Archinect - News 2014-08-20T06:50:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105497309/recycled-water-in-urban-parks-could-be-spreading-drug-resistant-germs 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k01cofqvl83za4s.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100054102/artistic-landscape-architecture-brings-a-sense-of-belonging 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdb14c1ddfc40a5f60515c72f87647f4.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo8lhis0qmwoffce.jpg" width="514" height="514" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ecxjtppda08qk9.jpg"></p><p>More info about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/daniel_libeskind_design_wins_canadian_national_holocaust_monument_competiti/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98906533/flora-of-the-future-projective-ecologies Flora of the Future & Projective Ecologies Places Journal 2014-04-29T16:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e010rd7gpc13667.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/flora-of-the-future-urban-wild-plants/38417/" 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="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/projective-ecologies-parallel-genealogies/38423/" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/98438240/addressing-infrastructure-problems-with-landscape-architecture Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:27:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48c1caa056d1919b33fb9980a72150f9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils down to a mix of art, science, and politics. &ldquo;I care very deeply about the practicality and the sustainability, and I care about smart design detail. But fundamentally I think that design work, particularly in an urban setting, is about creating comfort, and beauty, and livability,&rdquo; Drake said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95639607/protecting-our-views-is-simple-in-architecture-new-must-mean-better Protecting our views is simple – in architecture, new must mean better Alexander Walter 2014-03-14T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T17:59:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/063aae05bc9faf6a2305a9f473d964fe.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is an argument, however, that view anxiety is just indulgent, naive sentiment. Nostalgia, after all, was originally defined as an illness. The English may have invented the idea of the picturesque, which gives us a special attachment to an 18th-century notion of visual delight. [...] And what exactly is the difference between the hated wind turbine [...] and the delightful 18th-century windmills that John Constable painted? His were industrial scenes. Constable was a modern man.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95028678/plant-architect-wins-national-csla-award PLANT Architect Wins National CSLA Award PLANT Architect Inc. 2014-03-06T12:00:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T20:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e120ufv3wvqt8rs5.jpg" width="514" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing in Toronto recognized by CSLA as preeminent example of Canadian landscape architecture.</strong></p><p>Ottawa, 6 March 2014 &mdash; The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<i>Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing</i>&nbsp;is one of fifteen projects that received a national award this year. It is the first component of a larger scheme to provide interpretation, accessibility, and environmental control for the Lower Don Recreational Trail in Toronto.&nbsp;</p><p>Pressured by its urban location, the site&rsquo;s heavy usage by cyclists and pedestrians resulted in numerous unplanned and unsustainable trails, including a widely used but extremely dangerous crossing at Pottery Road. PLANT Architect addressed these and other issues by designing a new controlled crossing and reconfigured road-island with visual graphics and laser-cut signage to direct and control traffic.&nbsp;</p><p>Since its unveiling in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88686770/revisioning-the-los-angeles-aqueduct-infrastructure Revisioning the Los Angeles Aqueduct Infrastructure Nam Henderson 2013-12-12T18:08:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:45:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/id/iddf6vfklaynwu5q.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In short, the "Aqueduct Futures" exhibit provides a cogent and highly educational opportunity to learn about this important topic and history -- one that this author believes would positively serve anyone and everyone partaking of its waters to peruse and study" - Kim Stringfellow</p></em><br /><br /><p> As part of of KCET's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, Kim Stringfellow highlighted '<a href="http://aqueductfutures.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aqueduct Futures</a>'&nbsp;a public exhibit that was on display from November 5th to December 5th, 2013 at Los Angeles City Hall. Showcasing the results of two years of investigation led by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5059408/barry-lehrman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Lehrman</a>'s &nbsp;Assistant Professor in Cal Poly Pomona's Landscape Architecture program, the work included studios, fieldwork, community workshops, and the development of a land-use planning tool.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86992052/winning-entry-of-the-royal-azienki-museum-competition-in-warsaw Winning entry of the Royal Łazienki Museum competition in Warsaw Justine Testado 2013-11-20T14:37:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:32:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcugand2qkgoiqzy.