Each week we will be posting a new link on this page to blogs books and articles we are reading, websites of new products and materials we are interested in, and pages of other designers we like.
08/13/12 – blog.buildllc.com – Blog of Build LLC, an interesting and innovative design/build architecture firm in Seattle
8/19/12 – The Water Atlas (A free book download) From the introduction….”In this beautifully illustrated work, Pietro Laureano shares with us the fruits of more than a quarter of a century of careful observation of traditional knowledge and techniques applied to urban settlements and landscape resources management in all regions of the world. The book introduces us to very sophisticated, thousand-year-old, capacities developed by local communities and civilizations around the world, amongst which water harvesting techniques, recycling of organic wastes and used waters for soil fertility conservation or, in more general terms, the ecosystemic approach to town planning, are anything but new!
8/26/12 –thecityfix.com TheCityFix.com is an online resource for sustainable transport news, research and “best practice” solutions from around the world. Launched in 2007, the site connects a global network of writers and transport specialists, including engineers, entrepreneurs, urban planners and researchers, who explore environmentally and socially responsible ways to make cities better places to live.
9/3/12 www.worldlandscapearchitect.com – World Landscape Architecture is a webzine providing landscape architects with news and information about the profession by the profession.
9/9/12 http://landartgenerator.org/LAGI-2012/ The Land Art Generator Initiative provides a platform for innovative ways of thinking about what renewable energy generation looks like and how it relates to the overall fabric of our constructed and natural environments. They sponsored a competition in 2010 and this year for the design of public art projects which combine beauty and large-scale energy production.
9/16/12 http://www.michaelsinger.com/ Michael Singer is an artist working at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and landscape.
The Landscape Institute is the Royal Chartered body for landscape architects.
Two of our favorite things – Landscape Architecture and Microbrews
10/21/12 The Edible City
Watch an animation from the American Society of Landscape Architects that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts.