MVVA: What will 2112 bring? [VIDEO]

March 5, 2012,AEDT

Steelcase asked 100 Minds from around the world to help them dream big about the next 100 years. Michael Van Valkenburgh along with Matthew Urbanski, Gullivar Shepard, Danielle Choi and Nicholas Pevzner of MVVA describe their aspirations for a future that is characterized by resourcefulness, ecological vitality, and urban landscapes | Read More

Sunset Triangle Plaza opens in Los Angeles on March 4

March 2, 2012,AEDT

Rios Clementi Hale Studios has transformed a dull space into a vibrant community plaza in Los Angeles by creating the new Sunset Triangle Plaza under the auspices of Streets for People (S4P), an initiative of the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. | Read More

Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London

February 29, 2012,AEDT

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Powerless Structures, Fig. 101, by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, was unveiled recently in London’s Trafalgar Square. The child is elevated to the status of a historical hero in line with the existing iconography of the other statues in the square. Instead of acknowledging | Read More

City creates Pop-up Park in Yarraville

February 29, 2012,AEDT

Part of bustling Ballarat St in Yarraville, Australia (a suburb of Melbourne)has been transformed into a “pop‐up” park for a short term project which is introducing more open space into the Yarraville Village. The pop‐up park is one of a few installed in Australia on a public street and is inspired by | Read More

West 8’s design for Jubilee Gardens is under construction

February 27, 2012,AEDT

West 8’s project Jubilee Gardens is finally going ahead and will screen live footage of the 2012 Olympics. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has recently announced £11.5m funding to six London boroughs for public space projects that will transform the look and feel of the Capital in time for | Read More

Colorado Esplanade | Santa Monica | Peter Walker Partners Landscape Architecture

February 22, 2012,AEDT

The proposed Colorado Avenue Esplanade Project will integrate the Expo Light Rail into the Downtown, streamlining the existing intersection functions and guiding passengers to their business, shopping, cultural and entertainment destinations. The project accomplishes this with a combination of major urban design improvements at the Downtown Expo Station Plaza and along | Read More

Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

February 22, 2012,AEDT

The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship will be awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Kiley Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2012-13 | Read More

[un]restricted access | From military space to civic space design competition

February 17, 2012,AEDT

Dotting the global landscape, decommissioned military installations are leaving their mark – symbols of triumph, pride, pain and the unforeseen consequences of military aggression. These abandoned structures and ghost towns disrupt neighborhoods and split entire communities. Architecture for Humanity is hosting  [un]restricted access – a design competition that will re-envision the | Read More

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