dis2 - pathways and patios as seen in several designs of...

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C.J. Gorrell Larc 160 Discussion 2 1. To address the chaos that humans are responsible for, the three firms have set the goal of first restoring the ethos of the land, be reinserting local plant life into the area, as well as addressing other major concerns such as water management, soil conservation, and geographic shape. Secondly they devise a plan to maintain an ecological and pragmatic balance between humans and the landscape. They implement best practice methods to maximize sustainability, with aesthetic appeal and specified use. 2. An interesting technique for hydrological systems that are used by these firms, include stormwater run off drains implemented into the
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Unformatted text preview: pathways and patios as seen in several designs of Nelson Byrd Landscape. The use of fountains in the pathways is an excellent use of ornamental design that also allows a layer of water to evaporate off of the stone surface to increase hydrological cooling of the park area. The firm Wenk, has excellently demonstrated the use of a natural water way in a landscape by taking a river and centralizing the entire focus of the project around the signature blue water of the Blue River Valley. They used the natural shape of the river, while implementing emergency over flow spill ways to maintain safety, as the recreational and educational focus of the project....
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