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, DELVA Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has been selected to design the new Garden of the 21st Century with integrated exhibition pavilion at the Royal &#321;azienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland. [...] Mecanoo will be planning the exhibition pavilion, while Michael van Gessel and DELVA Landscape Architects are in charge of the garden design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8hbx9bjifc3faor.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pqqssuhpe6m9l0r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bl2h9otk9xzlxup.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of Mecanoo architecten.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86621884/2nd-place-zaryadye-park-competition-entry-by-team-tpo-reserve 2nd-place Zaryadye Park competition entry by team TPO Reserve Justine Testado 2013-11-15T19:28:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T22:55:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pv7dqjpu70xpq8wb.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Have a closer look into the Zaryadye Park design scheme by TPO Reserve with Maxwan Architects + Urbanists, Latz + Partner, and Buro Happold. The team recently won second place in the international Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uibflbrr3c1zqh2y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/40unjupgqhpnfnb4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2nhkbiwujvq8w36.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/535zkkvddci1fa1s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3cja6pjt72kcbuo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmbz9ljo3ubrvl28.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc9u5ir54wqxqlqy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzzuz04qxqy81al5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvymv8xf8bxnixgl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxnzb1wiuu2bwzj9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/aoy5fzhu6dqivmdw.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow Justine Testado 2013-11-12T15:31:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T19:31:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2asou7nkc24ft17p.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won the Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow. Set in the historic district of Zaryadye in downtown Moscow, the design competition was established to find an architecture and landscape plan to transform the 130,000 sq.m. former site of Hotel Russia into a multi-functional public park. Coming in second and third place are TPO Reserve and MVRDV, respectively.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86621884/2nd-place-zaryadye-park-competition-entry-by-team-tpo-reserve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2nd-place Zaryadye Park competition entry by team TPO Reserve</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4eyaq8lph0qcwpbh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Master plan. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11dmwyop1igf7ryf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Entrance from the Red Square. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6iph5gdtk2deowe.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Postcard Moscow. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/ttdo72p647j2qkpj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Panorama. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <em>The concept of the Zaryadye park is based on the principles of wild urbanism, where people and plants co-exist in the same area. Wild urbanism creates a clear system of interaction between nature and the city. People are not imposed on certain routes and plants can grow freely. Wild urbanism - is an opportunity to leave the city, and at the same time be closer to it. Nature provides an unexpected contrast to the city, keeping the balance with culture. The territory of the park has four typical Russian landscape zones : tundra, steppe , forest and marsh. The zones are organized in terraces that descend from the upper to a lower level of the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85536393/asla-2013-student-excellence-award-winner-natural-water-as-cultural-water-by-daniel-zhicheng-xu ASLA 2013 Student Excellence Award Winner: Natural Water as Cultural Water by Daniel Zhicheng Xu Justine Testado 2013-11-01T17:47:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgj691lkcl74tw9e.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel (Zhicheng) Xu, an undergraduate at Purdue University, recently won the ASLA 2013 Student Awards - Award of Excellence in the Analysis and Planning Category for his project "Natural Water as Cultural Water / A 30 Year Plan for Wabash River Corridor in Lafayette." The project is a stormwater management plan to achieve ecological and cultural resilience for the poor landscape conditions of the Wabash River in Lafayette, Indiana.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85523503/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-wins-kazakhstan-astana-world-expo-2017-competition Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill wins Kazakhstan Astana World Expo 2017 competition Justine Testado 2013-11-01T13:55:00-04:00 >2013-11-05T17:01:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/atmojsavpdzlbw9x.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's design proposal was selected for the 2017 Astana World Expo exhibition site. Construction of the two-phase development is expected to begin in March-April 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80399280/kazakhstan-s-astana-world-expo-2017-competition-attracts-big-international-names" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazakhstan&rsquo;s Astana World Expo 2017 Competition Attracts Big International Names</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83676591/top-landscape-architecture-projects-honored-with-asla-2013-awards Top landscape architecture projects honored with ASLA 2013 Awards Justine Testado 2013-10-08T13:42:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T14:55:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ry3m5m954uefd806.