CONVOCATORIA
La Sociedad de Arquitectos Paisajistas de México, A.C. y la Facultad de Arquitectura de la UNAM convocan a participar en la I Bienal Latinoamericana de Arquitectura de Paisaje 2014 y 3ª Bienal Mexicana con obras de Arquitectura de Paisaje realizadas en Latinoamérica entre los años 2009 y 2014.
La Bienal se realizará del 10 al 11 de junio de 2014 en la Ciudad de México.

OBJETIVOS

  • Identificar las mejores obras de Arquitectura de Paisaje realizadas en Latinoamérica.
  • Reconocer a sus autores a nivel individual o de grupo.
  • Difundir las obras más relevantes para permitir, mediante el análisis y crítica, una reflexión acerca de la Arquitectura de Paisaje Latinoamericana Contemporánea.

REQUISITOS
Podrán participar:
-Arquitectos Paisajistas, Arquitectos, Urbanistas y profesionales de ramas afines con título y cédula profesional.
-Estudiantes de licenciatura, maestría, posgrado o doctorado en arquitectura de paisaje, arquitectura, urbanismo y ramas afines.
-Escuelas superiores de Arquitectura de Paisaje y afines.
– Otras entidades públicas o privadas de carácter cultural como Fundaciones, Institutos, Secretarías, entre otras.
– No podrán participar miembros del jurado o sus familiares hasta tercer grado.

Más en http://sapm.com.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=12&Itemid=36

Featured Plant: Jewel Orchid

URI Botanical Gardens Blog

Ludisia discolorLudisia discolor, the Jewel Orchid, is an orchid native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Burma. They are often cultivated for the beautiful, velvety-looking foliage (which doesn’t actually feel velvety at all). Ludisia discolor is a terrestrial orchid, which roots in soil. In it’s native habitat, it is found on the floor of the forest. They prefer high humidity and temperatures above 60F, but tolerate very low light. This makes them relatively easy to grow at home, or in a shady spot in the greenhouse. In addition to the deep maroon-green (is that a word?) leaves with pinkish veins, they have beautiful, delicate white flowers, and I was pleasantly surprised to see last week that they were beginning to flower.

To propagate Jewel Orchids, the fleshy stems can be nestled horizontally into the potting mix (well drained, please). They will also root in a glass of water. These little plants were repotted…

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Congrès Tourisme + Paysage

L’Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec vous invite à participer au Congrès Tourisme + Paysage.

L’embarquement est prévu les 4 et 5 avril au Centre des sciences de Montréal.

Véritable invitation au voyage, la programmation vous fera découvrir une quarantaine de conférenciers passionnants en compagnie d’acteurs gouvernementaux, d’élus et d’employés du milieu municipal et de professionnels de l’aménagement, du design, de la culture et du tourisme.

Inscrivez-vous rapidement et profitez de l’offre spéciale de lancement.

À voir et à entendre cette année, entre autres :

§  Jean Blaise, directeur, Le Voyage à Nantes, France

§  Marie-Claude Massicotte, chef de section et architecte paysagiste, Direction des grands parcs et du verdissement, Ville de Montréal.

§  Jean-Philippe L. Messier, Directeur général, Réserve mondiale de la Biosphère Manicouagan-Uapishka

§  Michel Zins, Ph.D. Président, Zins Beauchesne et associés

§  Alexander Reford, Directeur général des Jardins de Métis et Président de l’Association touristique de la Gaspésie

§  Chantal Rouleau, mairesse de l’arrondissement Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles et responsable de l’eau et des infrastructures de l’eau au comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal

§  Daniel Blier, Directeur général, Parc Jean-Drapeau

§  Paul Arsenault, titulaire, Chaire de tourisme Transat

§  Olivier Bourgeois, architecte, Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes

§  Élaine Genest, architecte paysagiste directrice de projet, Projet Paysages Laurentides, Conférence régionale des élus des Laurentides

§  Marie Eisenman, Cofondatrice, Les Urbainculteurs

§  André Bathalon, directeur du Festival Mural, Directeur / co-fondateur de LNDMRK

§  Danielle Léger, Bibliothécaire responsable de collections, (programmes de spectacles et affiches), Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

§  Frédéric Loury, fondateur et directeur général, Art Souterrain

§  Simon Lebrun : pilote de navires sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent et président d’Héritage Maritime Canada

§  Serge Péloquin, nouveau Maire de Sorel-Tracy, idéateur de l’Écomonde du Lac Saint-Pierre, président du concours Architecture éphémère de l’hôtel de glace de Québec

§  Judith Portier, designer de l’environnement, directrice générale et artistique chez Design par Judith Portier

  • Philippe Lupien, architecte et designer – Lupien + Matteau;

Pour en savoir plus sur le thème du Congrès, sur les différentes conférences et sur les conférenciers, pour l’inscription en tant que participant ou comme exposant, visitez dès maintenant le site Internet du Congrès Tourisme + Paysage.

