How often, when introduced to a stranger as a Landscape Architecture student, do we receive the following query; “I have been in need of advice about my backyard, can you come over this weekend and give me some ideas?” Obviously, there’s nothing inherently offensive about such a proposition (unless of course the stranger assumes that we would do so on our own time - free of charge.) The conflict here is not one of title and ego, but a confused perception amongst the general public of the… Continue
Added by Abraham J. Baruck on April 30, 2009 at 2:48pm —
Credits to address regional environmental priorities for buildings in different geographic locations
Via Building Design and Construction
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released new LEED regional credits as part of LEED 2009, the new version of the LEED Green Building Rating System. These LEED credits encourage that specific regional environmental priorities be addressed when it comes to… Continue
Added by Land8 on April 29, 2009 at 12:20pm —
I am preparing my May newsletter: it will cover 45 new outdoor BBQ/Cooker designs
and 5 trends garden designers need to watch
Happy to send you a free copy
Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Anne Robert on April 29, 2009 at 7:00am —
Native Minnesotan Noah Billig is currently completing a Ph.D. in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment from Clemson University
's program in Istanbul -- while he is living in Vienna. I asked him why he's moved abroad, and why he would pursue a rare "built environment" Ph.D.
What drew you to move and study overseas?
The draw overseas was really an agreement with… Continue
Added by Adam Regn Arvidson on April 28, 2009 at 12:45pm —
San Francisco-based designer Joanna Borek-Clement
has envisioned these neuron cell-inspired, Sky-Terra skyscrapers to cope with the growing need for green urban space in Tokyo. The towers rise up to 1,600 ft above the street level and expand out until they reach the flat top plaza layer. These plazas offer many options and configurations, from public parks, greenbelts, playing fields, jogging paths,… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 24, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Testing this out....
magazine has an article this month about a Californian garden
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GREEN WALL RESEARCH FUNDING AWARDED TO UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND & BRITISH
COLUMBIA INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY
Green Wall Research to Focus on Energy Savings and Water Management
Toronto, Canada – April 21, 2009 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
congratulates the University of Maryland and the British Columbia Institute
of Technology’s Centre for Architectural Ecology on… Continue
Added by Land8 on April 21, 2009 at 11:22am —
Et voila my first newsletter is ready for designers/landscapers :
I have found 50 new pots and planters
so very different and offering great design solutions ...Pots and planters double up as seats, tables, lights and more
Let me know if you would like the whole story, send me your email above.
Next letter is about 50 new outdoor cooking designs.
Followed by 50 new shade solutions
For a view of the letter go to… Continue
Added by Anne Robert on April 20, 2009 at 3:00am —
In last month's tutorial on Advanced Blending
we took a look at the Blend If
section in the Layer Style
dialogue box. We discussed the difference between the two sliders in that section. These are:
Controls the current or active layer and how it blends with what is below it and,
Controls the layer below the active layer and how it blends with… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on April 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
AN INTERVIEW WITH ELLEN FETZER
is a dynamic player on the international landscape architecture community scene. In this interview, we talk about how she found the profession, her road trip across Romania, and how she plans to reshape the structure of the traditional university system.
What is your background with regard to Landscape Architecture?
I studied landscape… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 14, 2009 at 5:31pm —
Education is one of the most important things in my life, and I believe that an individual should never stop going to school, adapting their ideas and beliefs, and ultimately becoming as knowledgeable as possible. The relationship between people, and the spaces and environments that surround them have always been of upmost interest to me. There are so many different ideas and technologies that are constantly being invented, adapted and readapted, which provides an individual like me endless… Continue
Added by George Partridge on April 10, 2009 at 10:29am —
Congratulations to West 8
for winning the Almere Hout Noord competition. The competition entry for Almere Hout Noord West 8 prepared for housing corporation Ymere was unanimously chosen by the municipal assembly of Almere as the winning design.
Promoting small-scale networks of the different residents, the design for the new development of Almere… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 8, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I'm moving and need to thin out. Here is a list of books I have, some was from Human Factors class. I'll charge half the best Amazon used price, you pay the postage $3.99 or arrange a pickup. You can pay Paypal or cash, or wait till a check clears.
California Native Plants for the Garden, Bornstein, Fross, O'Brien, used book price $26.29, my price $13.00
The Geography of Nowhere
, Kunstler, used bok price $3.93, my price $1.96
A Pattern… Continue
Added by Claudia Sherman on April 8, 2009 at 6:00pm —
'Mermaid' is a private development-project designed by JDS Architects
which aims to establish a large dolphinarium and wellness-center, together with hotel and holiday-apartments. The goal is to make 'Mermaid' the frame in which sea, air and light converge to stimulate the experience of health and wellness. With dolphins as the primary attraction, 'Mermaid' will offer a unique experience for the new 'health… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
We are proud to introduce Hunter Industries as our newest Sponsor! As a global company, Hunter Industries approaches the challenge of minimizing water use with an in-depth understanding of the big picture. The company constantly pursues more advanced methods and technologies that help apply water more efficiently, and fulfill its overriding commitment to conserve our planet’s most precious resource.
Hunter Industries is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of irrigation… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 4, 2009 at 7:30am —
I've been working on getting ready for my spring LARE review classes. I've put together some new overheads for the most recent section C vignettes I've developed. C19s parking problem has been fixed, and there's a few minor fixes here and there. I've also developed a brand new vignette based on one from the December 08 exam. It's a passive solar condo cluster with parking, stream setbacks and height limitations. All trees are sacred here.
I've also been organizing/codifying some… Continue
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