Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Architecture - 272 pages
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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 detailing—aesthetics, function, and constructibility—to 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.

 

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Contents

Section 1
86
Section 2
147
Section 3
149
Section 4
205
Section 5
207
Section 6
215
Section 7
217
Section 8
19
Section 16
127
Section 17
147
Section 18
149
Section 19
165
Section 20
179
Section 21
183
Section 22
195
Section 23
205

Section 9
21
Section 10
51
Section 11
67
Section 12
86
Section 13
95
Section 14
103
Section 15
113
Section 24
207
Section 25
215
Section 26
217
Section 27
227
Section 28
237
Section 29
241
Section 30
247

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About the author (2011)

Tom R. Ryan, FASLA, is Principal of Ryan Associates, Landscape Architecture and Planning. He has more than thirty years of experience as a practicing landscape architect, and has taught in the landscape architecture departments at the University of Pennsylvania, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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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