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Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com are pleased to announce the first ever Reburbia competition: a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs.
With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Suburban communities in central California, Arizona and Florida are desolate and decaying, with for sale and foreclosure signs dotting many lawns. According to the US Census, about 90% of all metropolitan growth occurred in suburban communities in the last ten years. Urbanites who loathe the freeways, big box stores and bland aesthetics stereotypical of suburbia may secretly root for the end of sprawl, but demographic trends indicate that exurban growth is still on the rise.
WORLDLANDSCAPEARCHITECT.COM is NOTin anyway associated with this competition if you wish to find out more information please direct all correspondence to the organisers via the Re-Burbia Competition Website
Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.
The jury of the situate competition – an international sculpture competition offering $1million for an artwork to transform Perth’s Forrest Place- have narrowed down 202 entries received from 33 countries to five shortlisted entrants.
The following entries have been selected as finalists:
Jean-Bernard Métais, Artist Courdemanche, France
Dimmity Walker, Architect; Michael Patroni, Architect; David Walker, Artist Perth, Australia
Fran Dibble, Artists; Paul Dibble, Artists; John Hardwick-Smith, Architect Palmerston North, New Zealand
James Angus, Artist; Doug Knox, Consulting Engineer; Peter Mclean, Lighting Design Sydney, Australia
Richard Giblett, Artist; Matthew Herbert, Architect; Jan Vastesaeger, Architect Melbourne, Australia
It will have hills, long grass, a flower garden and eco-friendly features including badger set and fox’s den. They worked with Felicity Steers, who is a parent and a landscape architect, and came up with the design of the Merrylee Urban Jungle.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Anita Berrizbeitia as tenured Professor of Landscape Architecture, starting in July 2009.
Berrizbeitia is a landscape architect whose research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes. She was awarded the 2005–2006 Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar before receiving a BA from Wellesley College and an MLA from the GSD.
Berrizbeitia has taught design theory and studio, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was Associate Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her studios investigate innovative approaches to the conceptualization of public space, especially on sites where urbanism, globalization, and local cultural conditions intersect. She also leads seminars that focus on significant transformations in landscape discourse over the last three decades. From 1987 to 1993, she practiced with Child Associates, Inc., in Boston, where she collaborated on many award-winning projects.
Topos 67 deals with good design, and the broad affiliated subject of materials and details. These days “right materials” increasingly involve eco-friendly, non-polluting production and short, energy-minimised transport. Topos presents different designs and projects involving such materials from all over the world – whether in Tenerife, Milwaukee, Melbourne, New York, Chile or Denmark.
The issue also presents the work and philosophy of Mcgregor + Coxall, an award-winning Sydney-based landscape architecture office that is a proponent of the new wave of environmentally focused landscape architecture framed within a modernist design approach.