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Urban Prairie | Gatineau Canada | Claude Cormier + Associés with Aedifica Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 January 2012 06:07
The Canadian Museum of Civilization, designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and inaugurated in 1989, is comprised of two pavilions, their architecture a startling embodiment of the country’s distinguishing geographical features. The public display wing replicates the dramatic effect of the glaciers; the contours of the curatorial wing symbolize the majestic Canadian Shield; and the [...] → Continue Reading Urban Prairie | Gatineau Canada | Claude Cormier + Associés with Aedifica Add a comment
 
Fire and 300 trees by Atelier Altern Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 January 2012 05:17
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Landscape architecture: Atelier Altern, Sylvain Morin & Aurélien Zoia
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Siftings 01.04.12 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 18:29
A veritable log-jam of links worth checking out, so I thought I'd drop a few of them on folks - worth checking out for sure.  To start, John King of the Chronicle takes us on a tour of 'parklets' in San Francisco, or what is essentially Rebar's Parking Day in a more permanent iteration... I'd show you a pic but the SF Gate has them under lock and key so you should check out the slideshow, good stuff!  

Beautiful 3D maps by artist Matthew Picton, made from a range of media - such as "Lower Manhattan created from headlines that accompanied the 2001 world Trade center bombing and DVD covers of the film “Towering Inferno” also book covers of the novel “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth"



Listen to an NPR story about Leonardo Da Vinci and the inherent wisdom of trees - a branching pattern where, "...when trees branch, smaller branches have a precise, mathematical relationship to the branch from which they sprang."

Map-nerds, see what my favorite christmas present, Derek Hayes' 'Historical Atlas of Oregon and Washington', or check out the 'Best American Wall Map' and find out what makes a good map better than a bad one...



In tandem with the lecture by Timothy Beatley here in Portland, check out the Biophilic Cities website...see a video about Rain Gardens, and find out how to be a hardcore locavore and make Squirrel Risotto.

You can also find out 'Things Architects Love', a somewhat tongue-in-cheek take which includes some standards like 'slatted timber' and 'drawings with birds in the sky', which seem to have become a staple of contemporary design language. 



And speaking of contemporary design, I'm not sure if I'd totally agree these were the most notable events, but Birnbaum lists 2011's 10 Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture, which includes the hopefully tongue and cheek comment that "...if we do not write about landscape, it will not endure," which i take means his obligation to the Huffington Post :)

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NHL University Park by OKRA Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:40
NHL University park by okra landscape architecture 02

Project: Environment of the NHL University part of the park area to the EE in… ...Read the rest

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Ojama | Los Angeles USA | AHBE Landscape Architects Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:02
“Ojama” is a Japanese word which generally means to evoke a sense of interruption or an interim pause. The Ojama installation is about creating a hindrance or momentary interruption in our daily experience of space. This temporary art installation is an exploration of space, time, materiality, and our experience of nature in the urban environment. [...] → Continue Reading Ojama | Los Angeles USA | AHBE Landscape Architects Add a comment
 
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