This Week in Landscape | 2 December 2012

this weeks landscape links from around the world

The Green Team Part 5: Tree Tag…You’re It! | Lisa DuRussel | Metropolis Magazine
….there comes a time when a landscape architect moves out from behind her drawing set, turns off AutoCAD, and heads out to a nursery.

New York City AIDS Memorial Approved by Landmarks | Jeremiah Budin | Curbed NY
..The future New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park, the agreed upon design from Studio a + i received no opposition from the Landmarks Preservation Commission….

Do Landscape Architects Need to Open Up the Conversation? | Darryl Jones| DIRT
Howe wrapped things up with, “this is a navel we have been picking for generations.” Sensing some unrest from the mostly young audience, Hough declared, “we are the status quo,” referring to himself and the other panelists, “it’s up to you to change the conversation.”

Removal of design from school curriculum is “insanity” – Neville Brody | Dezeen
The creative industries need high-quality creative graduates. If we’re not getting the graduates, we’re not going to sustain the industry,” said Brody.

US coastal cities in danger as sea levels rise faster than expected, study warns | Grantham Research Institute and Duncan Clark | Guardian
Sea-level rise is occurring much faster than scientists expected – exposing millions more Americans to the destructive floods produced by future Sandy-like storms, new research suggests.

Canadian Firefighters Memorial | Ottawa Canada | PLANT Architect Inc

Canadian Firefighters Memorial | Ottawa Canada | PLANT Architect Inc
Image Credit | Linda Matta
The Canadian Firefighters Memorial officially opened on September 9, in Ottawa, Canada. Located at the site of the capital’s devastating fire of 1900, this urban-planning memorial ensemble was collaboratively designed by PLANT Architect Inc. and Canadian visual artist and novelist Douglas Coupland. The team won the national competition hosted by the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) in 2010. Continue reading Canadian Firefighters Memorial | Ottawa Canada | PLANT Architect Inc

Horse Farm of the Future | Shift Landscape + Urbanism + Strategy

Horse Farm of the Future | Shift Landscape + Urbanism + Strategy
This project uses ideas of sustainable design and development from other sectors such as commercial and public space projects and applies them to the equine facility. Horse Farm of the Future, imagines a facility that is much more ecologically effective and more self sufficient through energy production, use of local materials and habitat creation.

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AIDS Memorial new design approved by Community Board

New York City AIDS Memorial new design approved by community board
The New York City AIDS Memorial organization recently announced that Community Board 2 has voted in favor of the new design for a memorial. The memorial will honor the 100,000+ New York City residents lost to AIDS and recognize the ongoing epidemic.

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“Dance floor” Recreation and Memorial Park | Ronabanya Hungary | SAGRA Architects

Dance floor Recreation and Memorial Park | Ronabanya Hungary | SAGRA Architects
The site is situated in the Karancs-Medves landscape area in North-East Hungary. Around and in the city of Salgótarján the memorials, geological and mining attractions are forming a hiking trail. Along this trail is set the “Dance floor” Recreation  and Memorial Park. The site is embraced by the surrounding hills and huge hillside trees. In our architectural concept we aimed to preserve and strengthen this special character of the place. The park would function as an exhibition for the mining memorials and as a natural recreational area. The organising element in the park is a wall providing covered space. This space can be used for exhibitions and performances.  Open air theatre may also function here, the covered space is used for stage and the “Dance floor” as auditorium.

Continue reading “Dance floor” Recreation and Memorial Park | Ronabanya Hungary | SAGRA Architects

This Week in Landscape | 13 May 2012

This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.

Can this park still be saved? | Tom Bell | Maine Sunday Telegram

“Portland’s Eastland Park Hotel proposes buying Congress Square Plaza, a poorly designed space….”

Urban living in Town Center | Brian Walzel | Impact News

“The focus of residential growth and development is beginning to shift from the traditional village center concept to more of an urban living design….”

Delhi Journal: What ‘New’ Delhi Can Learn From ‘Old’ Delhi | Tripti Lahiri | WSJ

“What is really amazing is how free it seems… the diversity of mankind you see on those streets, you do not see even in New Delhi….”

Planting day to complete garden tribute to architect Jo Yeates | Daily Echo

“…landscape architects from across the south will be coming to play their part in the garden in her honour.”

HUD launches overhaul of consolidated planning process | Brian Sullivan | HUD

“It is estimated HUD’s new approach will save communities at least 65,000 staff hours each year and support communities in need-driven, place-based decision-making that will engage informed public participation and improve community and economic development outcomes.”

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National Mall Design Competition winners announced

Sylvan Theater - Washington Monument | OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi

Sylvan Theater | Image Credit: OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi

The Trust for the National Mall held a three stage design competition to design areas of the Mall that have fallen into state of disrepair due to neglect and inadequate funding. The Design Competition seeks to revitalize areas of the Mall including the Washington Monument, Union Square and Constitution Gardens. The winners of the design competition were recently announced with OLIN + Weiss/Manfredi  winning Sylvan Theater (Washington Monument), Rogers Marvel Architects + Peter Walker and Partners won the Constitution Gardens and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Davis Brody Bond won the Union Square.

Continue reading National Mall Design Competition winners announced

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