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Living Systems Hardcover – June, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-3764377007 ISBN-10: 3764377003 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Architecture; 1 edition (June 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764377003
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764377007
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 10.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #598,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Living Systems surveys a wide array of innovative approaches to material technologies within the field of landscape architecture. The selected projects and materials exhibit a contemporary demand for technological landscapes and the collaboration between designers, engineers, scientists and ecologists. The book redefines the conventional boundaries of landscape materiality by focusing on growth, flow, metabolism, climate, and atmospheric phenomena. Projects and materials are cross-referenced according to performance criteria, processes, and properties. Each of the 36 international projects and 23 material technologies is presented with drawing details, construction photographs and an analysis of the various complex systems featured, such as vertical growth structures, flood prevention, stormwater infiltration, erosion control, and the integration of digital media. Projects featured include works by West8, GROSS.MAX, Weiss-Manfredi Architects, Field Operations, Kathryn Gustafson, and Vogt Landschaftarchitekten.

About the Author

Liat Margolis is a landscape architect and industrial designer. She trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, two of the most prestigious institutions in her field. She acquired practical experience at the firm Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates in Cambridge, MA and as Director of Material Research at the world-famous firm Material ConneXion in New York, whose representatives advise architects, designers, engineers, fashion professionals, and other interested parties on the properties and applications of new materials. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Era Shulman on March 17, 2013
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My first ever landscaping book! Made me wish i was involved in every single one of the projects it describes.
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