Five Fields Play Structure – a landscape for childish exploration

August 17, 2017,AEDT

And that is exactly how the designers intend for it to be. The project is a landscape for childish exploration. It shuns function and standard, in favor of liberation. The structure cultivates a child’s—and adults—imagination through play. It encourages inventiveness through its unfolding, discoverable spaces. The playscape is tailored to child size, | Read More

KeySCAPE LandCADD software gives Landscape Architects more time

August 16, 2017,AEDT

Keysoft’s KeySCAPE LandCADD software gives Landscape Architects more time for thoughtful design and the firms they work for save money by automating menial tasks, improving accuracy, and easing revisions when working with architects and civil engineers. KeySCAPE LandCADD adds ribbons, buttons, and commands specific to landscape architect’s and designer’s needs | 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

wHY wins the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition

August 1, 2017,AEDT

The Ross Development Trust together with the City of Edinburgh Council today announced the winner of the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition to be the team led by US-based design practice wHY. The five-month search for an outstanding team for the £25m Ross Pavilion and West Princes Street Gardens project | Read More

2017 International Garden Festival exhibits revealed

July 31, 2017,AEDT

Playsages is the theme for the 18th edition of the International Garden Festival, “Playsages” is a play on words (play + paysages), “paysage” is the word for landscape in French. Whether you are a child or an adult with a sense of play, the “Playsages” offered by this year’s Festival | Read More

World Architecture Festival Awards shortlist announced

July 7, 2017,AEDT

The World Architecture Festival celebrates its tenth edition in Berlin in November this year, with the 2017 awards programme receiving more entries than ever before – 924, increasing by 18% from the 2016 awards. The awards shortlist revealed today is a truly international collection, extending to include architectural practices from | Read More

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