Grant Associates, has developed a holistic landscape framework and public realm strategy for the world’s most famous tennis club, Wimbledon, working alongside lead masterplanners, Grimshaw.
The Plaza, Worli is a high end luxury retail development promoted by the prestigious Bombay Realty group of Mumbai. The 3 acre project is located in the heart of the upmarket district of Worli in Mumbai. The scheme comprises an elegant courtyard surrounded by colonnades which integrates a restored historic mill structure at one end. It will house exclusive fashion stores, lifestyle brands, al fresco dining and an entertainment platform.
Landscape links from around the world this week…
Landscape of professionalism | Brent Bellamy | Winnipeg Free Press
The Green Team Part 9: Going Vertical | Terrie Brightman | Metropolis Magazine
The Great Exchange | Daniel Jost | Landscape Architecture Magazine
10 Best Cities for Urban Forests | American Forests
Imagining a Drone-Proof City | Sarah Goodyear | Atlantic Cities
IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr user fiat.luxury
Green walls ‘need building code’ to reduce fire hazard
Urban Forestry for Symbolizing Eco-City | Md. Zahidur Rahman and Saeed Ahmed Siddiquee | Blitz
What architects do doesn’t count | Jody Brown | Coffee with an Architect
Fire-Resistant Plant List for the California Supplemental Exam | CSE for Landscape Architects
Exploring the Upper West Side’s Riverside Park South | Curbed NY
IMAGE CREDIT: Flickr User Ed Yourdon
Learning environments are constantly evolving to stay in stride with the world around us. The factors that influence how and where we choose to educate our future generation are many. With the pace of the world’s technological innovation, and the increasing level of convenience and distraction it provides, there is a realistic concern that people, kids especially, risk losing a tangible connection and respect for the natural world. As a landscape architect, being asked to shape an educational environment, the first responsibility is to create a healthy, safe and inspirational setting. Secondly, it is an opportunity to bring the natural world out of the background, and back into focus in a fun and inspiring way.
Dartmouth, NS – A living, breathing example of innovation is growing at Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) Centre for the Built Environment at the Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth.
Earlier today, NSCC president Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair helped students complete the first, permanent, exterior “living wall” east of Vancouver. “This living wall demonstrates the capacity of the Centre for the Built Environment to help Nova Scotians study the renewable energy and green technologies that are essential to our sustainable future,” said Dr. McArthur-Blair.
Living walls combine the natural and built environments. They filter the air, create habitats and add vitality to a building’s design. In 2007, Centre for the Built Environment architects, Barrie & Langille, hired Sue Sirrs, owner of Outside! Planning and Design Studio, to study the feasibility of an exterior living wall that would thrive in a cold climate. Horticulture students and faculty from NSCC’s Kingstec Campus in Kentville helped to plan then design and build the living wall.
The 7,000 plants that make up NSCC’s living wall offer a variety of colours, textures, flowers and berries, providing a living piece of art that will change with the seasons.
Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the green walls as food production. He also states that at $500 a panel they aren’t for everyone.
Belson has a great quote he cites from Paul Mankiewicz, the executive director of the Gaia Institute in New York.
“We have 30 miles of rooftop in New York City and maybe 3,000 miles of walls,”
Read the article at the SOURCE: New York Times – The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall