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Grading - BIM. landscapingSMART. 3D-Machine Control Systems. Stormwater Management (Paperback, 3rd edition, revised): Peter... Grading - BIM. landscapingSMART. 3D-Machine Control Systems. Stormwater Management (Paperback, 3rd edition, revised)
Peter Petschek
R980 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R77 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Familiarity with ground modeling is an indispensable prerequisite for landscape architects; they have to use contour lines in their designs, quickly develop alternatives, and check alternative options regarding design, ecology, economy, and technical feasibility. The third edition contains essential updated information on BIM construction in landscape architecture, 3D machine control, and BIM in practice. Furthermore, the book provides in-depth information on forms of terrain, scales, interpolation, geodetic points, contour lines, how to calculate the volume of land mass, and includes subjects such as slope stabilization systems and ground modeling on the building site. Included is also the ground modeling of roads and parking lots, and a revised section on stormwater management. Numerous practical examples are included in the task section to help apply the theory.

Urban High-Resolution Remote Sensing - Algorithms and Modeling (Hardcover): Guoqing Zhou Urban High-Resolution Remote Sensing - Algorithms and Modeling (Hardcover)
Guoqing Zhou
R2,999 Discovery Miles 29 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With urbanization as a global phenomenon, there is a need for data and information about these terrains. Urban remote sensing techniques provide critical physical input and intelligence for preparing base maps, formulating planning proposals, and monitoring implementations. Likewise these methodologies help with understanding the biophysical properties, patterns, and process of urban landscapes, as well as mapping and monitoring urban land cover and spatial extent. Advanced sensor technologies and image processing methodologies such as deep learning, data mining, etc., facilitate the wide applications of remote sensing technology in urban areas. This book presents advanced image processing methods and algorithms focused on three very important roots of urban remote sensing: 3D urban modelling using different remotely sensed data, urban orthophotomap generation, and urban feature extraction, which are also today's real challenges in high resolution remote sensing. Data generated by remote sensing, with its repetitive and synoptic viewing and multispectral capabilities, constitutes a powerful tool for mapping and monitoring emerging changes in the city's urban core, as well as in peripheral areas. Features: Provides advances in emerging methods and algorithms in image processing and technology Uses algorithms and methodologies for handling high-resolution imagery from a ground sampling distance (GSD) less than 1.0 meter Focuses on 3D urban modelling, orthorectification methodologies, and urban feature extraction algorithms from high-resolution remotely sensed imagery Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date techniques to the problems identified and how to analyze research results Presents methods and algorithms for monitoring, analyzing, and modeling urban growth, urban planning, and socio-economic developments In this book, readers are provided with valuable research studies and applications-oriented chapters in areas such as urban trees, soil moisture mapping, city transportation, urban remote sensing big data, etc.

Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites - Selection and Supervision (Hardcover): Peter Ralph Thoday Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites - Selection and Supervision (Hardcover)
Peter Ralph Thoday
R2,153 Discovery Miles 21 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Landscape architects, design professionals and contractors alike require a good working knowledge of how to achieve plant establishment under a variety of conditions and situations. Overlooking the physiological needs of plants can lead to potential problems that can have negative financial and design impacts. Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites is a practical book giving practitioners in landscape design the essential horticultural knowledge and concepts needed to understand the limits of the material they are working with and make informed decisions. From specification to supervision, this book provides concrete advice along with practical examples for each stage of a typical project. It contains sections on: the landscape site; selecting, assessing and purchasing plants; understanding nursery practice; forms and types of transplant traded; seeds and direct seeding; pre-planting site work; transplanting; and care in the establishment phase. Specially commissioned high quality line diagrams and full colour photographs are used throughout to demonstrate meaning and give examples. Peter Thoday is an experienced consultant, international lecturer in landscape management, and past president of The Institute of Horticulture, who has had numerous roles in high-profile projects, such as Horticultural Director of the Eden Project. Written by an expert, this book is as an essential tool for landscape architects, project managers, contractors and nursery managers.

