Archinect - News 2014-07-25T09:59:53-04:00 22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-30T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixty-five international designers created 22 garden installations at the 15th International Garden Festival, which opened this past weekend at the iconic Reford Gardens (aka les Jardins de M&eacute;tis) in Quebec, Canada. Established in 2000, the event is one of the biggest garden festivals in the world. Located along the edge of the St. Lawrence River, the various installations are a playful reminder about the value of landscape architecture and nature in everyday living.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Women who helped remake the American landscape Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-22T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T13:40:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Well before American women could vote, these college-educated few rose to the pinnacle of their fields as garden designers, writers and photographers. Declaring American gardens to be distinct from those in Europe, they took as their mission the beautification of America, whose cities were polluted and whose residents were suffering from decades of grinding income disparity and rampant industrialism. [...] &ldquo;It really was landscape gardening as social activism.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Aspiring to the Trophy Garden Alexander Walter 2014-05-08T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:04:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the ranks of the super-rich swell, pride in property has expanded from the house and its trappings to the grounds. Bulldozers are mounding hill and dale, while hydraulic lifts heave massive trees into place and landscape designers orchestrate the creation of a new wave of artful estates. [...] Why marvel at the scenery of a Romantic plein-air painting, when one can commission one&rsquo;s own version of the sublime?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T21:39:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rooftop farms have been established all over the world to enable growing food in dense urban areas. In Japan, a whole new kind of an urban rooftop farm was opened recently. Soradofarm is an urban agriculture project that uses the rooftops of train stations to accommodate urban gardens for waiting train passengers that want to use their transfer time to relax and train their gardening skills.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of Mecanoo architecten.</em></p> “Vu’òn - The Garden” by Bureau A for Duc Nguyen Qui’s Tadioto in Hanoi, Vietnam Justine Testado 2013-10-18T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:00:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Vu'&ograve;n - The Garden" by Swiss firm Bureau A is a temporary installation for the Tadioto, a gallery/bar/cafe/event space that Duc Nguyen Qui &mdash; a Vietnamese American journalist, writer, and artist &mdash; created for the blossoming creative community in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Tadioto is located in a section of a former penicillin factory from the Soviet era.</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 2012-10-12T14:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:19:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="383" 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> 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 alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabbagetown Garden</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson Nature Center</a> in Columbia, MD by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GWWO Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galileo's Pavilion; Johnson County Community College</a> in Overland Park, KS by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 804</a> (team member: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Jarvis</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pine Creek Pavilion</a> in Pine Creek, MT by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artemis Institute</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Offices of Buck O'Neill Builders, Inc</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEA Headquarters</a> in Bronx, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Green Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home in the Hills</a> in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoffrey Holton and Associates</a> (team member: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Waldorf</a>, Photo: Muffy Kibbey)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Adventure</a> in Philadelphia, PA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelter Residence</a> in Los Angeles, C...</p> London’s Horniman Museum Gardens Open with New Pavilion by Walters & Cohen Alexander Walter 2012-06-05T17:59:00-04:00 >2012-06-05T18:10:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London just reopened its 16.5 acre gardens to the public after a major &pound;2.3M ($3.5M) redevelopment. [...] The most prominent part of the redevelopment is the new Gardens Pavilion designed by London-based practice Walters &amp; Cohen. The firm's partners, Mich&aacute;l Cohen and Cindy Walters, recently topped a shortlist of strong competitors to win the coveted AJ Woman Architect of the Year Award.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Piet Oudolf's garden at the Serpentine Gallery pavilion Paul Petrunia 2011-07-01T00:45:29-04:00 >2011-07-01T10:39:14-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="566" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So who did Zumthor call upon to provide the garden, the green hortus at the centre of his conclusus? Piet Oudolf, of course, foremost exponent of the new perennials movement, a low-key Dutchman with the build of a rugby player who has practically cornered the market in high profile planting projects: the Lurie Garden at Chicago&rsquo;s Millennium Park, New York&rsquo;s Battery Park and the wildly popular High Line are among his best known works.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Peter Zumthor’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens this Friday Alexander Walter 2011-06-29T13:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:53:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Peter Zumthor's first completed building in the UK opens this Friday, July 1: the 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The concept for this year&rsquo;s Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden. One enters the building from the lawn and begins the transition into the central garden, a place abstracted from the world of noise and traffic and the smells of London &ndash; an interior space within which to sit, to walk, to observe the flowers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Times Eureka Pavilion by NEX and Marcus Barnett Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T15:18:38-04:00 >2011-05-31T16:38:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>British practice NEX created a benchmark in integrated design at this year&rsquo;s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London last week, working with Buro Happold and Chelsea Gold Medallist Marcus Barnett on the creation of a pavilion for The Times Eureka Garden, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> West 8’s Garden of 10,000 Bridges Opens at Xi’an International Horticultural Exhibition Alexander Walter 2011-05-23T14:49:20-04:00 >2011-05-23T14:51:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Garden of 10,000 Bridges, created by Dutch urban and landscape design firm West 8 in partnership with DYJG Beijing, has recently opened to the public at the International Horticultural Exhibition in Xi'an, China. The garden will be open until October 22, 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Urban Physic Garden, June 11 - Aug 15, London Archinect 2011-05-11T20:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T16:31:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>The Urban Physic Garden</strong><br><strong>This summer a medicinal garden will bloom on a slice of neglected London land</strong></p> <p> This summer the designers of the Union Street Urban Orchard will return to 100 Union Street, Southwark to transform a derelict site into the Urban Physic Garden, a pop-up community built garden celebrating medicinal plants which will host an on-site cafe and summer festival of events.</p> <p> The Urban Physic Garden will be shaped by the hospital and the pharmacy, with a focus on medicinal plants and herbs. From wild seeds in vacant lots to domestic herbs found in back gardens to exotic species gathered around the world, plants have been used to cure all kinds of ills - from traditional remedies in teas and tonics to the latest and cutting-edge pharmaceutical treatments.</p> <p> During May 2011, the Urban Physic Garden will be built by volunteers bringing and learning skills from carpentry to gardening. The Garden&rsquo;s organisers are inviting people to volunteer their brains and brawn to help w...</p>