Futuristic roof garden opens to the public in Hammersmith, London

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.

Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre
Images provided courtesy of Groundwork

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Presentation of preliminary design Playa de Palma – WEST 8

West 8 reports

“The preliminary design of the master plan for the new Playa de Palma, West 8 designed for Consorcio Platja de Palma, was recently presented to the public. In anticipation of the final master plan design, to be presented in February 2009, residents, entrepreneurs and others who are interested can already get an idea of the promising new plans for the area.”

 
images: WEST 8

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Presentation of preliminary design Playa de Palma

Cal Poly architecture students display visions for the future – San Luis Obispo

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 – Materials & Details – Available NOW

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!

SOURCE: www.topos.de

Can animals live in high-rise blocks? – BBC NEWS

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.”

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