Ground breaks on $12mil WNYC Transmitter Park

August 4, 2010,AEDT

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky recently broke ground on a $12 million redevelopment of WNYC Transmitter Park along the East River in Brooklyn. The project includes the construction of a pier at the foot of Kent Street, an | Read More

Imagination Playground – a different form of play

July 29, 2010,AEDT

On July 27, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and architect David Rockwell opened Imagination Playground at Burling Slip, an innovative playspace conceived and designed pro-bono by Mr. Rockwell to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play. With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground offers a changing array of elements that allows children to | Read More

PAYSAGES EN EXIL – Nicolas Dorval-Bory / Raphaël Bétillon

July 26, 2010,AEDT

PAYSAGES EN EXIL from Nicolas Dorval-Bory on Vimeo. Installation for the national art event “Imaginez Maintenant” 01/07 to 04/07/2010 Hôpital de La Grave – Toulouse Nicolas Dorval-Bory / Raphaël Bétillon Music : Michael Andrews – Socks on ears For More images and information about the installation go to www.nicolasdorvalbory.com or | Read More

Public Works Departments turning to AEC firms for landscape architecture

July 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently Public Works published a survey or Top AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) firms finding that for the first time since 2005 one-third of Public Works departments “are now turning to these same firms for landscape architecture park/design.” We can interpreted this survey in many ways such as AEC firms have | Read More

NYC launches urbancanvas Design Competition

June 24, 2010,AEDT

A design competition to improve construction sites across New York City.  The competition is seeking artists and design professionals to  develop creative artwork for construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoons in New York City. This competition, created by the Department of Buildings and Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by | Read More

Matthew Urbanski Interview about BBP by PLACES

June 23, 2010,AEDT

PLACES has published a recent interview with Matthew Urbanski of MVVA about the design & construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The interview goes into detail about the materials used and some of the design elements. An interesting interview that gives good insight to the design and construction process. Read more | Read More

Interview with Tree Museum Landscape architect – Enzo Enea [VIDEO]

June 21, 2010,AEDT

Deutsche Welle channel recently posted a video on Youtube in which they interviewed Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea about his Tree Museum which  recently opened in Rapperswil-Jona on the shore of  Lake Zurich, Switzerland. SOURCE: Youtube Video Credit: Deutsche Welle

DesignNYC – Exhibition [VIDEOS]

June 19, 2010,AEDT

designNYC currently has an exhibition at Pratt Manhattan Gallery at 144 West 14th Street New York displaying the their progress and impact of their first 12 pilot projects. The exhibition is on from June 17 to July 31, 2010. The first 12 projects include pro-bono work by well known landscape architects Balmori | Read More

Michael Van Valkenburgh gives MVVA background at community meeting

June 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently found this video of Michael Van Valkenburgh giving a background to MVVA and their initial approach to the North Grant Park at a community meeting. It is always interesting to see landscape architects presenting their company. The video does have a few edits and is not complete presentation but | Read More

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