Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility
The new industry standard on landscape architectural detailing
Detailing for Landscape Architects takes the reader on an educational journey across three major areas of landscape architectural detailingaesthetics, function, and constructibilityto demonstrate how powerful design patterns can transform thematic ideas into awe-inspiring built realities. Richly illustrated examples accompany concise discussions of a varied blend of landscape design/detailing issues such as water movement, soil environments, articulating structures and construction assemblies, life cycle costing, sustainability, health and safety, and more. This book approaches the subject of detailing in a systematic manner, and provides a balanced framework for design and workmanship that conveys the essence of the built landscape.
Detailing for Landscape Architects shows how details can:
Reinforce design ideas through the continuity and discontinuity of patterns
Actively contribute to the overall form or geometry of the design
Be designed to be durable and flexible while enhancing the entire design
Gracefully accommodate the natural growth and change of plant materials
Anticipate maintenance needs to minimize future disruptions
Maximize their cost effectiveness through understanding their function while designing to meet those functions
Including chapters that apply detail patterns to the design of an urban plaza, a roof deck, and a residence, Detailing for Landscape Architects offers guidance on solving specific technical requirements, while preserving and enhancing the visual qualities that celebrate innovation, and carry forth a timeless quality of building.
PART I – DETAIL PATTERNS.
SECTION 1 AESTHETICS.
CHAPTER 1 Aesthetics.
SECTION 2 FUNCTION.
CHAPTER 2 Controlling Water Movement.
CHAPTER 3 Controlling Subsurface Water Movement and Sedimentation.
CHAPTER 4 Accommodating Movement.
CHAPTER 5 Accommodating Growth.
CHAPTER 6 Providing Structural Support.
CHAPTER 7 Providing Passages for Pipes and Wires.
CHAPTER 8 Health and Safety.
CHAPTER 9 Providing for the Life Cycles of the Landscape.
SECTION 3 CONSTRUCTIBILITY.
CHAPTER 10 Ease of Assembly.
CHAPTER 11 Forgiving Details.
CHAPTER 12 Efficient Use of Construction Resources.
CHAPTER 13 Sustainability.
PART II – DETAIL DEVELOPMENT.
SECTION 1 APPLYING THE DETAIL PATTERNS.
CHAPTER 14 Detailing a Traditional Plaza.
CHAPTER 15 Detailing a Rooftop Garden.
CHAPTER 16 Detailing a Residence.
SECTION 2 GETTING STARTED.
APPENDIX A: The Detailer’s Reference Shelf.
APPENDIX B: Formulating Exercises for Self-Study or Classroom Use.
Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions across the United States over the past thirty years. He is also the best-selling coauthor of Fundamentals of Building Construction and The Architect's Studio Companion (both with Joseph Iano), Form and Forces (with Waclaw Zalewski), and Architectural Detailing (with Patrick Rand), all published by Wiley.
Patrick Rand, FAIA, is a Professor in the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University, where he teaches design studios, construction systems courses, and detailing seminars. He is coauthor of Architectural Detailing along with Edward Allen.
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