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November 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm #166942February 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm #171115
YES*February 28, 2009 at 10:33 am #174974
it’s in Switzerland, course in English, although portfolio is already due for next sessionFebruary 26, 2009 at 2:54 pm #174977
You might be able to find some useful information here
http://www.mastersportal.eu/students/search_results?params=bYpBCoAgFAXv8m7w1YKehwkrkQ9ikbiK7l4I7VoNzEyg41U5EWdMupdZN3il-EoRIoeSWkix61cRttMSm9ZVj6zli4YQ0-tI1Lb8DYODvx8%253Dz687a131e&start=0February 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm #174964
I have the impression there is quite a difference as to what extent computer visualisations are used in different countries/continents. It appears to me that in the US the hand rendings are still the norm while I find that in Europe computer graphics are much more common and the reverse is the case, the proportion of computer renderings if much higher.
I agree that hand renderings capture the organic form better. I also think that a hand drawn sketch adds more individuality and personality to a project. Although, i also find that the use of standard landscape graphics from the handbooks makes them look very much alike. I would say it’s about finding the balance. I like to put just the concept sketches onto my boards and for the rest use computer graphics.
I don’t know but I have sometimes the impressions landscape architects are a bit reluctant in embracing new technologies in the design process. Don’t know why but maybe it’s regarded as not serious enough and just fancy stuff. As with many other things, it would seem architects are taking the lead. If I look at the increasing vertical landscape (vegitated architecture) it appears architects are taking over there and landscape architects are missing out on yet another great opportunity. But, maybe I am wrong.
Sorry, this topic (landscape and computer, new technologies) touches somehow a sore point. I am writing my dissertation on time-based media as tools in landscape architecture and I’ve constantly the impression I have to justify this at it is seen as a mere entertaining or selling element to a project.February 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm #174965
Landscape Architecture is one of most interesting and constant professions dealing with nonverbal communication (Weilacher, 2004).
Of course it’s not about the nice pictures themselves. But, it is important for us to be able to show the spatial and athmospheric and intangible qualities of a proposed design. And, as lays (a large part of your clients) are usually not used or trained to reading plans, and hence to visualise them, renderings are really important. And good quality in a rendering does not imply that not enough thought went into the other aspects of the project.
Good visuals and graphics are crucial when entering competitions as the time at disposal for jury is restricted and if your graphics don’t sell you can have the most amazing project and innovative approach or solution and will lose nevertheless.
But, you’re right there is always people who put more emphasis on the visual than on the spatial, social, enviornmental etc. aspects of their project. Superficiality of some is a problem every profession has to some respect.February 19, 2009 at 6:23 pm #175050February 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm #175051
some useful TUTORIALS i came accross the other day
http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/tutorials.htmlFebruary 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm #175052February 9, 2009 at 9:54 am #175352
In Denmark definitively SLA: http://www.sla.dk/indexgb.htm
I find their work extremely inspiring. Don’t miss to watch the video “Let’s not talk about aesthetics” on their website.
If you’d to come to Edinburgh/Scotland GrossMax: http://www.grossmax.com/
They received the European Landscape Award in 2006 for their influence in “shaping the style of landscape architecture in 21st century”. Eelco Hooftman has been my lecturere at college and is one of the most inspiring landscape architects i’ve met so far.January 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm #175479
sorry, i had a problem with the survey website. the survey is still open and should be accessible again.
i would still need approx. another 100 completed questionnaires.
thanks in advance to everyone who can help me with this.
and, THANKS VERY MUCH to everyone who has taken the time to help me.January 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm #175683
on this web site one can download some samples free cut out people, trees etc.
http://vyonyx.com/?cat=20January 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm #175480
i personally use the following programms to edit videos and create animations: 3ds max, adobe premiere, after effects, flash, alone or in combination with photoshop & illustrator
i know that you can use gis for landscape models.
hope, that’s of help?
sigridJanuary 21, 2009 at 11:14 am #178629
assolutamente stupendo! thanks for sharing.August 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm #177641
Enjoying sun and heat in Italy for the whole summer before going back to my final year in Scotland.
And, researching for my dissertation and final year project of course…