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Weathering and durability in landscape architecture : fundamentals, practices, and case studies /
Niall Kirkwood.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2004.
description
xxvi, 294 p. : ill.
ISBN
0471392669 (Cloth)
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Book
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imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2004.
isbn
0471392669 (Cloth)
catalogue key
5172008
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Weatering and Durability in Landscape Architecture provides authoritative guidelines to weathering, durability, and physical changes in the designed landscape over time. Provides innovative weathering strategies illustrated with case studies. Includes information on completed landscapes with data and commentary on maintenance and durability. Provides the personal weathering and durability strategies of leading experts.
Main Description
Weatering and Durability in Landscape Architecture provides authoritative guidelines to weathering, durability, and physical changes in the designed landscape over time. * Provides innovative weathering strategies illustrated with case studies. * Includes information on completed landscapes with data and commentary on maintenance and durability. * Provides the personal weathering and durability strategies of leading experts.
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Niall Kirkwood provides authoritative guidelines to weathering, durability, and physical changes in the designed landscape over time.
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An in-depth guide to building landscape designs that withstand the test of time Even the most innovative and dynamic design projects are susceptible to weathering. The first book of its kind to address this important yet long-neglected design consideration, Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture discusses how landscape materials should be selected, shaped, and implemented to help built landscapes change and evolve over the years, rather than deteriorate. Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture explores a variety of landscape design approaches and site strategies practiced in the industry today, with a focused examination of the link between the conception and implementation of landscape ideas and a range of seen and unforeseen forces that will shape the built landscape over time. Landscape architects and designers can discover how to combat the devastating consequences of deterioration through: Innovative weathering strategies incorporated into the traditional design process Data and commentary on the maintenance and durability of completed landscapes Weathering and durability strategies from leading landscape architects Dozens of case studies supporting examined techniques More than 125 informative graphics For landscape architects, architects, landscape contractors, urban designers, and environmental designers, Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture is an essential volume of proven techniques for creating lasting landscape designs.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Design for Weathering and Durability
Time and The Built Landscape
Aspects of Permanence
Design Approaches
Landscape Architectural Design Case Studies
Case Studies
Expiration Date Vintondale Colliery Park Reclamation, Vintondale, Pennsylvania
Constructing Memory A Memorial to Rosie the Riveter, Richmond, California
The Persistence of Spatial Structure Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita, Kansas
The Readjusted Scales of Duration A Private Summer Retreat, Western Maine
Working Materials Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dimensions of Process and Change Crissy Field: A Tidal Marsh Restoration, San Francisco, California
Aesthetics of Cultural Weathering Moyland Elementary School Playground, Hartford, Connecticut; Courtyard and Meditation Labyrinth, Chester, Connecticut
Urban Legacies Cook + Phillip Park, Sydney, Australia
Evolving Economies Casa Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico
Maturing Practices Advantica Plaza and Park, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Perpetual Material Aluminum Garden, New York, New York
Compressed "Compressed": A Temporary Landscape Installation, Cazenovia, New York
Afterword
Achievements and Challenges
Bibliography and Further Reading
Index
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