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced the list of the 2013 ASLA professional and student winners. The ASLA Awards honor the best public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from the U.S. and around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82542688/james-corner-field-operations-selected-for-nicollet-mall-redesign-in-minneapolis James Corner Field Operations selected for Nicollet Mall redesign in Minneapolis Justine Testado 2013-09-23T20:21:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:32:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/572e7fc6b2cf3b80cf156a50ee7d61bc.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council announced on Sept. 19 that New York firm James Corner Field Operations and its team have been selected to carry out the $40 million redesign of Nicollet Mall, a major cultural and commercial center in Downtown Minneapolis. The winning proposal, called the "Nicollet Walk", is a 12-block stretch that divides the Nicollet Mall into three sections: Live, Work, and Play.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>James Corner presented his team's project at a public event last Tuesday with the two other finalists: Daoust Lestage of Montreal and Tom Leader Studio from Berkeley, CA.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78227053/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-breaks-ground-on-west-8-designed-the-hills-project-at-governors-island NYC Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on West 8-Designed ‘The Hills’ Project at Governors Island Alexander Walter 2013-07-29T17:51:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7mkzm55z66n65nbr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground on The Hills, a new public park land on Governors Island designed by Rotterdam-based landscape architects West 8. Made of recycled construction and fill materials, The Hills will rise 34 to 90 feet above sea level, and the summit of the tallest Hill will provide visitors with a 360-degree panorama of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75189417/minneapolis-water-works-competition-shortlists-west-8-scape-gustafson-guthrie-nicol Minneapolis’ Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol Alexander Walter 2013-06-13T18:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:52:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dck6xw0y77xhvizq.jpg" width="514" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has announced a shortlist of three award-winning design teams for the schematic design project Water Works: A Next Generation Park on Minneapolis&rsquo; Central Riverfront. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67053590/scape-wins-lexington-town-branch-commons-competition SCAPE Wins Lexington Town Branch Commons Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-06T18:36:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcrpuem58vfd8v5x.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A five-member jury has selected the winner of the Town Branch Commons Design Competition in Lexington, Kentucky. The brief calls for the creation of a long, serpentine park following the path of a historic stream in downtown Lexington. From a shortlist of five finalists, the entry "Reviving Town Branch" by SCAPE / Landscape Architecture team was chosen as the winning proposal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Other finalists were Coen+Partners, Minneapolis; Civitas, Denver; Inside Outside: Petra Blaisse, Amsterdam; and JDS / Julien De Smedt Architects, Copenhagen.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62197253/five-teams-shortlisted-for-town-branch-commons-in-lexington-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five teams shortlisted for Town Branch Commons in Lexington, Kentucky</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62598026/there-is-water-that-far-down There is water that far down Nam Henderson 2012-12-02T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T13:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38kkh96fs2drxdcd.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"You need to get concrete out of your head and replace it with greenery," B&ouml;deker had thundered at the head of planning at the urban planning authority. The gruff German made such an impression that to this day, Saudi authorities continue to hire and recommend him. Image by Susanne K&ouml;lbl / DER SPIEGEL</p></em><br /><br /><p> Susanne Koelbl introduces the work of Richard B&ouml;deker, a German landscape architect who has been working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 40 years. <a href="http://www.bp-la.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ouml;deker Partners</a> has played a key role in introducing green spaces to Riyadh and has pushed the limits in terms of making the desert bloom. However, one does wonder how green all that green really is, in a desert?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60979879/seven-teams-shortlisted-for-new-art-themed-park-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district Seven Teams Shortlisted for New Art-Themed Park at West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2012-11-08T14:09:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:50:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4ranuyacdv848w0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announced today a shortlist of seven design teams that have been invited to submit technical proposals for the development of Hong Kong's first art-themed park, 14 hectares of landscaped public space for arts and culture at the West Kowloon Cultural District, by the waterfront in Kowloon.