Process driven, upcycling backyard renovation project

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The project is based on a Bottom Up initiative where a small group of inhabitants discovered a funding possibility so they could enhance their common outdoor spaces. With a handful of dreams they contacted architects to help them in involving more of the inhabitants in the process of developing these first dreams into a visualized project.

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360 + 5 proposes to amplify the visual and spatial experience with dynamic “reflections”

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360 + 5 proposes to amplify the visual and spatial experience with dynamic “reflections” strategically passed along the corridor thereby transforming a series of streets into a cohesive public realm.

Manhattan’s 42nd Street is a dense, vibrant transportation corridor furnished with a myriad of urban live/work/entertainment layers. While the corridor has many dynamic assets, the pedestrian experience is stark and limited both physically and visually. Pedestrian access is pushed to the fringes of the right-of-way (sidewalks) as most of the corridor is devoted to the automobile (cars, taxi, trucks, bus). There is a noticeable lack of quality public spaces within and adjacent to the corridor considering the huge volume of the pedestrian traffic. The ratio of building heights to the width of the street constrains light and air while limiting visibility.

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Landscape Institute launches `Be A Landscape Architect` careers website

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The Landscape Institute has always played a role in promoting the landscape architecture profession to the public through various initiatives and media including the I want to be a landscape architect video over 5 years ago. Now, the Landscape Institute has just launched another initiative profiling rising stars on its Be A Landscape Architect  careers website.

Be A Landscape Architect  is the Landscape Institute’s new look careers website.  It acts as an information resource for school leavers, undergraduates, post-graduates and career changers thinking about becoming landscape architects.  As well as providing details of how to study in the UK and abroad it includes inspirational content about working in the profession.

Bethany Williams and Stuart Towner, have been selected as the first ‘Landscape Showcase’ profiles to appear on the careers website.  The pair won Gold and Best in Show at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show for their ‘Green Seam’ show garden.

Head over to Be A Landscape Architect  for more information about this great initiative.

 

Fangshan Tangshan Geopark Museum | Tangshan, China | HASSELL

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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark, 40 kilometres east of Nanjing, is the site of one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological discoveries and home to China’s new Great Relic Museum. HASSELL designed the museum’s gateway plaza and surrounding parkland connections for the Nanjing Tangshan Construction Investment and Development Company, following an international landscape design competition.

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Bang Sue Environmental Education and Conservation Center Project | Bangkok, Thailand | Group Three Design

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The Bang Sue Environmental Education and Conservation Center (EECC) project was developed on the northwest reservoir of Vachirabenjatas Park or the Railway Park’s (SUAN ROD FAI) boundary. The circulation path within the compound had been designed to maintain the existing main routes such as bicycle lanes, walkways, and jogging route, and connect to the Park’s circulation system.

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WLA Magazine | Call for Submissions

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World Landscape Architecture puts out the Call for Submissions for the 22nd edition of WLA Magazine. WLA 22 is an unthemed edition, we are looking for conceptual and built landscape architecture projects with an emphasis on recent projects created or built in 2014-2015.

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GeoDesign Concept and its Solution Platform for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture | Nadia Amoroso

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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is important part of the urban planning and urban design process. GIS has often been associated with science, and not so much on design. Geodesign offers to shake up the notion of GIS. Geodesign provides a design framework and supporting technology for design professionals to leverage geographic information, resulting in designs that more closely follow site and natural systems.

Geodesign is a new way of thinking about the design process, utilizing site data with software such as a GIS (Geographic Information System) to create urban or landscape designs.

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