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Added by Heather Whitlow on January 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
On a secluded rocky outcrop in southern Sweden, a series of hauntingly beautiful sculptures rise out of the rugged coastline. Named Nimis (Latin for "too much"), these eerie towers of driftwood are the work of Swedish artist Lars Vilks.…Continue
Added by Helen Buckle on January 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Advanced Water Purification Facility Science and Administration Center, Photo Credit: Michael E. Cabezas
So this topic is a bit of a diversion from the normal way we as landscape architects look at the link between landscape sustainability and design, but I thought many of you would find it interesting none the less. Right now in the architecture world, there is a movement to explore…Continue
Added by Lauren E. L. Marshall on December 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The process of building and maintaining a garden can be daunting. It requires a great deal of knowledge about plants, soils, weather, and light conditions. It also requires a great deal of care to ensure that plants get the water and nutrients they need. Edyn’s upcoming smart garden system…Continue
Added by Nicholas Buesking on December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
The Presidio—the 1,500 acre national park which vanguards the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco—is looking to make some dramatic changes. The park…Continue
Added by Nicholas Buesking on November 17, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a…Continue
Maintenance is one of the most important aspects of making sure your landscape project survives- both literally and figuratively! When designing green walls, one key consideration is how a maintenance team is going to reach all of the parts of the garden. Many standard maintenance procedures for vertical gardens are the same as for any…Continue
Have you ever wanted a green, money-saving, healthy hobby? Among many others, growing herbs at home is just that.
Interestingly enough, there is a variety of herbs you can grow in the comfort of your own kitchen. This is a great way to make every dish healthy and rich in both flavour and aroma.…Continue
Added by Lana Jane Fox on October 27, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments
The Bartlett Parklet, named after the orchards that used to stud the ground of Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, CA, was built ground up on top of a "drop-down" trailer originally intended to move Minnesotan ice shanties. It is designed to be mobile and parked in various locations in Bishop Ranch--a corporate office park, and is the first of its kind in San Ramon as well as in a…Continue
Added by BASE Landscape Architecture on October 20, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Typically designers need no convincing that sustainable design is necessary to protect the earth’s health, its resources, and its ecosystems. Sustainable design is becoming an increasingly comfortable topic in the public and corporate sectors too, regardless of whether the motivation for that shift is well-intentioned or simply a PR strategy. In residential…Continue
Added by Nicholas Buesking on October 20, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments
Green Wall with bikes at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City. Image via Wikipedia
Vertical gardening is currently very…Continue
Biofilters are a relatively new and innovative technology in the world of vertical gardens that combine the fields of landscape architecture, building architecture…Continue
Have you ever wanted to learn about Aquaponics, or how to start your own aquaponics system? I'm a huge enthusiast of this food growing method and would love to show you the basics!
Fish farming is an rising style in these types of components -- one that is bringing hobbyists, investigators and food sellers equally. During the past decade, the sector has…Continue
Added by Barry Ponics on October 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
As Landscape Architects, we often look to naturally occurring plant communities for inspiration and precedent for our designs. Vertical gardens are no exception to this rule. Since committing to the topic of vertical gardens for my design…Continue
Added by Tamara Urben-Imbeault on September 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer de Graaf on September 26, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
The era of taking water for granted is over. The water strategies in this video integrate: the built world & the natural environment; people & the broader community of living things; and ecological science with traditional planning & design disciplines.
Something is happening in the design community. People are beginning to tap…Continue
15 years of European Biennial of Landscape Architecture Barcelona.
The First European Biennial Landscape Architecture was organized in 1999. This event was pioneering at the time and created a way to know Landscape Architecture in Spain and in Europe. The initiative is now a…Continue
Added by Sixto D. Lozano on September 22, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
There is so much happening in the industry lately, new products, new companies and new concepts seemingly everyone is a living wall professional as the frenzy of designers continue to push the limits of bigger and more elaborate projects. It’s hard to believe my first product is over 10 years…Continue
Added by George Irwin on September 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Vertical gardening in any climate can be extremely complex. The regional climate, or plant hardiness zone, is the biggest overriding climatic aspect that needs to be considered, along with the neighbourhood microclimate, and the microclimate of the wall itself.…Continue
Want to boost awareness and participation in your local landscape architecture chapter but don’t know how? If you were lucky enough to attend last year’s ASLA conference in Boston, you’ve experienced first-hand the energy and ambition of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. Located in one of the…Continue