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

Walter Hood in the New York Times

December 21, 2009,AEDT

New York Times feature with Walter Hood about Crown Memorial State Beach Mr. Hood, whose landscape architecture firm designed the grounds of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, lives in Oakland, and he spends a lot of time traveling. In August, he accepted a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award | Read More

Calls for Collaboration between professions

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Susan Szenasy posted on Metropolis an article titled “United We Stand” in which she recalls some government officials giving encouragement at a recent NeoCon East annual trade show that there is “a new day for government design”. Szeasy goes on to talk about the importance to design of the recent | Read More

Construction begins on world’s longest cross-sea bridge

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Shanghai Daily reports CONSTRUCTION of the worlds longest cross-sea bridge linking Chinas southern economic hub of Guangdong Province to Hong Kong and Macau began yesterday, a project expected to strengthen economic ties.Starting from Lantau Island off the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Y-shaped Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will have a | Read More

Gateway Arch International Design Competition

December 15, 2009,AEDT

The National Park Service and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay recently launched an international design competition to invigorate the park and city areas surrounding of one of the world’s most iconic monuments, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The winning design will be announced in October 2010, with the resulting | Read More

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