While digital computation methods have increasingly been incorporated into the architectural and industrial design process, their use in landscape architecture and terrain modelling is relatively nascent. This project is an example of the potential application of computation-driven geometry to the design of physical landscapes, in this case enabling the redesign of an urban park in a historical district which eschews pastiche while retaining echoes of the past.
At a smaller scale, embedded in this project is a material reinterpretation at the interface and transition between hard and soft surfaces. The material reinterpretation is a subtle provocation of what defines modern materials, how these materials are configured and in what context, and how contemporary geometries can be created using materials that are normally thought of as traditional. Overall, the project offers new possibilities in terms of form, performance and social occupations of public urban space.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Promenade Park: Digital Computations and Material Reinterpretations | Kamila Grigo
Image Credit | Barreca & LaVarra
The Vertical Forest project aims to build high-density tower blocks with trees within the city. The first example of a Vertical Forest is currently under construction in Milan in Porta Nuova Isola area, part of a larger redevelopment project developed by Hines Italia with two towers which are 80 metres and 112 metres tall respectively, and which will be able to hold 480 big and medium size trees, 250 small size trees, 11.000 groundcover plants and 5.000 shrubs (the equivalent of a hectare of forest).
Continue reading Bosco Verticale/Vertical Forest | Milan Italy | Boeri Studio
Urban Food Jungle | AECOM
The Urban Food Jungle is a conceptual design that responds to diminishing food security and the inefficiencies of classic urban farming models by interconnecting sustainable food production, entertainment, and culinary delight.
Box Hill Gardens Multi Purpose Area | Box Hill Australia | ASPECT Studios
A key feature of the space is the recycling of the former tennis court club building. Part of the clubhouse has been retained and reused as seating platforms overlooking the playing surfaces. A new toilet block sits behind the rebound-wall providing amenity to all park users.
STUDENT Project | Future Hopley: Hutano, Mvura, Miti | Leonardo Robleto Costante
The project introduces the concept of Informal Landscape Armatures as a design method that provides dwellers with those that they cannot achieve on their own.
UPDATE | We have extended the deadline for WLA 12 submissions to January 10 to give you more time after the busy Christmas period to put together your submissions.
We look forward to seeing submissions in the New Year.
World Landscape Architecture calls for submissions for the 12th edition of WLA landscape architecture magazine. We are looking for great conceptual and built projects from design studios, firms, freelancers, students from across the world that were designed or realised in 2013. Projects can be landscape, urban design, lighting, art installation (a landscape architect/ landscape designer must have been involved with the project). We encourage all firms to submit projects of any scale, nothing is too small or too big and showcases the diversity of work of the landscape profession.
We look forward to seeing your beautiful and diverse projects.
How to submit your project?
1. Select your 5 to 10 best images with a minimum 800 pixels wide at 150dpi in jpg format. (Images should be attached or included in one zip or rar file – do NOT paste images in the email)
2. Write 500-1000 words English descriptive text (Including 100-300 word design statement by the designer/team) about the project in word format or emails (no pdfs allowed).
3. List the project name, location, design firm, consultants(architects, artists, engineers, constractors, etc) and the credits for 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 “WLA12 – Project Title – Designer” – replace Project Title with name of your project, Designer with the name or your name or firm name
Please send any files larger that 10mb via wetransfer.com or yousendit.com
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Biannually, the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore hosts “Sculpture at Evergreen,” an outdoor exhibit that grants local artists the opportunity to display their work on the grounds of the museum, creating a seasonal sculpture park for everyone to enjoy.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Landscape as Laboratory: Umbrellas | Taylor Becker
Landscape architect Dominic Cole, the principal designer of the Eden Project, is to give the Landscape Institute’s third Jellicoe Lecture. Returning to the unusual landform he helped transform 12 years ago he will provide a glimpse into the creative process behind the transformation of the former china clay pit into a truly spectacular landscape and visitor attraction.
Continue reading EVENT | Dominic Cole returns to the Eden Project for the Landscape Institute’s annual Jellicoe Lecture
The USEPA’s Office of Water is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for college and university students. Once again, EPA is inviting student teams to design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment.
Continue reading 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge