West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture Spadina Wavedeck nominated for Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 – West 8

West 8 + DTAH’s recently completed Spadina Wave Deck for Waterfront Toronto has been nominated for this year’s Brit Insurance Design Awards. Brit Insurance Design Awards is the Design Museum London’s annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward looking new work in design of all kinds.

[SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Spadina Wavedeck nominated for Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009]

Art in the Park – London 2012

London 2012 reports

“Martin Richman and Jason Bruges Studio, both based near to the Park, have been chosen for the first arts commission. They will develop ideas for a series of new bridges and underpasses being built on the Park.

Over 250 artists expressed an interest in the works and eight artists were shortlisted. They were asked to submit their initial artwork proposals for the bridges and underpasses commission.”

[SOURCE: News – Art in the Park - London 2012].

Calvin Klein Collaborates with REX Architecture for New York Holiday Display – Interior Design

Interior Design reports with a great image gallery

“Seasonal decorations abound in Manhattan, but those with an architectural or interior twist are a special holiday treat for the New York design community. The Upper East Side’s flagship Calvin Klein Collection store on Madison Avenue and 60th St recently unveiled their annual holiday window display with an ultra-modern dollhouse as the central focus. “Madison Avenue (Doll)House” is a collaborative effort conceived by Dale Rozmiarek, senior vice president of creative services for Calvin Klein, Inc., designed by Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX Architecture PC, structurally engineered by Magnusson Klemencic Associates and fabricated by Situ Studio.”

[SOURCE:  Interior Design – Calvin Klein Collaborates with REX Architecture for New York Holiday Display]

46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 Student Design Competition

This competition is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and directed by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP):
Lucia Costa, Maria Cecilia Barbieri Gorski, Raul Pereira and Saide Kahtouni, as the Local Competition Director)

The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs. The 2009 46th IFLA World Congress in Brazil aims to encourage achievement of the highest standards in landscape architecture education worldwide. The competition invites submissions from teams of students in Landscape Architecture programs or allied disciplines.

All entries must reach the 46º IFLA World Congress Competition Director at the following address by final date, 18th August, 2009.


Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate – Wallpaper.com

Wallpaper.com have presented a great video with a dialogue between Martha Schwartz and Will Alsop and the roles of landscape architects. A ‘must see’ for all landscape architects

Wallpaper.com excerpt

“When Will Alsop questioned the role of landscape architecture in the development of public spaces in a recent speech, US-born London-based landscape architect Martha Schwartz couldn’t resist a response.”

SOURCE: Wallpaper.com  – Video: Alsop and Schwartz debate

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