Hong Kong Building regulations under review

November 23, 2009,AEDT

news.com.hk reports The Council for Sustainable Development will recommend ways to deal with the problem of ‘inflated’ buildings in the first half of next year, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says, adding the Government will review parking space proportions in buildings. As Hong Kong has a comprehensive railway system which | Read More

The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the green walls as food production. He also states that at | Read More

WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEDT

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its decision citing two primary qualities: The floating, carbon-capturing bridge between | Read More

George W Bush Presidential Center unveiled

November 19, 2009,AEDT

Today, the design for George W. Bush Presidential Center will be unveiled in Dallas. The center situated at the Southern Methodist University is expected to cost $250 million. The landscape architect for the project is Michael Van Valkenburgh. who’s design includes a replica of the White House Rose Garden and | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More

Auckland’s First Shared Space Street

November 17, 2009,AEDT

Voxy.co.nz reports The final concept design for the upgrade of Elliott Street in Auckland’s CBD has been approved by two Auckland City Council committees, for what will become Auckland’s first shared space street. Shared space is at the forefront of international urban design and aims to combine rather than separate | Read More

StossLU installs Stockpile in Cambridge

November 16, 2009,AEDT

Recently, Stoss Landscape Urbanism—firm of Chris Reed, Design Critic in Landscape Architecture, installed Stock-Pile in Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA. Harvard GSD reports The project was commissioned by Barbara J. Grosz, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, | Read More

Spacing goes underground to think differently about public spaces

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Spacing.ca a great magazine and blogs from Toronto and Montreal. Recently on the latest episode of their radio show (Spacing Radio) went underground into Montreal’s sewer system and look at how Vancouver’s is allowing residents to garden green strips and traffic circles (Ed: sort of a controlled guerilla gardening) to think about | Read More

Turenscape win World Architecture Festival Award

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute) has been awarded the Landscape Category award at the 2009 World Architecture Festival for a 22-hectare park in Tianjin, China – The Adaptation Palettes: Regenerative Landscape Design Through Regenerative Design and by allotting landforms, the natural process of plant adaptation and community evolution is introduced | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming more and more popular in Montreal, while white rooftops, flat | Read More

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