Latest News Landscape Architecture July Edition

3-July-2017 – Latest News Landscape Architecture July by Brett Lezon | Edition No. 1 out of 5 In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture we feature the winning projects of the 2017 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards, highlight a proposed urban beach in Scotland, and examine the top risks cities face. Additionally, we showcase a book about urban design, which provides a comprehensive collection of international case studies, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we share a resource on urban landscape photography. 10 of the Best Stories in this week’s latest news in landscape architecture:

  • Urban Landscapes Tips and Tricks and the Results of the Urban Landscape Challenge – PLP #186 [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • All the Winners of the 2017 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards
  • Over $1B Announced for Toronto Port Lands Flood Protection Project
  • Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition [Book Review of the Week]
  • Solar-Activated Canopy Creates Interactive Environment that Responds to Light
  • Designing from the Land Up: An Interview with Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape
  • Revealed: Urban Beach to Feature in New-Look Dundee Waterfront
  • Incorporating Walkability and Adaptability into Mixed-Use Projects Across Three Continents
  • What’s the Greatest Risk Cities Face?
  • City of Québec Launches Competition to Enhance St. Lawrence River Tributaries

Latest News Landscape Architecture July Edition 01

  • Urban Landscapes Tips and Tricks and the Results of the Urban Landscape Challenge – PLP #186 [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> Urban Landscapes Tips and Tricks and the Results of the Urban Landscape Challenge – PLP #186 Throughout, this 24-minute tutorial, the presenter illustrates a collection of tips and tricks on urban landscape photography and announces the winner of an urban landscape photo competition. From the proper preparation techniques to post-editing—it’s a great start for all levels of urban photographers. Related Article: Interview with Landscape Photographer Erica Thum

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has awarded the winners of the 2017 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards. This year’s 14 winning projects celebrate the top work across the region in 10 categories such as civic, community, play, parks and open spaces, etc. Brisbane-based Lat27 had three award-winning projects including Hobbs Park + 480 Queen, South Bank Parklands Pop Up, and Roma Street Parkland Playground and Children’s Garden. Projects awarded an Award of Excellence and a Landscape Architecture Award will proceed through to the national awards, which will take place in October as part of the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Related Article: 10 Great Projects Showing why Australia are Leaders in Landscape Architecture WATCH >>> Roma Street Parkland The Video Review

A multi-phased, $1.2 billion flood protection project is slated for a portion of Toronto’s waterfront. Ultimately, the revamp will allocate flood protection for 240 hectares (593 acres) of land by adapting the mouth of the Don River. Additionally, the project will clean contaminated soil, create new aquatic habitats for native plants and wildlife, and allow for potential new development. “It’s estimated that as many as 1,500 jobs will be created during the cleanup and development phases,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The project is expected to take about seven years to complete. Related Article: What is Amphibious Architecture and How Will It Help Cities Adapt to Climate Change? Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition: Routledge [Book Review of the Week] “Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, defining the field and addressing the controversies and goals of urban design. Including over 50 updated international case studies, this new edition presents a three-dimensional model with which to categorize the processes and products involved: product type, paradigm type, and procedural type. The case studies not only illuminate the typology but provide information that designers can use as precedents in their own work.” Related Article: Top 10 Books to Make You a Better Urban Designer

Over the years, designers have explored responsive architecture and the most recent discovery is from Jenny Sabin Studio. Founded in Ithaca, New York, the experimental architecture practice developed the winning entry for this year’s outdoor installation at MoMA PS1. Comprised of recycled textiles and “photo-luminescent and solar active yarns”, which were invented by Sabin, this special yarn can absorb, emit light, and change color. “This environment offers spaces of respite, exchange, and engagement as a misting system responds to visitors’ proximity, activating fabric stalactites that produce a refreshing micro-climate,” said Sabin. Lumen will be up from June 29, 2017 until September 4, 2017. Related Article: Can Art Revive a Dead Urban Space? WATCH >>> Digitally Knitting A Solar-Active Canopy | Lumen Part 2 of 4 | At The Museum More Top Stories in the News This Week

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