The design and use of public and private spaces is becoming increasingly important for the development and welfare of our ever-increasing population. Now, more than ever, landscape architects are becoming aware that their designs and ideas can bring to towns and cities a unique identity to help stimulate the local economy and enhance the history and culture of a community. Filled with full-colour photographs and illustrations, this volume provides readers with a look at the latest trends and innovations in landscape architecture.
This book seeks to introduce many forms of Chinese gardens in various cities from a unique professional perspective. Presenting the exceptional traditionalqualities of delicacy and grace it demonstrates the skills involved in their design and formation. The selection offered here fall into three categories: traditional private gardens, historic gardens in modern times and newly-built gardens, each of which in turn shows the innovative use of materials and technologies.
The book is an attempt to introduce Chinese gardens in various cities from unique professional perspectives, demonstrating the exquisiteness of traditional gardens in an effort to present the skilful and elaborate designs. The Chinese gardens presented here are classified in three categories: Traditional Chinese private gardens, Historic Chinese gardens in modern time, and Newly-built Chinese gardens. Traditional Chinese private gardens value harmony between man and nature. They are characterized by delicacy, freedom, exquisiteness, grace and an impressionistic style. Historic Chinese gardens in modern time are mostly set in historical sites or used to be the estate of rich families; now they are renovated to serve contemporary needs, such as clubs, parks, exhibition halls, and restaurants. Newly-built Chinese gardens are actually Chinese gardens built in conformity with the traditional styles. Moreover, they are an innovation of tradition, based on available materials and current technologies to restore the essence of Chinese gardens.
The volume illustrates different positions and research, and attempts to give answers and relaunch issues, dedicating High_Scapes - high meaning geographical and physical excellence - in the various sections where different topics are developed.Some of the answers to the problems presented are derived from the results of the research presented in the first edition of the ALPS Biennial (Alpine Landscape Project Sustainability, June 2008).The book also contains a DVD of the documentary film Inside the Landscape, the Alps , shot on location during the Biennial, that relaunches the issues of the alpine landscape, but generally the reality and centrality of this matter and the issues linked to it, through images and contributions of the people involved in the research in progress.
Detailing makes a landscape unique, and a landscape architect outstanding. Featuring many of the worlds most highly acclaimed landscape architects, this book presents 40 of the most recently completed and influential landscape designs. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections as well as numerous construction details. There is also a brief descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All commissioned especially for this book, the drawings are styled in a consistent manner and presented at standard architectural scales for easy comparison. Intended for architects, engineers and landscape architects, the book will also be invaluable for architecture, garden and landscape design students, for whom it will be a resource not only for understanding the work of the best contemporary landscape architects, but also as a tool for their own design work.
Rotterdam landscape architects LOLA (LOst LAndscapes), winners of the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for Young Architects 2013, study landscapes that are forgotten, derelict or about to change, designing conceptual as well as buildable projects in the inner city.
Landscape Design USA features 70 completed landscape projects in USA,projects are classified under the following sections:1)Plazas and Streetscapes,2)Institutional,3 Corporate and Commercial, 4)Parks, Gardens and Memorial and 5 Residential. It is the intention of the publisher to make this publication an annual publication.An annual record of landscape design in US
Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments. After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, colour, form and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modelling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering study or a career in this field.
Numerous tendencies in landscape architecture, science and theory have driven research and landscape transformation for over thirty years. Approaches as different as Ecological Aesthetics, Art in Nature, Ecoart and Reclamation Art are united by a search for dialogue with natural processes. This book describes the diverse aspects of ecological aesthetics from the point of view of artists, landscape architects, scientists, philosophers and politicians. A special place among the work presented, by over fifty international artists and landscape architects, takes the landscape art of Herman Prigann, who also initiated this survey. Amongst the 17 authors are Jacques Leenhardt (F), Massimo Venturi Ferriolo (I), Udo Weilacher (D), Malcom Miles (GB), Tim Collins (USA). The book is co-produced with MD Berlin and sponsored by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.
In ancient times, every town had a promenade, an open public space for people to see and be seen. Today’s modern cities need these meeting places, too. Urban Spaces: Promenades takes a close look at how this tradition is being interpreted in cutting
Avant Gardeners profiles the fifty most exciting contemporary landscape practices from around the world.With between four and six case studies for each designer, it presents an encyclopaedic look at the most advanced thinking in garden design and offers a rich archive for practitioners and enthusiasts alike.
This magnificently illustrated people's history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest records of the labouring classes in the country to today, Margaret Willes' research unearths lush gardens nurtured outside rough workers' cottages and horticultural miracles performed in blackened yards, and reveals the ingenious, sometimes devious, methods employed by determined, obsessive and eccentric workers to make their drab surroundings bloom. She also explores the stories of the great philanthropic industrialists who provided gardens for their workforces, the fashionable rich stealing the gardening ideas of the poor, alehouse syndicates and fierce rivalries between vegetable growers, flower-fanciers cultivating exotic blooms on their city windowsills, and the rich lore handed down from gardener to gardener through generations. This is a sumptuous record of the myriad ways in which the popular cultivation of plants, vegetables and flowers has played – and continues to play – an integral role in everyday British life.
Explores the lure of the countryside: the wide open spaces and starry skies, the lack of neighbours, noise and pollution, the ability to get away from it all. Many people are choosing to pursue their sea change inland and are creating some spctacular homes in wellhidden locations.
One of the fundamental considerations in landscape architecture is whether to create something which appears to be natural, or to design something deliberately artificial. Always moving between nature and artifice the art of landscape architecture expresses itself in a sensitive awareness of time and place. If the design is not to become a mere ornament, then it must be supported by concepts and visions, daring to create s-mething new from the existing surroundings. This collection of essays which have been published over the last decade in Topos – European Landscape Magazine, is a valuable contribution to the literature in the specialised field of landscape architecture. The authors include Paolo Bürgi who writes on dimensions of memory, Joachim W. Jacobs who investigates the Bauhaus and the theory of space, and Kathinka Schreiber who takes a critical look at landscape in film
This volume explores the work of 12 artists in the fields of landscape architecture and land art. Included are places of commemoration, such as Dani Karavan's memorial for Walter Benjamin, in Port Bou at the French-Spanish border; and Hannsjorg Voth's "Stairway to the Sky" in the Moroccan desert. The works of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Peter Walker, Sven-Ingvar Andersson, Adriaah Geuze, Bernard Lassus and Martha Schwartz are also presented in this work.
Europeans no longer develop their towns on unspoiled terrain but rather on former agricultural land. European landscape architectures response to the question how to address progressive urbanization of the landscape is thus: working not only on site but also with the geographic and historical characteristics of the site.The European landscape is a narrowly enclosed, diverse, densely built, and domesticated space that is rich in brilliant landscape architecture.On site presents pioneering projects and strategies in landscape architecture from Berlin to Bordeaux, from Akkarvikoden in Norway to Evora in Portugal. The projects are supplemented by essays on European cartography, the cultural landscape, the history of ideas in landscape architecture, the role of ideal landscapes, urban policies, and the pioneers from Portugal such as Francisco Caldeira Cabral and Gon�alo Ribeiro Telles.
The past decade has witnessed new interpretations of the great themes of traditional European garden art in profusion. Drawing on his intensive studies of some 30 influential European projects, Udo Weilacher presents a panorama of the most significant developments since the publication of his groundbreaking work Between Landscape Architecture and Land Art in 1996.
