VIDEO | Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Urbanism

Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Urbanism from UM School of Architecture on Vimeo.

Charles Waldheim provides a “sampler” in this video of his recent book project Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory – a monograph of landscape urbanism which consolidates what is known about the new field of Landscape Urbanism.

“Charles Waldheim is a North American architect and urbanist. Waldheim’s research examines the relations between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. He coined the term ‘landscape urbanism’ to describe the emergent discourse and practices of landscape in relation to design culture and contemporary urbanization. Waldheim is author of Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory and editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader. Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where he directs the School’s Office for Urbanism” – UM School of Architecture

Hui Tong Road South University Campus Living Zone Landscape Master Plan Design Competition

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With an understanding of the integration of the university campus and the cultural centre and the location of the site next to the main street (Huitong South Road), the overall planning strategy is to put all public landscape courtyards/ plaza closer to the south where they can be engaged and easily accessible to all public. At the same time the landscape courtyards/ plaza integrate better with the adjacent cultural facilities. This will also be where student quarters will be located with a small local hostel, community facilities and supermarket will be located providing services to the local residents, the students and those who are visiting this university town. A more active community life will be provided for students who prefer slight vibrant setting.
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Poppy Park(ing) transforming carpark into a Flower Meadow in Sofia, Bulgaria

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VIRIDIS participated in the Global Annual Initiative PARK(ing) day and transformed one of the parking spaces located in front of the Union of Architects to a “Flower Meadow”.
More than 300 paper poppies and a truckload of gravel were used in order to realize this innovative project.

Poppy Park(ing) from Viridis Landscape Architects on Vimeo.

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SCPTIPMFLIPPES | A device for viewing the maritime landscape | (dp)ª STUDIO

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Escape from the alien or the hot sand. Photo | Domenico Pastore

The SCPTIPMFLIPPES (Strumento Cavo Per Traguardare Il Paesaggio Marittimo Fissando Labili Immagini Pronte Per Essere Sublimate) is a small project developed with 3d-printing technology, a device for viewing the maritime landscape. The coast is traditionally thought of as wild and pristine, but as activities and amenities from cities spread to the shoreline, a place that was once considered a refuge is becoming connected to everyday life. The SCPTIPMFLIPPES is a tool to isolate portions of maritime landscape, removed from the (visual) ground noise. The object is a pure geometric form, black, dug inside as if it had undergone the water erosion process.

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The South Entrance CongHua Hot Spring | Guangzhou, China | Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company

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The Project uses landmark images for the Conghua hot spring industry fused three local characters. The three characters are lychee, hot spring and the “Liu Xi River” (流溪河).
“Lychee Cong Hua” is “Lychee Kingdom”,
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John Williams from RMIT University wins HASSELL Travelling Scholarship

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HASSELL has announced John Williams from RMIT University as the winner of the 2016 HASSELL Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award. John was selected following interviews with 18 students, nominated by the seven participating universities around Australia. His outstanding research project called ‘The Space In-Between’ took a multi-scalar approach to the reintegration of post-industrial sites, using phytoremediation strategies as a framework for urban land rehabilitation that supports greater accessibility, diversity and resilience. This project was undertaken as part of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at RMIT University.

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Arcadia Nursery 

| Edinburgh, Scotland | erz

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The site for the new nursery forms part of the landscape buffer at the edge of the Kings Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh (UoE). The site had many existing qualities featuring over 30 mature trees, meadow grasses and a sea of daffodils in the spring. 

The brief set was to design and build a new nursery garden as part of the consolidation of the UoE’s existing two nurseries into a single purpose built facility. The new nursery was to be a unique environment that would reflect the quality and standards of the UoE. The nursery wanted to promote the ideas of free play and have elements of forest schools and natural play within the garden.
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