Make It Green: What IS Landscape Architecture, Anyway? : News : Naples Daily News

A great article by Michael Spencer What is Landscape Architecture?

SOURCE: Make It Green: What IS Landscape Architecture, Anyway? : News : Naples Daily News.

The Associated Press: Once wilderness amid bustle, NYC rail becomes park

The first section of the $170 million High Line park set to open by the end of the year, the city’s residents are about to get their chance to see whether the project’s designers have succeeded in maintaining the sense of wilderness that so many found so evocative.

Designers: Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

SOURCE: The Associated Press: Once wilderness amid bustle, NYC rail becomes park.

Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways

Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group.

SOURCE: cbc.ca – Green roofs could stop sewage from flowing into waterways: group.

Miami designers, architects join MAM team – MiamiHerald.com

“Miami Art Museum, in the midst of planning and designing a new home in Bicentennial Park, has assembled a design team that consists of at least 10 Miami-based architectural and design firms.

The Miami-based organizations are: A.D.A. Engineering, Miami, as civil engineers; Arquitectonica Geo, Miami, as landscape architects; Douglas Wood and Associates of Coral Gables, as structural engineering subcontractors; EE&G, Miami Lakes, as environmental consultants; JALRW Engineering, Miami, as mechanical engineering subcontractors; Kaderabek Co., Miami, as geotechnical consultants; Laura Llerena Associates, Miami, as landscape architect subcontractors; Miller Legg Associates, Miami, as surveyors; Schirmer Engineering, North Miami Beach, as code consultants; Tim Haahs & Associates, Miami, as parking consultants.”

Read more @ the SOURCE  Miami designers, architects join MAM team – 08/30/2008 – MiamiHerald.com.

Sasaki and Olympic Green – LA TIMES

Christopher Hawthorne wrote an interesting article about the Olympic Architecture and was interesting to read about his conversation with Sasaki about the Beijng Olympic Green as follows:

“I was put through to Dennis Pieprz, the president of the firm, who oversaw its work on the Green. After I asked him whether he would be in the capital during my visit and available to give me a tour of the results, there was a long pause.

“Well, I haven’t been to Beijing in quite some time,” he finally said, explaining that Olympic officials had taken over and modified the Sasaki plan so extensively that the firm now basically disavows the final product.

And there it was, plain as day on the firm’s website, when I went back to check: “Sasaki had no involvement in the design and implementation of the final landscape for the Beijing Olympics.”

So much for signature Olympic architecture. This is something closer to the reverse: A firm anxious to scrub its name from the official record before the Games get underway.”

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Chinese architects the winners in Games – .

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