Andrew Spiering's Blog – July 2009 Archive (6)

Ripple Effect: New San Francisco Bus Shelters Go Solar



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

Added by Andrew Spiering on July 28, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A Competition for Kung Fu Fans

Bruce Lee

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Competition Aims to Make Bruce Lee Home a Museum

Kung Fu fans unite! Trace One gave me… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on July 28, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

Defining Landscape Architecture: An Interview with Tim Waterman

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

Added by Andrew Spiering on July 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Re:Vision Dallas Winning Entries - Vote Now!

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

Added by Andrew Spiering on July 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Built to Last

I just watched this video over at Carlos Principe's Blog, Life After Landscape Architecture School, and think it is a must see.





Winner of The Congress for New Urbanism CNU 17 video contest, this short film explores the connection between New Urbanism and environmental issues. Created by independent filmmaker John… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on July 8, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Vision for the Berlin Wall

Dutch Landscape Architect Gives New Life to Death Strip

After 20 years of laying barren, a Dutch landscape architect wants to transform the former no man's land into a series of secret gardens and recreational areas. Joyce van den Berg is the curator of an exhibition, "New Light on No Man's Land," opening July 10th at the German Center for Architecture (DAZ) in Berlin, which looks at what can be done with the remains of the former border… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on July 3, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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This is why cities can’t grow all their own food 2 Replies

If every homeowner in Seattle ripped up their lawn and replaced it with edible plants, the resulting crop production would be enough to feed just one percent of the city’s residents, according to a new study by researchers at the University of…Continue

Started by Rob Halpern in SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN. Last reply by Dave McCorquodale on Wednesday.

Durability of Bamboo Decking 2 Replies

Does anybody know anything about using bamboo decking in humid weather, like Hong Kong and the durability of bamboo when exposed to the elements? Thank you.Continue

Started by Juliana Tan in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Rob Halpern on Wednesday.

CLARB LARE Scoring 15 Replies

Anyone else think it is ridiculous that it takes 4-6 weeks for CLARB to score a completely digital exam? Stupid.Continue

Started by nca in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by Brad Alexander on Tuesday.

Alternates to AutoCAD....Vectorworks? 20 Replies

Fellow LA's  I have a question for you all.   I'm sure this probably has been asked already but only had a few minutes online and figured this might be quicker then searching.  I'm looking for a good alternative to AutoCAD.  We use A.C. 2016 in our…Continue

Tags: AutoC, Vectrworks, AutoCAD

Started by Anthony Parziale in TECHNOLOGY. Last reply by John on Tuesday.

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