Archinect - News 2016-10-26T19:10:23-04:00 Landscape architecture firms report decline in billable hours and new gigs Julia Ingalls 2016-10-20T14:53:00-04:00 >2016-10-20T15:15:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest survey from ASLA, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Society of Landscape Architects</a>, reveals that the 188 landscape architecture firms that responded to the survey are planning to hire fewer people and seem to have fewer stable billable hours than they did the previous quarter. Only&nbsp;78.38 percent of surveyed firms reported stable billable hours for the third quarter of 2016, down from the previous quarter's&nbsp;82.67 percent. Check out the full report <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on architecture and economics:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index declines further; reflecting uncertainty over U.S. presidential election</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The era of aspirational pricing is over</a></li></ul> Editor's Picks #454 Nam Henderson 2016-09-22T00:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:15:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Responding to Brexit, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleanor Marshall</a>&nbsp;considered <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five buildings designed by European architects working in the UK from 1973 until 2016</a>; the lifespan of the UK&rsquo;s membership of the European Union.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"<em>If in the next few years major change hinders the eclecticism that the UK currently has we may be left with the tedious offspring of New London Vernacular and not much else.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;looked at the example set by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 famous architectural dropouts and autodidacts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;quipped "<em>pales in comparison to the Harvard drop-out list</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>For those confused about the Guggenheim Helsinki <strong>discoverfinland</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clarified</a> -</p><p>"<em>The whole project has been rejected twice. Helsinki locals are vocally opposed to it, about 60/40, local govt is opposed to it, and now it has been completely ruled out at a national level. Unfortunately, some of those who are in favour are also journalists, which leads to the international community thinking this is an actual issue. It isn't. In 2017 the reserve t...</em></p> Artificial nature: Frederick Law Olmsted and the invention of landscape architecture Nicholas Korody 2016-08-30T12:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:22:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="963" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An unmistakable irony creeps vinelike through Olmsted&rsquo;s landscape theory: It takes a lot of artifice to create convincing &ldquo;natural&rdquo; scenery. Everything in Central Park is man-made; the same is true of most of Olmsted&rsquo;s designs. They are not imitations of nature so much as idealizations, like the landscape paintings of the Hudson River School. Each Olmsted creation was the product of painstaking sleight of hand, requiring enormous amounts of labor and expense.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Olmsted and his parks today, check out some past articles:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li></ul> Resilient cities How nature turned a failed communist plan into Bucharest's unique urban park Orhan Ayyüce 2016-06-15T20:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The diversity of landscapes is fascinating. The northern edge is a meadow with wild grass, nut trees, poplars and elms, but venture deeper into the park, towards the three interconnected lakes at its heart, and the vegetation becomes denser and more characteristic of wetlands: various types of willow, Johnson grass and water lilies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The wild wetland of V&#259;c&#259;re&#537;ti is a symbol of nature&rsquo;s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle of one of Europe&rsquo;s densest cities"</p> Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with “radically flat“ proposal Justine Testado 2016-05-12T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew</a> initiative revealed Agence Ter and Team as the winners of the competition to redesign Downtown L.A.'s oldest public park, exactly two weeks after the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">four finalist teams</a> delivered their final presentations.&nbsp;The winning consortium is led by French landscape practice Agence Ter, whose major landscape work is largely based in Europe. Agence Ter collaborated with L.A.-based firms like SALT Landscape Architects,&nbsp;Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Rachel Allen Architecture, as well as arts programming organization&nbsp;Community Arts Resources LA.&nbsp;</p><p>Titled &ldquo;The Dynamic Heart of Los Angeles&rdquo;, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal</a> is a plaza-park hybrid that would clear out the&nbsp;walls, ramps, and other such barriers along Pershing Square's perimeter, and transform the Square into an open rectangular lawn. Other elements include a &ldquo;smart canopy&rdquo; that provides shade during the day and lights up at night, a reflection pool, and new gardens and grassy lawns.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Because we believe that too much topo...</p> First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina Justine Testado 2016-04-15T21:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:04:54-04:00 <img src="" width="538" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first statue commemorating landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted&nbsp;will make its public debut in time for Earth Day at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville next Friday, April 22.&nbsp;One would assume that Olmsted already has statues of himself in public parks across the U.S., considering that he is regarded as &ldquo;the Father of American Landscape Architecture&rdquo; and is the co-architect of New York City's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fiercely loved Central Park</a>, which he and Calvert Vaux were selected to design after winning a competition in 1858.