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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68 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Top: Zigzagging tree grates, also made of corten steel (Iron Age), twist down the sidewalk, as their slot pattern continues in the same direction as the paver pattern. These striations are meant to add interest to the floor of the space while simultaneously offering ample space for pedestrian use of the sidewalk. Honey Locust trees were planted in the grates. Bottom: This is an initial concept sketch of Chestnut Way by the landscape architect. Many aspects were considered regarding how to skew the traditional bounds between public and private interests while providing simultaniously a space that accommodates both. The green carpet, warm corner fireplace (Raw Urth's Telluride model), comfortable furniture and grilling kitchen make the courtyard a great place to entertain and relax. Another great gathering spot is the lounge area at the double-sided fireplace. Overall, the courtyard provides opportunity for all sorts of interactions. In the rear corner of the site, the 1,300-square-foot dog park affords tenants and local dog owners the opportunity for mingling and exercising their dogs. Furnishings include Murdock's Pet Fountain and Dogipot's Pet Station for convenient waste removal. With the city of Quincy undergoing a massive redevelopment plan that is estimated to cost millions and finish in several years, the already completed Chestnut way offers the heart of the city a multi-functional and contemplative pedestrian corridor that accommodates apartment residents, local workers and tourists alike. Team List: Landscape Architect: Landworks Studio, Inc. Client: Redgate Residential Properties, LLC Building Architect: Sheskey Architects General Contractor: Dellbrook Construction Landscape Contractor: R & S Landscaping

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