GROUND UP is an annual publication of the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. In this issue, we invite you to explore what it means to be Here.
We are soliciting printable media up to 2500 words with accompanying graphics. Shorter entries of 500-1000 words are highly encouraged, as are design proposals, either speculative or built. We welcome video submissions for the journal’s online component, and encourage novel forms of written and artistic expression.
Closes: JANUARY 5th, 2014. Notification of selected entries will be made in February.
Continue reading Call for Submissions | Ground Up Issue 3
WLA’s weekly review of landscape news and interesting reading…..
National Parks: Shutting Down America’s Best Idea | Kenneth Brower | National Geographic
“The national parks hold the landscapes that formed us as Americans. The long vistas, the possibilities over the horizon, the purple mountains’ majesty, distinguished our experience from that of the Africans, Europeans, Asians, and islanders that we were before we came. The national parks are where we go to renew contact with that experience…. ”
Redesigning New York’s Hidden Public Spaces To Create A More Resilient City | Eric Tan | Fast Co. Exist
“There’s a lot of space in the city that we don’t think about–medians, for instance. But it’s all an opportunity to introduce better urban design that makes the city more beautiful and more responsive to a disaster.”
Landscape Architects Take Centre Stage in Climate Crisis | Kristen Avis | Sourceable
“Landscape architects are integral in climate change mitigation and work with regional and national planning departments to implement strategies and mitigation designs.”
Teresa Galí-Izard: A Woman of Two Minds | Margaret Baldwin | Sustainable Cities Collective
“Teresa Galí-Izard, International ASLA, is a woman of two minds. At the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, where she just began her first year as chair of the landscape architecture department….”
WVU students study old foundry, brainstorm plans | John McVey | The Journal
“West Virginia University spent the afternoon Thursday touring the old Matthews Foundry and sketching possible redevelopment plans for the historic industrial site on the north end of downtown Martinsburg.”
Interns Resist Working Free | Ella Delany | NY Times
“A backlash against unpaid internships in America, manifested in a spate of lawsuits this year, is now spreading to Europe, where the issue of exploitation hit headlines in August with the death of the German intern Moritz Erhardt…”
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Snøhetta: Memories of architectural landscapes. A 30 minute video with Norwegian architect Kjetil T. Thorsen talking about Snøhetta’s work. The first section – ‘landscapes’ (5 Minutes), gives an insight on how Kjetil T. Thorsen and Snøhetta look at landscape. ”Landscapes are a massive force”, says Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, co-founder and director of Snøhetta: “And they are masterpieces, which architects can be inspired by.”
Snøhetta: Memories of architectural landscapes from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.
Last week we told you that 87 of the 90 submissions were eligible for entry into Zaryadye Park Design Competition. Yesterday, the jury held an eight-hour long meeting the Jury and selected six teams out of 90 applications. The main criteria was composition of a consortium, consisting of representatives of various specialties, and consortium portfolio. On 27 September 2013 the six participants will provide landscape and architectural concepts for Zaryadye park. After the technical expertise these projects will be presented to the Jury early November 2013. And later on the Winner will be involved in implementation of the project.
The six finalists include teams lead by:
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (USA)
MVRDV (the Netherlands)
ТПО РЕЗЕРВ (Russia)
West 8 (the Netherlands)
Gustafson Porter (UK)
IMAGE CREDIT | Зарядье / Zaryadye | © Институт медиа, архитектуры и дизайна “Стрелка” / Сергей Леонтьев
© Institute for media, architecture and design Strelka / Sergey Leontiev
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 email@example.com with the subject “WLA09”
Please send any files larger that 10mb via wetransfer.com or yousendit.com
DEADLINE | June 30th 11:59PM Honolulu Time