Plan & Section interview with Diane Balmori

December 17, 2010,AEDT

Chelsea Larsson has just posted an interview with Diane Balmori at her Plan and Section blog. Chelsea asks Diane about her new book A Landscape Manifesto [Amazon Link] and the process of design. read the interview at New Word: Interview with Diane Balmori, A Landscape Manifesto

Mohsen Mostafavi Interview by ECOSISTEMA URBANO [VIDEO]

December 14, 2010,AEDT

ECOSISTEMA URBANO based in Madrid has some interesting projects, blog, network and tv. Recently they posted a 5 minute interview with Mohsen Mostafavi – Dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He speaks of responsibility from a discipline and ethical perspective. [ecosistema urbano] is an innovative agency focused on | Read More

Google Earth 6 – now with 3D trees *UPDATE*

December 1, 2010,AEDT

Google has released the latest version of must have tool for every the landscape architect and urban designer – Google Earth 6. *UPDATE* Yesterday we reported we were having difficulties with the Desktop version of Google Earth 6. Today, the ‘trees’ function appeared under the 3D buildings menu that was | Read More

Construction begins on Xian International Horticultural Exhibition

November 30, 2010,AEDT

With just under 150 days to go before the opening of 2011 International Horticultural Exhibition to be held in Xian, China (西安, 陕西) construction is in full swing on the gardens including West 8’s Garden of 10.000 Bridges (pictured above). Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. | Read More

OLIN selected to lead redesign of the Met’s Fifth Avenue Outdoor Plaza

November 10, 2010,AEDT

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced yesterday that it had selected OLIN to lead a comprehensive, multi-year effort to redesign and rebuild the four-block-long outdoor plaza that fronts its landmark Fifth Avenue façade. The project will feature as one of its centerpiece elements the design and installation | Read More

Singapore opens large floating wetland

November 10, 2010,AEDT

Over the weekend in Singapore the Senkang Floating Wetland – the largest man-made floating wetland in Singapore was opened to the public by Prime Minister Lee. Developed as part of PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters programme, the wetland sitting on the Punggol Reservoir is roughly the size of half a football | Read More

Parque Bicentenario Estero 2010 – CAPALab (fabriKG)

October 18, 2010,AEDT

CAPALab’s aim, by combining two main attractors (activities + green public areas), was to encourage the local population and visitors to use ‘the Estero’ and in turn take ownership of this essential resource.

IALE: Future Landscape Ecology

October 18, 2010,AEDT

The International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK) held its annual conference at the University of Brighton, 14-16 September. This year’s focus was ‘Future Landscape Ecology’ with sessions on Species responses to landscapes; assessing vulnerability and resilience; future scenarios; problem-solving; workshop sessions; landscape-scale adaptation and management. Richard Smithers,  ialeUK chair stated | Read More

Green Room opens in Rotterdam

September 24, 2010,AEDT

The “Green Room” is designed by Casanova+Hernandez as part of a series of temporary interventions in the public space of several European cities named “Domestic Monuments”. The “Green Room” experiments with the role of hybrid interventions (mix of landscape+architecture+sculpture) to activate the urban life of our city centres. The intervention | Read More

MVVA wins Gateway Arch Competition

September 22, 2010,AEDT

MVVA TEAM Site Plan The multi-disciplinary team lead by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates have been selected over the other 4 teams to proceed to the planning stage of the competition. The jury chose the MVVA Team over four others competing to enliven the area around the Gateway Arch and connect it to downtown St. | Read More

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