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.
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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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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).”
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.
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+50 Landscape Project is a landscape initiative situated in the heart of a small village in the south east of Ireland. Completed in 2013 the project represents the coming together of landscape architecture and community endeavour in a uniquely procured enterprise. +50 references the number of participants involved in the project.
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Intent: The client wanted a garden with different outdoor spaces so there would be places to enjoy the view, but also have areas that were shielded from the wind. The lot is steep and fairly large, so large areas were to be natural and low maintenance. We also wanted to reuse the materials on the site; to minimize and reuse water; and to keep surfaces permeable while creating a natural and modern garden.
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National Arboretum Canberra Masterplan
| Image Credit – John Gollings
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Awards has announced the 2014 National Awards with with Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) winning the Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture. The AILA National Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions in design, planning, urban design, land management, research and communication and residential landscape architecture.
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