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Palmstead Workshop 2012 & Eelco Hooftman

Palmstead Workshop 2012 & Eelco Hooftman

I was so impressed with the Palmstead Workshop I attended last week, I couldn’t fit it all in one post! Whilst I was inspired and entertained by the talks given by renowned designers Sarah Eberle and James Alexander-Sinclair, as a fellow landscape architect, my favourite speaker of the day was Eelco Hooftman ex. Gross Max. … Continue reading

Green Corridor for Rotterdam

Green Corridor for Rotterdam

As landscape architects we’ve been preoccupied by the concept of green corridors and how to create them across our urban fabric. London is desperately trying to re-engage with nature in The Landscape Institute’s design competition for it’s very own High Line, and now The Netherlands are keen to revitalise Rotterdam with a strategy for urban … Continue reading

Manhattan’s Low Line Gathers Momentum

Manhattan’s Low Line Gathers Momentum

New York’s Lower East Side may soon be home to The Low Line  – yes you guessed it and underground version of The highly successful High Line and a great way to utilise disused rail tracks. Sitting beneath Delancey Street & Essex Street subways there’s approximately 2 acres of abandoned trolley terminal that has not … Continue reading

London Olympics South Park

London Olympics South Park

As London’s Olympic summer draws to a close, it will be remembered as much for the  glorious Olympic Park which will get the royal seal of approval in being renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and dubbed as ‘no ordinary park’ when it is officially re-opened in July 2013. This will provide a great legacy … Continue reading

Secret Land Art

Secret Land Art

Land art continues to fascinate me, probably because I’m a frustrated artist, but, with a little more time, experience and opportunity I may well be able to take my version of landscape architecture into that arena. Sylvain Meyer is an absolute inspiration, creating the most divine and sensitive natural interpolations with the use of mainly … Continue reading

Low Energy Impact – High Visual Impact

Low Energy Impact – High Visual Impact

Italian architecture and landscape architecture combine in the winning entry for the redevelopment of Calabria, Italy. Vertical communities comprising of retail, residential and commercial enterprises, complete with gardens make up the pillars of the viaduct which interconnect the disparate regions via a highway and a separate, higher level pedestrian route. Winners, off Architecture, PR Architects … Continue reading

Sustainability = Common Sense

Sustainability = Common Sense

Having attended a construction industry breakfast meeting , yesterday, I was delighted to be confronted and challenged with the rather pessimistic perspective of Carbon Free Group Director, Jae Mather who delivered an inspiring lecture on the importance of changing the way we live and work. Unfortunately, unless we’re given the truth in no uncertain terms … Continue reading

Advice from a Tree

Advice from a Tree

Sometimes, a picture paints a thousand words… especially if it’s got some words in it! I think this illustration perfectly sums up why I’m a landscape architect and occasionally lucky enough to work with such majestic creatures. Illustration by artist Joanne Raptis

How Landscape Architecture can Survive the Recession

How Landscape Architecture can Survive the Recession

As we all know these are difficult times indeed, and possibly set to worsen before a booming economy returns. But it’s not all doom and gloom, at least not for recently graduated landscape architects; and that’s thanks to Landscape People and their Campaign to Save British Landscape Architecture. This UK based recruitment company is trying to … Continue reading

Food for 9 Billion

Food for 9 Billion

As a landscape architect I take a particular professional interest in all matters pertaining to our environment and feel a sense of obligation to share whatever I come across that reflects  this. As we now have over 7 billion earth inhabitants, and are hurtling our way to 9 billion by the year 2050, it’s high … Continue reading