Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune

For places as far gone as this one, however, a new breed of landscape architects is recommending a radical solution: not so much to restore the environment as to redesign it.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Redesigning a polluted province in Italy – International Herald Tribune.

Sausalito landscape architect SWA Group builds living roof at California Academy of Sciences in S.F. – Marin Independent Journal

Designing the living roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco was a natural for the SWA Group, a landscape architecture firm based in Sausalito.

The 50-year-old company had designed a planted roof previously, did the master plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has been at the forefront in creating projects that are in harmony with the land and natural systems

SOURCE: Sausalito landscape architect SWA Group builds living roof at California Academy of Sciences in S.F. – Marin Independent Journal.

Boris Johnson searches for timeless designs – 24dash.com

The Mayor, Boris Johnson has this week launched the London Planning Awards and is calling for planners, developers and architects to enter projects that display industry excellence and will positively impact the capital for decades to come.

read more @ the SOURCE: 24dash.comBoris Johnson searches for timeless designs » Communities »

Edaw appointed to advise on Whitehill Bordon eco town – Property Week

East Hampshire District Council appointed planning and landscape design consultancy EDAW is to work on a proposed Eco-town in Whitehill Bordon.

SOURCE: Propertyweek.com Edaw appointed to advise on Whitehill Bordon eco town – Property Week.

Pentagon Memorial dedicated today

“The Pentagon memorial will be inaugurated today 7 years after 9/11. This memorial is the result of a competition won by KBAS Studio, who worked closely with the familiars of the victims. Pre fabrication and computer modelling where vital on the design and construction process of this memorial.”

For pictures of the memorial and its construction go to Arch Daily designed by KBAS Studio

Read more @ the SOURCE: Pentagon Memorial / KBAS Studio | Arch Daily.

RMJM boss: architecture dominated by white middle aged men – Building

Peter Morrison says industry must lose its “old boy’s club” image

The architectural industry is dominated by white middle aged men and needs to shed its “old boy’s club” image, according to the head of one of the largest architectural firms in the UK.

Peter Morrison, chief executive of RMJM, said the profession should become more open to women and people from black and ethnic minority groups.

Read more @ the SOURCE: Building.co.uk – RMJM boss: architecture dominated by white middle aged men

The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices

Matt Reynolds, Atkins Supervising Senior Landscape Architect at The Wave, Muscat, provides an insight on how a few initiatives can make the hard and soft landscaping both sustainable and environment friendly.

‘The landscape designers (Landscape Designs LLC, Oman) have focused on providing a landscape treatment that minimizes the use of water through a selection of gravels, paving and a palette of plant species

read more @ the SOURCE: The Wave, Muscat adopts sustainable development practices– The Wave.

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