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Hey guys, I'm working on getting a freelance Architectural and Landscape Architectural rendering gig going using a newish engine called Thea, and wanted you guys to look at a few of the component models I have so
far. Let me know what you think. The car and bench are tweaked
Sketchup components that I re-skinned, the trees are from Tree[d],
which the exception of the pine, which someone shared in the Thea
forums. The Stop sign is original, and the people are…
I am always excited when the latest issue of Topos arrives in my mailbox. Not only are the projects reviewed inspiring and the writing excellent, the whole magazine is high quality - even down to the weight. (Those who have picked one up know what I mean.) Topos 72: Design…
Local community garden drives powerful neighborhood transformation
PlaceMaker Howard Blackson talks about urban agriculture in his own San Diego neighborhood. Just a year ago, a local community garden was established. Now the consciousness of local food has made its way into every house, and is starting… Continue
Added by Hazel Borys on November 19, 2010 at 10:04am —
Today's guest PlaceShaker, Amanda Thompson, Planning Director of Decatur, Georgia, lays it on the line to an auto-dependent nation, and its planners.
We have all the tools, all the measuring devices, all the studies complete to know that what we're doing on the planning front for the past 60 years is having horrible impacts on our public health. And yet we're still governed by the same laws that require sprawling suburban development that keep people in their… Continue
PlaceMaker Geoff Dyer examines the Canadian planning dynamic, and how its drivers differ from the United States. A country of 1/10th the population of the US but with a larger land area, Canada has it's own set of reasons and methods as it moves away from auto-centric planning.
"Western Canada’s form-based codes are missing."
"This is no small problem. Those of us working in the region are continuously grilled by municipalities with the same question, often delivered with a… Continue
Added by Hazel Borys on November 12, 2010 at 6:30am —
Are you tired of google-ing site photos to use in your presentations, reports, or community meetings? Well, head over to sitephocus.com the next time you are looking for a shot of a particular plaza, a streetscape in Portland, or examples of site elements. With over 500 new photos added each month from around the world, founders…
Hey everyone i am a freshman at Purdue University in the LA program and i was looking for any tips on rendering, mostly how to get some effects like a solid blend out of a marker or if you know any resources i could look at to help me out. if anyone has any advice, i would love to hear what you can share.
PlaceMaker Scott Doyon talks city branding, "I don’t consider the issue solely as one of “selling a city” any more than I do as some lofty grasp for authenticity, moralistically hovering above the crass business of boosterism."
Scott points out that for cities -- maybe more than any other organization --
branding is about who you really are, and what what you really do. Everyday.
"Heed this warning: If your city branding efforts don’t…
I wanted to share this roundtable report conducted by Landscape Forms. They sat down with 24 leaders in Landscape Architecture to assess the economy and how it is impacting the profession. Here is a description from their…