We have all seen the girdling effects that can be caused by abandoned tree stakes and ties, metal clamps, string lights, and bike locks. (If you haven't yet, look around.) They are not only an eye-sore, they cause girdling and can weaken the integrity of the tree. That is where Rob Birdsong's mission began. He noticed an old chain on the trunk of a…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on May 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 Iron Designs' Challenge! At the beginning of April, Iron Age Designs challenged you to design a winning site furnishing family consisting of a bollard, bench, and a bin. From among the 77 design submissions, a group of the…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on May 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Ever go on a site visit and wish you could get an aerial shot of the property? You may have climbed a ladder, or a tree, or perhaps even found a neighboring roof in hopes of getting a better vantage point. (Ya, I know you're out there!) Then, when that did not work out…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on May 9, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We are excited to announce the Top 10 finalists for the 2013 Iron Age Design's Challenge.
Thank you to everyone that voted for your favorite designs. With 77 outstanding design…Continue
Remember the first time you walked through a forest? Do you recall the sounds, the light, the shadows, and the wonder you experienced? The latest installation by Marshmallow Laser Feast, Musical Laser Forest, was created to awaken "feelings of curiousity and wonderment,"…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on May 3, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Voting is now open for the Iron Age Designs' Challenge!
Thank you to all of you talented designers for entering the 2013 Iron Age Designs' Challenge! We received 77 amazing design submissions for Iron Age's "next family of site furnishings..." and we need your help selecting the finalists!
We will be selecting…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The winners’ of the 2013-14 Rome Prize were announced last week at the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony held at the…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on April 26, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
This projects comes from an up and coming Landscape Architecture studio in Portugal. After working together for 7 years, João Bicho and Joana Carneiro branched out on their own in 2011 to create their studio JBJC arquitectura paisagista. The…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on February 28, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Our friends at The Architect's Newspaper are launching a new e-newsletter, City Terrain. Each week, City Terrain will compile their top stories in lanscape architecture and urban design, coverage ranging from waterfronts and innovative streetscapes to water retention systems and green roofs. With all the…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on February 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Over the last five years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. This year’s winning design, Situ Studio’s "Heartwalk",…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on February 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Congratulations to Nikko Carlo Cayaga for taking home first place in the first annual Land8 T-Shirt Design contest. Cayaga submitted the above winning design, FLO, which received 474 votes along with his Central Park, Est. 1(8)57 (below) which received 423 votes. With the amazing response to the designs, we combined his entries into one grand prize which opened the…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on February 11, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Check out the Top 10 designs from the Land8 T-Shirt Design Contest! We narrowed down the list of our favorites from over 60 design submissions, now it is your turn to select the winner! Head over to our facebook page and click…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.
Andrew & The Land8…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on December 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
What do a warehouse, boxing ring, hula hoops, and a double decker bus have in common? Answer, an unforgettable night at the Land8 Happy Hour: PHX-Style!
In the heart of Phoenix's warehouse district, just a half mile from downtown, a gem of a space called…Continue
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Landscape Architecture is among the safest jobs in the US...right after sheep herding, commercial banking, and cereal manufacturing. "...professions with relatively few fatal occupational injuries include commercial banking, landscape architecture, and cereal manufacturing." This makes me so proud. Way…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on September 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In the second interview of our Member Spotlight series we are sitting down with Gavin McWilliam. Sir Gavin hails from the UK where he runs his award-winning garden design garden design practice with Andrew Wilson, Wilson McWilliam…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on August 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Suspended in mid-air, these umbrellas hang over the streets in Águeda, Portugal casting a mix of colorful hues down on the promenade. The photos were captured by Patricia Almeida with iPhone and, I am assuming, a handy-dandy…Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on July 31, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
The Edible Bus Stop transforms neglected sites across London's bus network into valuable community growing spaces. Originating as a guerilla garden project adjacent to a bus stop in South London, we transform once-forgotten spaces into thriving neighbourhood hubs that are celebrated…
Added by Andrew Spiering on July 4, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments