Landscape professionals rely on computer programs “100 percent,” most often choosing Rhinoceros or Maya, according to Mark Thomann, design director at Balmori Associates, a Manhattan-based landscape architecture firm.
The NYTimes is gullible for quoting this guy, and this is more evidence that New Yorkers don’t know there is a whole entire country to the left of them. Some using more than a computer.
It’s not just me, Mike Linn’s classes continue to sell out almost everywhere he appears . . . designers like the pen in their hand, the ability to sketch on-site. Manhattan-who knows?
Here’s the entire story . . . which is laughable in itself if you think some software will make you a designer, teaching you design principles, light, shadow, mood, soils, water, drainage, emotion, function, usable space, utility space, compost, plant life, spacing, growth by region, color, water, irrigation, electrical lines, bed preparation, form, texture, base material for walkways and installing, ponds, fish, bird habitats, ground plane to vertical relationships, art and science, fencing codes/style/application, evening light, and on and on . . .
Here’s a good one:
Technical fumbling aside, gardening by computer can be kind of fun.
Yeah who needs sunlight, the wind in your hair(I said your hair-not mine), smelly dirt, weeds, mulch, rain on your face, the soft sound of the water hose, mosquito’s, basil on your fingertips, Japanese beetles, that 1st tomato . . . for me: it was/is the standing back at the end of the day and saying . . . “yeah, I did that”
Garden in the computer-it’s fun!
She’s got a plan in hand for the fall . . . New Yorker’s . . . . sheesh.