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The seven shortlisted design teams (in alphabetical order) are:</p> <ul><li> Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau and VOGT Landscape&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Dennis Lau &amp; Ng Chun Man with Grimshaw, West 8 and ACLA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Olin and Urbanus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Grant Associates / Wilkinson Eyre / WSP&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Gustafson Porter / Michel Desvigne Paysagiste / Foster + Partners&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Hargreaves Associates with Ennead Architects&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/60509546/brick-garden-by-pbc-l “Brick Garden” by PBC+L Alexander Walter 2012-11-01T15:35:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:40:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo3wy5uh8fregoc0.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North Carolina architects Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L) recently received a 2012 Certificate of Recognition from the NC chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their project, "Brick Garden," designed for the Triangle Brick Headquarters in Durham, NC.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59157261/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-10-12T14:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:19:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hs2n3ek54k07g2d.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" 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="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/4031seb9j8hqwv5t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/plant/project/cabbagetown-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabbagetown Garden</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm0t59pzyx5nfwm7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/15387532/robinson-nature-center/56824228" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson Nature Center</a> in Columbia, MD by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15387532/gwwo-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GWWO Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11ucnuih9dk18me4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nrjarvis/project/galileo-s-pavilion-johnson-county-community-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galileo's Pavilion; Johnson County Community College</a> in Overland Park, KS by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16981549/studio-804-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 804</a> (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/nrjarvis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Jarvis</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8dp57h1hnayyrr9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54216846/pine-creek-pavilion/54219265" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pine Creek Pavilion</a> in Pine Creek, MT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54216846/artemis-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artemis Institute</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud400urtlasqzr2d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/46844711/the-offices-of-buck-o-neill-builders-inc/46845917" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Offices of Buck O'Neill Builders, Inc</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7zouuqp310gpwse.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39096783/aea-headquarters/39550066" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEA Headquarters</a> in Bronx, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39096783/future-green-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Green Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl128qphc8c10ytj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/45379078/home-in-the-hills/45502985" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home in the Hills</a> in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45383904/geoffrey-holton-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoffrey Holton and Associates</a> (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45379078/david-waldorf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Waldorf</a>, Photo: Muffy Kibbey)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oe1e6a2xigs9ic8d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44394952/tree-adventure/44414204" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Adventure</a> in Philadelphia, PA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44394952/metcalfe-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ej6ggsxtt9avjbjl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/52282893/pelter-residence/52320808" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelter Residence</a> in Los Angeles, C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57679597/washington-s-landmarks-get-an-landscape-architectural-guide Washington’s landmarks get an landscape architectural guide Archinect 2012-09-20T16:35:00-04:00 >2012-09-20T18:16:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/431c5ced7a18e018fb2488e52d3c1add.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smith is one of 20 landscape architects who have helped create a new online guide to the city&rsquo;s important outdoor spaces, some world famous, others, such as the Civil War memorial at U and Vermont Avenue NW, not as well known. The Web site, The Landscape Architect&rsquo;s Guide to Washington, D.C., was launched Sept. 13 by the American Society of Landscape Architects, and there is a version for mobile devices.