landscape architecture Articles

  • Architectural projects

    Location: Hammond, LA Unit: RF-3315 Project: Eye clinic When Northshore Eye Associates acquired land, three miles from of Hammond, LA, for its new eye clinic, it knew that its architects would need an innovative landscaping plan to maintain simplicity of layout. The varying ground level meant that extensive retaining walls were essential, while exterior services also needed to be concealed. ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Matucana 100 architectural exhibit (Santiago, Chile)

    Background: For the first time, Chile is developing a program to reach young American architecture: PAL (Programme for Latin American Architecture). This program, on an annual basis, is an active platform to generate new opportunities for emerging and talented architects. The first edition, held at the Matucana facilities 100 (M100), only featured Chilean National Architects. ...


  • Exergy landscapes: exploration of second-law thinking towards sustainable landscape design

    Depletion of fossil fuels and climate change necessitate a transition to sustainable energy systems that make efficient use of renewable energy sources. Recently, the disciplines of building engineering, architecture and urban planning have begun embracing 'second-law thinking' to reduce energy consumption in the built environment. Second-law thinking, however, is not yet a part of spatial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Matucana 100 Architectural Exhibit (Santiago, Chile) case study

    Background: For the first time, Chile is developing a program to reach young American architecture: PAL (Programme for Latin American Architecture). This program, on an annual basis, is an active platform to generate new opportunities for emerging and talented architects. The first edition, held at the Matucana facilities 100 (M100), only featured Chilean National Architects. ...

  • Chicago planters - Domed planters in downtown Chicago, Illinois add green space to an urban area

    One man's conceptual vision can become another man's construction challenge. Chicago-based landscape contractor, Walsh Landscape Construction was given the opportunity recently to partner with Chicago-based John Buck Company and Peter Walker and Partners, Berkley, California, distinguished landscape architectural consultants, on a recent beautifcation project in downtown Chicago at the new One ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Sustainability, creativity, resilience: toward new development strategies of port areas through evaluation processes

    Industrial-commercial and tourist ports areas are spaces of difference, rich in potential opportunities but also in contradictions and conflicts. The conservation of their particular landscape is very important for the city/region development, founded on a new metabolism. Port areas will become new spaces where creativity can be practised. Creative and resilient solutions are to be identified at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The US-Brazil Sustainability Consortium: local-global collaboration for a sustainable future

    Sustainable development (SD) integrates growth with contextual systems such as environmental, social and economic, and with the elements and dynamics that characterise them. SD depends on an education for sustainability (EFS) that includes a focus on maintaining growth that promotes successful systems management and that pursues responsible planning and design of system elements (cities, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable cities: problems of integrated interdisciplinary research

    This paper explores the problem of integrated interdisciplinary research in the field of sustainable cities. The problematique of urban sustainability is studied in the historical and international context. Current research in the field is reviewed, and major gaps in interdisciplinary analysis are identified. The paper makes first steps towards the development of an innovative methodology for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental problems of Canakkale City and solutions

    Environmental problems are getting more serious in almost every region of Turkey. They occur for many reasons and take many forms. Canakkale City has potential for both domestic and international tourism, because of its rich historical past and natural and cultural resources. However, in common with other parts of the country, Canakkale faces environmental problems such as air pollution, water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Responding to the 2007 Southern California fires

    California's hope for an uneventful 2007 fire season exploded on October 19th, as Southern California was ignited by massive wildfires. Fanned by Santa Ana winds in excess of 100 mph, thousands of acres of private and public property were soon destroyed. By October 21 damage was so severe and widespread that Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed a State of Emergency in seven Southern California ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Water sensitive urban design retrofits in Copenhagen – 40% to the sewer, 60% to the city

    Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is emerging in Denmark. This interdisciplinary desk study investigated the options for WSUD retrofitting in a 15 km2 combined sewer catchment area in Copenhagen. The study was developed in collaboration with the City of Copenhagen and its water utility, and involved researchers representing hydrogeology, sewer hydraulics, environmental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sectoral approaches for a post-2012 climate regime: a taxonomy

    Sectoral approaches have been gaining currency in the international climate debate as a possible remedy to the shortfalls of the Kyoto Protocol. Proponents argue that a sector-based architecture can more easily invite the participation of developing countries, address competitiveness issues, and enable immediate emissions reductions. However, given the numerous proposals, much confusion remains ...

  • Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

    Denver’s City Park is an iconic symbol of the Mile High City. The oft-photographed park is home to the city’s zoo and the Denver Nature and Science Museum, as well as sports and recreational areas. In 2014, the asphalt parking lot for the Denver Pavilion inside the park was scheduled to be resurfaced. The city, with the help of StudioCPG, a landscape architecture and planning firm, ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Climate resilience (with oysters)

    Earth’s rising temperatures mean more glacier melt, sea-level rise and severe weather, and this translates to heightened threats for coastline communities. In response, SCAPE Landscape Architecture — powered by President Obama’s Rebuild by Design Initiative — has proposed an innovative way to protect coastlines that ...


    By Ensia

  • Heatherlands School - Case Study

    Project: SEN Classrooms Size: 50m2 Value: £30,000.00 Completed: July 2014 Location: Poole, Dorset Turnkey service elements completed: Design Manufacture Delivery and installation ...


    By Modulek

  • Bollard Installation

    Sustained health and safety of the human population requires that remediation systems be set up to take care of high levels of contaminants in water bodies, soil groundwater or other locations as deemed fit. Environmental construction companies are frequently called up on for this purpose. Need for Bollard InstallationExecution of the remediation strategy may involve excavation, concrete coring, ...

  • Eco-industrial parks

    Most municipalities would love to have a high-tech business park within their boundaries. The benefits of high-end, high-paying jobs is very appealing, great marketing for a town or city, and helpful to municipal coffers. However, everyone cannot have a 'Silicon Valley' per se. Yet, there are other, untapped alternatives, namely clean-tech and eco-industrial parks. TORINO, ITALY On a recent trade ...

  • Urban environment — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    Urban areas and quality of life For the three-quarters of Europe’s population that lives in cities and towns, a good urban environment is a precondition for a good quality of life. It seems, in part, that over the last decade, attitudes to living in cities have been changing. People are no longer moving away from cities (or have returned to them), residential sprawl has slowed and, in a ...

  • ACO surface water management systems help create award winning retail environment

    Designers of the drainage system at the new Peterborough Garden Park have exploited the benefits of a number of AGO Water Management product ranges to create a value-engineered SUDS solution that has helped the development win the BCSC Out-of-Town Retail Scheme Gold Award. Runs of ACO KerbDrain, AGO Profile, ACO MultiDrain and ACO Brickslot form an integrated network that overcomes the site's ...


    By ACO Group

  • North Creek pumping station, King County, WA

    The new North Creek Pumping Station in King County, Wash., had to maintain the Department of Natural Resources' national reputation for outstanding reliability. To make sure it did, the design team applied the most advanced pump technology and vibration prevention methods. And the designers and utility put extra attention on meeting operations and maintenance needs. "We included folks from ...


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