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November 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm #156077
A few of the best suppliers in Qatar would be Al Qatari Al Hollandi and also Al Nakheel..there are quite a few nurseries but not as good as the two mentioned suppliers. I have done a few projects with Al Hollandi and their plant stock so far is the best!
Let me know if you need more information…good luck and hope the tiny bit of info will help you out
Ciao.June 1, 2009 at 4:24 am #174151
There are a few method in creating a vertical garden. I did a project in Jordan using the green wall system by greenscreen.com (you can even download the working drawings from their website!) which as Henry describe using trellage and let the plants climb. This method however will take time.
What kind of wall system are you using by the way?
The recent project I have done in Qatar uses the interlocking retaining wall blocks with shrubs plantings in between the massive 3 metres high wall. The irrigation line is laid inbetween the blocks using drip system.
Planting wise, I proposed low to medium water requirement shrubs to minimize the usage of water. For the project in Qatar, i proposed mixtures of bougainvillea glabra for being hardy but they can really grow big!, Trachelospermum jasminoides for the sweet aroma, lantana montevidensis and lantana camara for the trailing effect…Hope this helps you out in a way~
Have fun with your Vertical Garden~
🙂January 31, 2009 at 6:02 am #176074
My previous proposal detailed drawings were done by Roh-Mix. This includes the cost estimates as well per square metre plus the shipping cost and everything!
It saved a lot of my time in trying to design the details for the pedestrian bridge. Roh-Mix do offer that additional service if you request for them to do so but you have to provide them with all the concept details and they will come out with the specs and drawings.
Pretty convenient eh…I still have no idea where i kept the comparison notes…
Best of luck to you, Rico~
Oh, if you want to proposed natural timber, Eagle Agro Link LLC does offer you a few selection of good quality timber post and stuff…Check out http://www.eagleagro.com.
Cheers~January 30, 2009 at 3:54 am #176733
Thanks for the tips, Rico!
Will definately check it out~~
Cheers!January 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm #176736
This really is a good topic with lots of recommendation for books to read!
I really need to stock up my book collections now.~
Saying that, it could get really hard to find good landscape books in Dubai.
Managed to grab some at Kinokuniya Dubai Mall, though, last week.
Will definately ty to look up on some of the featured titles here.
Thanks and Cheers~January 29, 2009 at 12:18 am #176085
I have to agree with Rico on the freezing of any employment in Dubai Landscape firms. At the moment UAE market is pretty tight as most projects are put on hold with Clients running low in cashflow. Most of the landscape and architecture firms are laying off their staff since early January and still continue to do so as we speak.
Market is pretty stagnant and unemployment rate is raising. Most of these ppl seek solace in Abu Dhabi hoping to secure jobs there. Even big companies are not spared from the global crisis including Hyder Consulting, ATKINS, etc.. not sure about EDAW though.
I doubt Hyder Abu Dhabi will be hiring anyone in this coming months as they have laid off quite a large number of ppl.
We will have to wait and see whether Abu Dhabi will suffer the similar fate with Dubai….
Cheers~January 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm #175697
Ethnobotanical plants is gaining popularity in Malaysia and I presume, there is a lot of publications by MARDI on the related topic. However, most of the books or journal touches on cosmetic and health base types of plants. Some of these plants are used widely in pre and post natal care by the midwifes. Try check out with MARDI on their research studies on this topic. Plus you might want to consider the three major races in Malaysia which is the Malay, Chinese and India types of treatments as that too could influence the types of planting used.
Hope it helps abit in directing you straight to the sources~
Good Luck!January 28, 2009 at 11:23 pm #176076
From my personal point of view, Correctdeck was a bit plastic-y for my taste. I do have to agree with you on Verzalit. It gives that peculiar hollow sound due to the structure. Roh-Mix has textured surface that resembles the wood bark although the texture looks faint and a tad tacky.
Colour wise, the choice of colour that I wanted can only be found within the Roh-Mix colour scheme.
But in comparison, the main reason why I proposed Roh-Mix is due to the fact that it comes in a package with the Buzon Pedestal which makes the price a lot cheaper than Correctdeck – which only comes in composite planks instead.
Plus, the Roh-Mix guy even did shop drawings with technical details on how the final installation would look like! (in CAD format)
I have compared the estimate for per square metre between both .It’s somewhere in my piling notes.
Once I find it, I will post it for your comparison.
What do you reckon?January 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm #176659
Nick, nice work there!
🙂January 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm #177152
simplicity+functional would best describe my favourite design style.January 18, 2009 at 8:06 am #176663
I personally think hand sketches personalized the presentation as opposed to digital rendering. Although in digital rendering, you can easily amend any mistakes with a touch of few commands wherelse hand rendered, might be abit tricky to do so..
Presentation done using digital sometimes looked lifeless and hard.
I would prefer to have a simple coloured hand sketched perspective with a slight tweak using Photoshop to enhance the quality.
But saying that, a really good hand sketch is just good enough to convey the concept and design~and it will only takes a few minutes to do so.January 17, 2009 at 11:51 am #176078
I have experienced using Buzon Pedestal for one of the projects in Qatar. The difference is instead of natural wood, i have proposed using composite timber. Roh-Mix has a package which combine the Buzon Pedestal and composite timber. The texture and colour is similar to wood although it lack the natural grain and texture of natural wood. There are alot of composite timber supplier in market but Roh-Mix Ccomposite timber is less plastic-ky. Oh, and they do the detail drawings for you as well.
You can try exploring with composite timber. Less maintenance as compared to natural wood.
hope it helps in a way…
🙂January 17, 2009 at 5:23 am #175732
The topik for your reserach is pretty intriguing and very interesting. I once wanted to do a research on the elephants sanctuary for my final year project but decided to opted for something else. I choose to research on Adaptive Sports Camp for the Physically Disabled Persons instead. However, below are a few links in which could help you get a bit of an insight on what you will be doing:
I would suggest for you to spend a few days in the conservation area and get a feel of what goes behind the scene. That was what I did during my thesis. I spent a few days with the disabled trying to understand their needs and requirements. The same could be applied to the Orang Utan reserach you will be doing.It gives you a better understanding on what is the issues faced by them.
Best of Luck..
Hope it helps!~