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Building Better Communities – RSA Event 24/11/10

John McAslan discussed “changing approaches to architecture in relation to increasingly challenging social and community issues beyond the strict reach of clients’ briefs” at the recent Building Better Communities – RSA Event 24/11/10, here.

Personally I found the talk to be abit disjointed with JM constantly passing the can to his employee’s and audience members and I’m not sure there was a strong point or idea to the lecture.

However it was worthy to see examples and insites into his work in developing countries such as Haiti post earthquake and within other developing nations. The idea of helping  and making a difference to people living in real poverty was an eye opener as it requires the designer to be inventive in design and construction, choice of materials and then how you procure the work in-situations where  there is no longer any sort of organised structure.  The New school example was one project that stood out as its flexible design and multi purpose use propelled it to be the nucleus of the town. The lessons one can learn from consulting and designing for clients who have nothing in terms of material possessions must be extremely rewarding in terms of making a difference and to gleam how those fundamental and functional design element hewn from low cost, basic but inventive design can be a catalyst for change.

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The job of a landscape architect

Interesting article about the job and career from a US perspective,  many dont understand what we do….even my wife…!

The job of a landscape architect is similar to that of a regular architect with regards to the environment and landscape – that is, they shape the landscape to provide a pleasant view, usually accompanying a recent construction of a residential building or a new location. Landscape architects can work both on a small and a larger scale – for example, one may be hired to design something as simple as a pond, or on the other hand, as complex as a park. The job is quite diverse and interesting according to practitioners, and gives plenty of room for creativity.

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Barcelona landscape architecture prize – Israelis wins.

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Its a great space that I have visited and am pleased its been recognised as such. One great aspect of it is the lighting of the sea wall that shines light out to sea… so the lighting illuminates  the ocean waves as the come in…really cool.

Read more about it here

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Planning a new Garden Design now for Spring

~ Spring Dreams ~

For a domestic garden project right now is a great time of the year to be planning ahead for spring. It might seem like a long time away but when you consider that we are almost in October now is a good time to be planning ahead and not waiting until the nice weather hits and there’s a rush to get designs built. The design process goes through stages and those stages need to be properly considered. A suitable contractor needs to be appointed and its worth getting 2-3 quotes to get the best price.

See our design process page of how we might tackle your project or contact us if you need any help or advise.

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