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54230160/james-bond-style-pond-and-parking-garage-entrance-by-hosper James Bond-style Pond and Parking Garage Entrance by HOSPER Alexander Walter 2012-07-26T18:07:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T09:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8ji2ma5es7o43av.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, we featured the urban square design GENK C-m!ne by Dutch landscape and urban design firm HOSPER. Here's another project by them we really enjoyed: an almost 8,000 square foot ornamental pond on top of an underground parking garage which rivals any James Bond supervillan lair. The fascinating garage entrance, which has won multiple design awards, is part of the larger urban and landscape master plan HOSPER drew up for the land of the historic Hageveld Estate, near Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54158779/downtown-los-angeles-new-grand-park-inspires-grand-hopes Downtown Los Angeles' new Grand Park inspires grand hopes Alexander Walter 2012-07-25T12:38:00-04:00 >2012-07-25T13:54:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9dwbbbm53yvzer1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, after a $56-million renovation, that 12-acre rectangle from the top of Bunker Hill to the base of City Hall will be christened as L.A.'s Grand Park, providing downtown with its first sizable amount of open space.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53239544/how-thomas-jefferson-made-l-a How Thomas Jefferson Made L.A. Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-09T15:48:00-04:00 >2012-07-10T07:55:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cj6apiwukwi1a5zn.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Another bigger picture repercussion of the Act is the cognitive and cartographic dissonance that occurs in Los Angeles where the Jeffersonian city grid abuts a pre-existing Spanish or French grid.</p></em><br /><br /><p> KCET's Jeremy Rosenberg continues his column <em>Departures</em> with a running theme "Laws That Shaped LA" with Rhett Beavers, ASLA, who elaborates on the conjunction of several grid types as they have influenced the way Los Angeles constructed and experienced.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52609735/alleswirdgut-wins-bauhaereprais-for-lux-place-de-l-acad-mie AllesWirdGut Wins Bauhaereprais for LUX - Place de l’Académie Alexander Walter 2012-06-28T18:17:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T12:27:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awtsdy06sp0h9rzi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Viennese architecture practice AllesWirdGut has just won the prestigious Luxembourg Bauhaereprais (builders award) in the category 'Space and Landscape Design.' At a festive gala this week, the firm was presented the award for its project LUX - Place de l'Acad&eacute;mie, the architectural design on a former steel mill in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46960200/the-trash-heap-of-history The Trash Heap of History Places Journal 2012-05-01T19:35:00-04:00 >2012-05-06T14:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tsqkf7zrgqsoh8bw.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As contemporary governments and citizens increasingly demand that reclaimed landfills be many things to many people &mdash; energy producers, social nodes, memorials &mdash; and also that they interface with local infrastructure, we would do well to study the historical precedent of Monte Testaccio... [whose] longevity and vitality make it an ideal model of what a landfill can become: an agent of civic engagement and an urban catalyst. This is the promise of landfill reclamation.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The reuse of waste and remediation of landfills have inspired some of the most innovative contemporary landscape and urban design projects. On Places, Michael Ezban looks back two millennia and explores Monte Testaccio, the great garbage dump of imperial Rome. In this enduring landform &mdash; "a mountain of detritus in a city of storied hills" &mdash; he finds a dynamic precedent for landfill reclamation.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44550178/finalist-entries-of-dc-s-national-mall-design-competition-now-on-display Finalist Entries of DC’s National Mall Design Competition now on Display Alexander Walter 2012-04-10T20:48:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:46:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3g2dwr0sbjwnyva4.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, the Trust for the National Mall opened the exhibition featuring the twelve final design concepts of the National Mall Design Competition in Washington, D.C. [...] The submissions, created by ten of the country&rsquo;s design heavy hitters, re-envision three prominent National Mall locations: Union Square, Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds, and Constitution Gardens.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/44404580/60-seconds-with-lily-jencks 60 Seconds With Lily Jencks Archinect 2012-04-09T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T17:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16ad94e56900f94768a9291630d7d8e2.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When she was Growing up in Scotland, Lily Jencks's parents would hold weekend seminars for their circle of academic friends. "At age 5, I had to define my generations' attitudes on topics such as 'feminist spirituality,'" said Ms. Jencks, who, at 31, runs two London-based landscape design firms: LJA + Land, which she founded in 2008, and JencksSquared, a new company through which she collaborates with her father, the architectural theorist and designer Charles Jencks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>