Philadelphia has a new sound. Home to the Declaration of Independence and the famous Liberty Bell, the city now hosts an installation of bell-like public sculpture by conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim. Wave Forms is spectacular, featuring six, 20 foot, bell shapes made of aluminum tube and perforated aluminum, in open-air courtyards adjacent to a new apartment complex at the University of Pennsylvania.
Oppenheim refined his proposal in consultation with the landscape architect Sara Peschel. The work was engineered, transported and installed by La Paloma Fine Art of Sun Valley, California.
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The members of six Illinois chapters of the American Institute of Architects selected the sites, which are all public spaces, to celebrate the AIA’s 150th anniversary, notes the Web site http://illinoisgreatplaces.com.
University architecture and landscaping recognized by American Institute of Architects.
Shaw, a Eugene homeowner interested in environmentally sustainable building techniques, installed the green roof on an addition two years ago.
It’s one of a handful of public and private Eugene buildings that sport a layer of greenery on top, a trend that has taken off in larger metropolitan areas such as Portland and Chicago.
A technique dating back thousands of years, it was resuscitated in Germany more than 20 years ago, and is gaining ground in the United States.
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Relax, Toronto, all is not lost; the wheels of change grind no slower here than in any other city.
So says Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm, West 8, is now redesigning the central waterfront in partnership with Toronto’s DTAH.
“Bureaucratic resistance is normal,” he says, smiling reassuringly. “It’s the same everywhere.”
Geuze should know; he’s worked in cities across Europe and North America. Still, he admits he has his work cut out for him in Toronto.
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