</p><p>Finally achieving their long-time vision of building a statue of Olmsted, the Arboretum commissioned Philadelphia-based figurative sculptor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zenos Frudakis</a> to design the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Olmsted, who is portrayed holding an abstract topographic map. Frudakis spent the last two years working diligently to create a sculpture that embodies Olmsted's lasting significance in American landscape design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Oil painting of Frederick Law Olmsted by John Singer Sargent, ...</em></p> A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks Justine Testado 2016-02-26T21:24:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:45:16-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One thing, though, is different this time around. These days the city and county are busy investing money and lavishing attention on public spaces across L.A. &mdash; and even producing some from scratch...In a range of ways, Southern California is beginning to make up for neglecting its public realm for the bulk of the postwar era.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With two park design competitions currently underway (linked below), Downtown L.A. is eager to boost its amount of green space. But will those ambitious plans pan out in a tricky cityscape?&nbsp;Christopher Hawthorne gives his two cents on the potential of each park.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p> This greenhouse can grow legs to escape flooding Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T18:47:00-05:00 >2016-01-31T12:20:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Constructed in an area which experiences frequent flooding, the Greenhouse That Grows Legs incorporates a novel approach to flood protection. The building is fabricated on a bespoke steel frame with four hydraulic legs, capable of lifting the building 800mm from the ground on command.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the designer, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bat Studio</a>, the greenhouse stands on hydraulic legs that can lift it up in case of flooding &ndash; a common occurrence in the area.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Built in glue-laminated timber sections, the greenhouse is meant to be both visually-pleasing and functional. The most prominent fa&ccedil;ade includes externally-expressed "glulam" columns with mirrors bonded to their sides.</p><p>"As the building becomes established and filled with plants we hope this effect will become better and better," state the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The aim was to construct an experimental building exploring a novel approach to flood defence whilst not compromising the quality of the buildings design."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Madrid is about to get a lot more green Nicholas Korody 2016-01-26T15:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:02:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nature is poised to reconquer Madrid. Faced with rising summer temperatures, Spain&rsquo;s capital has announced plans, reported in today&rsquo;s El Pais, to seam the city so thoroughly with new green patches that its face could be quite transformed. City parks will be expanded and restored, and 22 new urban gardens created. Vacant public land will be freed up to create community gardens while the banks of the city&rsquo;s scrappy Manzanares River will be thickly planted with trees...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the report, other components of the initiative include funding and encouragement for green roofs and fa&ccedil;ades. Plants beds would be added to paved squares and ponds may be created to catch excess stormwater <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">like in Copenhagen</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Madrid's location &ndash; perched high on a plateau that receives little rain &ndash; has always brought harsh winters and grueling summers. But according to a study made by Arup, rainfall could drop by 25% by the midcentury. When it does arrive, it's probably going to be in massive summer storms that can have more averse effects than positive.</p><p>If put into action, this plan could greatly improve the city today &ndash; and save it from tomorrow.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen copes with extreme weather by building parks that turn into ponds</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Last year was the warmest since (at least) 1880</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Our cities must adapt to climate change and growing populations within a single generation, according to the head of Arup</a></li></ul> SANAA's meandering "River" community center opens to the public Justine Testado 2015-10-09T15:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T10:03:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Within the green open spaces of Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut stands the new arts and community center, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the River</a>, which finally opened its doors to the public today. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> to design the building in 2010, not long before Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Pritzker Prize</a> that year. SANAA first revealed their design <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The new 83,000-square foot structure consists of transparent-walled multi-functional volumes and covered walkways that wind down the park's rolling terrain, hence its River name. Its milky exterior complements the nearby woodlands and meadows at Grace Farms, while the clear glass walls show off the surrounding community gardens, athletic fields, and trails that SANAA designed in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a>. Fifty-five 500-foot-deep geothermal walls heat and cool the building.</p><p>The River's scheme boasts a 20,900 sq.ft. indoor amphitheater; a staffed library; a Commons dining and living room that can accommodate up to 300 ...