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Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Fresh Trends

How to Use Trees – The 10 Best Projects that Show You How

How to Use Trees – The 10 Best Projects that Show You How

Article by Erin Tharp LAN writer of the year 2015/16 Erin Tharp, takes a look at some creative ways how to use trees in various landscape designs. Almost every successful landscape installation has one thing in common: trees. Trees are found in traditional landscapes and in ultra-modern landscapes alike. And even though the feel of the spaces may differ, the trees bring them back to nature and remind us...

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Fresh Trends

7 Lessons Landscape Architects Can Learn from Steve Jobs

7 Lessons Landscape Architects Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Article by Erin Tharp We cross disciplines and look at the iconic Steve Jobs to see what concepts cross over from the world of Apple to Landscape Architecture. Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, was known for many things, including his love of technology and his innovative designs. Both of these traits can also be found in most aspiring landscape architects, so the question is; what could Steve Jobs teach...

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Posted by on May 1, 2016 in 2013, Landscape Architects 49 Limited, Landscape architecture Posts, Saraburi, Thailand

Ming Mongkol Green Park: A Natural Park Fit for a King that Speaks to the People

Ming Mongkol Green Park: A Natural Park Fit for a King that Speaks to the People

Article by By Erin Tharp. Ming Mongkol Green Park,  Landscape Architects 49 Limited, in Mittraphap highway, Thap Kwang, Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi, Thailand Cleaning up and repurposing unused sites has become a major trend in landscape architecture over the last decade. Most of these sites are former brown sites that require some sort of remediation, but Ming Mongkal Green Park actually started out as a deteriorated orchard. Located on 22 rai on...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Fresh Trends, SketchUp, Software, Tutorials

7 Top Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Rendering

7 Top Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Rendering

Article by Erin Tharp LAN Writer of the Year 2015-16, Erin Tharp, takes a closer look at 7 Top Photoshop tutorials for digital rendering. One of our roles as landscape architects is to help our clients visualize the design that we are trying to sell to them. Plan view drawings usually aren’t enough to do that and oftentimes clients ask for renderings that will reveal what the project will look...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

5 Residential Designs That Changed the Way People Live

5 Residential Designs That Changed the Way People Live

Article by Erin Tharp We take a look at 5 incredible residential designs that enhanced the users living experience. For many landscape architects, designing a residence is viewed as simple, no-brain work. Plop down a few plants around the house, throw in a water feature and a path and you’re done. But is this really the way we should be viewing residential landscapes? After all, most people view their home...

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