Land8Lounge – Social Networking Site

June 16, 2008,AEDT

A new social networking siteProviding 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 | Read More

Martha Schwartz – I Hate Nature – new installation

June 16, 2008,AEDT

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 | Read More

Going Green From The Ground Up – Texas Contractor

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The green build wave is rising, and right now general contractors have the opportunity to ride its crest. It is fast becoming expected that professionals in the building trades are ready, willing and able to work green — and that means understanding the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards (Leadership | Read More

Winners of IFLA2008 Student Competition

June 16, 2008,AEDT

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 | Read More

Arup creates a gateway to Zaragoza Expo 2008

June 15, 2008,AEDT

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 | Read More

OMA appoints Shohei Shigematsu as Partner

June 15, 2008,AEDT

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has appointed Shohei Shigematsu as partner of the OMA Holding company. Mr. Shigematsu is currently director of OMA*AMO PC in New York. Mr. Shigematsu is currently in charge of Cornell University’s new building for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, | Read More

Foriegn firms aren’t just in India for the cash

June 15, 2008,AEDT

The Times of India looks at foreign firms in India and talks about Be it a slum redevelopment project in congested Mumbai or Kolkata’s new museum of modern art, the global imprint on the country’s fast-changing urban landscape is evident. Made in India but designed by a clutch of foreign architects | Read More

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