Confluence Banquets and Resort | Chennai India | ONE Landscape

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Located in the outskirts of Chennai, Confluence is a unique project in its scale and aspiration. Conceived as a resort destination and planned around a large central open lawn it is an oasis in its feel.
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Hunts Point Landing | Bronx USA | Mathews Nielsen

Hunts Point Landing | Bronx USA |  Mathews Nielsen
Hunts Point Landing is a significant component of the South Bronx Greenway Master Plan. It will provide public access to the waterfront and links to other bicycle and pedestrian improvements currently in progress. A key project goal is to integrate public recreation with sustainable design practices, such as biofiltration. The site’s shape (825 feet long by 100 feet wide) derives from its former use as a street and will be used to organize program activities that transition from more active and intensively used in the upland sector to more passive and water-based toward the restored shoreline.
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This Week in Landscape | 24 June 2012

This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.

 Sustainability without fanfare | Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA | Sustainable Industries
Landscape architecture has quietly employed sustainable principles for decades.

The Real High Line Effect: A Transformational Triumph of Preservation and Design | Charles A. Birnbaum | Huffington Post
Charles A. Birnbaum (The Cultural Landscape Foundation) blog post.  ”Several cities are looking at their own long disused sections of track, hoping they can literally replicate New York’s success. Perhaps, but that narrow interpretation ignores the confluence of unique factors that made New York’s High Line an instant classic.”

Can You Get People To Walk More, Simply With Smart Signage? | Jordan Kushins | Fast Co Design
The successful Kickstarter campaign hopes handy signs will get people walking.

A lesson from a great architect | Seth Godin
If you don’t get it built, the work doesn’t matter.

 MONO LAKE | Michael Light | Venue
…fly around the shores of Mono Lake, California, with celebrated aerial photographer

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Not all abandoned railroads are destined to be the ‘Highline’

Sioux Falls this week removed a section of abandoned railway bridge so that a new pedestrian bridge can be constructed. Which would left me asking  why wouldn’t you re-use the bridge as the pedestrian/cycle bridge? Apparently the old railway bridge acts as a dam during heavy rains causing  flooding in the area. Its a shame to see the bridge torn down lets hope the salvaged steel ends up in the new pedestrian bridge.

The old railway bridge is set to be replaced by a $284,000 200 feet long and 12 feet wide bridge set to be finished by April. Landscape architecture firm Confluence are involved with the bridge design and landscape design.

Read more at the [Argus Leader]

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