Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2017

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66 Landscape Architect and Specifier News This small yet vibrant garden of stone, water, and plants transformed an otherwise narrow, dark, and unpleasant space into a glistening gem that evokes urban and mountainous canyons to provide a healthy, carefully-scaled, and sensorial respite from the environmental and psychological stressors of city life. In both its unique, contextual concept and its innovative, collaborative design and construction process, the Vertical Slice Garden is truly a contemporary landscape. Slice Continued from page 64 Vertical Slice Garden (at The Park) Client: Pao Huei Development Company Project Location: Taichung, Taiwan Project Size: 236 m2 (2,544 ft2) Status: Completed 2010 Landworks Studio Team: Michael Blier, ASLA, Principal-In-Charge, Design Director Kris Lucius, ASLA, Project Designer Jackie Martinez, Landscape Designer Other Project Team Members: Builder: Pao Huei Development Company, Taichung, Taiwan Living wall system consultant: Ele Garden Landscape Construction Co, Taichung, Taiwan Lighting Designer: Lighting Design Alliance, Los Angeles, CA Award: Boston Society of Landscape Architects 2012 Merit Award, Landscape Art Category Hart's-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) Flamingo Flower (Anthurium andraeanum) Sword Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia) Cut-leaf Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum) Right: Axonometric drawings of the five stone module variations were used to create the stone wall canvas. As a testament to their skill, local craftsmen, working from foam mock-ups and very little technical drawings, cut and installed each module on site. Left & Below: A tapestry of optical effects are created as water and light flow in and around the precision cut stones. As the stones dry, they create a sharp contrast of shadows cast from direct and refracted sunlight. PHOTO CREDIT: LANDWORKS STUDIO.

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