ASPECT Studios creates a magical playspace for children

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The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden is a proposed new playspace, to be situated in one of Sydney’s oldest and most loved parks. The Wild Play Garden’s vision is to provide a unique playspace in which children can develop an understanding for the natural environment.
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Adobe Systems Campus Landscape | Lehi, UT, USA | Wallace Roberts & Todd

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Adobe’s newest Metro Salt Lake City campus was selected on the planned lightrail line in the South Valley City of Lehi. Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) worked with architects, WRNS Studio to create a master plan to accommodate future growth of the 40 acre campus, with this project being the initial phase. The site development strategy calls for surface parking serving as a potential land-banking mechanism to be eventually replaced by buildings or more compact structured parking. The first phase included the campus’s first office building with central public functions of arrival lobby, an employee café that features locally grown food, recreation — including a full NBA-sized indoor basketball court, service and central public atrium space with associated circulation, parking, arrival courts and outdoor gathering and recreation uses.
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`Declare With Your Image` | STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

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The Landscape Architecture Foundation and the PennDesign ASLA Student Chapter call on landscape architecture students worldwide to make images for a competition which addresses the general subject of landscape architecture and the future.

The competition is part of the forthcoming LAF Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Concern drafted by Ian McHarg and others in 1966. The aim of the Summit is to redraft the Declaration of Concern so that it can guide the profession for the next 50 years.

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Pomona | Dallas, Texas | Hocker Design Group

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This residential landscape emerged as an holistic approach to the design of both house and garden through an intensive collaboration of the architect, the landscape architect, and the client. The interdisciplinary dialogue very early decided, for example, to save and transplant an existing specimen 20” caliper pecan tree that was sited within the footprint of the future house. Transplanting the tree to the garden portion of the site provided a critical shading device within the new landscape.

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The Ferry Culture Park |XinBa Town, China | Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company Limited

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Yang Zhong is a group of island town in the Yangtze River, which is composed of four main islands.The city has a memorable history during the civil war. It was famous for the Yangtze River Crossing Campaign which was particularly significant impact during that time.With this significant part of history the local government proceed to improve the current abandoned dock as a commemorative Yangtze River Crossing Campaign theme park. Lead by Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company Limited, The Ferry Culture Park was designed and built for the town of Yangzhong commemorating the efforts done by the people for the country.
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Shma designs sanctuary to relax amongst a crafted landscape

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The Landscape design of The Zire Wongamat provides spacious relaxation spaces in different settings to its residents by extending the architectural lines of the residential buildings onto the landscape. These spaces caters for a variety of activities and functions such as beach terraces, landscaped garden, children’s play area and a multipurpose sports court and roof deck.

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Hargreaves Associates wins Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture

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Louisville Waterfront Park (Louisville, Kentucky, 2003) by Hargreaves Associates | Credit: ©John Gollings

Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.

Hargreaves Associates has been awarded the Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Other recipients include Moshe Safdie for Lifetime Achievement; Make It Right for Director’s Award; Bruce Mau for Design Mind; Center for Urban Pedagogy for Corporate & Institutional Achievement; Marlon Blackwell Architects for Architecture Design; Geoff McFetridge for Communication Design; Opening Ceremony for Fashion Design; Tellart for Interaction Design; Studio O+A for Interior Design; and Ammunition for Product Design.

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