Detailing makes a landscape unique, and a landscape architect outstanding. Featuring many of the world's most highly acclaimed landscape architects, the book presents 40 of the most recently completed and influential landscape designs.Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans, and sections as well as numerous construction details. There is also a brief descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All the drawings are styled in the same consistent manner and presented at standard architectural scales for easy comparison. Intended for architects, engineers, and landscape architects, the book will also be invaluable for architecture, garden, and landscape design students, for whom it will be a resource not only for understanding the work of the best contemporary landscape architects, but also as a tool for their own design work.The featured architects by country include: Australia - Anton James Design, Donaldson + Warn Architects, Room 4.1.3 , Tract Consultants; Canada - Noel Harding and Neil Hadley; China - Turenscape and the Centre for Landscape Architecture; Cyprus - Margarita Danou and Sevina Floridou; Czech Republic - AP Atelier, Josef Pleskot; France - Edouard Francois, Mosbach Paysagistes; Germany - Barkow Leibinger Architects, Latz & Partners; Japan - Nikken Sekkei; Spain - Batlle i Roig, Enric Miralles i Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT arquitectes; Sweden - FFNS Architects; Switzerland - Burckhardt and Partner, Gigon, Guyer, Schweingruber Zulauf Landschaftsarchitekten; The Netherlands - Atelier Kempe Thill, Bureau B + B, OKRA, West 8; UK - Camlin Lonsdale Landscape Architects, Foreign Office Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Gustafson Porter, and Patel Taylor Architects.The featured architects by country also include: USA - Abel Bainnson Butz, New York, NY, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle, WA, Hargreaves Associates, Cambridge, MA, Keith Kaseman and Julie Beckman, Philadelphia, PA, Maya Lin, New York, NY, Office of Dan Kiley, Charlotte, VT, Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, CA, W Architecture + Landscape Architecture, New York, NY, and Wenk Associates, Inc, Denver, Colo.
Infrastructure, as we know it, no longer belongs in the exclusive realm of engineers and transportation planners. This book, now available in a second revised edition, examines the potential of landscape as infrastructure via essays by notable authors and supporting case studies by SWA landscape architects and urban designers.
A garden, whether small or large, is made up of many different elements and details. Grouping these design elements is like a recipe: choosing a balance of the right details creates a perfect garden in any space. "Garden Details" breaks down the elements of garden design and shows how each can be used to create unique garden spaces. It includes ideas for a multitude of garden elements - from distinctive stonewalls and manicured formal lines to artistic whimsy and colour-coordinated borders - in a variety of garden types ranging from water gardens through to drought-tolerant dry gardens. Marg Thornell's sumptuous photographs transport you from one garden to the next - in locations as diverse as Australia, England, Europe and the United States - and reveal how to make the most of your own garden space.This valuable sourcebook can be used in many ways: from browsing for inspiration with nothing particular in mind to a more purposeful search to help with a particular project on the drawing board. "Garden Details" is a book to immerse yourself in - to motivate you to create the garden paradise you want and deserve.Whether you are a complete novice or a professional landscape designer, "Garden Details" will provide you with all the ideas and inspiration you need to make your garden truly spectacular.
A comprehensive introduction to the ideas and principles behind the many masterplans designed by Yeang. Through EcoMasterplanning , the pioneer of the 'green skyscraper' advocates the creation of a wholly innovative ecological approach to masterplan design.
We don't sell gardens; we sell images of gardens. This observation on the part of a landscape architect makes it clear just how important it is that a design be effectively communicated to the clients and the public. The book describes the methods and forms of visual representation in contemporary landscape architecture.
Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park in Germany, the Plateau de Kirchberg in Luxembourg, Parco Dora in Turin, Italy and numerous other projects designed and built by Peter Latz and Partners stand as examples of an up-to-date and intelligent approach to alternative environmental technologies and the reclamation of extensive industrial landscapes. In Peter Latzs landscape architecture, ecological and social concerns are translated into an individual aesthetic language that aims to achieve a timeless quality. The different layers and meanings of the sites rich in history are revealed and woven into networks of spatial and temporal relationships that follow rules of their own the syntax of landscape. A sense of process and dynamism in sustainable landscape structures characterises the works, works that are open for change: they are spaces in development, not parks as finite set piecesPeter Latz teaches at the Technische Universität (Technical University) in Munich-Weihenstephan and has held guest professorships at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Udo Weilacher is dean of the Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft (School of Architecture and Landscape) at Hanover University.