KCAP Architects and Planners
Paperback ISBN: 3764374926
Unlike other large architectural firms, KCAP specializes in the conception and realization of unusual projects at the shared frontiers of architecture, town planning, and landscape architecture. That interplay is the focus of this book, which illustrates it in striking detail with the help of 35 thematically organized projects.
Landscaping With Stone
Paperback ISBN: 0376014296
Includes more than 24 projects that use stone--from paths, patios and steps to decorative boulders, rock gardens and walls, in a book that includes 400 full-color photos, detailed shopping lists for each product and professional advice from stone masons and landscape designers. Original.
Gardens, Landscapes, and Mexican Soul
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0609606867
A colorful photographic tour of the lush and exotic gardens and landscapes of Meico ranges from the grand gardens of great haciendas to the small "popular" gardens of the nation to formal public spaces as it captures the creative expression of Mexican landscape design. 12,500 first printing.
Portraits of Ten Garden Designers
Paperback ISBN: 1579652387
Whether it's introducing the soothing sound of water to your garden or choosing plants for graceful winter silhouettes; whether you are landscaping a brownstone backyard or a dry desert retreat, there are lessons to learn from these contemporary garden masters that will forever enhance where you live. The two hundred glorious full-color photographs by Erica Lennard and the engaging text by garden writer and designer Page Dickey capture the spirit and genius of each artist, his or her sources, inspiration, style, philosophy, and method of creation. From the bold southern California designs of Nancy Power to the urban geometries of Maddison Cox to the romantic country gardens of Nancy McCabe, Breaking Ground profiles ten artists who are redefining garden design categories. In addition to the stunning photographs, sketches and garden plans that include ideas for walls, alcoves, borders, planters, ponds, paths, courtyards, and rooftops help inspire ideas and adaptations for the home gardener. In an unusual and practical afterword, Page Dickey describes how she is applying what she learned to her own garden in New York State.
Hardcover ISBN: 1584235322
Rooftop Garden is the first comprehensive look at green rooftops around the world and is indispensable for designers, landscape architects, and anybody interested in gardens and leisure spaces. As cities continue to grow, making large expanses of street level real estate less readily available, many creative contemporary designers see rooftop green spaces as a unique solution for urban leisure and rejuvenation. Elevated green roofs eliminate city and traffic noise, provide better air quality, and allow for amazing panoramic views of the city. The large scale projects in Rooftop Garden span the globe and have a variety of functions, from luxury restaurants and hotels to business meeting rooms. Design considerations include the weight of materials, site dimensions, materials, climate, seasonality of foliage, irrigation systems, insulation, day and night lighting conditions, and the colors of the plants from above during every season. Beautifully photographed and immediately engaging, featured spaces include a rooftop swimming pool that appears to drop abruptly off the side of a Singapore skyscraper hotel and the New York Museum of Modern Art's "American style zen roof garden" made out of recycled materials. Fully illustrated with over 500 color photos, vertical scale diagrams, and floor plans.
Green Roofs Gardens
A Case Study
Hardcover ISBN: 1568986858
The benefits of green roofs are many: longer roof lifespan, greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system needs, and a cutback in storm water runoff. Green roofs decrease carbon dioxide and increase oxygen in cities, making them cooler in the process and reversing the so-called 'urban heat island effect.' In short, green roofs are the great green hope of many environmentalists, politicians, and architects interested in more efficient and environmentally aware buildings. From a design standpoint, however, there is less consensus. While some see the roof garden as a visual statement using plants, geometric lines, and sculptural elements, others believe concerns for sustainability should outweigh visual appeal. A green roof that combines aesthetics and mechanics has become the goal of many a landscape architect. To address this quandary, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) commissioned renowned landscape architects, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in collaboration with the Conservation Design Forum to design a 3,300-square-foot green roof garden for its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In Green Roof Gardens, author Christian Werthmann uses this detailed case study to explain the history, methodology, and design process of green roof garden construction, providing a rich source of inspiration and technical knowledge for anybody interested in this simple solution to many of the environmental challenges we face today.
Conversations With Students: Dwelling in Nature
Paperback ISBN: 1568986203
One of the legendary ﬁgures in twentieth-century landscape design, Ian McHarg transformed the fields of landscape architecture and planning through his personal methodology, his unique curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, and his own inspired writing. In classic texts such as his landmark 1969 book Design with Nature, McHarg painted an incredibly rich and exuberant picture of the organic world while conjuring up a vision of a more wholesome and productive metropolis. In this new entry in the popular Conversations with Students series, we are proud to make McHarg's never-before-in-print lecture 'Collaboration with Nature' available for the first time. Captured on tape in the 1970s, the lecture is the sequel to Design with Nature. This is a must-read for anyone in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental science, and urban planning.
A Landscape Architect's Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight
Hardcover ISBN: 0983388997
Forever Green presents the stunning American landscapes of Mario Nievera's design, in climates as diverse as tropical Florida and temperamental New York.
Grow More With Less
Sustainable Garden Methods: Less Water - Less Work - Less Money
Paperback ISBN: 1591865514
Horticultural expert Vincent Simeone helps you plan your green garden in this practical, holistic guide. With detailed, strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques, Grow More with Less lets you put your best foot forward in creating an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, author Vincent Simeone covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward handbook. Simeone makes the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of IPM (integrated pest management) in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation, installing rain barrels and cisterns, and more. Even when the solution is to do nothing—for instance, leaving some parts of a lawn un-mowed in order to save time and money while attracting local wildlife—Grow More with Less enables you to confidently make the call. With effective, time-proven recommendations like these, field-tested in a large botanical garden and adapted for home use by Vincent Simeone, Grow More with Less is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening.