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Call for Entries Communities In Bloom International Challenge edition 2016

The Communities in Bloom International Challenge involves municipalities who have demonstrated excellence, and wish to showcase achievements in green spaces. This programme provides opportunities to promote these achievements and to exchange information between all participants.

Over the years, participants have included Communities from Europe, Asia, and North America along with winners from different National Programs competing with each other based on population…


Added by Alain Cappelle on November 18, 2015 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Landscape Architecture Corollaries - Try This.

Try this.

The next time you step outdoors to take a walk, imagine you see indoors and outdoors according to these Landscape Architecture Corollaries:

Corollary 1. In the beginning there was one: landscape.  Landscape harbored danger for humans.

Corollary 2. Humans constructed shelters.  Then there were two: landscape, and, the shelters in the landscape.

Corollary 3. And today still, humans essentially move through the landscape from shelter to…


Added by Edward Flaherty on November 17, 2015 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Is it time for Landscape Architects to step into the spotlight?

Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks determined enough to look hard may be able to find the LA firm responsible for the work. But chances are pretty good that if that same project is covered by the media—whether featured in a magazine, highlighted on a TV show, or written about on a…


Added by Corey J. Halstead on November 4, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Mineral wool is a proven green roof technology for high efficiency stormwater management

Green roofs are often the best available technology for urban stormwater management. Mineral wool usage is a green roof technology that is documented to improve green roof stormwater retention characteristics. Mineral wool’s long history of successful usage in green roofs is documented by the Mineral Wool in Green Roofs white paper…


Added by Furbish on October 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Turf Tips to Conserve Water & Keep it Green

Have you ever walked by a lawn in your neighborhood and wondered how the owners keep it so green? Getting back to the basics of landscape maintenance and giving your lawn the care that it deserves will put you on your way to having the perfect landscape that you’ve always envisioned for your property while reducing your irrigation…


Added by Rob Biehl on October 1, 2015 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Japan Gardening World Cup!

I was lucky enough to win a spot at the Japan Gardening World Cup which I fly over to start construction for on Sunday the 20th (my birthday!!!) of September.  

The garden show showcases designers from all over the world and is situated at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki a Dutch Replica Village... Yes you read right!

Anyway I'm still trying to raise some funds to put this thing together.  If you can spare any change have a look here…


Added by Ross Uebergang on September 16, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Courtyards in Modern Design | The Room Without a Ceiling

As a landscape architect I love the aspects of modernist architecture that allow a house to embrace and co-exist with the garden around it.

One feature of a house that can instantly achieve this is a courtyard.

The room without a ceiling.

A courtyard is a landscaped private area within or next to the house that integrates with the living and private spaces…


Added by Jason Davidson on September 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

4 Building Materials that Reduce Construction Cost

Construction and civil engineering activities have experienced a boom due to rapid improvements in procurement of building materials. However, the booming construction industry has posed many challenges due to some unsustainable aspects of the highly polluting and the exhaustive nature of building materials. But many innovative and…


Added by Modern Homes on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

6 Tips to Enhance 3D Renderings

Architectural visualization or illustration is the art of weaving two dimensional images or animations showing the attributes of a proposed architectural design. It is in fact the conceptual illustration of an architectural design which…


Added by Render Craft 3D on August 28, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Purpose-Driven Design

Architectural design begins with a desire to fulfill a client's specific needs. But what if the design also needs to address the aspirations of an entire civilization? Today, the challenges of managing resources, population growth, changing climate, and economic disparity all impact the purpose of architecture. Technological advances bring increased power to the design process, and contemporary architects are viewing the world through a wider lens than ever…


Added by Juliana Yoo on August 26, 2015 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Patio Features for Dynamic Outdoor Rooms

Effective patio design makes for a dynamic outdoor extension of your home. Possessing a property and keeping it secured with colorful fences is not only enough to deck up your garden.  Setting up a patio for the outdoor space or…


Added by Socorro Gonzalez on August 14, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Geodesign: Site Analysis & 3D Data Visualization Tools

Cities around the world are striving to improve the quality of life for their citizens, creating great places to live where people can feel safe, healthy, happy and engaged in the community. Urban and regional planning plays a vital role in this effort as design of spaces, comprehensive planning, zoning regulations, creation and monitoring of special districts,…


Added by Nadia Amoroso on July 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

LARE Math Basics


Added by Cheryl Corson on July 2, 2015 at 5:33am — No Comments

3 Ways to Sustain Nature in Built Environment

Sustaining Nature and Natural Processes in Ultra-Urban Environments [LAF + DeepRoot Roundtable]

Urbanization is occurring rapidly – not just in the United States, but globally – and squeezing people, transit, and housing into denser and denser areas. This shift isn’t just about buildings and roads, of course, it also affects it affects the way we plan, integrate, and care for urban nature. Given that trees and plants are more important than ever in ultra-urban areas – and that…

Added by Matthew Alcide on June 15, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

4 Fun Backyard Vertical Gardening Ideas

One of the many reasons why I love vertical gardens so much is that they range so dramatically in complexity, materiality and in price. DIY or backyard Vertical Gardening has become very popular in recent years. Whether you have a backyard, a balcony, or just a nice sunny wall inside your home, you can easily…


Added by Tamara Urben-Imbeault on May 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Cities with Heart: the book

Colleagues, I am delighted to report that Cities with Heart (China Architecture and Building Press, 2015) is selling well, online and in bookstores. Most of the cities where this book can make a difference are in China, so this book goes…


Added by Tom Paine on May 21, 2015 at 9:51pm — No Comments

10 Time-Saving SketchUp Tips for Landscape Architects

There are many ways in which you can boost the speed of your modeling to save oodles and oodles of time on your projects, the following links, tutorials, and tips and tricks are the basics (some of which you already know) that you can employ to help speed up your projects. Learning SketchUp is one of the easier things to do, however mastering the shortcuts and making the best use of your time and effort can take a little bit more effort. Lets go over the top ten things to…


Added by Doug Davies on May 19, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Clean Conservatory Windows

The conservatory has become a very popular choice for many home owners in the last few years. They are a great addition to the traditional landscape of almost every suburban house. They look perfect as an entryway to the general parts of the house, or as a nice threshold to your backyard. …


Added by Jane Wilson on April 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

In 2011, the term "infographic" was added to Webster's English Dictionary and solidified a popular movement to increase the visual expression of data for the general public. Before and since that word has been either …

Added by Benjamin Boyd on April 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Is it time for Landscape Architects to step into the spotlight?

Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks…


Posted by Corey J. Halstead on November 4, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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