This Week on Landscape Design:
- Leaders in engineering, horticulture and landscape design share their part in the creation of an iconic piece of landscape architecture.
- Green Varnish, designed by New York-based Nomad Studio, is the first major, transformational installation in Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ courtyard.
- Landerneau is built around its river, the Elorn. Rethinking the public spaces along the quays therefore means rethinking the town’s relationship with its river. The quays arranged as a big, linear park on both of the river’s banks are a natural breathing space in the town and a place to experience its urban history.
- Like a Wallholla without the wall, this linear playscape by JDS Architects traces a thin line down the “Wave’ of KalvebodBrygge in Copenhagen, the world’s best city for play.
- Ghent has another bottom-up approach where 16 residential streets were transformed into collectively created spaces for no less than 2.5 months.
On Industry News
- The Sydney Opera House was awarded a 4 Star Green Star putting the national icon among a select few World Heritage buildings that have achieved green certification globally.
- Biophilia: Buildings that Connect People with Nature.
- Sawmill House: Sculptor Benjamin Gilbert worked with architecture studio Archier to build his own family house on a former gold mine and sawmill, using reclaimed concrete blocks and rough-sawn macrocarpa wood.
- Wilson Architects and Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen Architects, has won the tender to design QUT’s $75 million education precinct.
- Adelaide Riverbank Pedestrian Bridge proves that a bridge can also be a destination. Sweeping gracefully from the Dunstan Playhouse and Adelaide Oval across the Torrens River to the city, the bridge is an elegant solution for connecting Adelaide’s arc of waterfront parkland.
On Industry Events
- 26 August – Connecting With Nature | Seminars | Adelaide
- 28 to 30 August – The Sunday Mail Home Show | Exhibition | Brisbane
- 28 to 30 August – Melbourne Paperific Expo | Expo | Melbourne
- 29 August – Superhouse: Architecture and Interiors Beyond the Everyday | Exhibition | Sydney