A new book on leading contemporary landscape architecture practices has been written by Greenwich graduate Meaghan Kombol, and will be published next month by Phaidon. The book profiles 30 internationally renowned landscape architects as well as 30 of the best new generation of forward looking and innovative designers. Meaghan was born in Seattle, Washington, and worked for the maverick design company M&Co in New York before … Continue reading Leading Landscape Architects in new book by phaidon
Dear Friends and colleagues, Please join us at the East of Eden Book Launch. This is also the final opportunity to view the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape 2015 Exhibition. Saturday 27th June, 2015 14:00 – 16:00 10 Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich, London SE10 9BD Continue reading This Saturday ::: Book Launch ::: East of Eden ::: Architecture and Landscape ::: University of Greenwich
Building Design report that ‘Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards – the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK…’ Read more Continue reading Building Design reports on the Hanging Gardens of Greenwich
Soapbox, the winning design by Greenwich graduate Chris Moss, proposed an idea to enable healthy commutes (walking, running and cycling) by providing public showers using harvested rainwater and solar heating. Created from reused shipping containers, the units would also be social centres with their wi-fi and gardens. Solar panels would provide both electricity and shade. The elements would, said Moss, provide symbiotic relationships: A storage tank … Continue reading Chris Moss takes top prize at Green Infrastructure Week event
Martha Schwartz and Partners’ new offering raises the question of whether landscape is an ongoing process or a finished product. To commemorate the famous Bagel Garden project (1979) MSP have opened a shop on their website to sell limited edition cast bronze bagels. At $250 a bagel, it does not include shipping or cream cheese. See more on the MSP website: http://www.marthaschwartz.com/shop/index.php Continue reading Landscape – process or product?
As the South of England continues to be inundated with storms, The Landscape side-steps the political finger-pointing to present leading initiatives to working with water, projects led by Landscape Architects, Urbanists and Designers. 1. On the Water: Palisade Bay – This research project explores the patterns of storms on the East Coast of the US and their impact on the New York bay. The research established the … Continue reading Working with floods: leading landscape architecture & urbanism approaches
Jan Gehl presents the Human Scale at London’s Hackney Empire on Thursday. Gigantic systems of high-rise buildings and high ways. Humans who live their life in separate concrete boxes. Life in the cities is modern and enchanting but how do we plan these cities in a way, which takes human behaviour into account? The revolutionary architect Jan Gehl and his colleagues are on a mission, … Continue reading How do we build cities?
MA student, Aaron Carpenter, takes on Monty Don with pleasant surprise. I was recently sent the Around the World in 80 Gardens BBC series by Monty Don as a birthday present, and instantly thought thanks mum more unwanted gifts I will never get around to using. But started watching it in the background whilst working on uni work, and very quickly retracted my initial thoughts. Monty … Continue reading Monty Don’s Around the World in 80 Gardens
From genetically modified foods to zombie apocalypse, concerns about the future are increasingly reflected in contemporary media, policy and culture. An unnatural future is being shaped by rapidly escalating anxieties about the social, cultural, environmental and technological risks that now pervade everyday life. This climate of fear and uncertainty about the future requires careful consideration around how best to respond and intervene in debates, discussion … Continue reading Unnatural Futures
For those of you who enjoyed yesterday’s post on ExtendedNY, check out the Manhattan Timeformations by Brian McGrath. The commission from the Skyscraper Museum in New York City demonstrates the multi-layered complexity of space and time across the Manhattan grid. Continue reading Manhattan Timeformations