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News report by Ashley Penn 4-January-2016 The Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2016 is sponsored by ZinCo – Life on Green Roofs – Ecological and Economical Green Roofs, worldwide. In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2016 we take a look at some scientific research that offers confirmation of people’s preferences for seasonal color in temperate climates; we check out some exciting developments in zoological deign from Switzerland; have look at proposals to extend the City of St. Petersburg into the sea; look at Chipperfield Architect’s new semi-subterranean building; and announce the finalists of the Pershing Square landscape design competition in Los Angeles.

Latest News in Landscape Architecture

10 of the Best Stories in This Week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture:

  1. Researchers Avoid Dreary Winter Landscapes By Creating Those With Year-Round Visual Appeal
  2. Swiss architects go wild over zoo design
  3. KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition
  4. Chipperfield Unveils Design for Partially Buried Concert Hall in Germany
  5. Finalists announced for Pershing Square
  6. UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield
  7. Building a more resilient landscape with polyculture
  8. City of Glendale offering free landscape design classes
  9. Winning garden design to be revealed in Spring
  10. High Plains Landscape Workshop helps build gardens

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A new study from Temple University offers recommendations for designing landscapes in temperate climates that people can enjoy year-round. The findings may seem logical to many landscape architects, but offers scientifically backed evidence for seasonal preferences in temperate climates. The study used photographs depicting landscapes in various seasons to determine peoples’ perceptions and preferences for the color complexity of changing scenes. According to lead researcher Dr, Rob Kuper, determining whether and how measures of categorical colors (that is, plants and vegetation in tones of red, green, blue, etc.) and perceptual colors (landscapes with variations of reds, greens, and blues) affect consumers’ landscape preferences can ultimately be used to create landscapes with a year-round visual appeal.

How to Embrace Seasonal Change to Create an Outstanding Landscape - YUL Condominium & YUL Sales Office. Image courtesy of NIPpaysage

How to Embrace Seasonal Change to Create an Outstanding Landscape – YUL Condominium & YUL Sales Office. Image courtesy of NIPpaysage

Related article: How to Embrace Seasonal Change to Create an Outstanding Landscape

Zurich based-architect Markus Schietsch has scooped the $56.7 USD million to design the new Kaeng Krachan elephant house at Zurich Zoo. The design includes a massive 6,800 square meter free-standing wooden roof that mimics the light and shade of a forest canopy. Related article: How the New St. Petersburg Zoo Could Change the Stereotype of Captivity Zoos

A team composed of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects has been awarded first place in a competition to design the western-most tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 15 hectare site will become a new part of the city of St. Petersburg, extending it into the Gulf of Finland through a new variety of urban functions, and will include a new waterfront park, as well as a series of smaller urban courtyard amongst new buildings and infrastructure.

David Chipperfield Architects has released images of its design for a half-submerged concert hall bracketed by textured concrete walls in southern Germany. The building is to be enveloped on two sides by the landscape which sweeps up and over the proposed building.

Four teams have made the third and final phase in the design competition to re-envision Pershing Square – Los Angeles’ oldest park. Phase 2 included a 10 teams that have now been shortlisted to four teams including: Agence Ter with SALT Landscape; James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher & Partners; SWA with Morphosis; wHY with Civitas; To follow the competition check out Pershing Square Renew’s website here.

5 More Stories in The Best News in the World of Landscape Architecture:

  1. UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield: Business West
  2. Building a more resilient landscape with polyculture: The Dallas Morning News
  3. City of Glendale offering free landscape design classes: Tucson News
  4. Winning garden design to be revealed in Spring: Wakefield Express
  5. High Plains Landscape Workshop helps build gardens: Daily Camera

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