August 2013

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All smiles on last day of SiteSeeing (slideshow)

August 12, 2013 by Janette Law

Eight weeks went by in a jiffy, and this is the last installment of the slideshows featuring our SiteSeeing kids. I’m going to miss putting up these posts and want to wish all the kids well. Thanks too to Coal and Spencer (who’s quoted below) for all their great work and cool content: We had.....

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Flinder’s St. Station competition announces a winner or two

August 9, 2013 by Janette Law

However you define a “jury of your peers,” entrants to the just-wrapped Flinders Street Station Design Competition (Melbourne, Australia) were judged by them. First and formally by the panel of eminent architects and other experts, led by Victorian Government Architect Professor Geoffrey London, which selected the winning team (see below). The public was invited to.....

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No bull: Superkilen is the Next Generation of Parks™ (case study)

by Elizabeth Hixson

Copenhagen, Denmark Overview A former rail yard in Nørrebro, a neighborhood north of the city center in Copenhagen, Denmark has been transformed into Superkilen (Danish for “super wedge”). This genre-defying new park opened in late 2012 and has received critical acclaim from the ASLA, AIA and many design magazines. Off the beaten path, the neighborhood.....

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For SiteSeeing youngsters, design meets garbage – and fun (slideshow)

August 7, 2013 by Janette Law

Our SiteSeeing class wrapped up last week and over the next couple of blog posts you’ll get to explore with these youngsters how their ideas have come together. Here, from co-instructor Spencer Bauer: “We looked at historic aerial maps of the neighborhood and noted some of the changes throughout the years. Then we got out.....

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