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The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Gilles Clement

November 23, 2021

All new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast just released! In this episode, Rennie Tang interviews Gilles Clement a French gardener, garden designer, botanist, entomologist and writer. Listen to the new episode here: https://www.larchitect.org/gilles-clement

10 Oldest Historic Log Cabins and Houses

November 17, 2021
Oldest Historic Log Cabins and Houses Mortonson Van Leer Log Cabin

Did you know that some of the oldest wooden cabins and houses date all the way back to the 17th century?  While some of the cabins and houses have had sections renovated or restored for one reason or another, most of the cabins and houses are still utilizing their original wood.  So, without further ado,…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Catherine Mosbach

November 8, 2021

Presenting a brand new episode of The Landscape Architect podcast! In this episode, Rennie Tang interviews Catherine Mosbach, the founder of Paris-based design firm mosbach paysagiste, which she established in 1987, as well as the magazine Pages Paysages, which she co-founded with Marc Claramunt, Pascale Jacotot and Vincent Tricaud. Listen to the new episode here: https://www.larchitect.org/catherine-mosbach

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Julian Raxworthy

October 25, 2021
The Landscape Architecture Podcast

All new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast just released. In this episode, Raxworthy discusses the call for the integration of landscape architecture and gardening.  He believes landscape architecture can design beautiful spaces, and gardening can enhance and deepen the beauty of garden environments over time.

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Yara Falaka, John-Bingham Hall, and Alexandra LaCroix

October 18, 2021

The latest episode of the The Landscape Architecture Podcast is here! Today’s conversation is centered around a post-industrial site on the north-eastern edge of Paris, known as Chapelle Charbon, that is soon to become a new public park for the city of Paris. As a former rail depot, the 6.5 hectare (or 16 acre) site…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Thierry Kandjee & Sebastien Penfornis

October 1, 2021

Presenting a brand new episode of The Landscape Architect podcast! Thierry KANDJEE is a landscape architect, in charge of taktyk Brussels and Chair of Landscape in the Architecture Faculty La Cambre Horta. His practice based research investigated how to design landscape skeletons as a model of/for robust landscapes. Sébastien PENFORNIS is an architect and urban designer…

5 Largest Things to Ever be Shipped

September 24, 2021

5. Nuclear Submarines Via defensetech.org While submarines are designed to travel underwater, sometimes they need to be shipped.  Well, in 2014, the Russian Defence Ministry released images of their vintage submarines from the eighties and nineties.  These submarines, Bratsk and Samara Akula, were being transported to a shipyard to be refurbished.  The vessel shipping them…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Claire Latané

September 17, 2021

An all new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast is out now! What would a school look like if it was designed with mental health in mind? Too many public schools look and feel like prisons, designed out of fear of vandalism and truancy. But we know that nurturing environments are better for learning. Research…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Annie “Guns” Bergelin

September 15, 2021

A brand new episode of the The Landscape Architecture Podcast is here! This episode is brought to you by American Pole and Timber.  In this episode of the Landscape Architecture podcast the crew hikes the Appalachian Trail.

5 Fascinating Weapons Made Out of Wood

August 25, 2021

5. Wasters In western martial arts, a waster is a practice weapon that is usually in the shape of a sword.  Wasters may sometimes be weighted for strength training so as to make the movements of an actual sword easier and quicker.  Wasters have been found as practice weapons in various cultures over numerous centuries.…

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American Pole & Timber Upgrades to CNG-Powered Truck Fleet

Houston Lumber Company, American Pole & Timber, replaced their fleet of diesel-powered tractor/trailer trucks with four new cleaner-burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks.  Read press release


Hurricane Ike Rebuild

American Pole & Timber, located in Houston, was on-the-ready to ship materials to hurricane-destroyed areas for fast rebuild and recovery. Read press release


Hurricane Proof Structures

Harborwalk Yacht Club in Galveston reopened quickly after Hurricane Ike with only minimal damage to it bulkheads and other structures — an excellent testament to the fact that when you combine intelligent design and proper construction techniques with quality materials your projects will be stable and long-lasting. Read press release


Renewable Energy Making Green Steps at TX Wind Farm

American Pole & Timber delivered a long-lasting and environmentally-friendly solution to Renewable Energy for a wind farm in south Texas. The used polymer coated treated timbers as the first step of the stairs leading to the door at the base of each wind tower. Read press release


Houston Yacht Club Rebuild

American Pole & Timber was chosen as the primary building materials supplier for the rebuild of the docks and boat slips at the Houston Yacht Club after it was nearly decimated during Hurricane Ike’s massive storm surge. Read press release


GeoDeck Selected for LEED Platinum Home

GeoDeck decking from American Pole & Timber was selected as the deck material for the home that may become the first home in Houston to achieve LEED’s Platinum certification. Read press release


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