Monthly Archives: April 2011

Better know a district: A landscape architect’s take on a Colbert favourite

One TCL team member binged on online archives of American satirist/comedian/thespian Steven Colbert’s (pronounced Col-ber) self titled show, Colbert Nation. Colbert has a 450-something part series called “Better know a District” where he interviews the congressmen and congresswomen who represent … Continue reading

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Sunburnt – Landscape Architecture in Australia

A new publication Sunburnt authors – SueAnne Ware and Julian Raxworthy, features four TCL projects.  North Terrace, Craigieburn Bypass, Uluru- Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and The Australian Garden, Cranbourne. Each has an essay positioning the project within contemporary landscape architecture. The … Continue reading

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Interview with Jan Gehl

Interview with Jan Gehl 04/13/2011 by asladirt Jan Gehl, an architect and urban designer, is principal of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants, based in Copenhagen. Gehl has worked with a number of cities, including Copenhagen, London, New York City, … Continue reading

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand Photographer

Some images to rest your eyes: All images are by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and were sourced from the blog Eikongraphia River on the Auyan Tepui, Gran Sabana region, Venezuela Lake Shore in Etosha National Park, Namibia Barrias, Caracas, Venezuela Unknown….someone help … Continue reading

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Desert Kites are actually Ancient Abbattoirs

An interesting article written by Gawker reporter, Alasdair Wilkins, on some recent links between the mysterious “desert kites” which are located in what archaeologists call the Northern Levant – a swathe of land which is described on Archeowiki (that’s OK, … Continue reading

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Elevating (a) landscape

What is it about piers, bridges, raised railway lines, that excites us? Taking a new perspective about the landscape of New York, I wandered the first stage of “The High Line” where I was able to soak up the sun … Continue reading

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Farm in Tokyo

Image via ArchDaily © ON design partners To ensure produce is fresh, a farm has been estiblish next door to a restuarant in Tokyo. Lets hope that the little boxes can pump out the fresh vegies and keep up with … Continue reading

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