First view of PG Certificate Landscape student portfolios

Below is a sneak preview of the work being produced by the students on the first-year of the Landscape Institute accredited graduate conversion programme. The conversion students have backgrounds in a broad range of disciples, from architecture to anthropology, and on successfully completing this year and next they will graduate with an MA Landscape Architecture in 2016. Keep up the good work! Advertisements Continue reading First view of PG Certificate Landscape student portfolios

The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series: Coren Sharples Construction is Communication – How SHoP Builds

The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series AD Architectural Design Annual Lecture Coren Sharples Construction is Communication: How SHoP Builds Thursday 26th March 2015 > 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] What opportunities does technology bring to design and construction today? And what pitfalls? In this talk, SHoP’s Coren Sharples will explore the space where technology, design intention, and built fact collide. Using the work of … Continue reading The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series: Coren Sharples Construction is Communication – How SHoP Builds

The Sammy Ofer Wing – design for a historic place

    The Sammy Ofer Wing is situated inside a sensitive World Heritage Site and it is surrounded by characteristic architectural buildings of 17/18th century in the UK. The building arrange for a new main entrance, gallery and archival facility for the National Maritime Museum. The landscaping of the new entrance of the Museum,-although it is a small scale project – is an example of … Continue reading The Sammy Ofer Wing – design for a historic place

Gustafson Porter lecture at Greenwich :: Neil Porter :: Wednesday 19 March

Join us for the latest landscape lecture at Greenwich, by Neil Porter. Open Lecture Series 2013/2014 Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre / M055 Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus Wednesday 19th March; 6PM Encountering Land ? the movement and forms that create fluid minimal spaces that engage the eye and feet in discovery. Light and Water ? effects that amplify the spatial perception and material qualities of a … Continue reading Gustafson Porter lecture at Greenwich :: Neil Porter :: Wednesday 19 March

Landscape dressed as architecture

The Guardian newspaper has given landscape issues significant coverage over recent days. Look past the headlines and see some great Landscape Architects and other disciplines at work across London. 1. Exterior Architecture progress their proposals for London’s Skyride by including Normal Foster in their team. Although many questions remain, check out these links to how London may accommodate bicycling in the future: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/jan/02/norman-foster-skycycle-elevated-bike-routes-london 2. Public space … Continue reading Landscape dressed as architecture

Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

Project Manager – Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre School of Architecture, Design and Construction Location:  Avery Hill campus Salary:   £24,766 to £29,541 plus £3,337 London weighting per annum, pro rata Contract Type:  Fixed Term – 16 weeks maximum up to 31 July 2014 Closing Date:   Sunday 05 January 2014 Interview Date:   To be confirmed Reference:  453 The Sustainable Landscapes Research Group anticipates that living … Continue reading Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

Unnatural Futures

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

Trenton wins appeal to remain in the UK

In April 2012 Trenton Oldfield stepped into the Thames to protest at elitism in British society. His protest in the public space of the river Thames disrupted the 158th annual university boat race. He was duly arrested, imprisoned and was due to be deported back to Australia. Today he won his appeal against the ruling by the home secretary, Theresa May, who claimed that he was “not conducive to … Continue reading Trenton wins appeal to remain in the UK

The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

For those of you who miss the exactness of the New York City gridiron you can find your place relative to the grid on the Extended NY website. The website extends the New York City grid of streets across the planet, so you can be in New York while you are also in London. You will see from the image that our new building at … Continue reading The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth