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Is Landscape... ? - Essays on the Identity of Landscape (Hardcover): Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim Is Landscape... ? - Essays on the Identity of Landscape (Hardcover)
Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim
R4,374 Discovery Miles 43 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Is Landscape . . . ? surveys multiple and myriad definitions of landscape. Rather than seeking a singular or essential understanding of the term, the collection postulates that landscape might be better read in relation to its cognate terms across expanded disciplinary and professional fields. The publication pursues the potential of multiple provisional working definitions of landscape to both disturb and develop received understandings of landscape architecture. These definitions distinguish between landscape as representational medium, academic discipline, and professional identity. Beginning with an inquiry into the origins of the term itself, Is Landscape . . . .? features essays by a dozen leading voices shaping the contemporary reading of landscape as architecture and beyond.

Landscape Detailing Volume 2 - Surfaces (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Michael Littlewood Landscape Detailing Volume 2 - Surfaces (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Michael Littlewood
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As a ready reference for landscape designers and as an indispensable time-saving tool, Landscape Detailing is an essential for the design office. Each section begins with technical guidance notes on design and construction and then provides a list of points against which specifications can be checked. This is followed by a set of drawn-to-scale details sheets. These details can be traced for direct incorporation into the set of contract drawings. A list of relevant British Standards, references, bibliography and a list of associations and institutions indicate where further guidance can be obtained.

Landscape Detailing Volume 1 - Enclosures (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Michael Littlewood Landscape Detailing Volume 1 - Enclosures (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Michael Littlewood
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Michael Littlewood's Landscape Detailing is now well established as a valuable source of reference for architects, landscape architects, other professionals and students designing external works. Volume I, Enclosures, covers walls (free-standing, screen and retaining), fences, gates, barriers and bollards. Each section begins with technical guidance notes on design and construction and then provides a list of points against which specifications can be checked. This is followed by a set of drawn-to-scale detail sheets. These details can be traced for direct incorporation into the set of contract drawings. A list of relevant British Standards, references, bibliography and a list of associations and institutions indicate where further guidance can be obtained. As a ready reference for landscape designers and as an indispensable time-saving tool, Landscape Detailing is an essential for the design office.

European Forest Recreation and Tourism - A Handbook (Paperback): Simon Bell, Murray Simpson European Forest Recreation and Tourism - A Handbook (Paperback)
Simon Bell, Murray Simpson
R1,060 Discovery Miles 10 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

*Please note the 2015 paperback is a reprint of the original 2008 hardback* In an increasingly urbanized world more and more people are turning to our forests and woodland for recreation and tourism. Planning and providing for this growing demand poses challenges that need to be addressed by managers and designers alike. Based on a study of forest recreation from across Europe, the editors bring together the expertise of more than eighty leading professionals and academics to provide a clear and concise guide to best practice. Case studies and careful research give a detailed insight into the issues that forest recreation raises, from strategic planning to integration into the existing rural economy. Essential reading for tourism planners, landscape designers and countryside managers delivering forest recreation and tourism.

Landscape Detailing Volume 4 - Water (Hardcover): Michael Littlewood Landscape Detailing Volume 4 - Water (Hardcover)
Michael Littlewood
R3,111 Discovery Miles 31 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Well established as a valuable source of reference for architects, landscape architects, professionals and students designin external works. This volume covers water features and offers drawings detailed to scale, unlike many of the other books on the market which only deal in sketch forms. Covers landscape ponds, streams and waterfalls, fountains, edges, bank protection, revetments, dams, weirs and sluices, island rafts and jetties and drainage. Each section begins with technical guidance notes on design and construction. This is followed by a set of drawn-to-scale detail sheets. These details can be traced for direct incorporation into the set of contract drawings. A ready reference for landscape designers and an indispensable time-saving tool, Landscape Detailing is an essential for the design office.

Melodramatic Landscapes - Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover): Heath Schenker Melodramatic Landscapes - Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover)
Heath Schenker
R1,073 R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Save R258 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

During the nineteenth century, large, naturalistic urban parks began to appear in cities around the world. These parks, as "Melodramatic Landscapes "engagingly demonstrates, offered the opportunity for visitors to assert their social status in performances suited to the theatrical age in which they flourished. How and why did prototypical park landscapes-- characterized by groves of trees, expanses of mowed meadow, man-made lakes artfully designed to emulate their natural counterparts, and meandering paths-- become the norm in the midst of modernizing industrial cities?

