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14-November-2016 – Latest News in Landscape Architecture

News report by Elisa AM Varetti
Latest News in Landscape archtiecture
The Latest News in Landscape Architecture 2016 is sponsored by ZinCo – Life on Green Roofs – Ecological and Economical Green Roofs, worldwide.

In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture we sneak into Spain’s new eco-boulevard, feature a special garden inside a gothic church, try to understand different points of view about urban planning.

Moreover, we discover Enzo Enea’s ideas about Miami’s waterfront, reveal Houzz is seeking for landscape architecture students, learn what is happening in the Gowanus Canal, try to understand about urban oases of our time and get to know how to attract pollinators with Autumn vegetation.

Additionally we showcase a book focused on history evolution of White House gardens and don’t forget our YouTube Tutorial of the Week! This week we reveal you how to create quick rendered site plans schemes.

Latest News in Landscape Architecture:

  • Quick, Sketch Rendered Site Plan Tutorial [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]
  • Mixing Architecture And Landscape, Spain’s Eco-Boulevard Converts A Dull District Into A Vibrant One – Forbes
  • hans op de beeck stages a magical ‘garden of whispers’ within a french gothic church – DesignBoom
  • reSITE Small Talks – 10 thought leaders share their ideas about creating better cities – WLA
  • All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses [Book Review of the Week] – Timber Press
  • Green thumb: landscape architect Enzo Enea on bringing mysticism to Miami’s waterfront – Wallpaper
  • Houzz offers scholarship for landscape architecture students – Total Landscape Care
  • A team of landscape architects, geneticists, and bioinformaticians are trawling the Gowanus Canal for science – The Architects Newspaper
  • Our New Urban Oases – The New York Times Magazine
  • Get Growing: Fall is a good time to make your garden pollinator friendly – Reading Eagle

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  • Quick, Sketch Rendered Site Plan Tutorial [YouTube Tutorial of the Week]

WATCH >>> Quick, Sketch Rendered Site Plan Tutorial

When it comes to clients being able to create simple schemes to explain in a clear way your design can be of great help. In this less-than-a-quarter-Youtube Video Tutorial you will learn how to produce quick rendered site plans schemes to help you save time and clients understand your work easily at the same time.

Related Article: How to Suck at Hand Drawings and Still be a Good Landscape Architect


With its Eco-Boulevard Spain confirms itself as one of the nations caring the most about sustainability. Built between 2004 and 2007, by Ecosistema Urbano, it can be considered as one of the most interesting urban elements capable of transforming a spooky district into a pleasant and funny one. Its combination of architecture and landscape architecture it is slowly helping people to take back their role inside their town.

Related Article: How This Square in Spain is Bringing People Together

Churches and spiritual spaces in general have the great power of connecting people with their inner souls; gardens and the natural world are capable of arousing strong feelings. What if you could mix them up? Hans Op de Beeck’s landart creation concerns that same combination: the only thing you need to do is to walk along the main nave of the gothic church of the jacobins in Toulouse and to be overwelmed by the powerful and magical space he managed to create.

Related Article: Can Art Teach You Something About Life?

Do not miss this chance to learn from international experts about the design process behind the creation of better cities. What is that makes a city greater? Is there any key element or method to follow? How are others dealing with sustainability and urban planning? Well, there’s just one thing to do: open the link and listen to Martin Rein-Cano, Topotek 1; Mimi Hoang, nArchitects; Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times; Henry Foy, Central Europe Correspondent for the Financial Times and many others.

Related Article: Is France Leading the Game in Sustainable Urban Planning?

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In All the Presidents’ Gardens bestselling author Marta McDowell tells the untold history of the White House Grounds, starting with plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden. Gardeners will enjoy the information on the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all. And readers everywhere will delight in the historical and contemporary photographs, vintage seeds catalogs, and rare glimpses into Presidential pastimes.“.


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News report by Elisa AM Varetti

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