Villa Snowdrop | Prague Czech Republic | Jana Pyskova

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After the reconstruction of an old house and turning the garden upside down, only a single flower species bravely survived: a snowdrop. The garden is located at the edge of a municipal forest in a suburb of Prague. There are 800 square metres of old orchard and an overly dense growth of exotic conifers around a villa built around 1930. The romantic house was very lovingly restored, and the idea for the future garden was similar: to save all healthier trees and bring back the charming atmosphere of the era between the World Wars.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellece

 

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States. Award winners may use prize money in any way that benefits the project.

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WLA Magazine | 16th Edition | a diverse range of landscape architecture projects

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The 16th edition of WLA Magazine (digital magazine) showcases some of the most interesting and varied landscape architecture works from across the world. The recently opened David H. Koch  Plaza at the Met in New York graces the cover of this edition, the plaza designed by OLIN is a project that shows restraint in creating a beautiful public plaza that perfectly compliments a New York landmark.

When curating this edition it was hard to choose from the high quality and diverse range of  submissions that received, however after much deliberation, 18 projects were selected to be published in this 83 page edition; including Adelaide Airport Plaza, Waterfront Promenade, Self Drive nature routes in South Africa,  an Intervention in a park in Portugal, beach promenade in Vancouver, a roving educational van in San Francisco, signage for trails in Las Vegas, a golf resort, Green Architecture in Singapore, a Zoo exhibit in Australia and many more projects. The variety of projects in the 16th edition of WLA Magazine will raise the interest of any landscape architect.

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EVENT | Melbourne Bioblitz 31 Oct-15Nov

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The City of Melbourne is holding the Melbourne BioBlitz , a data collection based event in which members of the public of all ages can become volunteer citizen scientist to  help discover the diverseanimal and plant species that call Melbourne home. The data collected will help develop the City of Melbourne’s first ever Urban Ecology Strategy.

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‘Jaanila Country’ by KCAP with Felixx awarded with Habitat award for public space design

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Jaanila Country, a masterplan by KCAP Architects & Planners has been awarded with the Habitat award for the best residential public space design in the Leningrad region (St. Petersburg), Russia. The public space of Jaanila Country has been developed in cooperation with landscape architects Felixx. It was chosen as first prize winner out of a selection of 13 nominated projects. The regional Habitat contest is hosted by the Leningrad Union of Building Organisations and has been held for the first time. It aims to honor new developments for their contribution to the public environment.

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