Thank you, James, for sharing that Landscape Invocation link…good content.
FYI, I have found that the mountain villages in the Bernese Oberlands in Switzerland, demonstrate a very interesting integration of all uses of plants…with limited arable land due to very steep slopes…some valleys and villages have been organizing sustainability…[Read more]
You wrote, above: “The idea that our overwhelming priority in our work is to make things meet visual standards first has been nagging me since my first year of university.”
I understand your concern on that. Doesn’t that make Landscape Architecture something rather transitory…disposable…a commodity…a fickle piece of fashion w…[Read more]
You wrote, above: “We sometimes design without thinking too much about the long term maintenance of a project, for example.”
I see that in my work, too.
Then the next question is obvious: How can a profession such as Landscape Architecture claim sustainability without a strong contribution in short, medium and long term maintenance?
In these days of digital portfolios…it might be wise to focus your portfolio on:
1) the specific job opportunity and company; and,
2) your own objectives for pursuing the opportunity.
Your work that addresses the opportunity requirements most directly should be shown first. This shows respect for the time of the person interviewing you; and…[Read more]
Well, well, well, Thomas…one month and no responses, not one…does that give you a measure of how much people think about the importance of planting design?
I can not really see the difference between evocative and provocative…can you please build them out a little bit more?
Starting point on either one would be healthy plants…wouldn’t it?…[Read more]
The Sunshine State…searching for that perfect orange.
I have spent the past two years working in Dubai. During that time I kept a blog for the purpose of asking and searching for: What is the Dubai landscape 2006-2008?
I was able to make about one contribution per month…lots of images…a fair amount of commentary…I posted The Final Entry yesterday. You can find it…[Read more]