January 18, 2018

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International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

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There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

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UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

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Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

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Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

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Friday, November 24, 2017

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Horticulturists and herbalists join hands -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Competition for architects and urban designers as city embarks on carbon neutral development journey -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greenspace Takes Over London with WATG’s ‘Green Block’ Proposal

 Exciting ‘Green Block’ proposal for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan proposed the challenge — how does London become a designated National Park City— and WATG, London-based landscape team, headed by Demet Karaoglu, accepted the challenge. In addressing the Mayor’s challenge, the team worked with Daniel Raven-Ellison, Guerrilla Geographer and Creative Explorer leading London’s campaign to become the world’s first National Park City.

Greenspace Takes Over London with WATG's 'Green Block' ProposalGreenspace Takes Over London with WATG's 'Green Block' ProposalGreenspace Takes Over London with WATG's 'Green Block' ProposalGreenspace Takes Over London with WATG's 'Green Block' Proposal

Greenspace Takes Over London with WATG's 'Green Block' Proposal

 

‘Green Block’ is the modular concept WATG has proposed to fuel their exploration of how to transform cities toward a greener future. The highly adaptable, 100% recyclable ‘Green Block’ is a living building material impregnated with native wildflower seeds. The unit is maintenance free with its integrated irrigation reservoir and climate specific seeds.

 

WATG’s inspiration was to think about London in the future when there are less cars on the road and fewer car lanes. This idea claws back space from the roads and returns it to the people of London. As LandscapeArchitects, we’ve been incredibly inspired by Mayor Khan’s commitment to the environment in the Capital. was a comment from John Goldwyn, Vice President of Planning and Landscape for WATG.

 

The visualizations show the many different adaptations of the ‘Green Block’ within an urban landscape. WATG has created the ‘Green Block’ module as a building material to be used throughout the city as the residents see fit. Immediate adoptions could include green-ing the sidewalk experience with parklets(parking-stall-sized parks) outside coffee shops and storefronts, to delineate bike lanes, and to string together the city’s existing parks providing ecological corridors. Used as a green wall, the Green Blockcould be used to shroud construction sites and clad buildings. The modular system can reclaim asphalt for green space in response to the redundant roads and parking lots that are anticipated with the coming of autonomous and shared vehicles.

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Written by Samantha Buckley 
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