The Latest News Landscape Architecture
21-November-2016 – Latest News in Landscape Architecture
News report by Bret Lezon
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 we feature a striking concept to meld the Dallas/Fort Worth waterways, highlight a proposal for an elevated deck park in Madison, and examine a German-born plant database that could be useful for your next project. Additionally, we showcase a book about old-growth forests, and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we share a detailed overview of the lastest Land F/X software, which is beneficial for planting plans and more!
Latest News in Landscape Architecture:
- What’s New with Land F/X Version 13.0 and F/X CAD 2017 [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
- Architectural Landscape Awards: Healing Gardens, Penguin Viewing Areas and Nature Trails
- Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests [Book Review of the Week]
- 6 Ways London Might Light Up Its Long Dark River
- One Landscape Architect’s Plan to Fuse Dallas–Fort Worth’s Waterways with Urban Growth
- Proposal for Decked Park over John Nolen Drive Would Connect Capitol Square to Lake Monona
- Database Helps Plant ‘Right Tree for the Right Place’
- 6 of the Most Creative Landscape Design Firms in Asia
- Landscape Architect to Bring Waterfront to Life
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What’s New with Land F/X Version 13.0 and F/X CAD 2017 [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
WATCH >>> What’s New with Land F/X Version 13.0 and F/X CAD 2017
Throughout this hour-long tutorial, the presenter provides a sneak peek of F/X CAD 2017, more specifically its differences from a default AutoCAD installation. Additionally, the new Land F/X features and a tour of some of the actual code is illustrated too. Give it a try today!
Related Article: 10 Top Free Design Software Trials to Download Today
Parks and Regeneration: Canadian Architect
For decades, Toronto’s waterfront has been fertile ground for its residents, visitors, and wildlife. However, it wasn’t until 2000, when the federal, provincial and municipal governments each committed $500 million to renew one of Canada’s largest designated waterfront areas. In doing so they established Waterfront Toronto to bring together the varied areas along the lakefront with an environmental, economic and social development plan.
Now Corktown Common has become an exemplary case for rejuvenating derelict space through conscious design. Featuring multi-use space, woodlands, meadows, and aquatic plants, playgrounds, and a pavilion—Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) exceeded its goal of “establishing a new benchmark for ecological diversity in Toronto Parks.”
As 2016 nears the end, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) recently announced their award-winning projects. From a sublime underpass to a penguin viewing area, and an urban forest strategy—this year’s selection illustrates why Australia has become a leader in landscape architecture.
WATCH >>> Penguins Plus and Underground Viewing
Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests: Timber Press [Book Review of the Week]
“An old-growth forest is one that has formed naturally over a long period of time with little or no disturbance from humankind. They are increasingly rare and largely misunderstood. In Nature’s Temples, Joan Maloof, the director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, makes a heartfelt and passionate case for their importance. This evocative and accessible narrative defines old-growth and provides a brief history of forests. It offers a rare view into how the life-forms in an ancient, undisturbed forest—including not only its majestic trees but also its insects, plant life, fungi, and mammals—differ from the life-forms in a forest manipulated by humans.”
Related Article: 8 Amazing Facts About Trees That You Didn’t Know
6 Ways London Might Light Up Its Long Dark River: Fast Company
London recently revealed six proposals for lighting its 17 central bridges. Entitled the Illuminated River contest, the concepts dabble from bridge underbellies to several lamp-posts in the river.
“The river’s name derives from the Celtic word tamesas, which means dark, and sadly this is what happens to our river at night time. This important and beautiful artery becomes a river of darkness, a place that few can enjoy,” said Hannah Rothschild, creator of the contest.
Related Article: 10 Reasons Why Cities Should Daylight Rivers
WATCH >>> Blurring Boundaries — Adjaye Associates
More Top Stories in the News This Week
- One Landscape Architect’s Plan to Fuse Dallas–Fort Worth’s Waterways with Urban Growth: The Architect’s Newspaper
- Proposal for Decked Park over John Nolen Drive Would Connect Capitol Square to Lake Monona: The Cap Times
- Database Helps Plant ‘Right Tree for the Right Place’: BBC
- 6 of the Most Creative Landscape Design Firms in Asia: Property Report
- Landscape Architect to Bring Waterfront to Life: Insider Media
News report by Brett Lezon