Focusing on iconic parks in Paris, New York, and Mexico City, Heath Schenker explores the cultural and social meanings embedded in these elaborate stage sets. Schenker teases out the goals and ambitions of park proponents and describes the singular ways in which the public received and used the parks in each city. The book showcases some of the trademark features of these parks, ranging from the soaring, rocky cliffs of Buttes-Chaumont in Paris to the mythic Aztec springs of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City to the secluded Dairy in Central Park.

Drawing on a wealth of historical sources, including original plans and drawings, descriptions in guidebooks, newspaper articles, and even representations in novels, Schenker reveals how civic leaders adapted the park ideal to serve their particular political, social, and economic agendas. The narrative boasts a number of first-person accounts by nineteenth-century visitors, populating the picturesque scenery with a lively cast of characters worthy of the age of melodrama.

Understanding Catchment Processes and Hydrological Modelling in the Abay/Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia (Paperback): Sirak... Understanding Catchment Processes and Hydrological Modelling in the Abay/Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia (Paperback)
Sirak Tekleab Gebrekristos
R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Abay / Upper Blue Nile basin contributes the largest share of discharge to the river Nile. However, the basin exhibits large spatio-temporal variability in rainfall and runoff. Moreover, human activities also impact hydrological processes through intensive agriculture, overgrazing and deforestation, which substantially affect the basin hydrology. Thus, understanding hydrological processes and hydro-climatic variables at various spatio-temporal scales is essential for sustainable management of water resources in the region. This research investigates the hydrology of the basin in depth using a range of methods at various spatio-temporal scales. The methods include long-term trend analysis of hydroclimatic variables, hydrologic responses analysis of land cover change, stable isotope techniques and process based rainfallrunoff modelling. A combination of field investigations with new measurements of precipitation, water levels and stable isotopes as well as existing hydro-climatic data offered gaining new insights about runoff generation processes in headwater catchments. The use of rainfall-runoff modelling in two meso-scale catchments of the Abay basin depict that a single model structure in a lumped way for the entire Abay basin cannot represent all the dominant hydrological processes. The results of the different approaches demonstrated the potential of the methods to better understand the basin hydrology in a data scarce region.

Tom Leader Studio: Three Projects (Paperback): Jason Kentner Tom Leader Studio: Three Projects (Paperback)
Jason Kentner
R555 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R117 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Tom Leader Studio is among the most exciting new voices in landscape architecture today.
The sixth addition to our acclaimed Source Books in Landscape Architecture Series, Tom Leader Studio features three of the firm's most compelling projects--the Pool Pavilion, a collaboration with artist James Turrell and architect Jim Jennings in the Napa Valley; the studio's competition entry for Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee; and Birmingham Railroad Reservation Park, a twenty-one-acre central park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, currently under construction. An essay by Philippe Coignet of the Office of Landscape Morphology puts Tom Leader's work into context.

Great City Parks (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Alan Tate Great City Parks (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Alan Tate
R3,897 Discovery Miles 38 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"

Great City ""Parks "is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Based on unique research including extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and photographs with this new edition featuring full colour throughout. Tate updates his seminal 2001 work with 10 additional parks, including: The High Line in NYC, Golden Gate Bridge Park in San Francisco and Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. All the previous city parks have also been updated and revised to reflect current usage and management.

This book reflects a belief that well planned, well designed and well managed parks and park systems will continue to make major contributions to the quality of life in an increasingly urbanized world."

Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture (Hardcover): Sonja Dumpelmann, John Beardsley Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture (Hardcover)
Sonja Dumpelmann, John Beardsley
R4,099 Discovery Miles 40 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Modernity was critically important to the formation and evolution of landscape architecture, yet its histories in the discipline are still being written. This book looks closely at the work and influences of some of the least studied figures of the era: established and less well-known female landscape architects who pursued modernist ideals in their designs. The women discussed in this volume belong to the pioneering first two generations of professional landscape architects and were outstanding in the field. They not only developed notable practices but some also became leaders in landscape architectural education as the first professors in the discipline, or prolific lecturers and authors. As early professionals who navigated the world of a male-dominated intellectual and menial work force they were exponents of modernity. In addition, many personalities discussed in this volume were either figures of transition between tradition and modernism (like Silvia Crowe, Maria Teresa Parpagliolo), or they fully embraced and furthered the modernist agenda (like Rosa Kliass, Cornelia Oberlander). The chapters offer new perspectives and contribute to the development of a more balanced and integrated landscape architectural historiography of the twentieth century. Contributions come from practitioners and academics who discuss women based in USA, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, the former USSR, Sweden, Britain, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. Ideal reading for those studying landscape history, women's studies and cultural geography.

Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture (Paperback): Sonja Dumpelmann, John Beardsley Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture (Paperback)
Sonja Dumpelmann, John Beardsley
R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Modernity was critically important to the formation and evolution of landscape architecture, yet its histories in the discipline are still being written. This book looks closely at the work and influences of some of the least studied figures of the era: established and less well-known female landscape architects who pursued modernist ideals in their designs. The women discussed in this volume belong to the pioneering first two generations of professional landscape architects and were outstanding in the field. They not only developed notable practices but some also became leaders in landscape architectural education as the first professors in the discipline, or prolific lecturers and authors. As early professionals who navigated the world of a male-dominated intellectual and menial work force they were exponents of modernity. In addition, many personalities discussed in this volume were either figures of transition between tradition and modernism (like Silvia Crowe, Maria Teresa Parpagliolo), or they fully embraced and furthered the modernist agenda (like Rosa Kliass, Cornelia Oberlander). The chapters offer new perspectives and contribute to the development of a more balanced and integrated landscape architectural historiography of the twentieth century. Contributions come from practitioners and academics who discuss women based in USA, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, the former USSR, Sweden, Britain, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. Ideal reading for those studying landscape history, women's studies and cultural geography.

The 'One Planet' Life - A Blueprint for Low Impact Development (Hardcover): David Thorpe The 'One Planet' Life - A Blueprint for Low Impact Development (Hardcover)
David Thorpe
R4,128 Discovery Miles 41 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don't act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the book is a manual - with examples - on how to live the 'good life' and supply over 65% of your livelihood from your land with mostly positive impacts upon the environment. It examines the pioneering Welsh policy, One Planet Development, then considers efforts towards one planet living in urban areas. After a foreword by BioRegional/One Planet Living co-founder Pooran Desai and an introduction by former Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson, the book contains: An essay arguing that our attitude to planning, land and development needs to change to enable truly sustainable development. Guidelines on finding land, finance, and creating a personal plan for one planet living. Detailed guides on: sustainable building, supplying your own food, generating renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions from travel, land management, water supply and waste treatment. 20 exemplary examples at all scales - from micro-businesses to suburbs - followed by Jane Davidson's Afterword. The book will interest anyone seeking to find out how a sustainable lifestyle can be achieved. It is also key reading for rural and built environment practitioners and policy makers keen to support low impact initiatives, and for students studying aspects of planning, geography, governance, sustainability and renewable energy.

Cultural Landscapes - Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice (Paperback): Richard Longstreth Cultural Landscapes - Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice (Paperback)
Richard Longstreth; Contributions by Susan Calafate Boyle, Susan Buggey, Michael Caratzas
R575 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R55 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects. Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U. Richard Longstreth is professor of American civilization and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University.

Landscaping with Stone (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Pat Sagui Landscaping with Stone (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Pat Sagui
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover practical ways to create your perfect garden with this one-stop guide to landscaping with stone. Stonescaping is one of the most the most popular outdoor design trends today. Now, you too can learn the tricks for creating stunning stone based design for your garden with this one-stop guide. Featuring more than 290 full-colour photographs and 40 full-colour illustrations, "Landscaping with Stone" provides readers with everything they need to know - including how to incorporate stone into a garden design, choosing the right kind of stone and finding inspiration for your design. It also includes expert advice on basic stone-working techniques - from transporting to cutting and setting - as well as step-by-step instructions for the most popular stonescape projects, such as patios, walls, and rock gardens.

