David Rubin on “The Commonground”

September 3, 2014,AEDT

Recently, Eskenazi Health opened The Commonground, an outdoor public plaza design led by LAND COLLECTIVE Principal David Rubin. The plaza is just over an acre large and located adjacent to a historic Olmsted Brothers’ landscape which is part of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. As part of the design guidelines which Rubin developed for the entirety of | Read More

This Week In Landscape | 15 September 2013

September 15, 2013,AEDT

WLA’s weekly summary of built environment news How urban planners’ bid to impose order on cities is compromised | Jonathan Foyle | FT “We like to think we are free agents, entitled to some individual expression in our built environment. But if world history is one long stumble towards emancipation, | Read More

Health City Novena | Singapore | Broadway Malyan

September 10, 2013,AEDT

Plans have been announced for a mega integrated healthcare hub, to be built around Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, designed by Broadway Malyan. ‘Health City Novena’ is spearheaded by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Ministry, and will serve patients in Central Singapore, where the | Read More

Chutes and Tires | ATLAS Lab

August 31, 2013,AEDT

The importance of usable open space has been well documented at various times and at various places throughout the world. For centuries small parks and playgrounds have functioned as vital social networking tools and places of reprieve from the city and home. When networked, these parks have the capability to | Read More

Crown Sky Garden | Chicago USA | mikyoung kim design

August 9, 2013,AEDT

Situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Crown Sky Garden is a sanctuary for patients, families, doctors and administrators within this 23 story Children’s Hospital. The commitment to this sky garden was built upon a growing body of scientific research which links access to natural light and contemplative spaces | Read More

TechTown District Plan | Detroit USA | Sasaki Associates

May 1, 2013,AEDT

TechTown—an emerging knowledge district in Midtown Detroit—is currently characterized by surface parking, vacant properties, and inward-facing, siloed hubs of activity. The TechTown District Plan articulates an inspiring vision for the revitalization of the district. The plan accelerates innovation, promotes entrepreneurship, and builds community around the generation of ideas in a | Read More

Cumberland Corner | Nashville USA | Edward Krafcik

March 11, 2013,AEDT

As a thriving community and precedent for brownfield redevelopment, Cumberland Corner | Nashville is envisioned as the new, hip destination centered on recreation and health. In blending a culture of fitness enthusiasm with sport, living, working, dining, healthcare, food production and a vibrant water front, the neighborhood becomes truly revolutionary.

Re-purposing Sydney’s monorail

May 1, 2012,AEDT

Recently, the NSW government announced that Sydney’s monorail infrastructure will be demolished only 24 years after it went into service. David Vago, Principal of habitation believes that this is a missed opportunity to retrofit the Monorail structure for a pedestrian focused open space similar to the High-Line in New York.

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