Handbook of Urban Landscape

Handbook of Urban Landscape

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: Cliff Tandy
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142166

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Handbook of Urban Landscape deals with aspects most related to architecture while, at the same time, it aims to serve the landscape profession itself. Because the field of landscape work is so wide, the present handbook is limited to urban landscape. The handbook can be used at three levels. Its technical studies and reviews form a general guide to current thought on the design of various kinds of open space; its design guide and information sheets are a daily reference for the landscape design process; and through its sources and references, readers can obtain background information or more specific guidance on particular aspects. This handbook is intended as a desk-side guide for all designers of urban space, including architects, landscape architects, planners, and engineers—and for students of these professions. It should also help to improve understanding of the work and procedures of landscape architects, so that all who use them as consultants will be better equipped to brief them.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 Urban Landscape Review

    Technical Studies

    1 Introduction to Landscape Design

    2 Urban Landscape Review: Current and Future Trends

    3 Urban Landscape Review: Space around Buildings

    4 Urban Landscape Review: Housing

    5 Urban Landscape Review: Recreation

    Section 2 Design Procedure

    Urban Landscape Design Guide

    Section 3 Surveys and Contract Management

    Information Sheets

    1 Site Investigation and Appraisal

    2 Check Lists: User, Legal and Planning Requirements

    3 Specifications and Estimates

    4 Procedure and Control

    Section 4 Basic Plant Data

    Information Sheets

    5 Physical Conditions Affecting Plant Selection

    6 Trees

    7 Shrubs, Ground Cover and Grass

    8 Screens and Hedges

    9 Water Plants

    10 Planting Techniques

    Section 5 Parks and Open Spaces

    Information Sheet

    11 Parks and Open Spaces: General

    Section 6 Recreation: Sport

    Information Sheets

    12 Sports Centers: Priorities and Planning Strategies

    13 Sports Centers : Planning and Costs

    14 Sports Pitches, Tracks and Training Areas: Space Requirements

    15 Sports Pitches, Tracks and Training Areas: Materials and Surfaces

    16 Sports Areas: Detailed Requirements

    17 Sports Areas: Maintenance

    Section 7 Recreation: General

    Information Sheets

    18 General Leisure Facilities

    19 Camps and Holiday Homes

    20 Water Recreation

    21 Children's Play

    Section 8 Gardens

    Information Sheets

    22 Gardens: User Requirements and Site Analysis

    23 House/Garden Relationships

    24 Gardens: Detail Design and Maintenance

    Section 9 Housing Estates

    Information Sheets

    25 Housing: External Space Types

    26 Housing: Vehicle Access and Servicing

    27 Housing: Children's Play

    28 Housing: Industrialized Building

    29 Housing: Detailed Design

    30 Housing: Resource Planning and Costs

    31 Housing: Rehabilitation

    Section 10 Elements of Landscape Construction

    Information Sheets

    32 Ground Modeling

    33 Surface Treatments

    34 Pavings

    35 Trim and Change of Level

    36 Enclosures and Barriers

    37 Services

    38 Car Parking

    39 Street Furniture

    40 Outdoor Lighting

    41 Indoor Plants and Window Boxes

    42 Roof Gardens

    43 Space Requirements: People and Cars

    44 Maintenance


Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Architectural Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Architectural Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142166

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Cliff Tandy

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