Waterfalls and streams are things that, in my opinion, can greatly effect the quality of your overall render , even if they are only a minor component of the design. Done correctly, they can add life and movement to your rendering, done wrong and they become strangely shaped pools. Today I'm going to go over my rendering techniques for these critical items. As always, feel free to use them, tweak them, or ignore them. Let me know what you think!
Streams and… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on June 30, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Land8 Lounge Members featured in June Issue of LAM
In this month's issue of LAM, Daniel Jost features seven note-worthy blogs in his article, "The Dirt on Blogging: How can blogs change the way we communicate about Landscape Architecture?" Out of all the exceptional landscape blogs out there, I was happy to see that 5 out of the 7 bloggers mentioned in this article are members of Land8Lounge.…
Added by Andrew Spiering on June 29, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Note: I realize that this is Wednesday- I worked an 8 hour shift yesterday, and then went to see Transformers 2 at midnight, so I didn't have quite enough time to finish this off before this morning, sorry for the wait. oh, and I have to admit, I am surprised that Transformers 2 has more finishing moves then Mortal Kombat...
One of the things needed for a lot of renderings, whether it is for pools, lakes, streams, wetlands, or swales, is water. You by all means could get a… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on June 24, 2009 at 10:30am —
"I had recently purchased a standard Dell desktop PC for my family, which the kids used for playing videogames; it came is a terabyte internal hard drive. My children had twice as much storage as my entire staff. How did this happen? The answer is simple: We had gotten stuck thinking that storage was expensive, which in fact is had become dirt cheap. We treated the abundant thing - hard drive capacity - as if it were scarce, and the scarce thing - people's time - as if it were abundant. The… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on June 22, 2009 at 11:03pm —
We’ve featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK’s container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing’s for sure, there isn’t a shortage of uses for containers as shelter,… Continue
Added by sang on June 21, 2009 at 8:07pm —
image via pmccabin600
As the second Wave Deck on the Toronto Harbourfront, the Simcoe Slip has officially opened for public enjoyment! I'm absolutely in love with West 8
's super sexy form designed to emulate the natural form of waves that make up this amazing deck.
The last time I wote about this, it was still… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on June 20, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Adam E. Anderson
Design Under Sky
The budgetary woes of California is old news, and months and months of an unfinished budget debate between lawmakers and Gov. Schwarzenegger are digging a deeper hole for Californians. Just recently however the proposed budget that's now pushing for approval is one that will effectively terminate funding for California State Parks, closing 220 parks up… Continue
Added by Adam E. Anderson on June 16, 2009 at 10:15am —
"Don't get me wrong, these plans look good, but after a certain point any student can do a technically good Photoshop rendering. The key is to add something else to it. It needs some artistic flair, some of your personality to really stand out, and to really work"
That is what I heard from one interviewer while looking at my portfolio shortly after I became a "Free Agent" in August - I am, after all, not technically unemployed, as I am employed by Best Buy, but I am looking… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on June 16, 2009 at 12:00am —
there are many factors which helps a company to perform well but the most important person is PR which can make wonders for a company.Here are thousands of PR jobs at one place.
Added by Suzzane waltz on June 15, 2009 at 7:06am —
Maelo Maldonado works for Chicago-based Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
, the recent merger of two nationally recognized design firms. He’s also involved in planning the upcoming ASLA annual meeting
, which will visit his city in September. I asked him about both big events.
How long have you been with Doug… Continue
Added by Adam Regn Arvidson on June 15, 2009 at 5:09am —
im in perth right now..visiting my bro..
here,there is more parks area than m'sia...
each of the park have its own design n concept..
if other people have any opinion or suggestion,the interesting landscape in western australia,we can share together..
im a new learner...
Added by ainurehan abu bakar on June 14, 2009 at 4:03am —
Before I started this post, I figured it would make sense to check on exactly what type of economic commitment firms have to make for the software that most see as a necessary cost of running business today, and what I saw was truly startling to me, a former employee of a small firm.
Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Design Premium: $1,799.00
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D (with BIM): $8,990.00 (with subscription)
Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: $4,445.00 (with… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on June 12, 2009 at 11:25am —
After ten years of advocacy, planning, and construction, the High Line is now open! The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets. Section 1 of the High Line is now open as a public park, owned by the City of New York and operated under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks &… Continue
Added by Land8 on June 11, 2009 at 1:00pm —
We have are testing out a new feature that allows us to add Landscape Architecture projects and other interesting places from around the world. After this discussion
, we decided to figure out a way to provide this to our members. So, check it out and let us know what you think!
You can find it under the Library
tab. Or click on the link below...… Continue
Added by Land8 on June 9, 2009 at 11:20am —
As a quick introduction, my name is Frank. I'm all-but-thesis for my Masters of Landscape Architecture from UMass-Amherst (I defend September 14th). Along with loving design, I am a huge techie. This blog will have posts about everything from critiques of Landscape Architecture projects, to reviews of games, to my thoughts on the newest gadgets (I NEED the new Pre to come to Verizon NOW by the way.)
I will post many more things in the near future, and hope to hear from you soon! I… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on June 8, 2009 at 11:00am —
It is now day 6, and we are feeling great!
After a hot but pleasant night at the quaint Belcove Hotel, located on Haulover Creek about a block down from the famous Swing Bridge, we spent the morning investigating the inner workings of downtown Belize City. I would not say they were the best inner workings I have ever seen. Except for the cheap waffles and johhny cakes, Belize City did not really have that much to offer at first glance. So, we… Continue
Added by Kevin J. Gaughan on June 7, 2009 at 4:00pm —
And thus it has begun...
For those of you who don't know what 'it' is...'it' is a 10 month journey through Latin America that my girlfriend, Becky, and I started on June 2, 2009. After about a year of saving and planning we have finally embarked on this hopefully life changing experience. Although we have a rough route mapped out with several stops and predetermined activities planned, for the most part we are hoping to let the wind blow us most of the way. So, why are we… Continue
Added by Kevin J. Gaughan on June 4, 2009 at 1:00pm —
This is the first in a series of informative blogs aimed at sharing with the landscape design community my forty plus (40+) years of experience in designing and installing garden fountains in private residences.
Since my first fountain in 1968, I have always thought of the…
Added by Bill Rose on June 3, 2009 at 7:25am —
David Farmer is a licensed Landscape Architect and the founder and CEO of Ecografx, Inc. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Landscape Architecture in 1974 and Architecture in 1976. David still resides there where he practices on "the side" and perfects the software he developed - Land F/X. He is passionate about design, efficiency, and construction details. In this interview we talk about… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on June 2, 2009 at 5:00pm —
I started a personal blog dedicated to my time interning as well as topics concerning landscape architecture. The latest post concerns a Mobile Tree Identification Program being developed to help someone id a tree through a photograph.
My blog is located at: landscapeinvocation.blogspot.com
Comments are always welcome.
University of Florida Landscape… Continue
Added by Benjamin Boyd on June 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —