The Cultural Landscape Foundation will hold the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscapeconference & tours on May 21-24 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity – what does it mean for a 21st century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?
Speakers include Claude Cormier, Adriaan Geuze, Janet Rosenburg, Thomas L. Woltz, Elizabeth Silver, Charles B. Birnbaum and many more. Speakers will examine how existing parks and open spaces are adapted to accommodate contemporary and future needs and expectations, and how innovative landscape planning and design techniques developed in Toronto apply to other cities, and vice versa – and the impact of imported ideas on local conditions.
The conference will be held from May 21 at the University of Toronto with a tour to be also held at the Evergreen Brick Works.
The Littlehaven promenade and seawall scheme has transformed a stretch of South Shields’ seafront in northeast England from a neglected length of coastline into a desirable visitor destination. The project involved the demolition of a failing seawall, on-site reuse of excavated material in raising levels and landscaping of backing land areas, and construction of a 500m promenade and seawall along a new, landward and more sustainable, curved alignment. High-quality concrete finishes, bespoke public art and breath-taking streetscape were used to ensure this striking scheme captured the public imagination and revitalised the seafront.
SLANT International Landscape Design Competitionis has recenlty opened entries for it’s sixth competition and with a ‘Testing the Water’ theme. With this competition, ‘Testing The Water’ is to design a ‘virtual space’ which will have water as its central theme. As is usual with a SLANT Competition, the theme will be open to your interpretation, so how you choose to design with water, and how much or how little water you chose to include is entirely up to you. Continue reading Slant Open International Landscape Design Competition 2015
A student team from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) recently posted a video of their entry for the Student Ideas Competition for the Tejgaon Airport Site organised by the BUET Alumni. The video shows a great technique for design charettes; utilising one sheet of large format paper to brainstorm issues, ideas, and create small vignettes depicting the main ideas and principles.
March 2, 2015 will kickstart a month-long BxW NYC exhibition at the Center for Architecture during Women’s History Month, with the support of the Women in Architecture committee of the AIA New York Chapter. The exhibition will showcase 98 award-winning projects created by women including 103rd Street Community Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm, Hudson River Park and many more.
Built by Women (BxW) is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, BxW provides both current professionals and students strong role models and mentors.