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In the end, however, the Mission house provides some useful lessons about sustainability and design. Though technically a renovation, only the two outer walls of the old structure remained after demolition on the 50-foot by 70-foot corner lot. The concrete slabs of the original first-floor garden were taken out and the ground was excavated eight feet to accommodate two large cisterns for catching rainwater and the 10-foot -square concrete base of the turbine. The original plan called...

Awards Corner

Landscape architects honored for promoting excellence on the waterfront. The Waterfront Center in Washington, D.C., recently named the winners of its 2008 Excellence on the Waterfront awards, in which landscape architecture firms were heavily represented. The Zhongshan Shipyard Park in Zhong-shan, China, designed by Turenscape in Beijing, won top honors. The Boston Children's Museum, with a landscape designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts Shangri-La in...

Seeing Space

Friends, clients, and colleagues remember Robert N. Royston (1918-2008), a pioneering modernist whose teaching and work helped to define landscape architecture in postwar California. where he met several of the architects he would later collaborate with as well as his future professional partner, Garrett Eckbo. With the outbreak of World War II, Royston volunteered for the navy. In his spare time aboard ship, he experimented with design ideas, sketching and building Residential works such as...

Green Roofs

Comes a lightweight, water-retentive, sterile substrate, manufactured from shale, slate, or clay and blown onto the roof. Nutrients may be added via recycled agricultural products or compost. The plants are usually a monoculture of sedum species or other exotics. Maintenance includes seasonal watering, fertilizing, and weeding all plants not in the original palette. Although biodiversity studies in the United States and Europe confirm that all green roofs create habitat, some believe that...

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CIRCLE 283 ON READER SERVICE CARD OR GO TO HTTP INFO.HOTIMS COW23489-283 Located in lower Manhattan, the TriBeCa section of Hudson River Park, here, accords spectacular views of an expanding business district across the Hudson River in Jersey City. The riverfront esplanade, below, is characterized in places by a historicist design vocabulary that includes 1930s World's Fair-style benches and an art deco-style railing. Located in lower Manhattan, the TriBeCa section of Hudson River Park, here,...