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Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


Flowscapes

by Steffen Nijhuis, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment, Jauslin Daniel, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment & Van Der Hoeven Frank, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Flowscapes explores concepts, methods and techniques for design-related research on landscape infrastructures. Their main objective is to engage environmental and societal issues by means of integrative and...


LAND 25. A Tribute to Italian Landscape

by Andreas Kipar, Giovanni Sala, Land

For 25 years the LAND studio has promoted a project for the Landscape - in its fullest and culturally richest sense - in both Italy and Europe. In primis its founders, Andreas Kipar and Giovanni Sala, have introduced...


Urban Design: Method and Techniques

by Rafael Cuesta, Christine Sarris & Paola Signoretta

This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed...


The Uses of Art in Public Space

by Julia Lossau & Quentin Stevens

This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public...


Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design

by Bradley Cantrell & Wes Michaels

Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture won the "Award of Excellence" from the 2012 Professional Awards and Student Awards by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

For a hundred years, pencil,...


Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Pla

by Walter Martin Hosack

A fully updated edition of the best resource for land development analysis, planning, and decision-making

This authoritative guide enables readers to calculate the development capacity and construction costs...


The Story of the Casino Farnese

by Madeleine Wulffson

This is the story of the Casino Farnese. In the Renaissance, a 'casino' was a 'small villa', and this one was in a 'vigna': a landholding filled with orchards and vineyards. The Casino Farnese is over 500 years...


Guidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites

by AA.VV., Giovanni Caprara, Lucia Baracco & Maria Agostiano et al.

These Guidelines are intended for all those who, in whatever capacity (regulators, financiers, designers, site managers, testers) are involved with, or responsible for, the accessibility of cultural heritage...


Abitare la Terra n.29/2011 - Dwelling on Earth

by AA.VV. & Paolo Portoghesi

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA Luca Nicotera ALESSANDRO ANSELMI Stefania Tuzi LAKE|FLATO Maria Luna Vetrani ANTONIO MONESTIROLI Gaetano Fusco BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC Slobodan Selinkic CINO ZUCCHI Alessandra Sgueglia EMILIO...


Progettare Paesaggio. Landscape as Infrastructure

by AA.VV., Stefania Cancellieri, Piero Aebischer & Paola Cannavò

In questo lavoro “Progettare Paesaggio, Landscape as Infrastructure” si confrontano: da un lato le stimolanti proposte progettuali redatte dal gruppo di studenti della Harvard Graduate School of Design guidati...


Raw: Architectural Engagements with Nature

by Solveig Bøe, Hege Charlotte Faber & Brit Strandhagen

Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of 'raw'...


Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to...


The Urban Section: An analytical tool for cities and streets

by Robert Mantho

The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales...


Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

by Susan Rademacher & Charles Birnbaum

The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Completed in 1955 from a design by the acclaimed landscape design firm Simonds & Simonds and...


Flights of Imagination: Aviation, Landscape, Design

by Sonja Dümpelmann

In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement, the dawn of aviation...


Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


Natural Burial: Landscape, Practice and Experience

by Andy Clayden, Trish Green & Jenny Hockey

This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for...


I am a Grieved Ornamental Horticulturist

by Richard Webb

This book is a summary of my outlook towards my beloved field of ornamental horticulture, "the good, the bad, and the ugly." This field of study is not just about throwing pretty plants together, but it is a...


The Making of the American Landscape

by Michael P. Conzen

The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale...