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Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Landscape Architecture Environment, plants, Urban

What Roles Can Landscape Architecture Play for Physically Challenged People?

What Roles Can Landscape Architecture Play for Physically Challenged People?

Article by Farah Afza Jurekh In this article we look at the fundamentals of universal design. Universal accessibility is widely considered by landscape architects. However, beyond functional elements such as crosswalks with sound cues, there are very few landscapes that are designed to engage the senses and provide benefits to the visually impaired. Landscape design principles offer an array of opportunities to the people who are visually impaired and...

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Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Parks, plants

Why Do Some Graduate Landscape Architects Have a Poor Understanding of Planting?

Why Do Some Graduate Landscape Architects Have a Poor Understanding of Planting?

Article by Kamil Rawski In this article we examine what knowledge young professionals lack about planting that every landscape architect should know. In the pursuit of a landscape architecture degree, students have the opportunity to acquire a wealth of knowledge on planting, but as with other subjects there are some students who take this issue more seriously than others. Very often creating planting plans is reduced to composing different...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts, plants

10 Mediterranean Plants You Should Never Use in Your Design

10 Mediterranean Plants You Should Never Use in Your Design

10 Mediterranean plants you should never use in your design, and some that you should. Landscape design is about satisfying human needs. It is an intervention that refers and adapts to human presence. Planting always plays an important role in the whole scheme. However, there are plants that exist harmoniously in nature, but struggle to become functional in a man-made landscape. This article focuses on those less useful plants...

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