30:30 Landscape Architecture (Hardcover): Meaghan Kombol 30:30 Landscape Architecture (Hardcover)
Meaghan Kombol
R1,582 R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Save R587 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 30:30 Landscape Architecture, 30 of the most renowned landscape architects explore the work of the 30 of the world's top emerging architects with more than 500 illustrations. This book captures the essence of how the world is designed around us. A global and influential group of landscape architects will divulge fascinating details about their work - including their inspirations and design processes - as well as debate the key issues for landscape architects today and in the future. This up-to-date overview of contemporary landscape architecture offers students, practitioners and enthusiasts an inspiring and insightful look at global landscape architecture today. Catherine Mosbach, George Hargreaves, Martha Schwartz and Adrian Geuze as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers engage with a diverse range of projects, demonstrating both the importance and creativity of landscape architecture. A truly global list of landscape architects from 20 countries working in Chile, Mexico, USA, Canada, UK, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Innovations in Landscape Architecture (Paperback): Jonathon  R. Anderson, Daniel H. Ortega Innovations in Landscape Architecture (Paperback)
Jonathon R. Anderson, Daniel H. Ortega
R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This inspiring and thought-provoking book explores how recent innovations in landscape architecture have uniquely positioned the practice to address complex issues and technologies that affect our built environment. The changing and expanding nature of "landscape" make it more important than ever for landscape architects to seek innovation as a critical component in the forward development of a contemporary profession that merges expansive ideas and applications. The editors bring together leading contributors who are experts in new and pioneering approaches and technologies within the fields of academic and professional landscape architecture. The chapters explore digital technology, design processes and theoretical queries that shape the contemporary practice of landscape architecture. Topics covered include: Digital design Fabrication and prototyping Emerging technology Visualization of data System theory Concluding the book are case studies looking at the work of two landscape firms (PEG and MYKD) and two academic departments (Illinois Institute of Technology and the Rhode Island School of Design), which together show the novel and exciting directions that landscape is already going in.

Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks (Hardcover): Tim Richardson Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks (Hardcover)
Tim Richardson
R865 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R168 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This intimate glimpse into the private sketchbooks of the world's leading landscape and garden designers reveals a dazzling array of insights and ideas that will inspire the amateur and practitioner alike. Thirty-seven international designers carefully selected by the design critic behind the Chelsea Fringe have opened their sketchbooks specially for this publication. Featuring hundreds of drawings and illustrations as diverse as their creators, Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooksis a continual source of inspiration for planting, design elements, colour schemes and materials, encouraging weekend gardeners, design professionals and students to draw their ideas by hand.

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook - How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems... The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook - How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems (Paperback)
Douglas Barnes
R619 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R101 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Maximize your water harvesting potential with efficient, cost-effective earthworks In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience. Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized and sited, or even dangerous. The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook is the first dedicated, detailed guide to the proper design and construction of water harvesting earthworks. It covers the function, design, and construction methods for nine main types of water harvesting earthworks across a full range of climates. Coverage includes: Swales, ponds, dams, hugelkultur, net-and-pan systems, spate irrigation, and more Cost versus benefit of different earthworks Assessing site needs and suitability Soil types and hydrology Designing for maximum efficiency and lowest cost Risk assessment and safe construction Stacking functions and integrating earthworks into a design This practical handbook is the essential resource for permaculture designers, teachers and students, landowners, farmers, homesteaders, landscape architects, and others involved in maximizing the water harvesting potential of any landscape at the lowest cost and impact. Douglas Barnes is a permaculture designer trained in Australia by Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. He has designed and built earthworks in North America, Japan, and Andra Pradesh, India. He lives in Tweed, Ontario in a passive solar house he designed and built, and he blogs at permaculturerelections.com.

Of Gardens - Selected Essays (Paperback): Paula Deitz Of Gardens - Selected Essays (Paperback)
Paula Deitz
R581 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R60 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paula Deitz has delighted readers for more than thirty years with her vivid descriptions of both famous and hidden landscapes. Her writings allow readers to share in the experience of her extensive travels, from the waterways of Britain's Castle Howard to the Japanese gardens of Kyoto, and home again to New York City's Central Park. Collected for the first time, the essays in Of Gardens record her great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization, from the modest garden for family subsistence to major urban developments. Deitz's essays describe how people, over many centuries and in many lands, have expressed their originality by devoting themselves to cultivation and conservation. During a visit to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine, Deitz first came to appreciate the notion that landscape architecture can be as intricately conceived as any major structure and is, indeed, the means by which we redeem the natural environment through design. Years later, as she wandered through the gardens of Versailles, she realized that because gardens give structure without confinement, they encourage a liberation of movement and thought. In Of Gardens, we follow Deitz down paths of revelation, viewing "A Bouquet of British Parks: Liverpool, Edinburgh, and London"; the parks and promenades of Jerusalem; the Moonlight Garden of the Taj Mahal; a Tuscan-style villa in southern California; and the rooftop garden at Tokyo's Mori Center, among many other sites. Deitz covers individual landscape architects and designers, including Andre Le Notre, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, Russell Page, and Michael Van Valkenburgh. She then features an array of parks, public places, and gardens before turning her attention to the burgeoning business of flower shows. The volume concludes with a memorable poetic epilogue entitled "A Winter Garden of Yellow."

