This weeks landscape links from around the world.
Mahindra World City: The Future of Gated Communities? |By Oliver Balch at Green Futures | The Big City
“Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainability spin.”
Landscape Architect Exhibits New Ceramic Sculptures | Arthur Whitman | Ithaca.com
“Marc Peter Keane is an accomplished Ithaca-based landscape architect and writer specializing in contemporary Japanese-inspired gardens.”
NZ first for landscape architecture | Voxy.co.nz
“For the first time New Zealand will host the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Council meeting and World Congress . The World Council meeting on April 11 at SkyCity in Auckland will be the Federation’s 50th World Congress, and is hosted by the NZ Institute of Landscape Architects.”
Top Landscape Architects Visit CSU to Discuss Projects that Blend Natural and Built Environments | Colorado State University
Laurie Olin, Christine Reed, James Lord, and Walter Hood will give separate lectures on April 9-12 as part of the 20th annual Landscape Architecture Days Lecture Series; all the talks are free and open to the public. More info at CSU
ASLA | April is National Landscape Architecture Month
National Landscape Architecture Month = Healthy Living Through Design 2013
The primary concern of the masterplan was to recreate an ecosystem which addresses the physical and psychological comfort of the elephants and Mumbai-based architects Rahul Mehrotra and Associates were invited to lead the initiative. The settlement was to be a habitat for a hundred elephants, which included ones on active duty, calves, convalescent and aging animals as well as their mahouts (Elephant Keepers).
Continue reading Hathi Gaon | Amber India | Integrated Design (INDE)
Easter Egg Hunt | Covent Garden | IMAGE CREDIT Martin Pettitt
Experimental Landscapes: Alexander Felson on Ecology and Design | Urban Omnibus
Alexander Felson, an assistant professor at Yale in both the School of Foresty & Environmental Studies and the School of Architecture, is a different kind of urban ecologist.
Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture | Kyle Rogler | This Big City
“Finding available land for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The other half involves changing local zoning laws, influencing political opinion, garnering economic support, and proving the project will have a net benefit to a community.”
Michael Hough brought ecology to the cityscape | Alex Bozikovic | Globe & Mail
Mr. Hough, who died in January at 84, spent his career in pursuit of this ideal – the integration of cities with natural system
Greenway to be Built at Water Reclamation Plant by the L.A. River | Carren Jao | KCET
“Every little bit counts, especially when it comes to open space. If all goes according to plan, this June, Angelenos will be welcoming another greenway right by the Los Angeles River.”
Seismic Signals: an interview with Ken Goldberg | Venue
“The Hayward Fault runs through the center of the UC Berkeley campus, famously splitting the university’s football stadium in half from end to end.”
Sevilla, Spain: City of Tile and Stone | A Landscape Architect and a Passport
Another post from A Landscape Architect and a Passport by William “Drew” Langston
IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User | Martin Pettit
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Crater Hill embodies both beauty and modern design. The project includes the landscape design of 16.5 acres and the complete renovation of an existing home to accommodate a sophisticated family’s love of art. Landscape architect, Gavin Duke, worked closely with art collector homeowners to design innovative outdoor living spaces to feature their interests and passions.
Continue reading Crater Hill | Nashville USA | Page Duke Landscape Architects
HASSELL was one of four finalists shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects / Land Trust competition to create a master plan for a new public open space and visitor destination at the former Cronton Colliery site – a disused coal mine in Knowlsey, United Kingdom.
Continue reading Cronton Colliery | Knowlsey United Kingdom | HASSELL
Image Credit | Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture
The modern aesthetic of this striking home was embraced by the landscape architect during the renovation of the coastal garden. The design of the renovated landscape unifies the site with the residence by embracing the distinctive architectural language and existing plant palette while incorporating contemporary standards of environmental stewardship. The resultant garden is a contemporary landscape informed by the site’s modern flare.
Continue reading Padaro Lane | Carpinteria USA | Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture
Landscape links from around world published in the last week
What is a Landscape Architect? | Katrina | Exscapes
“America isn’t keeping up with advances in planning issues and sustainable design. Businesses should be soaking up all the landscape architects they can. Many are also giving up their title because it is expensive to maintain a practicing license and many are not able to keep up with it due to layoffs.”
From Parking Lot to Paradise – the Revenge of Urban Agriculture | Charles Birnbaum | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
“Today, however, we have home food production, urban farming, productive gardens, or whatever else you might want to call this movement – and it’s hot.”
The Fearless Grady Clay | Daniel Jost | Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Few journalists have had a greater impact on the field of landscape architecture than Grady Clay, Honorary ASLA, who died on Sunday at the age of 96. He was the editor of this magazine for nearly a quarter century—from 1960 to 1984.”
Out now: Topos 82, About Landscape
Latest edition of Topos Magazine – “All around the world people associate something different with the term landscape.”
Faculty Wins Minneapolis Creative City Challenge | LSU – Robert Reich Landscape School of Landscape Architecture
Director and Associate Professor Bradley Cantrell working with Invivia + urbainDRC won the Minneapolis Creative City Challenge with their proposal: The Minneapolis Interavtive Macro Mood Installation (MIMMI).
New Filipino landscape architects as results of Landscape Architect Licensure Examination announced
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 20 out of 31 passed the Landscape Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Landscape Architecture in Manila this March 2013.
We Moved! | Landscape Architecture Foundation
In line with the organization’s growth, LAF has moved to a new office in downtown Washington,