Constructing Landscape: Materials. Techniques, Structural Components

Constructing Landscape: Materials. Techniques, Structural Components


Edited by Astrid Zimmermann

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  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • Format: Paperback | 533 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 296mm x 46mm | 2,440g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basel
  • ISBN 10: 3034607202
  • ISBN 13: 9783034607209
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 850 black & white illustrations, 300 colour illustrations, 850 schw.-w. u. 300 farb. Abb.
  • Sales rank: 104,617

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Constructing Landscape is a systematic introduction to technical and constructional open space planning, with all the relevant topics, from the most common materials and surfaces to the construction of open space elements and the use of plants.

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Table of contents

Introduction, Essay, 1 Material, 1.1 Soil, 1.2 Plants, 1.3 Lawns and other seeded areas, 1.4 Wood, 1.5 Natural stone, 1.6 Bricks and clinker, 1.7 Concrete, 1.8 Metal, steel in particular, 1.9 Other building materials 2 General principles for loadbearing structures, 2.1 Loadbearing structures, 2.2 Connecting loadbearing elements, 2.3 Foundations and retaining structures 3 Building elements and building methods, 3.1 Earth structures and ground relief, 3.2 Paths and squares, 3.3 Steps and ramps, 3.4 Handrails, banisters and fences, 3.5 Walls, 3.6 Small buildings and pergolas, 3.7 Walkway structures and wooden platforms, 3.8 Small bridges, 3.9 Plantations and planting techniques, 3.10 Lawns and other seeded areas, 3.11 Drainage plant and systems, 3.12 Water features, 3.13 Vertical planting, 3.14 Roof planting, 3.15 Standard and non-standard, Appendix