The Daily Blend for Monday, July 15, 2013

The Daily Blend for Monday, July 15, 2013

Architect Jeanne Gang is profiled for her design work that merges nature with urban design. (Grist) (photo by Lucy Wang)


  • The Dirt calls attention to the under-appreciated landscape addition to the newly restored Rijksmuseum, Netherland’s national museum. (The Dirt)
  • Douglas Hoerr, principal at the Chicago firm Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, shares ten of his favorite things. (ChicagoMag)
  • Landscape architect Peter Latz, of Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park fame, has recently been awarded the Topos Landscape Award 2013–the first time Topos has honored a landscape architect for his life’s work. (Topos)
  • New York-based SCAPE/Landscape Architecture with Roger Marvel Architects were unanimously chosen to design Minneapolis’ Water Works Park, one of the “most dynamic destinations on the Mississippi River.” (MPLS Parks Foundation)


  • Officials in Denver to limit fitness classes in the city’s open spaces and parks. I agree with this approach; the comments section says it best: “This is a case of simple fairness…pay for the use of the space instead of socializing the overhead while privatizing the profit.” (The Atlantic Cities)
  • Grist curates a hip hop and rap mix tape “celebrating the role of parks in city life.” (Grist)
  • Downtown Brooklyn will soon open their own version of Bryant Park–which is built over New York Public Library’s archives–with Willoughby Square, a one-acre park that will be built over and partially financed by a high-tech, mammoth underground garage. The square is a critical part of Bloomberg’s plan to revitalize Downtown Brooklyn and was designed by Hargreaves Associates with community input. (New York Times)
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Jardí Tarradellas, Barcelona’s tallest residential vertical garden. (Urban Gardens)

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