WLA Landscape Architecture Magazine is about to undergo a reformat and relaunch for edition 09. WLA will include selected projects that have been published on World Landscape Architecture with added images, information and background to each project. WLA will also include more reviews and interviews for readers. WLA 09 will have an improved format that will be easier to read and navigate.
We are looking for great conceptual and built projects from design studios, firms, freelancers, students from across the world. Submissions would preferably be designed or completed in the last 12 months. Its easy to submit a project and we look forward to seeing some interesting and diverse work.
How to submit your project?
1. Select your 5 to 10 best images with a minimum 800 pixels wide at 75 dpi in jpg format.
2. Write 500-750 words about the project.
3. List the project name, location, design firm, year and credits for the images and text.
4. Include a note stating that you or the company “own the copyright to the project, images and text and give World Landscape Architecture the right to publish the work digitally and/or in hard copy format.”
5. Email the files and text to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “WLA09”
Please send any files larger that 10mb via wetransfer.com or yousendit.com
DEADLINE | June 30th 11:59PM Honolulu Time
Another week of great landscape content on the web. Here are our picks of the week…
Urbanism and the Landscape Architect | Mark Hough | Planetizen
“Landscape architects are not given nearly enough recognition for being urbanists.”
How Big Is That Park? City Now Has the Answer | Lisa W. Foderaro | NY Times
“Over the last three years, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has been remeasuring every park in the system”
Edible Bus Stop opens as part of Chelsea Fringe | Landscape Institute
“The newly opened Edible Bus Stop on Lambeth’s Landor Road, is the first of the capital’s ‘pocket parks’ to be completed with matched funding from the Mayor’s Pocket Park Programme.”
City Shaping VI: In 21st Century Toronto, There is Momentum | Charles A. Birnbaum | Huffington Post
“As part of this transformation, what’s particularly noteworthy is Toronto’s use of landscape architecture as a development catalyst, especially along the city’s waterfront.”
The City and the Sea | Tom Vanderbilt | PLACES
“And as Hurricane Sandy showed, the sea will not be forgotten. At a parking lot under the FDR Drive, where a few months earlier I had queued for locally sourced tacos at the New Amsterdam Market, Craft told me the water would have been over our heads.”
Landscape Architect Finds Her Creativity Working In A Small Space | Bill Motchan | The Chicago Architecture Blog
“I love working with clients and learning their vision so I get to execute their vision,” she said.”
Renderings Revealed for Main Street at Brooklyn Bridge Park | Jessica Dailey | Curbed NY
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s plans for expansion of its Main Street section were unveiled at a recent community board meeting.
Designing cities for better health: If you build it, they will walk | Dave McGinn | The Globe and Mail
“Many Canadian cities have also officially adopted the new urban planning thinking, especially Toronto, where the public health department released a report in 2011 on how communities shape the health of residents….”
Samsung Everland, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is inviting students in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design programs around the world to participate in our design competition. We are looking for creative ideas and innovative design approaches that will lead us to the new possibilities of urban typologies.
Continue reading SELDA 2013 Samsung Everland Landscape Design Award
A detailed design for Navy Pier has been unveiled more than one year after James Corner Field Operations was selected by The Navy Pier Inc. (NPI) Board to help reimagine Navy Pier’s public spaces, an effort designated as “Pierscape.”. Due to budget constraints, gone are some design elements including the floating swimming pool with sand beach. The detailed design has pleased stakeholders with the carnival feel to be replaced by a more park like design.
Continue reading Detailed design for Navy Pier unveiled
Viceroy Anguilla, a 35-acre resort at the west end of the island of Anguilla, is positioned to take advantage of its unique setting, boasting over 3,000 feet of beach frontage across two bays. Interiors blend seamlessly with exteriors as open walkways and courtyards provide views of the water as well opportunity for relaxing and socializing. Creative use of a limited planting palette was achieved through site sketches and hands on design in the field.
Continue reading Viceroy Anguilla | Barnes Bay Anguilla | EDSA
The redevelopment of Victoria Station and integration of Westminster amplifies social and experiential opportunity, articulates architectural and landscape icons, creates beneficial urban space, and addresses human, infrastructural, and natural ecology for a better London.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Victoria Station | Ian M. Ellis & Nelly Fuentes
With nature in mind | Harvard Gazette
A video of Kongjian Yu focusing on the problems presented by China’s rapid urbanization, espousing a philosophy that would have planners consider the environment first.
Are Landscape Architects & Engineers Frenemies? | Nathalie Shanstrom | Sustainable Cities Collaborative
“Successful design of trees as stormwater infrastructure requires a collaborative, holistic approach that can satisfy the needs of both specialties.”
What’s Your Major: Landscape Architecture | Reema Abi-Akar | The Daily Illini
“Every time you touch the land, you make an impact on it,” Reynolds said. “So we really try to learn in ways that are … going to grow and help the community economically and socially.”
A Six-Year Grassroots Effort Planted in Time for Earth Day | studionelevenblog
A not-so-uncommon conversation between neighbors about the lack of pedestrian safety on their street escalated into an urban intervention that would reshape and green one of the busiest streets of their Long Beach, CA neighborhood.
Grand Opening for Bullitt Center and McGilvra Place Park | berger partnership
Earth Day marked the grand opening for the Bullitt Center and McGilvra Place Park.
Jerusalem wins design award for park | By Daniel K. Eisenbud | The Jerusalem Post
“The Jerusalem Municipality won an award for the design and construction of the Railroad Park.” Jerusalem Railway Park by Tichnun-Nof Landscape Architects.