This Week in Landscape | 24 March 2013

Landscape links from around world published in the last week

What is a Landscape Architect? | Katrina | Exscapes
“America isn’t keeping up with advances in planning issues and sustainable design. Businesses should be soaking up all the landscape architects they can. Many are also giving up their title because it is expensive to maintain a practicing license and many are not able to keep up with it due to layoffs.”

From Parking Lot to Paradise – the Revenge of Urban Agriculture | Charles Birnbaum | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
“Today, however, we have home food production, urban farming, productive gardens, or whatever else you might want to call this movement – and it’s hot.”

The Fearless Grady Clay | Daniel Jost | Landscape Architecture Magazine
“Few journalists have had a greater impact on the field of landscape architecture than Grady Clay, Honorary ASLA, who died on Sunday at the age of 96. He was the editor of this magazine for nearly a quarter century—from 1960 to 1984.”

Out now: Topos 82, About Landscape
Latest edition of Topos Magazine – “All around the world people associate something different with the term landscape.”

Faculty Wins Minneapolis Creative City Challenge | LSU – Robert Reich Landscape School of Landscape Architecture 
Director and Associate Professor Bradley Cantrell working with Invivia + urbainDRC won the Minneapolis Creative City Challenge with their proposal: The Minneapolis Interavtive Macro Mood Installation (MIMMI).

New Filipino landscape architects as results of Landscape Architect Licensure Examination announced
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 20 out of 31 passed the Landscape Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Landscape Architecture in Manila this March 2013.

We Moved! | Landscape Architecture Foundation
In line with the organization’s growth, LAF has moved to a new office in downtown Washington,

JUST ARRIVED | Landscape | Spring Edition

Landscape | Spring Edition
The spring edition of Landscape – The Journal of the Landscape Institute has arrived in the WLA mailbox with some great articles covering the impact of heritage on park design, practical articles on spotting disease in trees and selection and nurturing trees. This edition also includes some great information on BIM for landscape architects, changes in UK legislation and some featured projects. Best of all was a great pull out poster(see below) of urban parks from 1839 to 2012. Another good read available from the Landscape Institute.

Landscape | Spring Edition
IMAGE CREDIT | WLA

Bosques de Sta. Fe | México City México | Huatán

Bosques de Sta. Fe | México City México | Huatán

The objective in this project was to create a unique space in the main entrance of the house and for that we found inspiration in the volcanic gardens, we chose magnolias, ferns, salvias and rosemary so we could make a multi-sensory space where you could touch, smell, see, eat, and hear the garden.

Continue reading Bosques de Sta. Fe | México City México | Huatán

This Week In Landscape | 10 March 2013

Laurie Olin Receives Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture | OLIN blog
Founding Partner Laurie Olin has been honored by the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation with the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.

2013 CSI Firms and Projects Announced | Landscape Architecture Foundation
“A total of 20 design firms and 24 projects have been selected for LAF’s 2013 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program.CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty-student research teams with leading practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects.”

15 Beautiful New York City Trees (And Why They Matter) | Hana Alberts | Curbed NY
“This project, Swett told us, is an homage not only to the physical beauty of some of the city’s underappreciated flora but also trees’ symbolic value”

Wooing Suburban Drivers With Cheap Parking: A Losing Strategy for Cities | Angie Schmitt | Streets Blog
“There may be nothing sadder than distressed cities trying to compete with the suburbs by adding more parking spaces.”

A Wave of Public Art for New York City | Carol Vogel | NY Times
“All around New York City plans are quietly proceeding for this season’s new crop of public art.”

Something Fishy About London’s Most Innovative Urban Farm | Joe Peach | this big city
Kate Hofman and Tom Webster are planning what they call ‘London’s most innovative urban farm’ made from a greenhouse on top of a shipping container.

Multitasking Infrastructures: A Conversation with Sheila Kennedy and Veit Kugel | Urban Omnibus
“The RFP for the landings called for inter-modal passenger terminals and shelters, commuter ferry boat docking facilities, site improvements, and community amenities as a means to encourage public use of the East River waterfront…”

Place of Reflection | Perth Australia | Plan E

Place of Reflection | Perth Australia | Plan E
Working closely with BGPA, PLAN E has created a unique landscape upgrade at the southern end of the Western Australia Botanic Garden . The Place of Reflection is designed to be a tranquil place; a landmark location where all people who have suffered loss or trauma can seek understanding, peace, healing, hope and renewal.
Continue reading Place of Reflection | Perth Australia | Plan E

The Australian Garden is complete | Melbourne Australia | TCL and Paul Thompson

The Australian Garden is complete | Melbourne Australia | TCL and Paul Thompson

“Australian’s are surrounded by ocean and ambushed from behind by desert – a war of mystery on two fronts” – Lands Edge Tim Winton

In a former sand quarry, a new botanic garden has been completed, one that allows visitors to follow a metaphorical journey of water through the Australian landscape, from the desert to the coastal fringe.

Continue reading The Australian Garden is complete | Melbourne Australia | TCL and Paul Thompson

Lufthansa Aviation Center | Frankfurt Am Main Germany | WKM Landschaftsarchitekten


In-between the federal motorway A3 and the Frankfurt Airport (Fraport), the new administration building of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG is located. A transparent glass façade protects the inside against emission. The building shape, which appears like a two-sided comb, creates an interval of office areas and atriums, so that every wing of the building is framed by two green atriums.

Continue reading Lufthansa Aviation Center | Frankfurt Am Main Germany | WKM Landschaftsarchitekten

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