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Urban waterside planting
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Hi there, im currently doing my final design project for my Landscape Architecture degree and am struggling with the planting for the site. The site is the Silvertown Quays which is in the Royal…Continue

Tags: london, trees, waterside, agriculture, urban

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Halpern Feb 25, 2013.

Model making
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One of my assignments for my landscape architecture degree has asked for a presentation model of the site we are designing. In needs to have no/minimal colour and show plant massing, textures and…Continue

Tags: methods, materials, design, making, model

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerrit Shuffstall Dec 16, 2011.

Internships and work experience in the UK or abroad
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Hi Guys Im about to go into my second year of my Landscape Architecture degree and want to start looking at work experience or internships for the summer or 2012. Just wondered if any of you had any…Continue

Tags: architecture, landscape, jobs, volunteering, internship

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael vipond Jul 26, 2011.

 

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Gerrit Shuffstall replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"I agree, I loved making models through school.  Here is a sample of my trees.  I used a silver thick gauge wire for the crowns and wrapped it around the trunk.  It was kind of a pain and required a good amount of squeezing to get the…"
Dec 16, 2011
Ellis Cucksey replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"Our school's workshop had a special saw for cutting foam core. It was similar to a jig saw but the blade was a small-diameter file that sort of buffed out the imperfections as it cut. Pretty cool tool."
Dec 15, 2011
Tosh K replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"chipboard (butterboard is easier to cut, but doesn't photograph as nicely until it ages), picture wire for trees (unravel to get branching, other wires can work too but I like the twirl of picture wire and relative plasticity- it holds its…"
Dec 14, 2011
Nikolaos Miller replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"Ditto what other people have suggested for modeling terrain.  For vegetation, take a walk around campus and see what kind of dried vegetation is around (fuzzy grass seed heads, yarrow, juniper, etc).  Arts & crafts stores are great…"
Dec 14, 2011
Trace One replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"What about plastilene? I like the look of contour lines done in some kind of hardboard (cardboard, etc.) but it is also nice to cover the whole thing with plastilene, and go for some detail textures in the 'clay". colors,…"
Dec 14, 2011
April Prey replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"One of my favorite models I worked on used wire for trees.  Comes in many colors so you can stick with your neutral color scheme.  Damn, I'd take a photo of one if I could find one...but they are somewhat abstract and can be quick to…"
Dec 13, 2011
Wyatt Thompson, PLA replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"The key to foam core (and most card/mat boards actually) is a sharp blade. I've known people to replace the blade after 3 or 4 long foam core cuts. That may be extreme, but it might also be worth it to keep the edges looking nice. Lana is…"
Dec 13, 2011
Lana Merrill replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"By the way - I would stay away from foam core - it can be SO hard to make it look clean and precise. Plus, it also tends to look heavy. If you do choose it, go for the thinnest size you can get."
Dec 13, 2011
Lana Merrill replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"I agree with Wyatt as far as materials. If you're going to a white monochrome scheme, mat board, white tissue paper, cardstock/printer paper, and baby's breath is a good combo. If you're going for a light brown/cardboard look, chip…"
Dec 13, 2011
Wyatt Thompson, PLA replied to Ryan Mills's discussion 'Model making'
"Oh how I miss the days of building models. I doubt there is a truly "best" method, as the materials you use will depend largely on the look you want and the time/tools you have access to. Trees and plant massings could be made…"
Dec 13, 2011
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Model making

One of my assignments for my landscape architecture degree has asked for a presentation model of the site we are designing. In needs to have no/minimal colour and show plant massing, textures and forms. I was wondering if anyone knows what would be the best materials and methods to use? would scrunched up tissue paper work? or is there any better suggestions?See More
Dec 13, 2011
Ryan Mills and Vicky Kendrick are now friends
Dec 13, 2011
Liam George Sapsford and Ryan Mills are now friends
Dec 10, 2011
Ryan Mills joined Jamie Haxby's group
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Writtle College School of Design

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Jul 27, 2011
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For all of you who want to get better at perspective sketching and color rendering or any other graphic techniques you would like to share or discuss
Jul 27, 2011
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UK Landscape Architecture

Do we have an identity crisis?Maligned by Architects and industry pundits (Schwartz/Alsop et al) Is it justified?See More
Jul 27, 2011

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At 5:39am on July 25, 2011, Ewa Chorazy said…
Hello. Just want to let you know that we have launched a garden design competition on www.slant.eu where you will find all the details
 
 
 

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Recommended Laptop configuration for running Adobe Suite

Sadly my computer I bought during undergraduate landscape architecture days is being laid to rest. I've been comparing and looking at different macbook pro's and am really not tech savvy enough to know what would be best and wanted to see if anyone…Continue

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How Landscape Maintenance Services Add More Value to Your Property

If your property has a well maintained landscape, its value goes up by itself. In fact, a beautiful and well-maintained landscape attracts more numbers of buyers…Continue

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Specifying LEED stone

I'm working on a leed platinum project and I am getting the run around from stone suppliers. Has anyone found a comprehensive list/map of US/Canadian stone quarries by location?The project is in Cincinnati Ohio and has about 3000 sf of stone paving,…Continue

Tags: sandstone, granite, limestone, SRI, stone

Started by Daniel Wood in SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN on Tuesday.

ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting/Expo NOLA 10.21-10.24 4 Replies

Upon receiving a grant from Lonovo to attend the National Meeting, I am now inquiring if there will be any members on here that will also be attending?If so, where are you planning on staying?  I have purchased my travel fare, but have yet to…Continue

Started by michael damico in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Ben Baker on Monday.

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