Recently found this video of Michael Van Valkenburgh giving a background to MVVA and their initial approach to the North Grant Park at a community meeting. It is always interesting to see landscape architects presenting their company. The video does have a few edits and is not complete presentation but still worth a watch and will interesting to look back at in 10-20 years.
Composing Landscapes: Analysis, Typology and Experiments for Design available from Amazon for $USD34.27 + postage
In April 2009, The Architecture Foundation organised three roundtable debates to examine the nature of the dramatic economic and ecological challenges facing built environment practitioners. The debates were titled – AND NOW WHAT: Rethinking Spatial Practice During Crisis. The Architecture Foundation recently posted the video on Vimeo. Interesting to watch with many valid points to think about the built environment profession.
Wallpaper* Magazine reports
“Scheduled for completion this summer, wallpaper.com go on site of Japanese office SANAA’s huge and ambitious Rolex Learning Centre at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The size of two football pitches the complex has been described as a ‘constructed landscape’ and includes libraries, multi-media centres, cafés and research spaces.”