Farrell Review makes recommendations for UK Architecture and the Built Environment

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The Farrell Review, a UK industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, led by Sir Terry Farrell and commissioned by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, was recently published. The findings have been compiled into a report with 60 recommendations with an emphasis on proactive rather than reactive planning system that needs to be revolutionise to include PLACE (Planning, Landscape, Architecture, Conservation and Engineering) reviews of existing places. The review also calls for urban rooms in towns and cities providing a forum for residents to understand and debate the past, present and future of the place.

The Farrell Review also calls for a reform in architectural training and for architecture and the built environment to be taught as early as possible in schools with alternative routes into architecture to be provide through apprenticeships. Other recommendations include an International Festival of Architecture  to be held annually in London to champion the Britain’s considerable strength in architecture, and its success as an export industry.

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North of 60 | Toronto Canada | Shift Landscape Architecture

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The arctic landscape is a wild environment in both reality and imagination. It is a place of lore and legend for the multiple cultures, which extend into its reaches, including Canada.

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BrandAlley Garden | Chelsea Flower Show 2013 | Paul Hervey-Brookes Associates

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The BrandAlley garden which was conceived as a garden of contrasts was built at the 2013 Centenary year Chelsea Flower Show. This was a garden of two halves. A space to reflect on the two aspects of peoples lives. The public and the private.

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The Dune | Roskilde Denmark | SLA and Morten Stræde

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The landscape architects from SLA worked with the artist Morten Stræde to develop a landscaping- and art strategy for the gravel pits south of Roskilde showground. The raw material and festival site in Roskilde each year houses one of Europe’s biggest music festivals, The Roskilde Festival, and every year 100,000 people from all over the world guest the festival. For the rest of the year landscape, not yet excavated, work as a recreational landscape for the citizens of Roskilde. Every year, however, gravel pits eat their way through the landscape, leaving less green fields for guests and citizens to enjoy – a source of much controversy.

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KERB 22 | Call for Submissions

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Kerb Journal is in its 22nd year of publication and we are currently seeking submissions for the latest edition exploring the theme of ‘Remoteness’. Submissions close on Sunday 4th of May, 12 midnight (Australia EST) for the launch of journal in August (2014).

Kerb is an annual Landscape Architecture publication presenting works from cross-disciplinary fields produced by the RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne, Australia. Kerb is a progressive design journal focused on contemporary Landscape Architecture issues from an international and national perspective.

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