</p> New Zealand landscaper shapes church out of trees Justine Testado 2015-07-13T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-24T15:08:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You don&rsquo;t have to be religious to appreciate the Tree Church in Ohaupo, New Zealand. A heavenly 100-seat chapel set among a 3-acre landscaped garden, the church boasts walls made of living trees planted around an iron frame. In 2011, Barry Cox, who runs a tree relocating business, decided that his backyard was missing an old stone church like the ones he had studied and admired on travels to Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get a glimpse inside the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Church</a> in the video below.</p><p>And here's more tree love and cool churches on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree-hugging in the modern age</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's official: trees are good for your health</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New photos of E. Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel unveiled to mark 35th anniversary</a></p><p><a title="Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey, Europe's third largest synagogue, reopens after five-year restoration" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey, Europe's third largest synagogue, reopens after five-year restoration</a></p><p><a title='Tour the stunning "The Fish Church" in Stamford as part of the Docomomo US Tour Day' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour the stunning "The Fish Church" in Stamford as part of the Docomomo US Tour Day</a></p> A landscape architect just joined China's roster of billionaires Alexander Walter 2015-06-10T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:24:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The boom in China stock prices that has created more than 100 new billionaires and billionaire families in the past month is continuing this week. [...] Tu Shanzhong, chairman of Pubang Landscape Architecture, became China&rsquo;s newest landscape architecture billionaire after shares in his 31%-owned Pubang Landscape Artchitecture closed at a record high of 38.53 yuan [...]. Our estimate of his fortune, at $1 billion on Wednesday, includes discounts for collateralized shares and includes dividends.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-05T15:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T15:09:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sculptural Rooftop + Garden</a> in Chicago, IL by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSpace Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stadthaus M1 - Green City Hotel</a> in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Zooey Braun</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pickford Residence</a> in Culver City, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duvivier Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Situ Estate</a> in Redding, CT by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Land Morphology</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finite-Infinite</a> at the Beijing Garden Expo in Beijing, China by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ballistic Architecture Machine</a> with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Walker Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gramercy Residence Sky Park</a> in Mandaluyong, the Philippines by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pomeroy Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OUTSIDE-IN</a> at the 22nd International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meir Lobaton Corona and Ulli Heckmann</a>; Photo: Fabio Ferrario</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; ...</p> Editor's Picks #416 Nam Henderson 2015-05-20T11:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T12:53:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the work,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of Greek-born architect Andreas Angelidakis</a>.</p><p>Therein <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angelidakis</a> explains "<em>I guess the only thing I really 'design' is narratives for objects I find and put together, and this process does not need to be defined as completed by a realized object. You can keep designing even after the object is there, because it&rsquo;s a mental process</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> for one was "<em>so glad to see Andreas's work on Archinect!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;provided six answers to the question <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet?</a>&nbsp;<strong>flatroof</strong> quipped "<em>The &lsquo;there are so many jobs!!!&rsquo; articles are back. Must mean another recession is just around the corner</em>". <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Smith</a>&nbsp;agreed "<em>I'm afraid you're so right. &nbsp;I feel the same way</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The Barack Obama Foundation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago's South Side, at a site near either <a href=",-87.602053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2937b3777577:0xbdf71de5e3ae5278" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington Park</a> or <a href=",-87.5946088,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e290a132258b1:0xf1889df3682e3083" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jackson Park</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;thought "<em>Blair Kamin's gave some excell...</em></p> A closer look at the current exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T22:28:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Center for Architecture, shows how modern landscapes often make a better case for modernism than the architecture itself. Over a span of 60 years, Kiley (1912-2004), a founding father of modern landscape design, worked for the best architects around, among them Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. He was fully versed in architecture&rsquo;s modernist strategies and overriding focus on form and abstraction.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Underline holds Public Interest Meetings in Miami Joachim Perez 2015-04-17T23:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T21:03:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our vision is to transform the underutilized land below Miami&rsquo;s MetroRail, from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station, into an iconic linear park, world-class urban trail and living art destination.