For Lickwar, the experience aligns with her continued exploration of ecology, productivity, and culture. For Donham, it’s a reminder that minimalism can be whimsical. “This garden conforms to my notion of minimalism in all ways except it’s super fun, too. It’s not dead.”
"Into the Woods" wins the Prix de la Création at the 2018 Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire. We are so honored to receive this award with our collaborator FORGE Landscape Architecture.
Watch the interview with Matt Donham and Phoebe Lickwar about the design concept behind "Into the Woods".
The colors that make Manhattan one of the most vibrant cities on earth, from the bright pink of a Grand Street Chinese restaurant sign to the gray of a Fifth Avenue doorman’s suit, make up a new installation called “Manhattan Color Walk” on the Upper East Side.
We are excited to announce that we have been invited to create a garden in collaboration with FORGE Landscape Architecture at the 2018 Festival international des Jardins at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges's 1941 adventure in interconnected realities, "an infinite series of times, a growing, dizzying web of divergent, convergent and parallel times," Into the Woods employs groves of fast-growing forest species and an irregular grid of slow-to-decay shou sugi ban beams to create a woodland which disorients visitors in space and time.
"One of the most amazing things about the place is how dense and varied the vegetation has grown over the past twenty-five years, with some 175 species of plants providing shelter to 125 species of birds, as well as raccoons, possums, lizards, and rabbits. Another fun fact: It's home to one of the few birch forests in the area."
SUN-A07 : Roadway Futures—Three Streets as Public Places for People
As a public resource representing as much as 80% of the outdoor space of the built environment, the road network is critical territory for landscape architects. Using three recent roadway projects as case-studies, we will explore the political, design, and construction challenges of transforming roads into public places for people.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Watch out L.A., here comes one badass landscape architect ready to whip your public realm into shape! Rebecca will be teaching Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism students at USC's School of Architecture while she plots her next move.
It's been clear since Rebecca submitted the grant application for our first collaboration just 2-days after the birth of her son that Rebecca's perseverance is off the charts. She is always ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work. No matter the challenge--developing a narrative for forgotten urban infrastructure, building community consensus, or trimming a construction budget--Rebecca jumps at the opportunity to find the smartest solution.
For all this and more, it is with a heavy heart that we bid Rebecca farewell and best of luck on the left coast.
What does it really take to launch your own design firm? Writer Kevan Williams spent a long time answering this question for “Start Your Engines”—about a year and half all told. With so much reporting, what got left out was nearly as interesting as what made it in. We sent out questionnaires to about two dozen firms and got some very provocative (and moving) responses back. Though we could only use an extract in the print version, there’s always room for more online: https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/2017/03/23/start-your-engines/