Bosco Verticale Milan – The next step

About 20 years ago Patric Blanc left climbers behind and started to create highly designed and engineered green walls. Although intense in maintenance and not very sustainable they are fantastic if built at the right spot. Stefano Boeri took the vertical greening up another step. Two residential towers (80 m and 112 m) in the centre of Milan have been planted in 2013 with over … Continue reading Bosco Verticale Milan – The next step

Last Landscapes – Arnos Vale

Thinking about your last landscape? Aaron Carpenter reviews ideas and realised designs for cemeteries. An area of landscape architecture that feels yet to be in braced as a key area of design  and by many newly graduated landscape architects like myself are cemeteries, and places of burial. Cemeteries still seem like an elephant in the room that are hardly spoken about in public or landscape, with many local councils sticking you … Continue reading Last Landscapes – Arnos Vale

MFO Park Zurich – The Park House

The dynamic relationship between structures and open spaces at the MFO Park is discussed by Christoph Fisher. Imagine a steel frame structure 100 m by 35 m and 17 m high in the city centre adjacent to office and residential blocks about the same size. Several levels and platforms are connected by grated stairs and bridges. This would make by itself a quite impressive object. … Continue reading MFO Park Zurich – The Park House

Westpark Munich – design & time

MA Student, Christoph Ficher, highlights the importance of time in landscape architecture projects. Swamp Cypresses growing in about half meter of water at the Westpark attracted my attention in one of my projects. Now I got the chance to have a closer look at them. When walking the park it turned out to be a really interesting piece of landscape architecture. The landform gives the … Continue reading Westpark Munich – design & time

Greenwich landscape students medals at 2014 Chelsea

Tom Turners review of the garden designs at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014 includes comments on Greenwich students’ best-ever year for Chelsea medals Cloudy Bay Sensory Garden designed by Gavin McWilliam & Andrew Wilson (not a Greenwich student but formerly a member of staff) The Mind’s Eye Garden designed by LDC – the concept was by Tom Prince (a MA Landscape Architecture student in 2014) … Continue reading Greenwich landscape students medals at 2014 Chelsea

Topotek1 present Superkilen

This morning Martin Rein-Cano gave a lecture on public space at the Garden Museum. The lecture sponsored by the European Commission was part of a day of presentations discussing delightful cities. Rein-Cano presented Topotek1‘s project in Copenhagen, titled Superkilen. The expansive public space attempts to ’emancipate’ ideas of migration by collaborating with the surrounding communities to insert features from their home countries. What is achieved … Continue reading Topotek1 present Superkilen

What are the ten best designed landscape projects in London?

  What are the best contemporary landscape architecture projects in London? Well, let’s see… 10 – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed by LDA Design and Hargreaves Associates. This park was built for the 2012 London Olympics and is being reconfigured following the games. The design incorporates the signature land forms that can be seen in much of the work of George Hargreaves. The South Plaza of the park was … Continue reading What are the ten best designed landscape projects in London?

Mastering The Art of a MA Exhibition

Kit Bullas, an MA Landscape Architecture student, takes a view on a curatorial event in London. On Thursday evening night I attended the lecture, Through the Curator’s Lens ‘Twenties London, A City in the Jazz Age’. My rationale, where better to take an exhibition master class, than the very location I am organising MA Landscape Architecture show 2014. The lecture by Cathy Ross, discussed the … Continue reading Mastering The Art of a MA Exhibition

Landscape, Meet 3D Mapped Projection

Two years ago whilst visiting Sydney, I was lucky to stumble across ‘Vivid Live’. Self-described as a ‘festival of Light, Music and Ideas’, the event is a contemporary twist on an Arts festival that sees the marrying of Art and technology. Perhaps the crowning jewel of the festival is the Lighting of the Sails, where a video installation is projected onto the exterior of the … Continue reading Landscape, Meet 3D Mapped Projection