Landscape Urbanism

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12 Projects that Explain Landscape Urbanism and How It’s Changing the Face of Cities
April 7, 2016
Arch Daily

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“a traditional understanding of the city as an extrapolation of architectural models and metaphors is no longer viable given the prevalence of larger forces or flows. These include ruptures or breaks in architectonic logic of traditional urban form as compelled by ecological, infrastructural, or economic change.” – Charles Waldheim

Click here to read more about these twelve projects and how they are changing the way we understand and live in our cities.


Celebrating three years

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CJM::LA is celebrating three years in business – thank you to everyone who has helped make this year great, and we look forward to making four even better!


A park within a park

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Metcalfe Park – ASPECT studios
March 30, 2016
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Metcalfe Park is an urban park located on Sydney’s famous waterfront. Despite the spectacular views, the grassy park lacks any functional or recreational amenities. ASPECT studios conducted extensive research to find how people use the site currently and what additions to the park would best suit the neighborhood.

Click here to read more about how ASPECT studios created a park within a park.

 

 


The Beauty of Clean Energy

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Daan Roosegaarde uses green lasers to showcase the “beauty” of wind turbines
March 25, 2016
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Dutch designer Dan Roosegaarde and his team have transformed a wind farm in the Netherlands into a giant art installation by attaching green lasers to the turbines. Roosegaarde developed a software that would project the laser onto the text turbine and follow its rotation. This allows for the installation to evolve with wind conditions creating a zen like experience for visitors.

Click here to read more about how Roosegaarde and his team hope to share the beauty of clean energy.

 


Spanish duo creates 100 architectural illustrations over 100 days

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Estudio Extramuros creates 100 architectural illustrations over 100 days
March 16, 2016
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According to Spanish architects Fabiola Muñoz and Carlos Leó, “it’s difficult to read a plan and section, but it’s not that difficult to see an illustration and feel curious about the architecture behind it”. Which surely rings true when they created the 100 architectural illustrations in 100 days series. The duo have highlighted architects and styles from all different eras and styles into 100 neatly framed squares that are an enjoyable and digestible visual experience.

Click here to read more about the series and hear more from the artists themselves.


An Industrial relic turned into a creative campus

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Urban Outfitters HQ
March 10, 2016
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The new corporate campus for the retailer Urban Outfitters transformed a decommissioned naval yard in Philadelphia into a new space for the city with artistic vengeance and ecological vigor. Maintaining the integrity of the original site, the design uses existing industrial elements to dictate the forms of the design. Suddenly former rail lines carrying cargo carry to and from ships now carries employees from their office to a cup of coffee.

Click here to read more about this poster child for industrial redevelopment.


Natural Playground

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Buga 05 Playground
March 3, 2016
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Normally playgrounds are simple prefabricated structures that can be placed in any park. Although these structures are usually the cheaper option, Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architecture utilized modified land forms to create a more naturalistic park that evokes play with no structure needed.

Click here to read more about Buga 05 Playground.


Lifting the Veil on Downtown Los Angeles

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Making Sense of The Broad: A Milestone in the Revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles
February 24, 2016
Arch Daily

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The 20th century was not kind to downtown Los Angeles. While the city stretched out into suburbia, cities like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood blossomed into cultural centers. Meanwhile the downtown “core” of the city rotted into vacant corporate mega towers.

Click here to read about how the opening of a new contemporary art museum downtown that is transforming the area into a new cultural hub for a new Los Angeles.


SHIFT, STRETCH, EXPAND: EVERYDAY TRANSFORMATIONS

The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Satellite will be hosting two events this weekend for the release of its upcoming exhibition: Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Both events will take place at Hotel Indigo on 121 State Street and have free admission.

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Images courtesy of Arna Bajraktarević and Weslie Ching

On Sunday, February 21 from 6-8pm there will be an opening reception for Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. It features nine Santa Barbara artists that “explore the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence”. Click here to read more about the opening reception.

On Sunday, February 21 from 11-11:30am Santa Barbara-based artist Weslie Ching presents a site-specific dance work as part of the exhibition Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Click here to read more about this event.


Remarkable Women of California

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On Thursday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30pm the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will host Author Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung. She will be speaking about her new book about highlighting illustrious, talented and provocative women of the Golden State. Click here to read more about Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung and the event.

Tickets for the event are $20 for members and $25 for guests.


Wilderness and Exodus

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Wilderness and Exodus: the Production of a National Landscape
February 18, 2016
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Car travel is a way of life in North America. Ever since the 1950’s development of our society has tended to focus on how easily things can be accessible by our vehicles. This industrial mindset tends to be detrimental to existing natural systems. Shelley Long, a graduate student at the University of Toronto, wanted to challenge this disconnect by incorporating national park typologies into existing infrastructure.

Click here to read about Shelley Long’s visionary project about turning a famous Canadian roadway into a series of curated experiences that blurs lines between city and national park.


Immersion without Intrusion

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Bondi to Bronte Coast Walk Extension – ASPECT Studios
February 11, 2016
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Part of a 9km coastal walk from Sydney’s South Head to Maroubra, the Bondi to Bronte coast walk is a response to preserve the historic Waverley Cemetrey by redirecting the walk’s annual 700,000 visitors. Bypassing the cemetery, the walk takes visitors through a set of lookouts all connected by a light walkway along the cliff tops while capturing an outstanding view of the headlands, the sandstone outcrops and the grandeur of the Australian continent meeting the Pacific Ocean.

Click here to read more about how the project solved complex technical and structural conditions all while preserving the rich ecological communities on the exposed sandstone cliffs below.