Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture: Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies

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Weatering and Durability in Landscape Architecture providesauthoritative guidelines to weathering, durability, and physicalchanges in the designed landscape over time.
* Provides innovative weathering strategies illustrated with casestudies.
* Includes information on completed landscapes with data andcommentary on maintenance and durability.
* Provides the personal weathering and durability strategies ofleading experts.

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An in-depth guide to building landscape designs that withstand thetest of time

Even the most innovative and dynamic design projects aresusceptible to weathering. The first book of its kind to addressthis important yet long-neglected design consideration, Weatheringand Durability in Landscape Architecture discusses how landscapematerials should be selected, shaped, and implemented to help builtlandscapes change and evolve over the years, rather thandeteriorate.

Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture explores avariety of landscape design approaches and site strategiespracticed in the industry today, with a focused examination of thelink between the conception and implementation of landscape ideasand a range of seen and unforeseen forces that will shape the builtlandscape over time. Landscape architects and designers candiscover how to combat the devastating consequences ofdeterioration through:

  • Innovative weathering strategies incorporated into thetraditional design process
  • Data and commentary on the maintenance and durability ofcompleted landscapes
  • Weathering and durability strategies from leading landscapearchitects
  • Dozens of case studies supporting examined techniques
  • More than 125 informative graphics

For landscape architects, architects, landscape contractors,urban designers, and environmental designers, Weathering andDurability in Landscape Architecture is an essential volume ofproven techniques for creating lasting landscape designs.

About the Author:

NIALL KIRKWOOD, ASLA, is Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology at the Harvard Design School.

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