This Week in Landscape 18 May 2014 | News & Events

Artistic landscape architecture brings a sense of belonging | John King | SFGate.com
When five of the nation’s leading landscape architects, gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain.

In the pink: Downtown ribbon display adds to Vancouver’s urban fabric (with photos) | Kim Pemberton | Vancouver Sun
Landscape architects put up Vancouver park installation in conjunction with B.C. Land Summit

Chelsea Flower Show: the pop-up gardens refreshing city centres | Christopher Woodward | FT
The emergence of the Chelsea Fringe, the gardening world’s first alternative festival

Kate Orff makes the Fast Company Top 100 Creative People in Business
Kate Orff, Founding Partner of Scape was listed at number 93. “Nature and cities, says architect and park designer Kate Orff, “are intertwined, whether we’ve designed them to be or not, so we’re simply trying to choreograph that interface.”

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STUDENT PROJECT | Regeneration of the Customs Office area in Kavala | Elli Nikolaidou

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Elli Nikolaidou’s thesis develops a redesign of the Customs Office area in Kavala, with a principal goal to reconnect with the city. The regeneration of the space will allow its conversion to an important part of the life and the motion of the city center. Thanks to the creation of a network of pathways and spots of interest for pedestrians, the development of the natural element and the reuse of buildings, the area will be active all day long.

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Design Workshop designs unconventional rooftop

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Creating a memorable space on a small budget is no easy task. The McJ Rooftop Deck team developed several unconventional approaches to the project’s design and execution. The finished space is sustainable, functional, context specific, and striking from any perspective. With a visionary client, collaborative design/construction team, and a little bit of luck the new rooftop space has exceeded the expectations of all parties involved and truly supports the “Keep Austin Weird” mantra.

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Masmo Square by LAND Arkitektur AB

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In Masmo, in the outskirts of Stockholm, you will find one of Stockholm´s most spectacular subway entrances. An elongated mountain with cliffs and pine trees stands as a backdrop for a square where the entrance to the station is shaped as a concrete cassette pushed into the mountain hillside. Even though the presence of the mountain is prominent and majestic, it is barely visible in the everyday rush to the subway.

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WLA Magazine | Call for Submissions | Temporary/Transitory

We have just published WLA 13 – SMALL – the latest edition of WLA magazine and now we are putting out the Call for Submissions for WLA 14. The theme for WLA 14 is Temporary/Transitory – we are looking for temporary landscapes or landscapes that have transitioned from degraded to rehabilitate. Projects can include art installations, pop-ups/events (parklets, festivals, art shows) sales houses, display gardens (expos, shows), emergency landscapes (temporary housing, hospitals, aid etc), Construction – project management. Re-vegetation/Rehabilitation – mining, erosion control, wetlands, etc. Any conceptualized or realized project that fits within the theme. Projects should be from 2010-2014 with preference to projects from 2013-2014.

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