Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (December 1 – 15)

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Madrid + Natural / Arup via Arch Daily

Lowlife The Architect’s Newspaper, 12/2/15
“Even the worst gardener knows that a plant needs light to grow. And yet, in defiance of basic biology, a lush garden grows inside a windowless warehouse on the Lower East Side.”

Making and Taking: 2015’s Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture  – The Huffington Post, 12/3/15
“For broken, derelict, and underutilized urban space, 2015 was a good year. In North American cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto and elsewhere, landscape architects contributed to the ‘urban renaissance’ through excellent design, thoughtful urban planning, and prescient environmental management.”

Buffalo Build – The Architect’s Newspaper, 12/7/15
“Amid Houston’s rapidly crowding skyline and population, landscape architecture firm SWA Group is carving out green space in Buffalo Bayou Park, a $58 million remediation overhaul of a 160-acre, 2.3-mile-long public park. Completed in October, the updated park west of downtown now features hiking and biking trails, a dog park, a visitor’s center, an outdoor concert space, gardens, picnic areas, play areas, and event spaces.”

A Seawall That Proves That Strong Infrastructure Can Be Pretty, TooCitylab, 12/9/15
“Seawalls are typically some of the most brutish and aesthetically gross pieces of water infrastructure around, but Metamorphous, by Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture, turns a seawall into a 200-foot-long piece of public art.”

Arup Releases Report Envisioning a Greener Madrid Arch Daily, 12/14/15
“Arup’s Foresight + Research + Innovation and Madrid sustainability, master planning, and landscape architecture teams have released Madrid + Natural, a series of guidelines to address climate change within the city.”

A Park to Sop Up Pollutants Before They Flow Into the Gowanus Canal The New York Times, 12/15/15
“At the foot of Second Street in Brooklyn, hard by the Gowanus Canal, is a tiny green space with a very big job.”

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