Damrosch Park Restoration | New York, NY, USA | MNLA

June 6, 2017,AEDT

Following MNLA’s successful landscape design on the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts campus in Manhattan, the firm was brought on to realize improvements to the adjacent Damrosch Park. The project had to balance a number of competing interests including multiple clients and community stakeholders, respect for the mid-century modern | Read More

World Environment Day | Clean-ups and new national parks

June 5, 2017,AEDT

June 5 is World Environment Day when the world hopes for a brighter future for the planet. A day when people around the world plant trees, clean up neighbours and local nature areas. A day when governments announce various initiatives and strive to do more for the environment. The theme | Read More

Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls

June 1, 2017,AEDT

Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the United States. For over a century, the breathtaking site has been cut off from public access by industrial infrastructure built along the water’s edge. Snøhetta is leading the design of the public spaces that will allow visitors to rediscover | Read More

New Resiliency Guidelines to prepare New York for Climate Change

June 1, 2017,AEDT

Recently, the city of New York announced the release of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines, which for the first time establish citywide guidance on incorporating projected impacts from climate change into the planning, engineering, construction, and renovation of City facilities. Building on New York City’s national leadership on climate action, | Read More

The Figure-Ground of Cities by Nadia Amoroso

May 30, 2017,AEDT

Figure-ground drawings are conventional drawings used for urban design and city planning. Figure-ground plans depict the built and un-built spaces of the city, using simple black and white markings as the composition for the drawing. Typically, the black areas represent the solid (built) areas of the urban space, while the | Read More

Finalists announced for Nepean Point design competition

May 28, 2017,AEDT

The National Capital Commission is pleased to announce the finalists in the international design competition for the redevelopment of Nepean Point, an historic and picturesque public space, and one of the Capital’s most iconic and spectacular lookouts. The finalists are as follows: Ryan (PUBLIC WORK, KPMB Architects, Blackwell) Rosenberg (Janet | Read More

Under the Ficus Shade | Bangkok, Thailand | TROP

May 24, 2017,AEDT

Few years ago, TROP was commissioned to design the landscape for a hotel, in one of Bangkok’s busiest neighborhoods. The site was compact, with abandoned townhomes. These structures were kept and transformed into hotel rooms, with windows facing drop-off area. The lobby and restaurant were added in between the structures. Luckily, there | Read More

KeySCAPE LandCADD software gives Landscape Architects more time

May 22, 2017,AEDT

Keysoft’s KeySCAPE LandCADD software gives Landscape Architects more time for thoughtful design and the firms they work for save money by automating menial tasks, improving accuracy, and easing revisions when working with architects and civil engineers. KeySCAPE LandCADD adds ribbons, buttons, and commands specific to landscape architect’s and designer’s needs | Read More

MVRDV completes Seoullo – Seoul’s Skygarden

May 20, 2017,AEDT

Today, Mayor of Seoul, Won-soon Park officially opens Seoul’s new public garden Skygarden, Seoullo 7017, a 983-metre botanical floating walkway, a transformed former city highway. Reborn as a linear park with over 200 local species of trees, shrubs and flowers are lined as a walkable plant library for residents and | Read More

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