Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility by Thomas R. RyanDetailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility by Thomas R. Ryan

Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility

byThomas R. Ryan, Edward Allen, Patrick J. Rand

Paperback | February 8, 2011

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The new industry standard on landscape architectural detailing

Detailing for Landscape Architects takes the reader on an educational journey across three major areas of landscape architectural detailing—aesthetics, function, and constructibility—to demonstrate how powerful design patterns can transform thematic ideas into awe-inspiring built realities. Richly illustrated examples accompany concise discussions of a varied blend of landscape design/detailing issues such as water movement, soil environments, articulating structures and construction assemblies, life cycle costing, sustainability, health and safety, and more. This book approaches the subject of detailing in a systematic manner, and provides a balanced framework for design and workmanship that conveys the essence of the built landscape.

Detailing for Landscape Architects shows how details can:

  • Reinforce design ideas through the continuity and discontinuity of patterns

  • Actively contribute to the overall form or geometry of the design

  • Be designed to be durable and flexible while enhancing the entire design

  • Gracefully accommodate the natural growth and change of plant materials

  • Anticipate maintenance needs to minimize future disruptions

  • Maximize their cost effectiveness through understanding their function while designing to meet those functions

Including chapters that apply detail patterns to the design of an urban plaza, a roof deck, and a residence, Detailing for Landscape Architects offers guidance on solving specific technical requirements, while preserving and enhancing the visual qualities that celebrate innovation, and carry forth a timeless quality of building.

Tom R. Ryan, FASLA, is Principal of Ryan Associates, Landscape Architecture and Planning. He has more than thirty years of experience as a practicing landscape architect, and has taught in the landscape architecture departments at the University of Pennsylvania, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Harvard University...
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Title:Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, ConstructibilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10.7 × 8.3 × 0.7 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470548789

ISBN - 13:9780470548783

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I – DETAIL PATTERNS.

SECTION 1 AESTHETICS.

CHAPTER 1 Aesthetics.

SECTION 2 FUNCTION.

CHAPTER 2 Controlling Water Movement.

CHAPTER 3 Controlling Subsurface Water Movement and Sedimentation.

CHAPTER 4 Accommodating Movement.

CHAPTER 5 Accommodating Growth.

CHAPTER 6 Providing Structural Support.

CHAPTER 7 Providing Passages for Pipes and Wires.

CHAPTER 8 Health and Safety.

CHAPTER 9 Providing for the Life Cycles of the Landscape.

SECTION 3 CONSTRUCTIBILITY.

CHAPTER 10 Ease of Assembly.

CHAPTER 11 Forgiving Details.

CHAPTER 12 Efficient Use of Construction Resources.

CHAPTER 13 Sustainability.

PART II – DETAIL DEVELOPMENT.

SECTION 1 APPLYING THE DETAIL PATTERNS.

CHAPTER 14 Detailing a Traditional Plaza.

CHAPTER 15 Detailing a Rooftop Garden.

CHAPTER 16 Detailing a Residence.

SECTION 2 GETTING STARTED.

APPENDIX A: The Detailer’s Reference Shelf.

APPENDIX B: Formulating Exercises for Self-Study or Classroom Use.

INDEX.