The Wenying Lake reservoir, also known as the “Mother Lake”, is the most important water supply for the ancient city of Datong. With a massive increase in urban development since the 1980’s, the once plentiful lake waters have been depleted, draining the site not only of water, but natural ecosystems and beautiful scenery.
Continue reading Wenying Lake | Datong China | AECOM
The ‘Path Garden’ is designed to inspire visitors with a playful sense of wonder, excitement, and discovery. The engine of this design is a vertically and horizontally exaggerated path that guides visitors through a cinematic arrangement of bold chromatic juxtapositions of plants, water, topography, and garden structures typically experienced in larger landscapes.
Continue reading Path Garden | Beijing China | Christopher Counts Studio with Jay Lee
The design focus is integrating advanced urban design principles, into the strong local culture and natural environment.
Continue reading Suzhou Bay Landscape & CBD Underground Space | Suzhou China | Tract, FKA and SIAD
In November, we celebrated 5 years of publishing landscape architecture projects, news, competitions, including The National Creative Cluster by Sasaki Associates in Beijing. We also featured ASPECT Studios upgrades for Sydney’s Chinatown and also 15 Knots at Grand-Métis Canada by ATLAS and Forbes Lipschitz.
The National Creative Cluster | Beijing China | Sasaki Associates
Continue reading 2012 In Review | November
Links from around world to do with landscape architecture
Landscape architects envision a greener Chinatown | Sara Lewis | Greater Greater Washington
“How could Chinatown be a greener and more livable neighborhood? Designers from the American Society of Landscape Architects and Fuss & O’Neill created a vision for an inter-connected series of green “complete streets,”….”
An Online Tool for Calculating Flood Risk | NY Times
After Hurricane Sandy struck this fall, many home and business owners who had not previously gauged their flood risks turned to the government-run Web site FloodSmart.
Architecture “no longer interested in anything but its own image” | Dezeen
“the way architecture is consumed through websites like Dezeen is “utterly disastrous”, according to UK critic Owen Hatherley”
Building a Better Christmas Tree | Michael Tortorello | NY Times
A SEVEN-FOOT evergreen will bear 350,000 needles, more or less. And if Gary Chastagner has his way this holiday season, precious few of them will end up on the parlor floor.
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia
From continued cooperation on the environmental sustainability of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, to the challenges facing the Arctic, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
QUT 2012 End of Year Exhibition_Landscape Architecture_First Year_Semester 1 from t lenigas on Vimeo.
The upgrades to Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane are stage one in the transformation of Chinatown’s Public Domain. The focus of the work is to uplift the public domain quality and strengthen the pedestrian connections, whilst improving lighting, furniture, and embracing the distinguishing character of each street or laneway by integrating site specific public artworks.
Continue reading Chinatown Upgrades | Sydney Australia | ASPECT Studios
Wuxi Taihu New City is an approximately 500-hectare master plan that reconnects the city with its waterfront and creates dense, walkable neighborhoods oriented around a central park. The master plan, by SOM in collaboration with Tom Leader Studio, involves an extensive open space network to improve quality of life in a rapidly urbanizing region. Taihu Basin, the region surrounding Wuxi, is home to over 50 million people and is one of the most developed regions of China. The Wuxi Taihu New City master plan represents a new model for compact urban development in China that enhances the existing landscape and creates value through parks and a new public waterfront.
Continue reading Wuxi Taihu New City | Wuxi China | SOM with Tom Leader Studio