Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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52 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Eliminating Monotony Remington Coves uses a new evolution in 'coving,' to enhance the streetscape and open up space within the neighborhood. The original thought behind the coving method was to eliminate the problem of mundane corridors that were conventionally created in planned neighborhoods. Traditionally, homes would align face to face along the right of way, eliminating a sense of privacy and stripping away uniqueness. Coving was a way to add visual interest and create value, even on a flat, featureless site. By utilizing coving, no two houses face each other, as they are all slightly angled away in different directions. The first generation of coving developments had the following elements: • Home setbacks, streets and sidewalks formed uniquely non- parallel, curvilinear patterns. Remington Coves, a housing community in Otsego, Minn., uses a design featuring organic shapes and undulating streetscapes that is known as "Coving" and was pioneered by Rick Harrison Site Design, an international landscape design firm located in Minnesota. There are no lot lines radial, or perpendicular, to street right-of-ways and every curve does a complete reverse into the next, all while working within the confines of the block. The site developer was Solid Ground Development LLC.

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