August’s update features a handful of urban sites from Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. For Boston, I attended a Executive Education session on urban retail at Harvard and had a couple of days to hit a few sites. In Boston, those included the Rose Kennedy Greenway parks, the capping element that finished off the Big [...]
The following are several more images to complement my recent post on landscapeurbanism.com and Metropolis regarding Valencia’s transformation of the Turia River.
Overlook/ boardwalk at the recently renovated Nashville Bridge Company building, Nabrico.
Nashville’s new riverfront park by Hargreaves, Cumberland Park. Preview to next month’s update.
Amphitheater seating detail from Phase 2 of the High Line.
The latest update featuring New York City has been live on www.sitephocus.com for a little over a week. The images are of sites including the Phase Two of the High Line by James Corner Field Operation, Pier 15 by SHoP Architects/ Ken Smith Landscape Architect, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Lincoln Center, and others. A preview of [...]
February’s update to www.sitephocus.com included various sites from Barcelona, Detroit, and Nashville. In Barcelona, sites covered were the Media TIC, RTFE Corporate, and Interface Buildings, as well as the Universat Pompeu Fabra. Badalona, and city located near Barcelona, included Badalona Park and the Public Square. Detroit featured a really cool urban agriculture garden in downtown [...]
It’s been a busy beginning to the new year, so a bit delayed in getting the last couple of posts up for the most recent updates. The latest series includes more of San Diego, including the Gaslamp District, Children’s Museum Park and Children’s Park (by PWP Landscape Architecture), and a contemporary pedestrian bridge crossing the [...]
Image from the January update showing the water feature at Children’s Park designed by the landscape architecture firm of Peter Walker Partners.
Contemporary wood platform/ bench and rolling, tree planted mounds at the Museu Can Framis in Barcelona, Spain.
Sitephocus recently released our latest update featuring sites in Irvine, La Jolla, and Solana Beach, California. This is our first update in a series from the San Diego area, location of this year’s ASLA annual conference. Specific sites include the recently completed first phase of Orange County Great Park in Irvine, a former airport in [...]
In preparation for winter, figured I’d reach back in our old photos get everyone in the mood. The Medtronic Headquarters Patent Garden by Oslund and Associates in Minneapolis. The garden features a circular CorTen steel wall framing a lone specimen tree, all cloaked in snow.
Custom, laser-cut steel pergola structure at the Orange County Great Park by Ken Smith Landscape Architects.
A sneak peak of our September update: Mary Bartelme Park in Chicago.
We’ve been a bit slow to update the blog as of late due to work schedules. That doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy gathering great images and July’s update is a reflection of that. Fresh off of Brian’s trip to Spain, we’ve uploaded a first round of images featuring Valencia. Sites include the beautiful Mercado [...]
I had the opportunity to photograph some custom precast concrete and reclaimed timber tables for Exceptional Outdoor Furnishings over the past couple of months for the launch of their website. The table tops are fabricated from Hartstone precast concrete with bases made from reclaimed timber, salvaged from barns and wooden structures in the Louisville, KY [...]
In honor of Earth Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s upcoming birthday…. Also be sure to check out the documentary [ Olmsted and America's Urban Parks ].
Images from Brian’s recent trip to Iceland were uploaded earlier in the month to sitephocus.com. Sites included a variety of urbanscapes and natural landscapes. City Pond Reykjavik City Hall Bankast 101 Skuggi Skolavordustigur Selfoss Miscellaneous Reykyavik Eyrarbakki Eldhraun Vik
The latest images featuring Railroad Park in Birmingham, the Cultural Trail and Canal Walk in Indianapolis, various sites in Asheville, NC, and the 12 South Neighbhorhood in Nashville were uploaded earlier in the week. Railroad Park in Birmingham, AL is one of the most recent urban parks to have been completed. Located on former industrial [...]
If you’re interested in urban design, you should check out the recent presentation [here] by Jan Gehl of Gehl Architects over at the Economist. In it, Mr. Gehl discusses his concept of Liveable Cities – designing for its human inhabitants first and foremost. Two cities where he’s had considerable experience and input, Copenhagen and New [...]
This month’s update featuring new urbanist neighborhood models along Florida’s Design Coast is live on sitephocus.com. Site’s include Rosemary Beach, WaterColor, the newest addition of Alys Beach, and Seaside, which recently celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary. We’d covered Seaside and Rosemary Beach pretty well before, but Alys Beach was a new experience and I was able [...]
The latest, and final, installment of images from Washington, D.C. were uploaded recently and are live on www.sitephocus.com. Sites primarily focused on the National Mall (World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, and the Washington Monument) and the Capitol Hill neighborhood (7th Street, 8th Street, Eastern Market, and various streets [...]
Our second installment from DC went live this week. This month featured images of a couple of recent waterfront park additions, The Yards Park and Diamond Teague Park, both near the The Yards district and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Also in Georgetown, we hit a couple of the major commercial/retail corridors of Wisconsin Ave and M [...]