Wenying Lake | Datong China | AECOM


The Wenying Lake reservoir, also known as the “Mother Lake”, is the most important water supply for the ancient city of Datong. With a massive increase in urban development since the 1980’s, the once plentiful lake waters have been depleted, draining the site not only of water, but natural ecosystems and beautiful scenery.
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This Week in Landscape | 7 April 2013

This weeks landscape links from around the world.

Mahindra World City: The Future of Gated Communities? |By Oliver Balch at Green Futures | The Big City
“Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainability spin.”

Landscape Architect Exhibits New Ceramic Sculptures | Arthur Whitman | Ithaca.com
“Marc Peter Keane is an accomplished Ithaca-based landscape architect and writer specializing in contemporary Japanese-inspired gardens.”

NZ first for landscape architecture | Voxy.co.nz
“For the first time New Zealand will host the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Council meeting and World Congress . The World Council meeting on April 11 at SkyCity in Auckland will be the Federation’s 50th World Congress, and is hosted by the NZ Institute of Landscape Architects.”

Top Landscape Architects Visit CSU to Discuss Projects that Blend Natural and Built Environments | Colorado State University
Laurie Olin, Christine Reed, James Lord, and Walter Hood will give separate lectures on April 9-12 as part of the 20th annual Landscape Architecture Days Lecture Series; all the talks are free and open to the public. More info at CSU

ASLA | April is National Landscape Architecture Month
National Landscape Architecture Month = Healthy Living Through Design 2013

Wine Center | La Rioja Spain | Rivas Y Ureña Arquitectos


Wine, gastronomy and culture have been traditionally related in Spain. Vineyard cultivation has set up a unique, singular landscape in La Rioja. Besides, culinary arts are quite a well-established tradition in this region.

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VIDEO | Spring at Vancouver International Airport featuring Sharp & Diamond

Spring has sprung in much of the Northern Hemisphere and to celebrate Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has produced a short video featuring Randy Sharp from Sharp & Diamond who have partnered closely with YVR Airport Authority for more than 20 years while providing prime consultant design services, management, and overseeing landscape implementation.

Spring has sprung at YVR from YVR Media Relations on Vimeo.

VIDEO | Landscapes of Cohabitation on Antiparos Island | Greece | doxiadis+


How does one build on the stark beauty of a Cycladic landscape without destroying it? This project seeks an answer to that very question.
Placing such a rich development programme on this highly sensitive site necessitates a careful examination of the natural and historic elements which characterise the landscape: the amphitheatrical circle of hills, the seasonal streams, the juniper trees and frigana vegetation, the pezoules (agricultural terraces) and the xerolithies (dry stone walls).
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