Borderwall as Architecture - A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (Paperback): Ronald Rael Borderwall as Architecture - A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (Paperback)
Ronald Rael; Preface by Teddy Cruz; Contributions by Marcello Di Cintio, Norma Iglesias Prieto, Michael Dear
R638 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Borderwall as Architecture is an artistic and intellectual hand grenade of a book, and a timely re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be. It is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future. Through a series of propositions suggesting that the nearly seven hundred miles of wall is an opportunity for economic and social development along the border that encourages its conceptual and physical dismantling, the book takes readers on a journey along a wall that cuts through a "third nation"-the Divided States of America. On the way the transformative effects of the wall on people, animals, and the natural and built landscape are exposed and interrogated through the story of people who, on both sides of the border, transform the wall, challenging its existence in remarkably creative ways. Coupled with these real-life accounts are counterproposals for the wall, created by Rael's studio, that reimagine, hyperbolize, or question the wall and its construction, cost, performance, and meaning. Rael proposes that despite the intended use of the wall, which is to keep people out and away, the wall is instead an attractor, engaging both sides in a common dialogue. Included is a collection of reflections on the wall and its consequences by leading experts Michael Dear, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Marcello Di Cintio, and Teddy Cruz.

Responsive Landscapes - Strategies for Responsive Technologies in Landscape Architecture (Paperback): Bradley E Cantrell,... Responsive Landscapes - Strategies for Responsive Technologies in Landscape Architecture (Paperback)
Bradley E Cantrell, Justine Holzman
R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The sensing, processing, and visualizing that are currently in development within the environment boldly change the ways design and maintenance of landscapes are perceived and conceptualised. This is the first book to rationalize interactive architecture and responsive technologies through the lens of contemporary landscape architectural theory. Responsive Landscapes frames a comprehensive view of design projects using responsive technologies and their relationship to landscape and environmental space. Divided into six insightful sections, the book frames the projects through the terms; elucidate, compress, displace, connect, ambient, and modify to present and construct a pragmatic framework in which to approach the integration of responsive technologies into landscape architecture. Complete with international case studies, the book explores the various approaches taken to utilise responsive technologies in current professional practice. This will serve as a reference for professionals, and academics looking to push the boundaries of landscape projects and seek inspiration for their design proposals.

The Sound of a Room - Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place (Paperback): Sean Street The Sound of a Room - Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place (Paperback)
Sean Street
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What does a place sound like - and how does the sound of place affect our perceptions, experiences, and memories? The Sound of a Room takes a poetic and philosophical approach to exploring these questions, providing a thoughtful investigation of the sonic aesthetics of our lived environments. Moving through a series of location-based case studies, the author uses his own field recordings as the jumping-off point to consider the underlying questions of how sonic environments interact with our ideas of self, sense of creativity, and memories. Advocating an awareness born of deep listening, this book offers practical and poetic insights for researchers, practitioners, and students of sound.

From Concept to Form in Landscape Design (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Grant W. Reid From Concept to Form in Landscape Design (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Grant W. Reid
R1,465 Discovery Miles 14 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translate concepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition provides vital, functional techniques that make the transformation easier and more effective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional and nontraditional methods of landscape design, providing the conceptual and philosophical foundations for ideas and their visual expression.
The revised and expanded Second Edition includes:
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A new chapter dealing with the creative thought process for generating ideas
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Precise case studies showing sequential form evolution
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Hundreds of detailed photographs to assist in visualizing various techniques
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Inspiring images from nature for naturalistic form development
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Atypical design examples as impetus for innovation
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Accompanying web site with projects for classroom students and self-learners alike
From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition presents the landscape transformation process in a highly visual manner, creating both a vivid learning experience for students and a useful toolbox for working designers. Replete with compelling, valuable, and accessible insights for designing outdoor spaces, Reid's book is an ideal blend of inspiration and application.

