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Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in California, Campus, Landscape architecture Posts, SWA, United States

University of California San Francisco Regional Medical Center

University of California San Francisco Regional Medical Center

Article by Elisa García Nieto University of California San Francisco Regional Medical Center, by SWA, Fresno, California (USA) When working on a new project, landscape architects have to find suitable clues in their background and in the environment to define the best design strategy. We tend to think that contexts that do not impose a great number of conditions and limitations are more favorable to face. But there are...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in 2015, Land Art, Landscape architecture Posts

How One MSU Student Caught the Eye of the 2016 ASLA Jury

How One MSU Student Caught the Eye of the 2016 ASLA Jury

Written by Elisa García Nieto Starkville Public Library “read” Sculpture by Travis R. Crabtree (MSU Student) with project adviser Cory Gallo (associate professor) at Starkville Public Library, Mississippi (U.S.A.) Landscape architects know how many obstacles a project needs to overcome before jumping from the screen of their laptops. Building in the real world involves a wide range of factors and conditions which students, sometimes, do not have chance to...

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in 2014, Landscape architecture Posts, Poland, RS+, Tychy

The Best Way to Design a Lakefront for a City

The Best Way to Design a Lakefront for a City

Article by Elisa García Nieto Redevelopment of the Eastern Shore of Paprocany Lake, by RS+, in Tychy, Poland Ever since the first significant redevelopments of waterfront areas happened in the United States in the 1970s, post-industrial urban contexts around the world have followed the same path. Have you ever thought about how many project opportunities this means for landscape architects? The reintegration of these gaps into the urban fabric...

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in 2015, A_LA, Australia, Landscape architecture Posts, Melbourne

Is The 2015 MPavilion a Victory for Cultural Spaces?

Is The 2015 MPavilion a Victory for Cultural Spaces?

Article by Elisa García Nieto 2015 MPavilion, by A_LA, in Victoria Queen’s Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. If there is a function we should expect from public space, it is its contribution to reinforcing social cohesion, providing specific places where citizens can meet and share their diverse experiences. Cultural programs amplify this, and as such are an important factor in designing the urban landscape. In this article, we talk about how...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

5 Best Plants For Phytoremediation

5 Best Plants For Phytoremediation

We take a closer look at 5 of best plants for phytoremediation. One of our most basic natural resource, soil, is threatened. The soil has been neglected and contaminated for decades now. Although, the global map of contamination is difficult to define, the European Environment Agency has identified heavy metals and mineral oil as the main soil pollutants. Knowing that just in Europe the number of polluted sites is...

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