 

IFLA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COMPETITION

The 51st IFLA World Congress 2014 International Student Competition to be celebrated in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and organized by the Argentine Center of Landscape Architects (CAAP). The IFLA International Student Landscape Architecture Design Competition is part of the Congress, and it promotes and encourages the evolution of the profession of landscape architecture through education.

AIM OF THE COMPETITION
The competition aim is to promote a reflection on the importance of “thinking and action on landscape” as a conceptual and operative tool to guide the deep and global transformations in their changes. The intention is to reconnect places to the geographic, social and cultural context that contains them, and to recover the essence of their identity and values.

It is intended that students investigate the dynamic process of landscapes in their different complexities (ethical, aesthetic, functional, ecological, socio- cultural, historic-patrimonial, economic-productive, etc.) redefining and identifying new and old spaces, applying innovative and sustainable technologies, generating formal and environmental certainties; and humanizing the places and their landscape.

THEME: URBAN LANDSCAPES IN EMERGENCY Creating a landscape of places
The competition challenges students to explore urban landscapes: abandoned, obsolete and degraded landscapes; landscapes hurt by aggressive anthropic actions to nature and to the culture of the territory, landscapes substituted by new proposals and originated by needs, which may not have always kept the environmental balance.

They should propose new ideas sustained by “reflective thought” that will try to solve the unsustainable problems of urban landscapes in emergency; and the “actionusing the most appropriate techniques to improve the management and building of a landscape of places and of new spaces of urban sustainability.

PLACE AND SCALE
Students may select the context and site of the project. The suggested work scale is established in a range of 2 has (20.000 m2) to 10 has (100.000 m2).
Proposals must show a reflexive and innovative approach, giving value to the identity of the designed place and choosing a strategy for the project execution.

TYPE OF COMPETITION
This is an ideas competition and will consist of one round of submissions. Proposals by the participants should assume publication and exhibition in both digital and printed media.

PARTICIPANTS
The competition is open to all students of landscape architecture and allied disciplines (where a country or university does not include a program specifically identified as Landscape Architecture). Both individual and group submissions will be accepted, and each student or group is allowed only one entry. Broad interdisciplinary submissions are also welcomed; however the design must still focus on the configuration of the landscape and must have at least one Landscape Architecture student in the group. The number of members in each participating group shall not exceed four (4). Professional collaborators and associates of members of the jury, and their relatives up to a third degree may not enter the competition.

Find full details in the PDF document  hereinafter

IFLA 2014 International Student Desing Competition

Declaration Form – Student Competition IFLA CAAP 2014

UNESCO’dan Abim Gelmiş

Mustafa ARTAR

amasraunescoUzunca bir süredir Amasra’nın da içinde olduğu belki de bizlerin yıllardır özlediği tartışmaların başlamış olduğunu yazacağım, bugüne nasip oldu. Türkiye’de Dünya Miras Listesi’nde onbir alanımız bulunuyor. 2013 yılında kırbirinci sıradan geçici listeye girmiş, Amasra Kalesi ve surlu yerleşiminin de içinde olduğu Ceneviz Ticaret yolu ile bu sayının artması hepimizin dileği elbette. Bu süreçlerin kolay olmadığını, yani bizim Efes gibi önemli bir alanımız ile Mardin gibi bir varlığın da geçici listede olduğunu düşünürsek, demek ki yapacak çok şey var.

2012 yılının sonuna yakın Ukrayna’da yapılan bir toplantıya bakanlık katılımı ile Amasra sürecinin seri başvurusu Nisan 2013’de geçici listeye alınma ile kabul edilmiş oldu. Uzun yıllar devam eden bu süreçler için Amasra’da çalışmaları başlatan Bartın Valisi Sayın Ali Çınar’a teşekkür ederim. Kurulan Yürütme Kurulu’nda bir peyzaj mimarı akademisyeni olarak yer alışımdan duyduğum onuru tarif edemem. Amasra Kaymakamımız Sayın Mehmet Yıldız’ın motivasyonu yüksek Yürütme Kurulu başkanlığı bizleri cesaretlendiriyor. Süreçle ilgili olarak bugüne değin…

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year of the horse 2014

Wishing you all a fruitfull year of the horse!!!!!!
Christine B.

Feng Shui By Fishgirl

Kung Hei Fat Choy! That means Happy New Year to you. January 31st rings in Chinese New Year. The beautiful illustration above was done by my dear friend Po Ping in Hong Kong. We’ve been friends for 36 years but who’s counting? See some of her previous illustrations by searching this blog for CNY posts.

The Year of the Horse comes galloping in with action and forward motion, so get ready for big changes in your life! You won’t have time to graze in your pasture until the holiday season at the end of this year. Whether you are an elegant show horse or a wild pony, you’ll have a prosperous year if you get off your butt and JUST DO IT! No excuses. Finish that project, meet that fitness goal, get a fresh start. This is the year you can make great strides in anything you set your mind–and…

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