Monthly Archives: July 2013

Book Highlight – Garden Park Community Farm

Garden Park Community Farm is a new coffee table book by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW). The book highlights some of their recent and best designs, but also showcases their philosophy as landscape architects, one that “encourages a responsiveness to the environment through artful design and ecological narratives that connect people to place.” The book begins […]

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Interview with Andrea Cochran

     Image credit: Christopher Irion In a recent book on your work from Princeton Architectural Press, Mary Myers writes, “Like Luis Barragán, Andrea Cochran is able to convey a forceful sense of volumetric space.” Please describe your unique approach to space in your landscapes. What are your main influences? I have two main areas of influence. One source of inspiration […]

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Paving; Afterthought or Integral?!

SOURCE: DIRT   Written by: J. Green Landscape architects in Europe are doing really innovative things with pavers, perhaps more so than in the United States. Some recent contemporary urban plaza projects from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Barcelona show the amazing visual effects that can be achieved with bold paving patterns. In a barren lot where there […]

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Peace Pavilion | London Festival of Architecture | Atelier Zündel Cristea

  Source: World Landscape Architecture IMAGE CREDIT | ArchTriumph     ArchTriumph is announcing the exhibition of the showcase “Peace Pavilion” in the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London. The Pavilion hopes to highlight the importance of Peace and Co-existence and also shade a positive light on the vibrant communities around this creative hub. IMAGE CREDIT | […]

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Firm Highlight: Sasaki

Looking at various local, national, and international Landscape Architecture firms is a great way to get information on places that have internship and job opportunities, as well as being very educational when it comes to understanding  the breadth of project types that Landscape Architects are working on. This week’s featured firm is Sasaki Associates with […]

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

      Instructor Julie Trachtenberg invites you to join in the expansion and improvement of the Grandpa Allen Learning Garden (GALG) in the heart of Richmond for the Richmond College Prep School. The project is planned to include installing a Native American herb garden, creating a dry creek bed, building a chicken coop and […]

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Last Call!!!! Park(ing) Day Entries Due FRIDAY JULY 19 – NOON!

Interested in designing and implementing a temporary Public Open Space in San Francisco? Then mark your calendar for July 19th and September 20th, and here is why:  “PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 […]

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Parklet Competition Winners Announced!

During Spring 2013, students of the School of Landscape Architecture’s LAN 498/695: Design/Build/Collaborate class designed competition entries for a Parklet and fence structure that is intended as the gateway, social gathering space, and bus shelter for the Academy of Art University’s 601 Brannan St. building. Students presented their design schemes to the City of San […]

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Project Spotlight || OCT Bay | Shenzhen China | SWA Group

Source: World Landscape Archiecture Located in Shenzhen, China, OCT Bay has a combined site area of approximately 1.25 square kilometers including a new urban center and nature preserve. The design of the master plan and landscape architecture is targeted towards creating public open space for the city that balances development and ecology. The driving force […]

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Latz + Partner Win St Peter’s Square Design Competition

Source: http://worldlandscapearchitect.com The winners of the St Peter’s Square international design competition have been announced by Manchester City Council. A design team led by German landscape architect Latz + Partner have been selected to make their vision a reality. At the heart of the plans for St Peter’s Square is the idea of a wide, open urban square […]

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