WLA welcomes KI Studio as a new partner for 2016

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Lachlan’s Line Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge by KI Studio in cooperation with Arup consultant engineers, for UrbanGrowth, Sydney, Australia. | Image Credit – Virtual Ideas

World Landscape Architecture is happy to announce that KI Studio has joined World Landscape Architecture as a partner for 2016. We are thankful for their support and enjoy welcoming new partners who assist us to continue publishing great landscape architecture projects and news from across the world.

KI Studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio which practices integrated Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Urban Planning in Australia and overseas. Their broad interdisciplinary focus on a variety of urban, landscape, and architectural projects with a strong focus on the cultural and natural environment, allows KI Studio to draw from a widespread expertise and experience to deliver uniquely integrated solutions to complex planning projects, facilitating a vision to be created that engages people.

A key focus in the resolution of projects is the identification of a site specific response and synthesis of the design elements to deliver innovative and distinct solutions that respect the uniqueness of the site, are environmentally responsible and that reinforce the sense of place and identity.

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Emerald Networks | Sasaki Associates research initiative examining planned park systems in six cities

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Cities with park systems designed by historic visionaries are endowed with a legacy of generous, well-connected open spaces. Designers behind some of America’s greatest urban park systems imagined the squares, rings, and axes of green space for the people of major metropolises. However, they could hardly anticipate the ensuing demographic changes, financial challenges, and environmental concerns that would impact the role these spaces play in contemporary city life. Emerald Networks: Reviving the Legacy of City Parks explores how cities are innovating within historic park visions to meet contemporary needs.
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Ram Eisenberg Environmental Design create park representing the water cycle in nature

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Kiryat Sefer Park is one of the last remaining open spaces in the densely populated center of Tel Aviv. In the mid-1990s, the lot which had previously served as a police garage became vacant and plans for the construction of a high-rise residential complex in its place began. These plans sparked a 15 year long community campaign advocating for an ecological and democratic public park. In 2010 this campaign achieved its goal when the municipality decided to build a public park instead of the housing project.

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The landscape poetry as economic process

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The territory of Iglesias, its mines and its extraordinary historical and cultural heritage is a landscape perfectly suited to tourism, not mass tourism but tourism able to bring about lasting changes to produce economic answers capable of recreating permanent identities in a new landscape.

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STUDENT PROJECT | The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine | Eugenio Da Rin, Josine Lambert

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Mountain landscapes have been subjected to a relentless conflict between conservative-picturesque attitudes and economic exploitation approaches. The project proposes a strategy that understands the river as a water-sediment management machine that choreographs newly manufactured riparian landscapes in order to put forward a decision-making mechanism to face the conflicting perspectives with existing social formations.
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816 Congress Roof Transformation | Austin, Texas | dwg. urban landscape architecture

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The 816 Congress Roof Transformation converted unsightly, inaccessible spaces into unique green roofs and subsequently profitable building assets. The resulting main terrace has become a tenant retreat and a coveted event space, offering unprecedented views of the Texas State Capitol and its grounds. This building, designed for another era, is now competing with modern and newly built office space in downtown Austin.

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Residential landscape rooted in the culture of India’s community

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Morphis were approached by TATA Housing to create a spectacular residential landscape, rooted in the culture of India’s community to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for a new development in Haryana. The Lotus vision represents long life and good fortune – symbolic of purity and spiritual nature with unfolding petals suggesting an expansion of the soul.
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