IFLA Advisory Circle provides hope for the future

October 18, 2017,AEDT

On Day 2 of the World Design Summit in Montreal, I had the privilege of presenting at the World Design Summit as part of the IFLA Advisory circle along with four other members presenting our ideas for hope and positivity for the future of landscape architecture. Diane Menzies started the presentation with a traditional First | Read More

10 teams selected for Resilient by Design competition

October 4, 2017,AEDT

Resilient by Design recently announced the 10 design teams who will develop implementable projects that offer an imaginative and collaborative approach to resilience. Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts | Read More

Deep Learning set to help herbariums automate species identification

August 14, 2017,AEDT

Herbariums around the world have large collections of sample sheets with dried plants pressed ready for  taxonomists to annotate, classify. This process often takes time and many herbariums don’t have the resources to catalogue the sample sheets, however researchers at Costa Rica Institute of Technology recently undertook a study using deep learning to | Read More

How to solve the crowding and the associated impact on National Parks

August 9, 2017,AEDT

Over recent periods there has been an increase in visitor numbers to National Parks in several countries including China, USA(+7.7% 2016), Canada(+7% 2011-2016), South Africa (6%). Seeing people enjoy the natural beauty and conservation areas is encouraging when we often hear about the disconnection of people from nature. The downside | Read More

topio7 wins cemetery regeneration design competition

June 27, 2017,AEDT

The project “the elastic limit” from the architectural and landscape firm “topio7” was awarded with the 1st Prize at the competition for the “Regeneration and Reuse of the former Cemetery of Neapoli – Athens” The competition’s site has a special importance for the city’s collective memory because of its past | Read More

Keukenhof gets a proper main entrance by Mecanoo

June 14, 2017,AEDT

Keukenhof finally has a proper main entrance. Mecanoo designed an elegant gatehouse to welcome the large flows of, mainly international, visitors to the world famous gardens. A striking timber roof leans on two volumes, forming an impressive gateway to the park. The stepped roof structure of interwoven isosceles triangles provides | Read More

World Environment Day | Clean-ups and new national parks

June 5, 2017,AEDT

June 5 is World Environment Day when the world hopes for a brighter future for the planet. A day when people around the world plant trees, clean up neighbours and local nature areas. A day when governments announce various initiatives and strive to do more for the environment. The theme | Read More

Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls

June 1, 2017,AEDT

Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the United States. For over a century, the breathtaking site has been cut off from public access by industrial infrastructure built along the water’s edge. Snøhetta is leading the design of the public spaces that will allow visitors to rediscover | Read More

Pacific Center Campus Development | San Diego, USA | BNIM

May 19, 2017,AEDT

BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was completed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, | Read More

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