Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – Daily Wildcat

Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News

The School of Landscape Architecture (University of Arizona) has created an innovative desert landscape that is both beautiful and sustainable.

The Underwood Family Sonoran Landscaping Lab is home to five different desert habitats as well as a pond that is supported completely by reclaimed water that serves as a home to the endangered fish the Gila chub, said Ron Stoltz, director of the School of Landscape Architecture.

SOURCE: Daily Wildcat – Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News

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Foster + Partners and Buro Happold joint venture to design four stations for Saudi Arabia’s new Haramain High-speed Railway

Foster + Partners reports

Foster + Partners and Buro Happold joint venture has been appointed to design four stations along a new high speed railway line in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will link the cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah. The Haramain High-speed Railway (HHR) is a major infrastructure project, conceived to forge new social and economic links by dramatically cutting journey times between the cities in western Saudi Arabia and by providing a new transport option for many of the pilgrims making the journey to the religious cities of Makkah and Madinah.

SOURCE: Foster + Partners

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Amid Economic Turmoil, Landscape Architects See Opportunities – Business West

BusinessWest reports

Joseph Bednar interviews Richard Klein and Peter Wells of Berkshire Design Group on how
diversifying their clients, services and projects is helping them through the downturn.

Read more @ the SOURCE: BusinessWest – Amid Economic Turmoil, Landscape Architects See Opportunities

Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition – Arch Daily

Arch Daily reports

“Amsterdam city planning councilman Maarten van Poelgeest announced the winner of the adaptive reuse design competition for the two former sewage treatment silos in Amsterdam’s Zeeburg district: the Annie MG Schmidt House.

Arons en Gelauff architects, landscape architect Rob Aben, and Janneke Hooymans (This is Jane-interior design).”

SOURCE: ArchDaily – Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition: Annie MG Schmidt House

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Pennine Lancashire Squared design winners announced » 24dash.com

24dash.com reports

“The first two winners have been announced in the Pennine Lancashire Squared architecture competition which aims to create six public ‘squares’.

Inspirational concept designs from Manchester-based Landscape Projects and from Civic Architects and Colour: Urban Design Ltd, for high profile public spaces in Accrington and Burnley respectively, have triumphed in the prestigious multi-site contest, commissioned by regeneration agency Elevate.”

read the full article @ the [SOURCE: 24dash.com – Pennine Lancashire Squared design winners announced]

What the future holds for landscape architects –

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports

“Despite the slow economy, designers are looking forward to the new green economy and more public work.

Landscape architects started seeing the impacts of the economic downturn last year……….”

Read the full article at the [SOURCE: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce – What the future holds for landscape architects]

Ecological Urbanism @ Harvard GSD

The sold-out Ecological Urbanism conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened on April 3 and will continue until today April 5.

Speakers at the conference include Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Pierre Bélanger(U Toronto), Michelle Addington (Yale), Homi Bhabha (Harvard), Mohsen Mostafavi, Chris Reed (Stoss).

Go to the Conference Website for more about the speakers and events during the conference.

For a students perspective of the event go to blog GSD:Ecological Urbanism

For a live blog of Koolhaas presentation goto Archinect

During the presentations goto the live feed

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