Landscape Architect & Specifier News

FEB 2015

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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40 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The hardscape for the entry plaza of the five-acre Shell Woodcreek campus in Houston is concentric circles of Venetian Gold, Juparana St. Cecelia and Gris Carmel granite, all quarried in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Venetian Gold has coarse-grain yellow and light brown crystals; St. Cecelia granite has deep yellow coarse-grain, with both brown and black tones; and Gris Carmel has yellow and light grey crystals. At the center of the plaza is a fountain programmed for dramatic water displays. Concrete pavers provide vehicle access to the ceremonial entry. ' Natchez' crepemyrtles and benches ring the fountain. A row of live oak in matching tree grates frame the drive. The lawn areas are Seashore Paspalum.

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