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Underline is a proposal to activate the 10 mile space underneath Miami&rsquo;s elevated metro rail into an urban trail.&nbsp; This initiative was a collaboration between the organizers of The Underline nonprofit, The University of Miami School of Architecture, and Miami Dade County.&nbsp; Recently, James Corner Field Operations won a proposal to develop a master plan for the area.&nbsp; This is a continued involvement by the firm, as they already are developing strategies for the Lincoln Road area of Miami Beach, and developed Knight Plaza between the art and science museums in Downtown Miami. &nbsp;</p><p>Over the course of this weekend, organizers and volunteers of The Underline are putting together public meetings to gauge ideas from the locals of what they want for the future linear park.&nbsp; Holding interactive presentations, members of the community were asked to vote on preselected ideas by Field Operations, write in their own ideas, draw out ideas on maps showcasing the scope of the project, and open poste...</p> Mark Boyer selected to head LSU School of Landscape Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-03-30T17:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:17:32-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="613" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark E. Boyer, professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the Fay Jones School of Architecture, plans to leave the University of Arkansas this summer after 17 years to become the director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. [...] Pending approval from the LSU System Board of Supervisors, Boyer will assume directorship of the school effective July 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Christoper Hawthorne on the recovery of public space in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T21:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:03:06-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The public sector stopped making public space a long time ago," Los Angeles architect Jon Jerde told Wired magazine rather matter-of-factly in 1999. [...] A little more than two decades later, there is something quaintly fatalistic about Jerde's attitude toward the frail state of public space. In Los Angeles, at least, it has returned pretty dramatically to health.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Field Operations to Helm New Miami Underline Project Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:37:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proponents of the Underline bicycle route and linear park that would replace the threadbare M-Path under the Metrorail tracks from Dadeland to the Miami River have picked the co-designer of the wildly popular elevated High Line in Manhattan to draw up a master plan for their idea. James Corner Field Operations was selected by a local jury from among 19 architectural teams that submitted entries in a competition.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Rutgers University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-16T15:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:35:23-04:00 <img src="" width="621" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Rutgers University Dept. of Landscape Architecture (RULA) with their Spring '15 Common Lecture Series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted**, lectures begin at 4 p.m. at CDL 110.</p><p><em>Apr 1</em><br><strong>Peterson Rich Office </strong><br>"Beginnings"</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br>6 pm<br><strong>M. Christine Boyer</strong> / Princeton University<br>"Approaching the City in the 21st Century" - Cekada Memorial Lecture<br>at Alampi Lecture Hall</p><p><em>Apr 15</em><br><strong>Sheila Condon</strong><br>"Recent Work: Clark Condon Associates"</p><p><em>Apr 22</em><br><strong>Bryan Hanes</strong><br>"The Informal Urbanist"</p><p><em>Apr 29</em><br><strong>Tom Benjamin </strong><br>"Small is Beautiful: The Desi...</p> Society of Architectural Historians Presents Public Seminar at Chicago Conference SAH1365 2015-03-10T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15&ndash;19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the&nbsp;<strong>68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians</strong>. But the conference isn&rsquo;t just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences&mdash;conference attendees and the local community&mdash;with public programs such as&nbsp;the&nbsp;SAH Chicago Seminar.&nbsp;</p><p>The SAH Chicago Seminar, &ldquo;Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago&rsquo;s Built Environment,&rdquo; will take place Saturday, April 18th, at The Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Hear from local architects, historians, and policy makers as they discuss the history and future of Chicago&rsquo;s waterways and neighborhoods. Harvard University professor <strong>Charles Waldheim</strong> will give the keynote address "Reading Chicago's Landscape as Urbanism."&nbsp;<strong>Alison Fisher</strong>, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate ...</p> Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize Justine Testado 2014-11-21T21:41:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:46:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting interdisciplinary design research in relation to cities and urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC by GUSTAFSON GUTHRIE NICHOL</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, London UK by GUSTAFSON PORTER</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> SANAA's Grace Farms River project to open in fall 2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:51:15-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s River project in the upcoming Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT will finally celebrate its grand opening next fall. The non-profit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> developed Grace Farms as an open public park for the local community, whereas the SANAA-designed building will be used for various community programs and recreation.