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Good architecture extends well beyond the red line boundary. It requires the skills of Chartered Landscape Architects in the fields of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment (TVIA) to ensure the built form integrates with its environmental context. See Landscape Institute website. There is a significant shortage of Landscape Architects in the design and construction industry. As a Chartered Landscape Architect I have been practising for nearly 30 years in a very fulfilling and well paid profession.

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I thought it very interesting article, definetly believe their should be Chartered Landscape Architects in planning process for these thoughtful designs.

The one thing I feel that should be done on the terraces/veranda would be to incorporate outside taps and drains that go along the length of these terraces (similar to the long discreet drains in wet rooms & have the water go into holding tanks then used to water the green spaces) These terraces are great but get dusty dirty and giving a good clean with a hose without drowning your downstairs neighbors! Plants get a light water and keeps the terraces fresh & clean!

Just a thought!

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How very inspiring that this kind of affordable living space is being thought about and designed. Surely we can only get better and better at it.


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