Archive for August, 2012

August 2012

Early last month, our Sharpeville Memorial project was published in Landscape World magazine, and that set us to posting the covers of the books that our work has featured in.  Most recently, in a book entitled “Constructing Shadows” compiled by Petschek and Gass and in “South African Landscape Architecture”, compiled by Stoffberg, Hindes and Muller, which is actually a pair of books, a reader and a compendium.

This last publication has been released just in time for the IFLA World Congress which will be held in Cape Town in just over a month. Wait, let me post the link too, haven’t I done this before? IFLA is the International Federation of Landscape Architects and it’s a great honour for us to be hosting this event here in SA. Of course the whole office will decamp to Cape Town that week. Have a look at the programme, there are some great international speakers that won’t just appeal to landscape architects, with urban, cultural and ecological themes.

Last week we were at the Sustainability Week in Sandton which included a 2-day green building conference. I hope you visited our stand if you were there. If not, I’ll have to just include a picture…

Speaking of pictures, I was oggling these images of exotic retreats and I said I would share them because PG was drooling over my shoulder. They are billed as being for designers – of course it was a design-related site, I was trying to do something at least a bit work-related before I got side-tracked – don’t you hate that? It’s like when you go to outlook to get a phone number so you can phone someone, but it opens in your inbox instead of your contacts, and then your eye is caught by a particular e-mail and then you forget to make the call? There’s definitely a design flaw there. Now what was I writing about? Oh, ja, these places are supposed to be for design buffs, but I don’t think anyone would mind too much having to go there. And finally, we shared the Sunday Times’ picture of our friend Gerald Garner and an article about his inner-city walking tours.

’til next time.

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