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A Design Alternative for Affordable Housing

As cities are growing and a lot of people being displaced, one of the strategies that can be used to prevent displacement and unwillingness to relocate, especially those who are economically struggling, is to look at affordability of and accessibility to basic life necessities--housing is one of them.…

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Added by ThanakornW on March 25, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

New Book: Second Nature Urban Agriculture

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Added by Louise Fox on March 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Spanish Landscape Architecture: Alcazar of Sevilla Gardens

Have you ever been in a garden built along 1100 years? Many gardening styles can be appreciated in the Alcazar of Sevilla, it is like a history book.

It is known Muslim heritage in architecture and gardening in Spanish cities like Cordoba and Granada, but there are other places where we can…

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Added by Sixto D. Lozano on March 17, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Groningen - The World's Cycling City

It's no surprise that a place dubbed 'The World's Cycling City' is located in the Netherlands. Dutch cities are renowned for their cycle-friendly infrastructure (as well as their bike-favourable topography). But Groningen - situated in the north of the country - boasts some exceptionally impressive cycling…

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Added by Helen Buckle on March 13, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: The Aimless Wanderings of Hang gab Lee

Spirit of place, genius loci, atmosphere, character, ambiance, soul;  whatever you want to call it, that intangible 'thing' that varies from place to place is often hard to articulate. In this beautiful series of short films, South Korean photographer, designer and film-maker…

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Added by Helen Buckle on March 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Team Chosen to Design the Presidio Parklands in San Francisco



The news broke late last year: a design team has been picked to handle the exciting Presidio Parklands project along the bay of San Francisco.  Adding to its impressive resume of high profile spaces that includes the High Line,…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on March 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: The Edmonton Freezeway - A New Way to Commute!

The Canadian city of Edmonton is no stranger to the cold. For five months of the year the city is gripped by sub-zero temperatures. But rather than allowing the blisteringly cold weather to impede the life of the city, Edmontonians are always on the look out for ways to embrace their…

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Added by Helen Buckle on February 27, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Lost Rivers

Beneath the surface of almost every industrial city, lies a hidden landscape of buried waterways. Written and directed by Caroline BâcleLost Rivers offers a fascinating insight into the secret landscapes that flow beneath our feet and…

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Added by Helen Buckle on February 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Book Review: Mellon Square - Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

Fresh off it's six-year long renovation, Pittsburgh's Mellon Square is recognized as one of the preeminent examples of…
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Added by Benjamin Boyd on February 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Rivers and Tides - Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

Perhaps one of the most differentiating features of landscape architecture - when compared to other design disciplines - is its relationship to time. Landscapes grow and evolve; the work of a landscape architect is therefore never really complete. For British sculptor and environmentalist Andy…

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Added by Helen Buckle on February 13, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

V. Day Special: Recreating Love in Your Woodland Garden

Valentine's Day is a special holiday for couples all around the world. A garden is the perfect way to express your love to each other while creating something beautiful that you'll be able to enjoy long after the holiday is over. This year make Valentine's Day a holiday that you'll both remember for years to come by putting together your own woodland garden.



Begin the process of making a woodland garden by choosing a spot. Whenever possible, it is best to…

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Added by Socorro Gonzalez on February 10, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: "Second Nature" A Documentary Film About Janne Saario

Filmtastic Fridays is back! To kick off, we're heading over to Finland, where landscape architect and skateboarding enthusiast Janne Saario reveals how his two greatest passions in life have influenced one another. Beautifully shot, "Second Nature" captures a softer side to skateboarding and fuses…

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Added by Helen Buckle on February 6, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

PVWatts Calculator is Making it Easy for Landscape Architects to Estimate Site-Specific Solar Production

Renewable energy production is a key part of creating sustainable landscapes.  Even at the site scale, harnessing geothermal, wind, and solar energy are powerful strategies for reducing society's dependency on fossil fuels.  When dealing with photovoltaic installations on the residential level, a designer needs tools that allow him or her to make quick, conceptual decisions and provide the client with…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on February 6, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

5 Misconceptions About The Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE)

The first 2015 Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE) is offered April 6 – 18, 2015. Why is licensure important?  The primary reason States license Landscape Architects is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the…

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Added by Angela Woodward on February 2, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

LAF Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has up to $85,000 available for the 2015 scholarship season. Application deadlines are Feb 1 and Feb 15. Help spread the word to qualified candidates!

Leadership in Landscape Scholarships & Fellowships

LAF offers…

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Added by Heather Whitlow on January 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

I-Park 2015 Landscape/Garden/Ecological Design Program


Application Deadline: February 2, 2015



I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its 2015 multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence program. The program is open to landscape, garden and ecological designers looking to expand and enrich their creative practice in a retreat-like, collegial setting – in the company of visual artists, music composers, writers and architects. Self-directed residencies will be offered from May through November, 2015. Most…

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Added by Agnes Miyuki on January 13, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Nimis: The Land Art that Spawned a New Nation

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.…

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Added by Helen Buckle on January 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Which methods do use you to draw landscape?

I have pending a couple of articles about my work system. Today I bring you a video that condenses an hour photoshop landscape design in just 5 min. In this case, the project consists of a Mediterranean villa garden in San Fulgencio, Alicante, Spain. Housing has two very defined environments: On the one hand the access area, in which a Mediterranean clipping welcomes us…

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Added by David Jimenez on January 1, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Landscape Sustainability and Tall Wood Building

 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…

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Added by Lauren E. L. Marshall on December 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sustainable Residential Design Spotlight: Edyn Smart Garden Sensor

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…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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A Design Alternative for Affordable Housing

Posted by ThanakornW on March 25, 2015 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

As cities are growing and a lot of people being displaced, one of the strategies that can be used to prevent displacement…

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Spanish Landscape Architecture: Alcazar of Sevilla Gardens

Posted by Sixto D. Lozano on March 17, 2015 at 4:20am 0 Comments

Have you ever been in a garden built along 1100 years?…

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