VIDEO | What is Landscape Architecture?

Landscape Architecture: Kinetic Text Group from Levi James/Kinetic Text Group on Vimeo.

Great short 43 second video explaining What is Landscape Architecture?

WLA Magazine 2014 Annual published

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2014 has been a great year for landscape architecture and to top off a great year, the 17th edition of WLA Magazine includes the best projects published online in our 2014 Annual. A diverse range of projects from across the world including built and conceptual projects.
I have enjoyed curating this edition and finalising the list to 13 projects.

I hope you enjoy reading this edition which will also be available as a special print edition in early 2015. Thank you our subscribers for their continued support of WLA Magazine which allows me to continue to publish great projects.

Get you digital copy of WLA 17 – 2014 edition for $3.99USD via Paypal or Creditcard. Also remember you can get this edition with an Annual  Subscription.

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James Corner Field Operations selected for new Presidio Parklands

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The Presidio Trust recently announced the selection of James Corner Field Operations (Field Operations), a New York City-based firm, to design 13 acres of new Presidio parkland at the Golden Gate. Field Operations, best known for leading the design and construction of the High Line in New York City, is celebrated for its work transforming urban sites into treasured public spaces. Field Operations was selected from a group of five internationally-renowned design finalists. The New Presidio Parklands Project is a partnership between the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service (NPS).
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VIDEO | Olmsted Lecture: Joseph Disponzio|”On the Theoretical and Practical Development of Landscape Architecture”


Recently, the annual Olmsted Lecture was given by Joseph Disponzio at the Harvard GSD. Disponzio gives an interesting lecture exploring the intellectual origins of landscape architecture and the term landscape architect.

“Exploring the transformation of the modeling of land from garden-making to landscape architecture, this lecture by Joseph Disponzio will establish the intellectual origins of landscape architecture in relation to the new garden practices that emerged during the 18th century, and the texts that codified these practices, amid Enlightenment-era changes in the understanding of nature. Disponzio is Preservation Landscape Architect for the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, and Director of the Landscape Design program at Columbia University. He has taught at several institutions, published widely on garden history from the 18th century to the present, and is currently writing introductions for an edition of N. Vergnaud’s L’Art de créer les jardins (1835) and a translation of Jean-Marie Morel’s Théorie des jardins (1776).”

WLA Magazine | 16th Edition | a diverse range of landscape architecture projects

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The 16th edition of WLA Magazine (digital magazine) showcases some of the most interesting and varied landscape architecture works from across the world. The recently opened David H. Koch  Plaza at the Met in New York graces the cover of this edition, the plaza designed by OLIN is a project that shows restraint in creating a beautiful public plaza that perfectly compliments a New York landmark.

When curating this edition it was hard to choose from the high quality and diverse range of  submissions that received, however after much deliberation, 18 projects were selected to be published in this 83 page edition; including Adelaide Airport Plaza, Waterfront Promenade, Self Drive nature routes in South Africa,  an Intervention in a park in Portugal, beach promenade in Vancouver, a roving educational van in San Francisco, signage for trails in Las Vegas, a golf resort, Green Architecture in Singapore, a Zoo exhibit in Australia and many more projects. The variety of projects in the 16th edition of WLA Magazine will raise the interest of any landscape architect.

WLA Magazine (digital magazine) AVAILABLE via Paypal and Credit Card for $USD3.99

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