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Oct 29
Interview with Janet Echelman : Janet Echelman / Todd Erikson Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light — and become inviting focal points for civ...
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Oct 29
Deepak Chopra’s “Higher Health” : ASLA 2014 General Design Honor Award. Low Maintenance Eco-Campus: Vanke Research Center Shenzhen, China....
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Oct 29
Jackson Ward in Flux : Black History Museum / Jared Green Richmond, Virginia, is home to one of the most important historically African-American communities: Jackson Ward....
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Oct 27
NYC’s Green SWAT Team : Empire State Building, Earth Day / Inga’s Angle blog Achieving sustainability requires more than just enacting forward-thinking legislation—it also requires compliance with those government laws and r...
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Oct 27
The View That Named Richmond Is Preserved, for Now : Libby Hill Park and views / all photos by Jared Green Virginia is forever connected to England, as the state was founded by colonialists first sent over by King James I in early 1600s....
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Oct 27
Richmond’s Green Alleys : The Alleys of The Fan / all photos by Jared Green From Monroe Park, The Fan, a spatially-unique neighborhood, literally spreads out, with the spines of the unfolding fan taking the form of long avenue...
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Oct 22
Klyde Warren Park Wins Open Space Award : Klyde Warren Park / Thomas McConnel Klyde Warren Park in Houston, Texas, won the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Open Space Award, which recognizes “public spaces that have socially and economically enric...
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Oct 22
Mellon Square: A Modern Masterpiece : Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece / Princeton Architectural Press Recently restored to much ado through a six-year process, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh was the first Modernist space in t...
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Oct 21
In a Volatile Period : Larry Weaner in Meadow 1 at Dumbarton Oaks Park / Jared Green “We are at the volatile beginning period when all the plants are fighting it out....
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Oct 21
A Vision for Public Food Production : Public Produce: Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities / Island Press We are increasingly concerned about the provenance of our food....
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Oct 16
X Marks the Spot for the 11th Street Bridge Park : 11th Street Bridge Park / All images by OLIN and OMA Landscape architecture firm OLIN and architecture firm OMA were announced as the winners of a national design competition to create a 900-foot-long...
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Oct 14
Modern Sukkah Design Competitions Reimagine Ancient Shelters : Curly willow, myrtle, and palm fronds in the “Tension Release” sukkah, Sukkot at the Ranch 2014 / Yoshi Silverstein “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harves...
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Oct 14
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1–15) : Downspout leads to a rain garden at Mary Myer’s house / Rob Cardillo. The New York Times One Woman’s Pipe Dream The New York Times, 10/9/14 “Mary E....
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Oct 13
Line Ramstad’s Democracy Through Design : “Do no harm.” These are the words echoed again and again by Line Ramstad, the Norwegian-born designer who since 2009 has lived and worked in a refugee camp in a disputed zone near the border of Thaila...
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Oct 7
Introducing the Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland, Oregon : Pioneer Courthouse Square / Kenneth Helphand, FASLA Portland, Oregon, is more than a trendy place to visit—it has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leade...
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