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Germany tops the sustainability awards again

Germany tops the sustainability awards again

Arkadien Widdenden is an ambitious industrial regeneration project outside Stuttgart in Germany. Awarded the most sustainable neighbourhood by GreenDotAwards it still retains a village like atmosphere whilst maximising occupancy . Schools are within a ten minute walk and town centre is only a five minute walk away. Recycled products were used extensively alongside non-toxic, environmentally … Continue reading

Highlights from RHS Hampton Court 2012

Highlights from RHS Hampton Court 2012

Well, as the medals are distributed at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 I’m sure some will be over the moon, and others disappointed as they narrowly miss out on the coveted gold. Nevertheless, all of the gardens look amazing, and it has been a feat in itself to have got them built in such … Continue reading

Top Japanese Garden

Top Japanese Garden

For the last 8 years, The Adachi Museum of Art in Shimane, Japan has been chosen as the best garden by the American Journal of Japanese Gardening, and I think you can see why. Unfortunately, I have not had the privilege of visiting it, yet, but it appeals to me for it’s breathtakingly simple blend of natural … Continue reading

There are only winners at Chelsea!

There are only winners at Chelsea!

Now that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is well under way, I’d like to take the opportunity to give a shout out to all the designers, installers and their many helpers who can take a bit of a breather this week, in the much awaited sunshine until the breakdown on Sunday / Monday. I was … Continue reading

The Peter Joseph Lenné Prize 2012

The Peter Joseph Lenné Prize 2012

The Peter Joseph Lenné Award in Berlin is the world’s largest landscape architecture and garden design competition targeted towards young people (both professional and academic) within the industry. This year the contest involves two development sites at Basel (famous for its art fair) which includes a parkland development and a substantial urban renewal project in … Continue reading

Stoss Landscape Urbanism: Smithsonian NDA Winner 2012

Stoss Landscape Urbanism: Smithsonian NDA Winner 2012

This year’s Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum which celebrates outstanding achievement in design this autumn is to be awarded to Stoss Landscape Urbanism for Landscape Architecture. The award will be presented on October 17 during National Design Week. From the Cooper Hewitt site ‘Stoss Landscape Urbanism is a Boston-based collaborative design and planning studio that operates … Continue reading