Islamic Gardens and Landscapes (Hardcover): D. Fairchild Ruggles Islamic Gardens and Landscapes (Hardcover)
D. Fairchild Ruggles
R1,129 R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Save R162 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"In the course of my research," writes D. Fairchild Ruggles, "I devoured Arabic agricultural manuals from the tenth through the fourteenth centuries. I love gardening, and in these texts I was able to enter the minds of agriculturalists and botanists of a thousand years ago who likewise believed it was important and interesting to record all the known ways of propagating olive trees, the various uses of rosemary, and how best to fertilize a garden bed." Western admirers have long seen the Islamic garden as an earthly reflection of the paradise said to await the faithful. However, such simplification, Ruggles contends, denies the sophistication and diversity of the art form. Islamic Gardens and Landscapes immerses the reader in the world of the architects of the great gardens of the Islamic world, from medieval Morocco to contemporary India. Just as Islamic culture is historically dense, sophisticated, and complex, so too is the history of its built landscapes. Islamic gardens began from the practical need to organize the surrounding space of human civilization, tame nature, enhance the earth's yield, and create a legible map on which to distribute natural resources. Ruggles follows the evolution of these early farming efforts to their aristocratic apex in famous formal gardens of the Alhambra in Spain and the Taj Mahal in Agra. Whether in a humble city home or a royal courtyard, the garden has several defining characteristics, which Ruggles discusses. Most notable is an enclosed space divided into four equal parts surrounding a central design element. The traditional Islamic garden is inwardly focused, usually surrounded by buildings or in the form of a courtyard. Water provides a counterpoint to the portioned green sections. Ranging across poetry, court documents, agronomy manuals, and early garden representations, and richly illustrated with pictures and site plans, Islamic Gardens and Landscapes is a book of impressive scope sure to interest scholars and enthusiasts alike.

The Gardens of La Gara - An 18th-Century Estate in Geneva with Gardens Designed by Erik Dhont and a Labyrinth by Markus Raetz... The Gardens of La Gara - An 18th-Century Estate in Geneva with Gardens Designed by Erik Dhont and a Labyrinth by Markus Raetz (Hardcover)
Anette Freytag
R2,192 R1,711 Discovery Miles 17 110 Save R481 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

La Gara is an 18th-century country estate in Jussy, a village near Geneva, Switzerland. The buildings have been carefully restored by Swiss architect Verena Best, who also added inspired touches to the interior design. The renowned Belgian landscape designer Erik Dhont reinterpreted and subtly redesigned the gardens and surrounding grounds, completed by a palindrome-like labyrinth designed by Swiss artist Markus Raetz. This new book tells the full story of the La Gara estate and illustrates its beauty. The essays investigate various aspects of its preservation and restoration of buildings and gardens and the contemporary interventions. They highlight features such as the historic watering system for the gardens and the fishponds, and look at the specific Genevan garden tradition and characteristics of the rural landscape around Jussy with its biodiversity. Moreover, they contextualise La Gara with the 'ferme ornee', a villa with agricultural and ornamental features following ancient Roman models. The beautiful volume is rounded out with newly commissioned photographs by renowned Swiss photographer Georg Aerni.

Collett-Zarzycki - The Tailored Home (Hardcover): Dominic Bradbury Collett-Zarzycki - The Tailored Home (Hardcover)
Dominic Bradbury
R1,072 R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Save R98 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Richly illustrated with beautiful photographs and drawings, Collett-Zarzycki: The Tailored Home provides a thoughtful and comprehensive account of how this atelier has built an extraordinary portfolio of residential work over the last 30 years. From London town houses to Tuscan retreats to new build vacation homes on the French Riviera, Collett-Zarzycki's work encompasses architecture, interiors and landscape design, with an emphasis on refined spaces, crafted materials and bespoke furniture. This rare capacity to span the entire spectrum of design has given rise to homes of great cohesion and charm, as well as originality and individuality. With backgrounds in the art world and engineering, as well as formative years in both Africa and the UK, Anthony Collett and Andrzej Zarzycki bring a wealth of experience to bear upon projects that are defined by their unique sense of character, developed in response to site, setting and the considered needs of their clients. Whether the commission is for a penthouse interior, a town house reinvention, or a new build country or coastal home, there are common themes to their work, with an emphasis on craft, materiality, attention to detail and timeless elegance, fusing contemporary living with Neoclassical, Arts & Crafts and Modernist influences. The book offers insights into the influences and inspiration behind the firm's work, into founding partners Collett and Zarzycki's unique collaborative working practices, their ability to work across a range of forms and scales and their use of contemporary artisan craftsmen in the bespoke fixtures, fittings and furniture which are integral to many of their projects.

