Landscapes of change
Read Online
Share

Landscapes of change innovative designs and reinvented sites by Roxi Thoren

  • 482 Want to read
  • ·
  • 74 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Landscape architecture,
  • Case studies,
  • Reclamation of land

Book details:

About the Edition

Landscape architecture projects have always begun with the site. As the practice of landscape architecture has changed so have the types of sites that designers are taking on. Projects now have to help connect neighborhoods, manage stormwater, cool urban centers, and provide wildlife habitats. In Landscapes of Change, Roxi Thoren, associate professor at the University of Oregon, examines how these new types of sites drive the design process and result in innovative and groundbreaking work that serve the needs of a wide variety of users. With twenty-six case studies from around the world, the book explores how the site can serve as the design generator, describing each project through the physical, material, ecological, and cultural processes that have shaped the site historically and continue to shape the current projects. Case studies include Queens Plaza in Queens, New York; the Buffalo Bayou Promenade in Houston, Texas; and the Jaffa Landfill Park in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRoxi Thoren
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB472 .T485 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination264 pages
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27172813M
ISBN 10160469386X
ISBN 109781604693867
LC Control Number2014014442
OCLC/WorldCa868648881

Download Landscapes of change

PDF EPUB FB2 MOBI RTF

Landscapes of Change. DOI link for Landscapes of Change. Landscapes of Change. DOI link for Landscapes of Change. Landscapes of Change book. Rural Evolutions in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Edited By Neil Christie. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 2 March Pub. location : Ken Dark.   State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California reminds us that California in the past was one of the most spectacular places on Earth. A 5/5(23). Landscapes of Change is essential reading for anyone wanting an up-to-date summary of the results of archaeological and historical investigations into the changing countryside of the late Roman, late antique and early medieval world, between the fourth and tenth centuries AD. Landscapes of Change is essential reading for anyone wanting an up-to-date summary of the results of archaeological and historical investigations into the changing countryside of the late Roman.

  "Experiencing Landscapes of Change will color the way you look at vacant lots, abandoned structures, playgrounds, parks and pavement. You will imagine more than you see. And because of this book and the realized visions within, you'll know your imaginings can become realities." --The Register-Guard/5(12).   Landscapes of Change is essential reading for anyone wanting an up-to-date summary of the results of archaeological and historical investigations into the changing countryside of the late Roman, late antique and early medieval world, between the fourth and tenth centuries by:   A unique and compelling book about the land and history of CA. In the tradition of the great 19th century naturalists, the author is both an able scientist and a fine artist. Her paintings and field notes make this a very accessible book for the non-scientist, but at the same time it is a serious and important work of historical ecology/5(16). Landscapes of Change book by Thoren, Roxi Roxi Thoren examines how the catalysts of population growth and pressure on natural resources have driven a redefinition of the purpose of landscape architecture. The 25 projects featured highlight the physical, ecological and cultural history of each site before redevelopment.

  Landscapes and Cycles begins with little introduction, and jumps immediately into the first example, from the author’s experience of restoring a local s:   “Experiencing Landscapes of Change will color the way you look at vacant lots, abandoned structures, playgrounds, parks and pavement. You will imagine more than you see. And because of this book and the realized visions within, you’ll know your imaginings can become realities.”.   The book profiles twenty-five landscape projects that meet these hybrid needs in response to the “changing context of landscape architectural design.” For example, Jaffa Landfill Park, designed by Braudo-Maoz Landscape Architecture of Tel Aviv, Israel, “used the removal of a landfill and reconstruction of a seashore to ameliorate a. In a time of global urbanization, ecological degradation, and human disconnect from natural systems, this encouraging book examines how cutting-edge 21st-century landscape designers are drawing on dis.