Created to commemorate the birthplace of the United Parcel Service (UPS), Waterfall Garden Park is a private pocket park tucked away in an assuming corner of Main and Second Street. Designed by Sasaki, Dawson and DeMay—Masao Kinoshita of the Sasaki office served as the primary designer—Waterfall Garden Park may be small (it measures 60 by 80 feet), but the space imparts a strong,…Continue
Land8's next foray into Member Spotlightdom involves an interview with Steve Martino. Martino has been practicing for 30 years in the southwest United States. His work focuses on the vernacular of this more arid region, using native plant materials and xeriscaping while also celebrating…Continue
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The Land8 Webinar: Forgiving Landscape Details and Detailing for Ease of Construction featuring Thomas Ryan provided a much needed look at the adapting field of detailing. Details are a Landscape Architect's bread and butter. Consideration, intuition, and final construction are why we're hired. The material…Continue
Built atop a formerly contaminated industrial site, Tanner Springs Park is considered "an experiment in sustainable park design and management." This innovative park is located in the Pearl District of northwest Portland, an area that was once a wetland and a lake. As the population grew in the late 19th century, however, the wetland and lake were filled in, Tanner Creek was…Continue
Between 1926 and 1955, landscape architect Fletcher Steele and his client Mabel Choate created many new gardens for Naumkeag, the Choate family summer estate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The second film in the LALH America by Design series chronicles this long and intimate collaboration, which produced an unforgettable place. We posted it on our…Continue
Wow, what a great year it has been! Thanks so much for sharing all of your amazing work and contributing your ideas and know-how in the forum. You have all made Land8 a thriving community for Landscape Architects and Designers everywhere. We're so appreciative of you and can't wait to make 2013 the best year ever.
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Added by Andrew Spiering on December 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
So far I have given you a break down of what I need overall, and most of the system specifics. Today, I am going to run down the rest of the build.
Component #6: Power Supply
Part of planning for it is getting enough power. New Egg has a calculator ( …Continue
Who is Aldo Leopold?
A month ago, near the end of the fall semester, I mentioned to my students in advanced studio that I would not be in studio the following Monday. I told them that I was taking a two-day training seminar so would not be in class. They asked me what the seminar was about and I told them. It was a seminar put on by the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the seminar was on the subject of teaching land ethics. One of the students asked: “who is Aldo Leopold”. I…Continue
The California Academy of Sciences Green Roof sits on top of the world's greenest LEED-Platinum museum with the tagline that it's "the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one living roof."…Continue
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From today's edition of the Architect's Journal:
"2012 will go down as the year British landscape design reinvented itself. Two of the main talking points, the Olympics and green infrastructure, have put the emotive power of quality landscape design firmly in the public eye and in professional consciousness. ........
"The horticultural feast masterminded by the Olympic Delivery Authority’s John Hopkins and presented to a global audience by…Continue
Added by Paul Lincoln on December 20, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Citygarden drew me to St. Louis.
In 2010, I attended a National Building Museum: Spotlight on Design lecture led by Warren T. Byrd, Jr., FASLA, of the Charlottesville, VA-based landscape architecture firm…Continue
I have two kids, ages almost 6 and 3, and while they love reading books, I enjoy reading their books as much if not more than they do. I love the nostalgia and silliness of Dr.…Continue
The Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC) is a boldly designed and heart-warming community center located in Chicago's South Side. Sited one block away from Revere Elementary, GCYC provides a safe, educational haven for inner-city youth and runs extracurricular programs to help young adults graduate high school and prepare for college and future…Continue
If you haven’t read any Herbert Muschamp (the late architecture critic of the New York Times and elsewhere) consider it. And Jane Jacobs, too. And Lewis Mumford. These are a few of the best writers on urbanism this nation has ever produced. Through their assessments of cities,…Continue
In the period of the ’80 the urban structure of the neighborhood has been restructured. The result is more space, more sunlight in the streets and wider sidewalks, but also more gray stones. After thirty years the residents of the Bloemkwekersstreet took action to improve their street with the initiative and…Continue
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The Library of American Landscape History (LALH) just launched its first online film, Designing in the Prairie Spirit (free, 12 min.). The film features internationally renowned landscape architect Darrel Morrison, who reflects on his childhood in Iowa and the impact of Jens…Continue
Meet Ryan Skolny (the horizontal dude above) from Reading, PA. He's one of the many emerging professionals I met at ASLA's annual meeting in Phoenix last month. I met so many enthusiastic people - it was awesome! I heard from many…Continue
Added by Jennifer de Graaf on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Decorated with numerous awards including a recent 2012 ASLA Landmark Award of Excellence, Yorkville Village Park is a popular and celebrated series of gardens tucked into Toronto's high-end shopping district. Originally a parking lot built over a subway, a design team composed of Martha Schwartz, Ken Smith,…Continue
'In Place' is a Land8 column that resurrects the design field trip. If you haven’t yet, read the intro here.
What’s a path, really? A way to move people from one place to another? Or a design statement? Visiting 100 Acres in Indianapolis, I initially assumed the former (and in fact…Continue