The Sound of a Room - Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place (Hardcover): Sean Street The Sound of a Room - Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place (Hardcover)
Sean Street
R3,090 Discovery Miles 30 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What does a place sound like - and how does the sound of place affect our perceptions, experiences, and memories? The Sound of a Room takes a poetic and philosophical approach to exploring these questions, providing a thoughtful investigation of the sonic aesthetics of our lived environments. Moving through a series of location-based case studies, the author uses his own field recordings as the jumping-off point to consider the underlying questions of how sonic environments interact with our ideas of self, sense of creativity, and memories. Advocating an awareness born of deep listening, this book offers practical and poetic insights for researchers, practitioners, and students of sound.

The Future of the Fringe - The Crisis in Peri-Urban Planning (Paperback): Michael Buxton, Andrew Butt The Future of the Fringe - The Crisis in Peri-Urban Planning (Paperback)
Michael Buxton, Andrew Butt
R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Peri-urban landscapes are some of the world's most vulnerable areas. Although they are often thought of simply as land awaiting development, these landscapes retain important natural resources and make valuable contributions to agriculture, water use, biodiversity conservation, landscape preservation and human well-being. Billions of people use them and enjoy their natural values. Their continuing loss threatens to alter our relationships with nature and have a negative impact on the environment. The Future of the Fringe first explores the history of peri-urban areas, international peri-urban policy and practice, and related concepts. It analyses internationally relevant issues such as green belts and urban growth boundaries, regional policy, land supply and price, and the concepts of liveability, attractiveness, well-being and rural amenity. It then examines a range of Australian peri-urban issues, as an extended case study. The book argues for a precautionary approach so that we retain the greatest number of options to adapt during rapid and unprecedented change.

Is Landscape... ? - Essays on the Identity of Landscape (Paperback): Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim Is Landscape... ? - Essays on the Identity of Landscape (Paperback)
Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim
R1,270 Discovery Miles 12 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is Landscape . . . ? surveys multiple and myriad definitions of landscape. Rather than seeking a singular or essential understanding of the term, the collection postulates that landscape might be better read in relation to its cognate terms across expanded disciplinary and professional fields. The publication pursues the potential of multiple provisional working definitions of landscape to both disturb and develop received understandings of landscape architecture. These definitions distinguish between landscape as representational medium, academic discipline, and professional identity. Beginning with an inquiry into the origins of the term itself, Is Landscape . . . .? features essays by a dozen leading voices shaping the contemporary reading of landscape as architecture and beyond.

Mediterranean Landscape Design - Vernacular Contemporary (Paperback): Louisa Jones Mediterranean Landscape Design - Vernacular Contemporary (Paperback)
Louisa Jones
R589 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R97 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human beings have been transforming Mediterranean landscapes into art for at least thirty thousand years. Today's artists, sculptors, designers, architects and gardeners explore age-old vernacular materials, skills and sites to produce extraordinary landscape art that affirms an ideal of partnership with nature while celebrating layers of living in this multifaceted region. Each work observes the logic of place as determined by climate, geology, flora and fauna, architecture and land use. Illustrated with hundreds of exceptional photographs by award- winning photographer Clive Nichols, and drawing on nearly forty years of exploration by Louisa Jones, this book offers a fresh vision of the Mediterranean, past and future, linking cultural diversity and natural balance as discovered in its gardens, landscape design, literature, art and architecture.

Spirit of Stone - 101 Practical & Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden (Hardcover): Jan Johnsen Spirit of Stone - 101 Practical & Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden (Hardcover)
Jan Johnsen
R563 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The element of stone in a garden has two important qualities: function and beauty. It also conveys a sense of permanence and place. Since ancient times, stone has been revered for bringing a special "feel" to a garden. In The Spirit of Stone, award-winning designer Jan Johnsen presents a richly photographed, authoritative guide to creative and practical uses for stone in the landscape: steps, paths, garden walls, dry streams, benches, rock gardens, driveways and more. Stone's practicality is especially appreciated by homeowners concerned with low maintenance, sustainability and water conservation - with the side benefit of enhancing property value. The Spirit of Stone is an essential idea book and how-to for designers, stonemasons, builders, homeowners and DIYers.