</p><p>After an international search, the Foundation selected SANAA in 2010 to design the structure -- not long before the firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2010 Pritzker Prize</a>. SANAA then revealed their design of the River <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Reminiscent of SANAA's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2009 Serpentine Pavilion</a>, the River building evidently gets its name from the way it meanders through the park's greenery. The 86,000 sq.ft structure is made of glass, concrete, steel, and wood, and is essentially connected by a single roof that appears to float approximately 10-14 feet above the ground. From an aerial view, the roof's water-like appearance allows the project to blend in with the surrounding landscape, which SANAA designed in ...</p> Minneapolis picks architecture finalists for stadium-area park Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T14:36:24-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three landscape architect-led teams have been named finalists by the city of Minneapolis to design the new two-block long park called the Commons near the new Vikings stadium. [...] The three finalists are: The Olin Studio, Philadelphia and Snow Kreilich Architects, based in Minneapolis Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, Damon Farber Associates, Minneapolis and VJAA, Minneapolis WORKSHOP Ken Smith, New York and Perkins + Will, Minneapolis</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: University of Arizona, 2014-2015 Justine Testado 2014-10-10T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:21:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>, where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features the Critical Practice Lecture Series 2014-2015 from the University of Arizona College of Architecture + Planning + Landscape Architecture.</p><p>Established in 1999, the College's lecture series continues to amplify the common ground between the arts, humanities and sciences within the College, the University, and the wider community. This year, speakers will present their individual approaches to architectural theory and practice first-hand in architecture, landscape architecture, and planning.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures are free and open to the public a...</p> SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway Justine Testado 2014-08-29T21:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:36:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taking place on the island of Sandhorn&oslash;y in the Arctic Circle region of Norway, SALT will host its opening festivities this weekend, starting August 29 to September 1. Founded in 2010 by acclaimed curator Helga-Marie Nordby and cultural entrepreneur Erlend Mog&aring;rd-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic landscape and promotes Norway's contributions to art and design history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This weekend's events include traditionally inspired architecture designed by Rintala Eggertson Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> Recycled Water in Urban Parks Could Be Spreading Drug-Resistant Germs Nicholas Korody 2014-07-31T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T20:05:02-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sprinkling city parks with recycled water may create a breeding ground for hard-to-treat microbes [...] Even after the recycled water is treated in a sewage plant, it may carry microbes, drug-resistance genes and antibiotics that had washed down the drain. Sprayed into the environment, that water can spread microbes that could cause difficult-to-treat infections, the researchers say.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Artistic landscape architecture brings a sense of belonging Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:14:03-04:00 <img src="" width="628" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When five of the nation's leading landscape architects gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain. [...] The issues and ambitions on display can be applied to any 21st century metropolitan region like ours, where the most challenging frontiers for growth lie in struggling with issues of growth and change; where the land in question is high-profile and politically charged.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2014-05-12T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:18:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Team Lord of Toronto was announced today as the winner to design the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada's capital. The team's proposal, titled "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival", was selected out of six finalists who were invited to present their concepts to a jury of professionals and then to the public during the national design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the Toronto-based team also includes Daniel Libeskind (architect), Edward Burtynsky (artist&ndash;photographer), Claude Cormier (landscape architect), and Doris Bergen (subject-matter advisor).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More info about the project on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Flora of the Future & Projective Ecologies Places Journal 2014-04-29T16:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:18-04:00 <img src="" width="525" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architects &mdash; and anyone else who works directly with vegetation &mdash; need to acknowledge that a wide variety of so-called novel or emergent ecosystems are developing before our eyes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Places is featuring two chapters from the new book&nbsp;<em>Projective Ecologies</em>, edited by Chris Reed and Nina-Marie Lister and co-published by Actar and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.</p><p>In "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Flora of the Future</a>," botanist Peter Del Tredici argues that the native plants movement has got it all wrong: &ldquo;The task facing tomorrow&rsquo;s landscape architects is not so much how to eliminate these novel ecosystems but rather how to manage them to increase their ecological, social and aesthetic values.&rdquo; In an engaging photo survey of ecological niches in the city, Del Tredici makes the case for spontaneous urban plants as flora of the future.</p><p>In "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecology and Design: Parallel Genealogies</a>," the book's editors trace the origins and evolution of the over-extended&nbsp;term "ecology" and explain how contemporary ecological models of &ldquo;open-endedness, flexibility, resilience and adaptation&rdquo; can inform design thinking.</p>