Last week we published the design concept for the The Immersery which has now opened to the public as the centrepiece of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The Immersery is a cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River designed by international design practice HASSELL, from a concept dreamt up by the team at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. WLA interviewed HASSELL by email about the design and various aspects of the design process.
Continue reading INTERVIEW | The Immersery by HASSELL
World Landscape Architecture publishes its latest edition of WLA Magazine. The 12th edition of WLA includes 12 previously unpublished projects from various firms including Martha Schwartz Partners (Cover), HOSPER, Grant Associates, ONG&ONG, ASPECT Studios, HASSELL, AECOM, Urban Initiatives with Arterial Design, Inside Outside, GROUPE IBI-CHBA, Basic City, Felixx, Mandaworks, Adept, Hosper Sweden, WSP and others. The 12th edition also includes the full data from the 2014 Outlook Survey indicating that the world is confident about the year ahead.
Projects include a diverse range of conceptual and built projects including urban hotels, office buildings, skyscrapers, residential developments, sports promenades, green belts, art installations and memorials. As usual, WLA magazine includes projects from countries including China, Singapore, Israel, USA, Canada, and Sweden.
Intensive use and urban consolidation will be selectively concentrated and embedded as holiday villages into the successively developed countryside. This will be implemented in accordance with a continuous landscape and based on the history and structure of the surrounding area before the opencast mining. The density and size of the village structures decrease from the Western “harbour village” to the eastward located “hermit huts”. Each village offers a different recreational quality depending on where it is situated.
Continue reading Nordufer Zwenkauer See Design Competition | Leipzig Germany | labor4plus
Two Rotterdam based offices jvantspijker and Felixx will design the new redevelopment plan of an industrial seaside area in Reykjavik, Iceland. The firms have won the first prize through an invited two-stage competition. The plan consists of 110.000 square meters of mixed use program, including four hundred new dwellings.
Continue reading Dutch team wins competition in Reykjavik
Landscape architecture needs more publications and discourse about the built environment and it is heartening to see that the University of Melbourne School of Design is starting a new student run journal titled Inflection. The editors recently put out the call for submissions for various categories of material. In the inaugural issue to be published in November 2014, the journal’s title will double as a broadly defined theme: the concept of inflection as a lens to magnify and investigate the current state of architecture, design and the built environment. The editors are currently seeking contributions from students, academics and professionals.
Inflection is born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the importance of the printed word and the discursive voice of students, academics and professionals. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing, a place to share ideas and engage with the exciting time we are living in. Inflection is first and foremost a place to gather and share discourse about the built environment.
Continue reading Call for Submissions | Inflection Journal