Yi Zhong De Sheng Secondary School | Foshan China | Gravity Green

October 14, 2013,AEDT

For the past 2 millenniums, China had been a civilization of aristocratic social structure, with education being influenced by such a philosophy that knowledge was being passed on to younger generations almost in one-way setting. In the era of economic boom and globalization, however, there has been a dramatic education | Read More

STUDENT | Future Hopley: Hutano, Mvura, Miti | Leonardo Robleto Costante

October 5, 2013,AEDT

Cities in developing countries are predominantly informal. Communities self‐construct their dwellings and adapt them to the needs quicker and better than any formal housing program. However, informal settlements are incomplete and unsustainable forms of urbanization, frequently lacking basic services, such as water supply, sanitation, accessibility, education, health, and amenities. This | Read More

Ejby Campus | Glostrup Denmark | ACT

September 4, 2013,AEDT

Glostrup, Ejby Urban Pocket, was a parallel competition about the transformation of Ejby business area into an modern and live full urban pocket. The competition was part of the Realdania initiative “Future Suburbs”, which aims to create debate and visions for the future sustainable development of suburbs in Denmark.

2014 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award | Call for Nominations

September 1, 2013,AEDT

The International Federation of Landscape Architects(IFLA) has put out the call for the 2014 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. The highest honor that the IFLA can bestow upon a landscape architect. The annual Award recognises a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the | Read More

OCT Bay | Shenzhen China | SWA Group

July 16, 2013,AEDT

Located in Shenzhen, China, OCT Bay has a combined site area of approximately 1.25 square kilometers including a new urban center and nature preserve. The design of the master plan and landscape architecture is targeted towards creating public open space for the city that balances development and ecology.

Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden | Leeuwarden Netherlands | OKRA

July 5, 2013,AEDT

For the new location of the NHL University OKRA has made, in association with Architecture Studio Hertzberger, the design for the exterior space. This consists of a solid green carpet laid out as a counterpart to the imposing building. The green grass and trees continue under the building connecting the inner and outer worlds together. A spider-like network of routes and places creates an extension of the building from inside to outside.

Landscape Institute President says Farrell Review “is a missed opportunity”

June 24, 2013,AEDT

Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute, has criticised the Terry Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment as backward-looking and too inwardly focused.  Speaking in response to the call for evidence Illman said: “In a world confronted by rapidly expanding urban populations, scarce resources, environmental and economic challenges | Read More

Brooks Residence | Los Angeles USA | Isabelle Duvivier

June 15, 2013,AEDT

Isabelle Duvivier (architect/environmentalist), of Duvivier Architects, purchased a dilapidated 100-year-old home in a long established, low-income neighborhood on Brooks Ave. in Venice, California in July 2009. She wanted to blend into the neighborhood by keeping the feel of the craftsman house, but she had a larger goal – to reduce the impact and | Read More

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