Decorated with numerous awards including a recent 2012 ASLA Landmark Award of Excellence, Yorkville Village Park is a popular and celebrated series of gardens tucked into Toronto's high-end shopping district. Originally a parking lot built over a subway, a design team composed of Martha Schwartz, Ken Smith,…Continue
'In Place' is a Land8 column that resurrects the design field trip. If you haven’t yet, read the intro here.
What’s a path, really? A way to move people from one place to another? Or a design statement? Visiting 100 Acres in Indianapolis, I initially assumed the former (and in fact…Continue
A housing demolition project in Rotterdam Netherlands has turned into an opportunity for a community to grow together. The removal of the houses on Gaffelstraat 70-88 created a temporary open space between existing streets and houses and has been reclaimed by local residents to create a vibrant community garden dubbed…Continue
Remember college field trips? Besides the imbibing and canoodling and hijinx (to resurrect a few words sure to make me seem older than I am), do you remember the places you went? You might have sketchbooks or slide-sleeves or flash-drives full of your recollections. You must have spent hours (initially at the urging of a prof but later out of your own fascination) documenting materials,…Continue
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GROUND UP is an annual print and web publication created by students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues…Continue
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Last time I ran through the basics of what I need. Now it's time to really start picking components to build my system.
Component #1: Processor…
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With the Olympics and the Euro Cup in the rear view mirror, the world looks on to other sporting events and sports in general to fill the gap. One sport in particular that is the most popular around the world, soccer, has some of the most architecturally striking stadiums. Highbury Stadium, where Arsenal Football Club of London played before moving to the Emirates…Continue
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Chop Stick functions as a concession stand, but it’s a far cry from what you might find at your local skating rink. Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the innovative Swedish architecture duo vision division carved the outdoor pavilion/concession stand (with swings) almost entirely out of a single, massive 100-foot-tall…Continue
A while back, I started a series on how to build your own PC based on my experience building my own rig. I'm going to pick that up again, but as my build is a year and a half old at this point, I'll look at what I would build today, and what I could get off the shelf for the same price. As I already have my gaming/graphics rig, I'll be looking at what I…Continue
What do a warehouse, boxing ring, hula hoops, and a double decker bus have in common? Answer, an unforgettable night at the Land8 Happy Hour: PHX-Style!
In the heart of Phoenix's warehouse district, just a half mile from downtown, a gem of a space called…Continue
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Hi! My name is Lucy Wang and I'm a recent landscape architecture grad from the University of Maryland. I'm currently traveling the U.S. (and parts of Canada) by public transportation for the next several months in search of great, publicly-accessible landscape architecture sites, as well as…Continue