environment for this country house. The house had recently undergone a complete transformation giving it a contemporary look.
The landscape masterplan was created, allowing the client to then decide on a phasing strategy. Initially the immediate arrival space was created using large blockwork and rendered planters through which generous steps were created. The choice of materials reflected the building materials and corresponding tones. Render was used for the planters with copings and steps in slate. Lighting was recessed into the planter walls throwing light across the step riser, along with up-lights to the topiary. Planting for the arrival space was designed to be contemporary and also seasonal whilst retaining structure and form.
Image Credit | James McDonald Photography/Graphene Architects,
Continue reading Chic Garden | IJLA
Aerial South Padre Island Nature and Birding Center from Baha Media on Vimeo.
South Padre Island Nature and Birding Center was completed in 2009 by SSP Design, recently Baha Media filmed an aerial perspective taking in the many areas of the center and surrounding wetland areas. The video gives an interesting perspective and allows us to see how the vegetation and project have “grown-in” over the last 5-6 years.
Landscape Master Planning & Design | SSSP Design, LLC
Location | South Padre Island, TX
Architect | Richter Architects
Builder | Terry Ray Construction
Landscape Contractor | Green Thumb Landscape, Southern Landscapes
Video Credit | Baha Media
Using the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Medical Center Campus as a catalyst to create a “Community of Health and Wellness”, the project’s Planning Team developed a master plan that proposes a broad-based wellness approach with a 20-year implementation plan. The master plan features a series of practical and incremental improvements that foster strong community connections, establishes a new area identity and creatively addresses the social, economic, and environmental quality issues within this community.
Continue reading The Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center Campus Master Plan | Los Angeles, USA | AHBE Landscape Architects
Novo Nordisk Nature Park by SLA Architects makes the WAF Awards shortlist
The World Architecture Festival has announced the finalists of the WAF 2015 Awards. There were more than 700 entries from architects and designers across the world with projects from 47 countries making this year’s shortlist. Shortlists were announced for 25 categories including Urban Project – Landscape with 7 projects making the shortlist.
Winners will be announced at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore held in early November. For the list shortlist…..
Continue reading 2015 WAF Awards Shortlists announced
The Undulating Bridge establishes a direct connection for pedestrians and cyclists between the train and bus station of Hoofddorp and the Office Park Beukenhorst. Coming from the station the bridge enables two possible routes, and therefore has a flared shape. The two curved lines of the bridge in plan, are strengthened by a vertical motion. The arc for cyclists is enhanced by a slight bulge, while pedestrians are brought closer to the water through a hollow. The Undulating Bridge has a distinctive smooth and graceful shape.
Continue reading Undulating Bridge | Hoofddorp Netherlands | LODEWIJK BALJON landscape architects
This is a conceptual graduate student project that was undertaken as part of a studio led by Laurie Olin at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring semester of 2014. It focused on revitalizing Crownpoint, New Mexico, USA, a small town on the Navajo Reservation, in one of the poorest counties in the United States. The design creates a new cultural route to promote Navajo heritage and to provide a new source of income for the community. A swale along the route collects storm water and uses it to irrigate community gardens at the center of the city. Both the route and the swale work with the existing topography to minimize the cost of regrading, since their budget is limited.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Rethinking the Rez | Jeff M. Jones