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Last day to get free LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE eBook

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: What, Why, When, How, Where, Who and What Next? £0.00 to buy Kindle Edition by Tom Turner (Author) Be the first to review this item This title and over 1 million more are available with Kindle Unlimited

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – Kindle eBook – FREE Day 1 (of 5)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: What, Why, When, How, Where, Who and What Next? £0.00 to buy Kindle Edition by Tom Turner (Author) Be the first to review this item This title and over 1 million more are available with Kindle Unlimited

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Did chess originate as a garden game?

Chess originated in India’s Gupta Empire (320 to 550 CE). Since Indian palace life centred on courtyards and gardens, it is likely that most games of chess were played in cool shade and green surroundings. The Hindu name for chess

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Was Frederick Law Olmsted or Gilgamesh the father of landscape architecture?

A Google.com search on Olmsted “father of landscape architecture” produces 153,000 returns. But, of course, he was not the father of landscape architecture. As Norman T Newton wrote (Design on the Land, 1971 p. xxi) ‘Landscape architecture: a profession only

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Should LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE be above, below or equal to ARCHITECTURE?

This sign was outside the building where I studied studied landscape architecture in a University of Edinburgh building in George Square. The typography showed ARCHITECTURE above and in a larger font size than LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. When the University destroyed the

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“Landscape architecture: what, why, when….” Kindle Free Book

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: What, Why, When, How, Where, Who and What Next? Kindle Edition ebook  from Amazon 2017 by Tom Turner In brief, here are my answers to some of the key questions about landscape architecture: 1. WHAT is landscape architecture?

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Assessment of public open space POS squares piazzas parks SUPOS

Public open space needs to be assessed as a routine aspect of its planning, design and management. But how should it be done? This was the question Dr Ying Li took for her PhD research at the University of Greenwich

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Gyre Island One

Here is Tom Turner’s entry for the LA+ Journal’s LA+ IMAGINATION Island Design Competition (see list of winning entries) Gyre Island One supports the deplasticisation of the South Atlantic. Straddling a gyratory current, a platform with motion damping will use

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Results LA+ IMAGINATION Island Design Competition

The results of  Upenn’s landscape architecture competition have been announced. Congratulations to the winners! See LAA blog post on the competition announcement. It attracted 180 entries from 33 countries, including 11 from the UK (and 1 from me).  The  Jury Chair, Richard

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Landscape Architecture ideas competition: design an island

There is still 4 weeks until the submission deadline: 1.59pm Eastern Time on Friday, June 2, 2017. The requirements, for an electronic submission, are: a name, a location, 500 words of text and three sheets with imperial dimensions (approx 2 No. A4

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