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Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture: Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies

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Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture: Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies

Niall Kirkwood

ISBN: 978-0-471-39266-8 May 2004 320 Pages

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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.
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: Design for Weathering and Durability.

CHAPTER 1: TIME AND THE BUILT LANDSCAPE.

CHAPTER 2: ASPECTS OF PERMANENCE.

CHAPTER 3: DESIGN APPROACHES.

PART TWO: Landscape Architectural Design Case Studies.

CHAPTER 4: CASE STUDIES.

Case Study A: Expiration Date
Vintondale Colliery Park Reclamation, Vintondale, Pennsylvania (Julie Bargmann).

Case Study B Constructing Memory
A Memorial to Rosie the Riveter, Richmond, California (Cheryl Barton).

Case Study C: The Persistence of Spatial Structure
Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita, Kansas (Edward L. Blake, Jr.).

Case Study D: The Readjusted Scales of Duration
A Private Summer Retreat, Western Maine (Michael Blier).

Case Study E: Working Materials
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana (Eric Fulford and Ann Reed).

Case Study F: Dimensions of Process and Change
Crissy Field: A Tidal Marsh Restoration, San Francisco, California (Mary Margaret Jones).

Case Study G: Aesthetics of Cultural Weathering
Moyland Elementary School Playground, Hartford, Connecticut;
Courtyard and Meditation Labyrinth, Chester, Connecticut (Mikyoung Kim).

Case Study H: Urban Legacies
Cook + Phillip Park, Sydney, Australia (Elizabeth Mossop).

Case Study I: Evolving Economies
Casa Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico (Margie Ruddick).

Case Study J: Maturing Practices
Advantica Plaza and Park, Spartanburg, South Carolina (Peter Lindsay Schaudt).

Case Study K: Perpetual Material
Aluminum Garden, New York, New York (Ken Smith).

Case Study L: Compressed
"Compressed": A Temporary Landscape Installation, Cazenovia, New York (H. Keith Wagner).

PART THREE: Afterword.

CHAPTER 5: ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES.

Bibliography and Further Reading.

Index.
  • 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.