New York Times has published a Infrastructure Edition of its Magazine.
Included in this edition is a look at the proposed High-Speed Rail in California, the gap in Infrastructure spending in the Economic Stimulus Bill, the Remaking of Paris, and a short piece on James Corner’s home and if your and a landscape architect and read the first line of the James Corner’s interview you will nod your head in agreement!
Design Week reports
“German landscape architect Topotek 1 has been selected as the preferred design team to work on the external spaces of the Imperial War Museum North in Salford.
More than 50 architects and landscape architects entered the Royal Institute of British Architects competition, with Topetek 1 seeing off fellow shortlisted practices KLA, White Arkitekter AB, Patel Taylor and Field Operations……………”
read more at the SOURCE: Design Week –German firm to work on Imperial War Museum North exterior
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The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and environmental charity Groundwork London are behind the remarkable garden, which is now open to the public. The garden was developed from a sketch on a paper napkin into a futuristic oasis of subtle lighting, sustainable timber decking, low planters, seating, shrubs and trees. Designed by RHS Gold award winning landscape architects, Adam White and Andrée Davies, the garden fits in perfectly with the Lyric’s own community-involvement programme and for those living in the Ashcroft housing estate right next door, will be a much needed green retreat in a heavily built up part of London.
Images provided courtesy of Groundwork
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San Luis Obispo reports
More than 130 graduating Cal Poly architecture students recently gathered with families, friends and professors in Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium to wander among wooden structural models, backdrops displaying digital drawings, floor plan designs and the cross sections of model buildings.
SOURCE: San Luis Obispo – Caal Poly architecture students display visions for the future
Topos 67 deals with good design, and the broad affiliated subject of materials and details. These days “right materials” increasingly involve eco-friendly, non-polluting production and short, energy-minimised transport. Topos presents different designs and projects involving such materials from all over the world – whether in Tenerife, Milwaukee, Melbourne, New York, Chile or Denmark.
The issue also presents the work and philosophy of Mcgregor + Coxall, an award-winning Sydney-based landscape architecture office that is a proponent of the new wave of environmentally focused landscape architecture framed within a modernist design approach.
Order your copy of Topos 67 today!
BBC NEWS reports
“A high-rise tower for animals in the industrial heartland of Leeds is offering a unique solution to the decline of urban wildlife. Can it work?
Rising 40 feet (12 metres) above canals once lined with textile mills and factory chimneys could soon be another kind of tower – a high-rise for all creatures great and (mainly) small.”
read more @ the SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Can animals live in high-rise blocks?