Constructing Landscape is a systematic introduction to the technical and constructive planning of open spaces, with all relevant topics, from the most common materials and surfaces to the construction of open space elements and the use of plants. For landscape architects and architects, it is an indispensable guide to correct and professional execution planning and the preparation of sound and well thought-out tenders. The book is divided into two sections, “Materials and Surfaces” and “Building Construction and Building Elements”. The first section provides an overview of the various building materials used in landscape architecture and their specific characteristics. It also explains the qualities of surfaces and the different approaches to treating them. The second section begins with an introductory chapter explaining the principles of statics, the connections of load-bearing elements and the different approaches to anchoring building elements and supporting structures. Subsequent chapters use drawings and text to introduce the principles and construction techniques associated with the different building elements. Each chapter concludes with a collection of project examples, illustrated with photographs and engineering drawings.
- Language English
- Format29.7 x 23.6 cm