Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

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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Landscape Laboratories: Indian Springs School Campus Indian Springs, Alabama Above & Left: As part of an ambitious facility improvement plan, CARBO was retained in conjunction with the architects to develop a new landscape vision for the campus that would embrace the ideals of the original Olmsted campus plan and resurrect the original campus landscape ethic. The plan reinforces the school's mission of "Learning through Living" by fostering opportunities for faculty and students to observe and learn from the new outdoor environments. The campus core implementation included a number of new buildings oriented to establish views to the lake. This concept was reinforced by the design of the adjacent exterior academic environments. Pedestrian pathways weave through rain gardens, native plantings and staggered rows of native trees to maximize the lake's visibility. Native rock-lined runnels and biofiltration rain gardens retain and treat site stormwater. Mid-Century River House, Lafayette, Louisiana Bottom Left & Right: In restoring this mid-century home and landscape to its modern origins, simplicity and economy were key strategies. A new outdoor living area and pool renovation were the primary interventions, using a limited material and plant palette to complement the residential architecture. Off-site views were baffled while favorable internal views of the river were framed through the use of vegetation, creating a sense of enclosure from the surrounding neighborhood. Implemented in phases, this commission resulted in a current response within a neighborhood and region dominated by more traditional sensibilities. 78 Landscape Architect and Specifier News CARBO Landscape Architecture (Continued from page 77)

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