SKYE wins Competition in Penghu

SKYE Taipei has won its first competition in Penghu, Taiwan for a bike trail and landscape master plan. 

Installation at the Nation Building Museum, Washington, DC

NBM Installation

We Know Where You Live…

Dialogue on a Vision for Baltimore

From the DIRT blog:

Baltimore’s Vision

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016

Has Landscape Architecture Failed?

Such a well written article about the identity crisis for the profession of Landscape Architecture.

Has Landscape Architecture Failed?

US National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

Let’s all thank President Theodore Roosevelt, and well as the vision of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his son in shepherding the concept of the preservation of the natural environment as far back as 1865.

Frederick Law Olmsted & the NPS
The National Park Service

NPS100
NPS100-2
NPS100-3

Photo Credit: National Park Service

Public Art and the Privatization of Parks

New York Has Solved the Problem of Public Art. But at What Cost?

This is a great article about public art in New York City, as well as a discussion on privately funded parks- a trend that seems to parallel the widening gap between the classes and big money in politics.

This quote from the article is especially à propos to that discussion:
“…as Jason Farago put it in the New Yorker, “A privately funded fantasia in a city whose public infrastructure is crumbling.”

A Moment of Silence for the Thin White Duke

Because all of art and design is interrelated, we pay respect to the genius that is, and always will be, David Bowie.

David Bowie: 1947-2016