This Week in Landscape – A Weekly roundup of landscape news and stories from around the world.
Mall of America Carpark (c) Google
Paved, but Still Alive(Taking parking lots seriously as public-spaces) | Michael Kimmelman | New York Times
There are millions if not billions of carspaces in the USA and there is an oversupply with many carspaces remaining empty and these public spaces remain hot black asphalt deserts throughout cities across the world. Michael gives us some examples of successful carpark designs. Read More
The Grid at 200: Lines That Shaped Manhattan | Michael Kimmelman | New York Times
A look back at the grid that made New York the city it is today defining architecture, landscape, spaces and the lives on millions over time. Read More…
Waste opportunity – Creative management of landfill and recycling can transform landscape and generate income | Sarah Murray | FT.com
What happens to your rubbish? Sarah tales a look at how organisations and people around the world are dealing with landfills and makes reference to the Freshkill Project. Read More
See the building from the Trees | Sarah Williams Goldhagen | New York Times
How can cognitive neuroscience influnce the way that architects, landscape architects, planners and engineers are designing? Why are architects using tree metaphors in their designs for buildings? Sarah looks at tree metaphors and how we look at the built environment. Read More….
Designing Water | Joseph G. Brin | Metropolis Magazine
An interesting article that touches on the various design solutions to Water Management within cities including Rain Gardens, Permeable pavement and others. Read More
Walk-up windows are good urbanism | Dan Malouff | Greater Greater Washington
Sidewalks(Footpaths) are interesting concrete pedestrians route that connect destinations, often we walk doorway to doorway with the odd cafe spilling out onto the space. Walk-up windows are a way to break the monotony of street life. Dan looks at Georgetown and a couple of its walk-up windows. Read More….
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National 9/11 Memorial was recently dedicated on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001 when many people lost there lives during the attacks on the USA. The Memorial designed by PWP Landscape Architecture & Micheal Arad have not only created a powerful memorial where families and friends can come to grieve but also a city park that people can use everyday to sit under the trees and enjoy the New York skyline surrounding the site and watch the rebuilding of area with new towers. There are many design elements that required great thought, development and testing including the trees, waterfalls, name arrangement and these were developed by talented people to create the beautiful space we see today.
‘The rebuilding of both the memorial together with the surrounding buildings will give the American people a sense of rebirth from the terrible attacks of 9/11.’
L to R – Trees/Waterfalls ©PWP | Names ©Amy Dreher | Paving ©PWP | Peter Walker & Team reviewing Materials ©PWP
Continue reading National 9/11 Memorial | New York | PWP Landscape Architecture & Michael Arad
The second edition of WLA landscape architecture quarterly magazine is out now with a feature of the National 9/11 Memorial in New York by PWP Landscape Architecture and Michael Arad. The front cover features the Flight 93 Memorial in Shankville by Paul Murdoch Architects and interesting project that touches lightly on the landscape. We have several projects from across the world including Canada, Switzerland, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, China and other locations. We also published projects designed by Workshop:Ken Smith, OKRA, IBI, HASSELL and others. This edition also includes a review of the new book Sunburnt that gives a great insight into contemporary landscape architecture in Australia.
Readers can download a 10 page sample or buy a full high-resolution digital version for $3.99USD or the print edition for $16.00 plus delivery.
As an entry to an international ideas competition, HM White proposes to develop seven-acres of former industrial land on New York City’s East River as both a dynamic public park organized for waterfront recreation and a unique cultural venue choreographed for theatrical expression and experience—“Performance Park”.
Continue reading Williamsburg Waterfront Performance Venue | HM White
Highline Stage 2 from West 30th Street, looking South ©Iwan Baan 2011
The Stage 2 section of the Highline designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Piet Oudolf, and Buro Happold has opened to the public. The opening of the new section doubles the length of the public park. After years of planning, design and construction, the High Line is now one mile long, running from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street, connecting the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen.
For a full web gallery and summary of each area
Continue reading High Line Stage 2 Opens