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Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design by Timothy Beatley (review)

Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design by Timothy Beatley (review) in his statement: “Studying the granite formations, riv- ers, lakes and waterfalls and their evolution has formed the basis of my design philosophy. I learned not to copy the forms of nature but to understand the processes by which natural forms arise” (p. 201). Halprin’s diligent use of sketchbooks as a tool and medium to study and record sites, design ideas, and observations is evident in his archives, which contain extensive volumes of black bound 8½″ × 11″, chronologically connecting his ca- reer and works. This collection of sketchbooks consti- tutes a largely untapped resource for scholars seeking to further the work begun in this book. Another Halprin work component which threads throughout Helphand’s book is an emphasis on materi- als and construction quality. For example, the chap- ter on San Francisco’s Levi Strauss Plaza (1978–82) emphasizes the material choices selected to convey the design idea. This approach shows in other proj- ects in the concentration of work that produced the many fountains that enliven urban settings. Helphand hints at questions regarding the resilience of some of Halprin’s urban projects, notably the struggles with upkeep and maintenance that compromised the integ- rity of projects like the Portland Open Space Sequence http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land University of Wisconsin Press

Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design by Timothy Beatley (review)

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University of Wisconsin Press
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1553-2704

Abstract

in his statement: “Studying the granite formations, riv- ers, lakes and waterfalls and their evolution has formed the basis of my design philosophy. I learned not to copy the forms of nature but to understand the processes by which natural forms arise” (p. 201). Halprin’s diligent use of sketchbooks as a tool and medium to study and record sites, design ideas, and observations is evident in his archives, which contain extensive volumes of black bound 8½″ × 11″, chronologically connecting his ca- reer and works. This collection of sketchbooks consti- tutes a largely untapped resource for scholars seeking to further the work begun in this book. Another Halprin work component which threads throughout Helphand’s book is an emphasis on materi- als and construction quality. For example, the chap- ter on San Francisco’s Levi Strauss Plaza (1978–82) emphasizes the material choices selected to convey the design idea. This approach shows in other proj- ects in the concentration of work that produced the many fountains that enliven urban settings. Helphand hints at questions regarding the resilience of some of Halprin’s urban projects, notably the struggles with upkeep and maintenance that compromised the integ- rity of projects like the Portland Open Space Sequence

Journal

Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the landUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jan 28, 2019

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