Leading Japanese landscape architect to speak – Tonight only – Daily Journal of Commerce

The head of Japan’s leading garden research and landscape consulting firm, Nakane & Associates, will give a lecture tonight at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Shiro Nakane’s presentation, Honoring the Past and Envisioning the Future of Landscape Architecture, will look at how landscape architects can design something new while incorporating the past.

The event is being sponsored by PNCA and the Portland Japanese Garden. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the PNCA Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St., in Portland. It is free and open to the public.

SOURCE: Daily Journal of Commerce.

Land8Lounge – Social Networking Site

A new social networking site
Providing an open forum for landscape architects to share their work and ideas, Land8Lounge is the premier social network for landscape architects on the web.

Land8Lounge was created to provide a central gathering place for landscape architects all over the world. It was observed that there was not one place that landscape architects could go online that would provide a simple platform for sharing work and ideas about landscape architecture. Land8Lounge set out to remedy that.

Have a look @ Land8Lounge.com a place to meet other Landscape Architects

Martha Schwartz – I Hate Nature – new installation

Martha Schwartz is one of the world’s best-known living landscape architects. Her installation in the courtyard at Kjarvalsstadir alludes both to the artist’s experience of nature as explored in the exhibition “Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere” and to the debate over environmental protection versus exploitation.

On display until July 20 @ Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir Exhibition

SOURCE: What’s on in Iceland 

Winners of IFLA2008 Student Competition

The head of the jury, Prof. Beverly Sandalack has announced the three winners of the IFLA Student Competition 2008.

The winners are (in random order):
– ‘Waving Mat’ by Li Jinhzhu, Zhao Yue, Yuan Shouyu, Ling Chunyang and Chen Jing of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University, China
– ‘Kemet’ by Philipp Urech, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
– ‘Landscape Architecture for needs/slums…’ by Tomas Degenaar, WUR, The Netherlands

The final results will be announced at the prize award on the 1st of July 2008 at the Congress.

SOURCE: IFLA2008 – Winners.

Arup creates a gateway to Zaragoza Expo 2008

Two Arup buildings opened on June 13 forming central features for the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain. The Bridge Pavilion, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Arup is a pedestrian bridge and also serves as the main entrance to the Expo site. The bridge also provides one of the event’s main exhibition spaces.

Before reaching the Bridge Pavilion visitors to Zaragoza Expo 2008 will encounter another Arup collaboration, the Digital Water Pavilion. Created by the architect Carlo Ratti, the pavilion provides breathtaking views over the Expo site.

For more information refer to ARUP News

SOURCE: ARUP

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