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

Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam

Living trees support houses and bridges; mushrooms replace synthetic foam for packaging and insulation; leaves grow into decorative patterns inside glass tiles. For a forthcoming exhibition at The New Institute, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production. Biodesign: On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity will run from 27 September through 5 … Continue reading Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam

Phase 1 of Governors Island design completed

Last month the first phase of Governors Island was officially completed. The master plan, designed by West 8 following an international competition, is being built out in several phases. The Trust for Governors Island is leading this ambitious redevelopment of the 180 acre island on the southern tip of Manhattan – with public space and parks at the core of the plan. West 8 beat … Continue reading Phase 1 of Governors Island design completed

Teams announced for National History Museum competition

Last week the shortlist of teams was announced for redesigning the grounds of the National History Museum. They include: * BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners * Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios * Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie * Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine * Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects. For more information see the … Continue reading Teams announced for National History Museum competition

Landscape architects invited to design a new garden city

The organiser of the second Wolfson Economics Prize is inviting landscape architects to enter the competition to come up with the best proposal for a new garden city.   The competition’s £250,000 first prize will be awarded to the entrant offering the best answer to the question: ‘How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?’ ‘Landscape architects should … Continue reading Landscape architects invited to design a new garden city

Wider than Metropolis – new city form

Last week new winds has shaken urbanism theory. Widely known urban geographer Edward W. Soja presented ‘The End of the Metropolis Era‘. Following Ed Wall’s overview I give more personal reflections on the lecture. Firstly, we should understand processes shaping the city. City is an agglomeration of people, who shear expenses, and being in close proximity cause catalytic conditions for technological innovations, cultural creativity and … Continue reading Wider than Metropolis – new city form

Making Belief: Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias

Making Belief: Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias Tim Waterman Open Lecture 6:00pm, Wednesday 27 November Avery Hill, Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre University of Greenwich Tim Waterman, beginning with gastronomy and landscape, and through analysis of taste and media apparatuses of tastemaking, examines our urban future imaginaries to discuss how new beliefs can be nurtured that bring us back to the quest for eutopia. Imagination in … Continue reading Making Belief: Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias

Slant Open International Landscape Design Competition 2013/2014

In the fifth SLANT competition you are invited to submit a design for a public space/park which will be designed to incorporate, either in part or in whole, the concept of “Transition”. Transition effect us all most days of our lives and it can be found in many different areas of our interests and activities. Politics, the Arts, Technology, History, Geography, Geology, Society, Family, Religion… … Continue reading Slant Open International Landscape Design Competition 2013/2014