Tom Stuart-Smith Takes the English Garden Global The designer works everywhere from Wisconsin to India’s Kerala. When a landscape designer gets a write-up in the Wall Street Journal you know they’ve hit the big time. This is the kind of publicity you just can’t buy. So it is the time for Tom Stuart-Smith the English […]Read More Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time
Five very different articles in this post. Starting with a global competition for all things sketchy, a big renovation for the Eastcote House Gardens in England due to a big money influx and great news for vegetable gardeners in Los Angeles. But there’s more. A proposal for a 27 acre botanical garden in Delaware, I’ve […]Read More Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy
Story from the Wall Street Journal | by Lee Lawrence ::: Part of the Story ::: According to a 1918 article in Architectural Review, the need for a privacy wall along what is now North Broadway dictated Bosworth’s approach. Rather than looking to European and Japanese models as he had for Rockefeller, he drew inspiration […]Read More The Untermyer Gardens, a New York Pairidaeza
A really great article in Dwell about this really well designed space in San Francisco, it worth a look for a few more pics and the res of the short article. Really well done. SPRING AWAKENING A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own […]Read More Spring Awakening | Dwell
This headline was aimed at LA’s but I know a lot of LD’s haunt the same sites and look at the same information. Even though the focus of the disciplines is different in the end we are looking for the same kind(s) of information, inspiration, and on-topic cultural themes. I am quite familiar with some […]Read More The Top 10 Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013
May 8th and 9th Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC is hosting their Spring symposium entitled: The Interlacing of Words and Things in Gardens and Landscapes: Beyond Nature and Culture There is a lot of talk in the opening description about how this idea of nature an culture have been discussed by a lot of different […]Read More Dumbarton Oaks Symposium in May
Yesterday I wrote about a comment thread at the 100K Leed house. Interesting commentary thread over at this website about building a $100,000 house, following LEED requirements, and the landscaping, or lack of landscaping. So a couple of folks have dropped over and added their opinion, and the debate goes on. Builders—-I’m speaking in generalities […]Read More LEED 100K House, more!
So I ran across this article about 5 rules to design stunning homes and I thought I’d share them with you. Then let you decide for yourself if you think these are the big 5. Rule #1: Use more than one exterior material in order to get multiple textures. Rule #2: Try to keep the […]Read More Stunning Homes, Karachi, and Hanoi
A interesting looking book just sold on e-bay for $1.031.00 Not bad for a 1834 book on Garden Architecture. Here’s a blurb on the listing: Pierre Boitard’s 1834 Manuel de L’Architecte des Jardins. Handsomely bound in red morocco, this very rare volume presents an unparalleled picture of every aspect of garden landscaping and garden architecture […]Read More Pierre Boitard
Bill over at the Giant Duck Institute has suggested an idea You’ve hit on the idea for a post to rival “Trees We Do Not Like”. Perhaps you could call it… “Landscape Travesties” or “Landscape Infractions”. Picture submittal s of unfortunate landscape projects perpetrated by the uninitiated. I could start you off with a few. […]Read More Are There the “Worst of the Worst Landscapes”?
For the cool price of $250,000 you can have this little beauty built for you in your own backyard. though for that much money you may want to put it in your front yard. Heck . . . it may be the house in the yard. The photo comes from a story in Business Week, […]Read More Tree Houses . . . that are Super
Every so often I have been fortunate enough to meet the man whose work I have come to respect and study. In this field of Landscape Design this had/has happened to me several times. Robert Marvin was one of those people. Mr. Marvin died in 2001 after getting along to the age of age 81, […]Read More Robert Marvin
I just ran across this interview in Metropolismag.com. I was hoping to read a good in-depth, insightful interview. Let’s just say I was disappointed. it comes across a one of those 20 pop questions type of interviews. Not quite what’s your favorite color, instead we get . . . bookmarks? Bookmarks? Martha doesn’t have any […]Read More Martha Schwartz interview