The Multi-Skilled Designer - A Cognitive Foundation for Inclusive Architectural Thinking (Hardcover): Newton D'souza The Multi-Skilled Designer - A Cognitive Foundation for Inclusive Architectural Thinking (Hardcover)
Newton D'souza
R3,089 Discovery Miles 30 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Multi-Skilled Designer presents and analyzes different approaches to contemporary architectural design and interprets them through the theory of multiple intelligences. The book establishes a systematic framework that uses the lens of cognitive psychology and developments in psychometric and brain research to analyze the unique cognitive thought processes of architectural designers and compiles design projects that could serve as a pedagogical companion for the reader. The book is aimed at design practitioners and students interested in examining their own thinking styles as well as those involved in design cognition research.

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems (Hardcover): Megh R. Goyal Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems (Hardcover)
Megh R. Goyal
R3,719 Discovery Miles 37 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems, the fourth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, emphasizes sustainable and meaningful methods of irrigation to counter rampant water scarcity. In many parts of the world, this scarcity significantly affects crop yield, crop quality, and, consequently, human quality of life.

This important volume presents the best management practices in sustainable micro irrigation, with the goal of increasing crop yield and quality and conserving water. The practices described are practical and attainable and are based on research and studies from many areas of the world, including India, South Africa, and other areas. The applications described can be adapted and applied to many regions with a critical need to address the water crisis in crop production.

The practices and applications presented include:

Partial root-zone surface drip irrigation

Effective maintenance techniques

Web-based irrigation scheduling

Water use efficiency methods

The use of flushing and filtration systems

This valuable book is a must for those struggling to find ways to address the need to maintain efficient crop production in the midst of water shortages. With chapters from hands-on experts in the field, the book will be an invaluable reference and guide to effective micro irrigation methods. "

The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture (Hardcover): Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture (Hardcover)
Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White
R4,880 Discovery Miles 48 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture convenes a wide array of critical voices from architecture, art history, urbanism, geography, anthropology, media and performance studies, computer science, bio-engineering, environmental studies, and sociology that help us understand the meaning and significance of global architecture of the twenty-first century. New chapters by 36 contributors illustrated with over 140 black-and-white images are assembled in six parts concerning both real and virtual spaces: design, materiality, alterity, technologies, cityscapes, and practice.

Natural Burial - Landscape, Practice and Experience (Paperback): Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell Natural Burial - Landscape, Practice and Experience (Paperback)
Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals. In this short time the natural burial movement has flourished. In the UK there are more than 200 sites, and the concept has travelled to North America, Holland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This survey of natural burials draws on interviews with those involved in the natural burial process - including burial ground managers, celebrants, priests, bereaved family, funeral directors - providing a variety of viewpoints on the concept as a philosophy and landscape practice. Site surveys, design plans and case studies illustrate the challenges involved in creating a natural burial site, and a key longitudinal case study of a single site investigates the evolving nature of the practice. Natural Burial is the first book on this subject to bring together all the groups and individuals involved in the practice, explaining the facts behind this type of burial and exploring a topic which is attracting significant media interest and an upsurge of sites internationally.

Natural Burial - Landscape, Practice and Experience (Hardcover): Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell Natural Burial - Landscape, Practice and Experience (Hardcover)
Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell
R3,856 Discovery Miles 38 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals. In this short time the natural burial movement has flourished. In the UK there are more than 200 sites, and the concept has travelled to North America, Holland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This survey of natural burials draws on interviews with those involved in the natural burial process - including burial ground managers, celebrants, priests, bereaved family, funeral directors - providing a variety of viewpoints on the concept as a philosophy and landscape practice. Site surveys, design plans and case studies illustrate the challenges involved in creating a natural burial site, and a key longitudinal case study of a single site investigates the evolving nature of the practice. Natural Burial is the first book on this subject to bring together all the groups and individuals involved in the practice, explaining the facts behind this type of burial and exploring a topic which is attracting significant media interest and an upsurge of sites internationally.

