Architype Review Focuses on Landscape Architecture (via The Dirt)

Publicity for Landscape Architecture is always welcome – some projects featured are over exposed and others I haven’t seen before – worth a look

Architype Review Focuses on Landscape Architecture Architype Review, a Web site created by designers for designers, focuses in on a different building type each month. Past issues have focused on train stations, museums, hotels, and schools. Within each type, the site tries to "honor those projects that are challenging the limits and redefining the norms." Now, Architype has zoomed in on landscape architecture, selecting a set of 16 landscape projects from around the world, along with a slideshow … Read More

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West 8 wins Land-art design competition via World Landscape Architecture

By Damian Holmes of World Landscape Architecture with some Dutch thrown in for those of you who can speak ‘Hollands’ of ‘Afrikaans!’

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture has won the Land-art design competition for the Werpsterhoek junction in the Leeuwarden by-pass. The proposal that embodies a terp landscape will now be further developed. Architect Pieter Hoen: “You could say that we have made a large terp [local name for flood relief mound], thus providing a silhouette that fits in the Frisian landscape”. Particularly appealing to the jury were the simplicity and restraint applied in the design. It does not compete with the silhouette of the city, rather it provides a modest foreground.

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LABash Conference Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty is world renowned for his woven willow sculptures that brink on the border of natural environment (chaos) and man made structures (order). His work can be seeen at http://www.stickwork.net.
His presentation was recorded Friday, March 25 as part of LABash 2011.
LABash 2011 was held March 25-26 at Purdue University and was hosted by Purdue University’s Landscape Architecture program.