Inhabitat has a great feature on Reuse and Reclamation in landscape – check out their list!
Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
To highlight the significance of these spaces, and the potential that they hold to become something more than a blight, we’ve gathered up a series of projects that illuminate how designers use unlikely opportunities to transform landscapes into spectacular spaces—all while preserving their historic and cultural meaning.
via 10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Our good friend Bruno Demers recently brought The Revolutionary Yardscape to our attention here at the RA.
Here is a great write up on Rancho Reubidoux:
Levesque’s book takes the current passion for recycling and repurposing discarded materials, many of them industrial, to new and artful heights. Take the picture, above, of a gorgeous garden seating area. Does it instantly register that this patio’s floor is a collage of steel plates, stone bits (cemetery cores), brass objects (door knobs), stepped marble rings, glass items and gravel? Or, that the ingenious table is made of a glass-topped perforated steel tube? … that the well-grounded and sturdy bench started off as a super-strong laminated support beam and is backed for privacy with circle-punched steel and wood panels? Doesn’t knowing that it is all those things combined, make it that much more interesting and beautiful? To me it does!
via Book Report: The Revolutionary Yardscape « Rancho Reubidoux.