Geoffrey Jellicoe (vol Iii) : the Studies of a Landscape Designer Over 80 Years (Hardcover): Geoffrey Jellicoe Geoffrey Jellicoe (vol Iii) : the Studies of a Landscape Designer Over 80 Years (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Jellicoe
R950 R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Save R162 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This celebrated body of work has long been out of print, yet the comprehensive coverage of major aspects of modern landscape design, practice and philosophy is as relevant today as when the three volumes of studies appeared (1960, 1966, 1970). Geoffrey Jellicoe's purpose has been to study the influences of the past and present on the way we regard the 'shaping of the land to accommodate the innumerable activities of the modern world', and the fourteen selected studies in this volume have both an historical and contemporary bias. But the author also adopts a philosophical and psychological approach to his subject, and here his masterly exposition of the place of symbolism and allegory in the understanding of landscape design is crucial, for it presages Jellicoe's development in later works of the underlying importance of the subconscious in our reaction to and understanding of landscape. The first study, ' The Italian Garden of the Renaissance ', was given as a lecture from material gathered in 19

Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design - Surfaces, steps and margins (Paperback): Paul Hensey Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design - Surfaces, steps and margins (Paperback)
Paul Hensey
R1,145 R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180 Save R127 (11%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Designs for gardens and landscapes need to contain accurate information to ensure that both the designer's intent is clear and to enable the highest quality constructions. This book contains the elements most often used when detailing surfaces, with key information on standards, guidance and construction that the practitioner must be aware of. Alongside the text are 2D and 3D images with suggestions of measurements, design considerations and materials. Key topics covered in this book are: Vehicular paving Pedestrian paving and patios Steps and ramps Margins, edges and kerbs Drainage channels To be used in conjunction with the book is an innovative online library of freely downloadable CAD (SketchUp format) details which link directly to those in the book. These details are available for the reader to edit, adapt and use in their own designs - and make the task of detailing for projects that little bit easier.

Isometric Graphing Paper - Graph Notebook with Isometric Triangles Grids - Blue on White (Paperback): One Way Isometric Graphing Paper - Graph Notebook with Isometric Triangles Grids - Blue on White (Paperback)
One Way
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New Cultural Landscapes (Hardcover, New): Maggie Roe, Ken Taylor New Cultural Landscapes (Hardcover, New)
Maggie Roe, Ken Taylor
R4,102 Discovery Miles 41 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised.

The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or special landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of changing human cultures, management policy and practice.

Each contribution analyses the geographical and human background of the landscape, and policies and management strategies that impact upon it, and defines the meanings of 'cultural landscape' in its particular context. Taken together they establish a new paradigm in the study of landscapes in all forms."

The Skycourt and Skygarden - Greening the urban habitat (Hardcover, New): Jason Pomeroy The Skycourt and Skygarden - Greening the urban habitat (Hardcover, New)
Jason Pomeroy
R3,869 Discovery Miles 38 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society's day-to-day interactions and communal activities. This book considers skycourts and skygardens as 'alternative social spaces' that form part of a broader multi-level urban infrastructure - seeking to make good the loss of open space within the built environment. Jason Pomeroy begins the discussion with the decline of the public realm, and how the semi-public realm has been incorporated into a spatial hierarchy that supports the primary figurative spaces on the ground or, in their absence, creates them in the sky. He then considers skycourts and skygardens in terms of the social, cultural, economic, environmental, technological and spatial benefits that they provide to the urban habitat. Pomeroy concludes by advocating a new hybrid that can harness the social characteristics of the public domain, but be placed within buildings as an alternative communal space for the 21st century. Using graphics and full colour images throughout, the author explores 40 current and forthcoming skycourt and skygarden projects from around the world, including the Shard (London), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), the Shanghai Tower (China) and the Lotte Tower (South Korea).

Landscape, Well-Being and Environment (Hardcover, New): Richard Coles, Zoe Millman Landscape, Well-Being and Environment (Hardcover, New)
Richard Coles, Zoe Millman
R3,832 Discovery Miles 38 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Well-being is now firmly established as an overarching theme of key concern to all professionals that work, manage or design the environment. However, well-being is a complex multi-dimensional issue rooted in the ways that we encounter, perceive and interpret the environment. No single discipline can claim to have sufficient knowledge to fully explain the types of interactions that occur, therefore there is a need to draw together a wide range of professions who are exploring the consequences of their actions upon the well-being of individuals and communities. This edited work addresses the above, consisting of a collection of studies which embrace different aspects of environment, landscape and well-being to consider current approaches to well-being research and practice that fall outside the traditional concepts of well-being as part of medical research, making links with architecture, landscape design, environmental perception, social interaction and environmental sustainability. The contributors originally presented at the international conference, 'Well-Being 2011' jointly hosted by Birmingham City University and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); the chapters have been developed to present a coherent series of themes reviewing a wide range of literature, presenting case studies appropriate to diverse audiences.

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