West 8 + DTAH’s recently completed Spadina Wave Deck for Waterfront Toronto has been nominated for this year’s Brit Insurance Design Awards. Brit Insurance Design Awards is the Design Museum London’s annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward looking new work in design of all kinds.
[SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Spadina Wavedeck nominated for Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009]
Wallpaper.com have presented a great video with a dialogue between Martha Schwartz and Will Alsop and the roles of landscape architects. A ‘must see’ for all landscape architects
“When Will Alsop questioned the role of landscape architecture in the development of public spaces in a recent speech, US-born London-based landscape architect Martha Schwartz couldn’t resist a response.”
SOURCE: Wallpaper.com – Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate
“In a research project at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center, graduate student Channon Toland is studying the use of green roofs to control the storm water that now runs off of manmade structures. Working with Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, and Mark Boyer, head of the department of landscape architecture, Toland built 15 mock green roofs at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Watershed Research and Education Center in Fayetteville”
[SOURCE: KHBS NW Arkansas – Engineers Study Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs]
Ten Penn State students have turned vacant lots into designer lots in four neighborhoods — at least conceptually.
At the Connelley Learning Center in the Hill District yesterday, the landscape architecture students displayed solutions to blighted lots, stormwater run-off and underused existing green spaces in Beltzhoover, Hays, the Hill and Lincoln Place. Two designs were for a white water rafting venue in the Neville Island back channel of the Emsworth lock and dam.
Penn State students solve problems of vacant city lots.
2008 Landscape Institute Awards have honoured a design to improve the streetscape of Clerkenwell, one of London’s most vibrant areas.
[SOURCE: Atkins – Plan, Design, Enable].