Due to some circumstances revolving around my current employment situation, I am taking a few weeks off of the Tuesday tutorial while some stuff gets sorted out. I have a few traditional posts on the burner, as well as a plan to shift to some 3D rendering tutorials for a bit, but I need to take care of some things before I can drop the needed time into them.
In the mean time, please take a look at my old tutorials, use them, abuse them, change them, and let me know what you… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on July 28, 2009 at 4:39pm —
SAN FRANCISCO (CA, USA)—The first of 1,200 new, sustainably designed transit shelters have been installed in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, the product of a joint project by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. The shelters feature an undulating, wave-form roof made with 40 percent post-industrial recycled content; in one-third of the locations, the roof will house a solar… Continue
If the definition of a "Landscape for Health"(TM) is "any outdoor space that facilitates health and well-being through connection with nature," then the High Line, which opened about three weeks ago and which I visited for the first time yesterday, definitely fits the bill. New York City already has many wonderful parks, from small community gardens and vestpocket parks to the many-acre pastoral settings of Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect… Continue
Business Quarterly Survey Finds Positive Signs for Landscape Architecture Firms WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the midst of a struggling economy, new signs of recovery appeared for landscape architecture firms, according to the latest American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey. While most firms still face serious economic challenges, small improvements emerged across all indicators – including hiring.
Dear Andrew Spiering,
You mentioned that west 8 made a plan with the corporation Ymere. Indeed they did, but not as the only architect. They worked together with Mecanoo architects. Underneath a few images more, to get a full picture :-)…
I'm currently preparing for the coming LARE - section D to be specific,and hopefully section C in December also (would be proud if I do take two, well, no matter pass or not), but am easily distracted, not mention it's summer time - too much going on, so am wondering if there's anyone who is having the same problem and wants to study together say once a week.
I'm at the stage where I just went through the manual, so I still have a lot to cover. Have some digital material that… Continue
Added by Yun on July 20, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Tim Waterman studied landscape architecture in the US at the University of Idaho and went on to become of Master of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He now lives and works in London and lectures in landscape architecture and urbanism at the Writtle School of Design. With his new book,… Continue
Ive recently been spending a lot of time reading the “design” section of The Moment Blog from the New York Times. I am always pleasantly surprised in the diversity of subjects that this newspaper addition seems to cover. Unfortunately, I had to unsubscribe to their twitter feed lest someone think I was obsessed with new additions from Armani and the latest Prada purse off the line. They have done a good job, however, in reporting on the South’s… Continue
Washington, D.C. – July 13, 2009 – Feeling the effects of the struggling overall U.S. economy, nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by 16 percent in 2009 and drop by another almost 12 percent in 2010 in inflation adjusted terms. Commercial… Continue
Added by Land8 on July 15, 2009 at 5:30pm —
One of the things that most people can get to look pretty decent, but not great, is wood decking. Unlike wetlands its not one of those things that, when done wrong, looks like something fundamentally different, but being able to create a deck that really shines without spending a ton of time on it really can make a great touch.
Step 1:Paint Outside the Lines
This is a very familiar step, select and area larger then the deck itself. You need the extra room to allow… Continue
Added by Frank Varro on July 14, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I had the great pleasure of meeting and working with Laura Wilson in 2008 while I was living in Germany. She has a distinct sense of calm about her that instantly puts you at ease as if you've known her forever and I believe that her art is a direct extension of her warm personality and intimate connection with the natural elements. Laura was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and has a BA in Fine Art from Furman University as well as graduated from the School of… Continue
Hey remember when we told you about Re:Vision Dallas? Well, if you missed it here, let me get you up to speed. Urban Re:Vision set out to make something incredible happen in downtown Dallas. With their competition, Re:Vision Dallas,… Continue
This week we are again building off of the pattern made in the water tutorial, this time to make a wetland. Wetlands are one of the trickiest things to render well in plan, in my opinion, as traditional means force you to render what looks like an open prairie field, or a lake. This type of situation, where hand graphic techniques do not allow for semi-transparency or small scale detail, at least not without a prohibitive time investment, is when Photoshop rendering can really shine. Before you… Continue
Just uploaded a new soil moisture sensor installation video. My first ever attempt to make a video - no too bad - a bit rough around the edge. Someone send me some ideas for another irrigation video...
This morning, as I was tweaking my website, I decided to add a mission statement of sorts to my front page:
"I believe in working and designing the right way, not just the easy way. I believe that a big idea with deep meaning can always be reduced to a do-able level while maintaining its impact, while a small idea cannot be injected with meaning. I believe that every design challenge should be met like a competition, with bold, innovative ideas, with the knowledge that it can be…Continue
Added by Frank Varro on July 6, 2009 at 1:30pm —
"Wow, John thank you for the complete walkthrough...
I've been doing my visualization in a similar way for quite some time but it has never occurred to me to use the watercolor effect or a NPR effect /I would call it creating your own mask…"