Innovative Approaches to Researching Landscape and Health - Open Space: People Space 2 (Paperback): Catharine Ward Thompson,... Innovative Approaches to Researching Landscape and Health - Open Space: People Space 2 (Paperback)
Catharine Ward Thompson, Peter Aspinall, Simon Bell
R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our modern lifestyles often cause us to spend more time sitting behind a desk than being active outdoors. At the same time, our general health is deteriorating. The alarming rise in obesity, sedentary lifestyles and mental ill-health across the developed world has resulted in an urgent desire to understand how the environment, in particular the outdoor environment, influences health. This book addresses the growing interest in salutogenic environments - landscapes that support healthy lifestyles and promote well-being - and the need for innovative methods to research them. Drawing on multidisciplinary approaches from environmental psychology, health sciences, urban design, landscape architecture and horticulture, it questions how future research can be better targeted to inform policy and practice in health promotion. The contributing authors are international experts in researching landscape, health and the environment, drawn together by OPENspace directors who have a unique reputation in this area. This pioneering book is a valuable resource for postgraduate researchers and practitioners in both environmental and health studies.

Historic Gardens of Cambridgeshire - and the Isle of Ely (Paperback): Tim Mowl, Laura Mayer Historic Gardens of Cambridgeshire - and the Isle of Ely (Paperback)
Tim Mowl, Laura Mayer
R540 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Tropical Gardens - Hidden Exotic Paradises (Hardcover): Manuela Roth Tropical Gardens - Hidden Exotic Paradises (Hardcover)
Manuela Roth
R1,113 R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Save R238 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tropical gardens are man-made paradises on earth: The seductive perfume of exotic flowers, gently splashing water and unimaginable shades of colors provide the beholder with the setting for a dream. Since many are privately owned, this publication allows readers to look behind the gates and to discover the stunning beauty of some of the most magnificent tropical gardens of the world. These veritable lands of wonder betray the sure instinct and eye for details as well as the botanical knowledge of their landscape architects and gardeners. In addition to the creative arrangement of plants and trees, lakes and creeks with other natural treasures, the selected gardens show numerous ways of how added elements such as bridges, gazebos and garden furniture enhance the enchanting environment and accommodate the human visitor.

Sculpting the Land - Landscape Design Influenced by Abstract Art (Hardcover): Diana Armstrong Bell Sculpting the Land - Landscape Design Influenced by Abstract Art (Hardcover)
Diana Armstrong Bell
R692 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R160 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sculpting the Land, by award winning landscape architect Diana Armstrong Bell, is a homage to her unique interpretation of the possibilities of landscape design. A selection of her aesthetically compelling projects, many of which have won international design competitions, show the influence of her study of abstract art, particularly the work of Kazimir Malevich. Diana has developed her own individual approach to landscape design and here she reveals how these unique designs came to be imagined. Inspired by earthworks, lines and patterns in the landscape which over time can appear as land art, spending time in a landscape, observing, listening and gathering clues about its past and how they inform a new story, are all part of the process. All hand-drawn in pencil, ink, collage and watercolour, the book showcases a remarkable collection of art, which is used to develop and present design ideas. Diana focusses on large scale public landscapes in the urban realm, with many of the landscapes being created on 'brownfield' sites including Parco Franco Verga in Milan, Lac de Senart in France, Rochester Riverside Park and Electra Park in London.

The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture (Paperback): Tim Waterman The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture (Paperback)
Tim Waterman
R808 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R167 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues and this book provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization. It serves as a guide to the many specializations within landscape architecture, such as landscape strategy and urban design. The second edition features new international and US-based case studies including a study of Peter Schaudt of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects based in Chicago, US, which features the Historic Landscape Preservation Plan, at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The work of Dr Kongjian Yu of Turenscape is explored and features Houtan Park, Shanghai, China and Greg Grabasch's project Januburu Six Seasons, Broome, Western Australia is discussed. Examined in depth is the work of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects at The Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, US. For the second edition the author, Tim Waterman, has interviewed the following leading landscape architects: Phil Askew of the London Legacy Development Corporation, UK, discusses the continuing legacy of the Olympics in London. The work of New York-based Thomas Balsley is explored through his project at Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, New York, USA. The ethos of Raymond Jungles is examined with reference to his project at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, Florida, USA. And the role of the landscape architect is discussed with Thierry Kandjee of Taktyk in Brussels, Belgium. These interviews and case studies should inspire landscape architect students the world over to create innovative and creative designs.

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