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Ensemble, opposite, with its curvilinear shapes, ties in with organic themes of the TriBeCa segment, in contrast to primarily postmodern sculptures found in other segments of the park. S Hudson River Park. The HRPT took the concept of a unifying esplanade and established design guidelines that call for the esplanade to incorporate ornate 19th-century light poles, an art deco wood and metal railing, and asphalt pavers. Many landscape architecture professionals are critical of the historicist...

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Skatepark Basketball Court Synthetic Turf Field Sand Volleyball Courts Mini Golf Course Playground Future Estuarium Levine. Will ir be a quick little place to get a sandwich or a clamshell while you are walking, riding, bicycling he says. Or is it going to be a major restaurant, which is what the community does not want we would like them HRPT to come up with something slightly different from what we fear the proposal is. SIGNE NIELSEN, FASLA, principal in Mathews Nielsen, the lead designer for...

Getting Real About Urbanism

Bernard Zyscovich The Urban Land Institute Outstanding urban design starts with identifying and incorporating the unique characteristics and personality of an area. The author explains the how-to's of creating authentic, innovative urban designs, including an outstanding section on working with the community. Lavishly illustrated, the book is packed with examples and hundreds of large color photographs. 2008 120 pages hardcover color ISBN 978-0-87420-105-5 69.95 Retail ASLA Members Save 10

Research Design Connections

Studies examine teenagers and public places, playground obstacles, how to get kids moving, and the effectiveness of wander gardens. By Sally Augustin and Jean Marie Cackowski-Campbell, ASLA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, in partnership with the web-based newsletter and daily blog Research Design Connections, uses this column to report current research of interest to landscape architects from a wide array of disciplines. We welcome your comments, suggestions about future topics, and studies you have...

Books

Earth Architecture From Ancient to Modern, by William N. Morgan Gainesville, Florida University Press of Florida, 2008 208 pages, S34.95. Tensions surround earthen construction the mistaken belief that earth building is primitive, versus the enduring sustainability of the technique. In landscape architecture, earth construction is often reduced to grading and drainage the use of adobe or similar walls in the landscape remains unfamiliar. Yet earth building features strongly in the great gardens...

Meter Made

Cozy space for short-term lease, no stairs. WITIIIN-TOWN RENTS on the rise, metered parking spaces are among the last great deals in urban real estate. Rates in most U.S. metropolises run one to two dollars an hour, making each curbside slot a 200-square-foot bargain Two of them stacked together would make a decent studio apartment in Manhattan. Rebar, a San Francisco-based artists' collective with one foot in landscape architecture and the other in theater of the absurd, imagined the...

Hot Seats

Artist lets subjects show where they stand by choosing where they sit. WE LIVE IN AN OPINIONATED ERA. Last year's election campaigns threw this into high relief, but we hardly limit our disagreements to politics. Hummer or Prius Coke or Pepsi People or The Atlantic Mac or PC Washington, D.C.-area artist Linda Hesh has made the process of considering what brings us together and what drives us Participants choose a bench and a position The sitter at top is for housing, work, and education, and...

Urban Parks

The Sweet Love Snack Shack, along with a sculpture garden made from debris salvaged from the river and a golf course made from recycled trash. Moored off the pier was a historic steamboat ferry, the Yankee, on which people lived. Currently, there are plans to locate a restaurant on Pier 26, but some TriBeCa residents are concerned that it will be a large commercial restaurant that will dominate the pier. The size of the restaurant is an issue, says As with other sections of Hudson River Park,...

Letters

A Silver Lining to the Economic Crisis IF YOU WERE ASLEEP for the past month, you might have missed the end of credit as we know it and the historic election of Barack Obama (Land Matters, December). Wage freezes, layoffs, and difficulty getting projects will likely continue. Landscape architecture is far from a recession-proof business. Is there a silver lining to all this scary news AI Gore, Honorary ASLA, wrote in the New York Times recently, Here is the good news The bold steps that are...

Riprap

We made a tactical decision to let the project go open source, says Passmore. Teamed with the Trust for Public Land, Rebar published an online how-to manual, with loose specifications, tips on navigating local regulations, and For 2008, Park(ing) Day grew to 600 parks in more than 65 cities around the world. The event draws talent from many disciplines, including landscape architecture firms, alternative transportation groups, and bicycle coalitions, with installations...

Street

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

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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,...