How video is changing Landscape Architecture

February 23, 2010,AEDT

Over recent years video and digital animation have become another design tool for landscape architects and education and professional institutions. For landscape architects digital animation and 3D rendering has become cheaper and cheaper to produce with tools such as Sketchup, 3Dmax, rhino, and maya allowing design firms to give clients | Read More

Safe Trestles – Design Competition

February 20, 2010,AEDT

Architecture for Humanity in partnership with San Onofre Foundation and The Surfrider Foundation are staging an open design competition. This is a two-phase open competition to generate visionary ideas for a safe trail and railroad crossing that provides access Lower Trestles. After the eight-week Phase 1 period, 4-5 finalists will | Read More

Competition Shortlist is a who’s who of design

February 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently the contest organisers of the Gateway Arch Design Competition announced the shortlist for the second round of the competition and it reads like a who’s who of built environment design from around the world. This competition is shaping up to be one of the most interesting for 2010 and | Read More

Scotland releases simplified Planning Policy

February 8, 2010,AEDT

The Scottish Government recently launched a simplified planning document which replaces 17 separate planning policies. The new document sets out planning policy on topics such as housing, wind farms, flooding and the natural and built environment. Also published today is a circular updating guidance on the criteria and processes when | Read More

Private vs Public Money for Parks

February 7, 2010,AEDT

New York Times recently published When Parks Must Rely on Private Money by DIANE CARDWELL concerning the struggles of cities to fund the construction and maintenance of parks throughout the USA. Many parks are funded through selling of land or revenues generated by carparks or taxes from new nearby developments | Read More

Designer to use a shipping container & dumpsters for exhibition garden

February 5, 2010,AEDT

Voxy.co.nz reports Industrial-sized dumpsters, mini skips, a shipping container and exotic aquatic weeds are the four key elements in the exhibition garden being designed by Christchurch-based international designer Craig Pocock for this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show. “As landscape architects, we should be aiming to create landscapes with longevity that | Read More

New look for Federal Plaza, gone are the green benches

February 4, 2010,AEDT

The award winning Federal Plaza designed by Martha Schwartz is going to get a new design as the plaza is reconstructed over a 12-18 month period to fix the plaza deck that is settling and leaking affecting the building and carpark below the plaza. The current design of swirling green | Read More

Winners announced for Bruce Lee Residence Competition

January 26, 2010,AEDT

The Organising Committee of the Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s Residence announced the results for The Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s residence, launched on July 20, 2009, aimed to turn the former residence of the late Mr Bruce Lee into an attraction to commemorate Mr Lee’s contribution to martial arts | Read More

Over 200 interventions to be displayed at Guggenheim exhibit

January 5, 2010,AEDT

For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum (NY, USA) invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Submissions were received from all over the world from a wide range of | Read More

SWA urban design project in Anning, China starts construction

January 5, 2010,AEDT

The principal government of Miyi County in Sichuan Province, China, just north of Kunming, has started construction on the first phase of a 330-hectare (1.3 square miles) new-town designed by SWA Group’s Los Angeles office utilizing historical ecologies as well as technology innovation to create a more sustainable community. One | Read More

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