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lorettabosence:

Scott Outdoor Amphitheatre, Swarthmore College, PA. Designed by Thomas Sears and completed in 1942. 

2ft high retaining walls are made from layers of local schist slabs and the randomly spaced trees are Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree) and Quercus alba (White Oak).

I love the idea of a ‘turf proscenium floor’ and it looks like a great place to learn. I can imagine this kind of space would conform to the theories of design laid out in ‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander…

http://tclf.org/landscapes/scott-outdoor-amphitheater

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papress:

Big congratulations to Andrea Cochran—she has been honored with the 2014 Design Medal, presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Design Medal recognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years. Also, a belated congrats for winning the 2014 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 2009, Princeton Architectural Press published the monograph Andrea Cochran: Landscapes.

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dolly-fartin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.
Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

Luv Sedona

dolly-fartin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.

Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

Luv Sedona

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acid-therapist:

nicolasbruno:

It has been said that there are passageways and tunnels at the bottoms of wells such as this one… Piazza Giordano Bruno; Perugia, Italy.

Been there. Hot damn its beautiful.

acid-therapist:

nicolasbruno:

It has been said that there are passageways and tunnels at the bottoms of wells such as this one…
Piazza Giordano Bruno; Perugia, Italy.

Been there. Hot damn its beautiful.

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magictransistor:

Alexander von Humboldt; Geological charts illustrating the formation of mountains, c. 1805.

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playoffice:

We’ve designed the playground for Jardines de Pereda in Santander, as part of the amazing project of Centro Botin of Renzo Piano, a centre for creativity, arts and emotions. The playground is an abstraction of a gigantic wave getting inside the city of Santander straight from the harbour, the maze of seaweed or the sea of sponges complete the space.

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gfdgdffhfghtt:

Harry Bertoia, Sculptured Fountain for River Oaks Shopping Center, 1966, Calumet City, Illinois

gfdgdffhfghtt:

Harry Bertoia, Sculptured Fountain for River Oaks Shopping Center, 1966, Calumet City, Illinois

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newurbanismfilmfestival:

Are you turned on?

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Are you turned on?

lorettabosence:

Scott Outdoor Amphitheatre, Swarthmore College, PA. Designed by Thomas Sears and completed in 1942. 

2ft high retaining walls are made from layers of local schist slabs and the randomly spaced trees are Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree) and Quercus alba (White Oak).

I love the idea of a ‘turf proscenium floor’ and it looks like a great place to learn. I can imagine this kind of space would conform to the theories of design laid out in ‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander…

http://tclf.org/landscapes/scott-outdoor-amphitheater

(via darkandgloomydawn)

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papress:

Big congratulations to Andrea Cochran—she has been honored with the 2014 Design Medal, presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Design Medal recognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years. Also, a belated congrats for winning the 2014 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 2009, Princeton Architectural Press published the monograph Andrea Cochran: Landscapes.

(via postindustrialwild)

dolly-fartin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.
Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

Luv Sedona

dolly-fartin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.

Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

Luv Sedona

(via landscape-a-design)

acid-therapist:

nicolasbruno:

It has been said that there are passageways and tunnels at the bottoms of wells such as this one… Piazza Giordano Bruno; Perugia, Italy.

Been there. Hot damn its beautiful.

acid-therapist:

nicolasbruno:

It has been said that there are passageways and tunnels at the bottoms of wells such as this one…
Piazza Giordano Bruno; Perugia, Italy.

Been there. Hot damn its beautiful.

(via carex)

magictransistor:

Alexander von Humboldt; Geological charts illustrating the formation of mountains, c. 1805.

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playoffice:

We’ve designed the playground for Jardines de Pereda in Santander, as part of the amazing project of Centro Botin of Renzo Piano, a centre for creativity, arts and emotions. The playground is an abstraction of a gigantic wave getting inside the city of Santander straight from the harbour, the maze of seaweed or the sea of sponges complete the space.

(via landscape-a-design)

wonderingalex:

shou-sugi-ban method

 shou-sugi-ban (焼杉板) 

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gfdgdffhfghtt:

Harry Bertoia, Sculptured Fountain for River Oaks Shopping Center, 1966, Calumet City, Illinois

gfdgdffhfghtt:

Harry Bertoia, Sculptured Fountain for River Oaks Shopping Center, 1966, Calumet City, Illinois

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