Working for the council ..... again
Another big planting scheme for Bristol City Council. This time at Brandon Hill, an early C20 park around a monument commemorating the fact that a Bristolian was the first European to land in the Americas (since the Vikings). So roll over Columbus. The existing planting is all very much overgrown dwarf conifers and once-fashionable shrubs. Nice atmosphere though, and a very much loved public open space. A whole bank of shrubs has been cleared away… Continue
Added by Noel Kingsbury on December 30, 2008 at 11:15am —
By Jason A. King, ASLA LEED AP
An interesting contemporary phenomenon is to be able to interact with someone in which you have never met, and immediately feel you have much in common regarding the profession and practice of landscape architecture. My interactions with fellow landscape professional Lisa Town
have followed this virtual arc.… Continue
Added by Jason King on December 29, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Columbia, Maryland (December 22, 2008)
- Nemetschek North America today announced the release of their Spanish-language version of Vectorworks(r) 2009 design software, including: Designer, Architect, Landmark, Fundamentals, and Renderworks. The Vectorworks 2009 product line features a robust new engine that gives users superior 2D and 3D capabilities, at speeds that… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on December 28, 2008 at 10:00pm —
After having grown up in the country with a grandfather who owned his own little saw mill, the idea of using already fallen trees for something useful just makes sense to me. And on many projects, there are often times when trees just have to be cut and no matter how careful the planning, it just has to happen. So when projects can use that very same wood on site, that's always a good thing. Here's a couple things I came across lately that aren't related to any specific project but I just… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on December 24, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Added by Lee Parks on December 24, 2008 at 8:23am —
The Zurich airport is one of my favorites in Europe and the international side is probably the nicest with sleek black leather seats, nice little cafes and exposed concrete beams. But the most intriguing and fun is that they use plants as their decor while perhaps even enlightening the weary traveler about vines from other climates such as Chile or Malaysia.
Frosted glass keeps the plants… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on December 18, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I'm sure I'm not the only landscape architect that works so hard...or is it because I was born in the year of the Ox? Here I am at 2:00am waiting for a report to get finished. Last night was a 3:00am finish and in the last 2 weeks I have worked two 24 hour days on top of my usual work load... what is going so wrong with my time management.!!
Landscape architecture can't be that serious to treat ourselves in this way. OK...that's all I wanted to say. Tired and working too hard. Please… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on December 18, 2008 at 10:00am —
source:Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture
Added by Jay Everett on December 13, 2008 at 8:08pm —
Modernist landscapes with boomerang curves, reservoirs inspired by Joan Miro paintings, animated fountains, soaring roof gardens, geometric earthworks, futuristic fair grounds, and sunken and expansive plazas all became celebrated design elements during the nation’s massive post-World War II development. These experimental and innovative expressions became a catalyst for inserting Modern design sensibilities into newly minted public and private… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on December 13, 2008 at 9:00am —
The Daewoo Consortium and the municipality of Gwanggyo announced the MVRDV
concept design for a dense city centre winner of the developer’s competition for the future new town of Gwanggyo, located 35km south of the Korean capital Seoul. The plan consists of a series of overgrown hill shaped buildings with great programmatic diversity, aiming for high urban density and… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on December 12, 2008 at 9:30am —
Wow. I can't believe it's almost over. In just 9 days I will graduate and looking back on what it took to get here, all I can say is Wow. The past semester has been a rollarcoster of no sleep, big pushes to make deadlines and presentations but it all turned out the best in the end. Well, we'll have to see what the grades say but for our biggest project (The Bloomingdale 2_75) the community loved it and that's what matters most.
Our presentation for Bloomingdale 2_75 was this past… Continue
Added by Bel St.John, ASLA, LEED AP on December 12, 2008 at 8:47am —
This week we passed another milestone of 2500 members! We’re seeing new members come from all over the world and with varying levels of experience. Thank you for your support and sharing your terrific work and creativity. It continues to motivate and inspire… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on December 4, 2008 at 9:00pm —
One of my favorite walks around my little German town is to wind through a residential neighborhood that leads to the vineyards before circling around again. The amazing thing is the many things I see along the way that are common place here.
Here are but a few photos...
The 2 car parking area for a couple houses
A simple parking area for a small apartment… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on December 4, 2008 at 4:08am —