Urban Landscape, Volume 10
Rockport Publishers, 2006 - Architecture - 190 pages
The urban landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade as cities worldwide implement revitalization plans designed to keep urban areas vital and appealing for both tourism and residency. Bringing a sense of space and place to the public areas of urban cities is essential for the vitality of a city, and many cities are investing heavily in this type of urban development. Urban Landscape Architecture showcases the most interesting and innovative urban landscape design and reviews the work of great architects and designers in this area. Each project features sketches, drawings, and photographs and highlights the design details of note for the reader.
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A good collection of urban landscape architectural designs
The urban landscape is an important subject. Some colleges actually have a landscape architecture program specialized in this subject. Editor Bridget Vranckx collects some very interesting and innovative urban landscape design samples in “Urban Landscape Architecture.”
Bridget divides “Urban Landscape Architecture” into four chapters: Urban Comfort (Furniture), Common Ground (Squares and Places), Patch of Green (Parks and Gardens), and Missing Links (bridges). The design samples in this book include: Train Stations D-Line, Xurret System and Pep, Pink Bench, Millennium bench, NYSE and BPC Streetscape, Centerport Windscreen, P+R Sloterdijk & Zeeburg, Urban Lounge, Tower Hill Square, Water Culture Square, Patio Garden Cirqada, Boulevar Dreieich, De Admiraal, Twin Tower Court, Finsbury Avenue Square, Castle Park, Locomotives Park, Nou Barris Park, City Park Beja, Grammont Park, Rolling Bridge, Webb Bridge, Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, and Lookout Point Aurland.
“Urban Landscape Architecture” has 192 pages and many beautiful drawings, sketches and color interior photos. It is a good collection of urban landscape architectural designs that can inspire you.