Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 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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April 2018 47 Inset, below left: Trail markers and portholes embedded every 20' in the concrete consist of internally-reflective blocks of blue-green fused glass backed in metal foil. The glass and metal trail markers were designed by local artist Laura Allisane. The design motifs include starfish, clamshells and snail shells to emphasize the waterfront route of the Olympic Discovery Trail. PHOTO © 2017 DOUG SCOTT Top & middle, right: In addition to the light columns and 39-watt bollards along the upper tier of the waterfront esplanade are glass panels at the view platforms to block the strong harbor winds. Translucent photographs of the sky over the harbor are laminated into the glass panels. The windscreens visually capture the variable light and the colors of the changing skies throughout the day. Aluminum and wood slated benches are among the seating opportunities along the esplanade. PHOTO COURTESY OF LMN ARCHITECTS Bottom, right: The lower tier transitions to the upper esplanade through a series of precast concrete seating terraces faced with glazed, color tiles and integrated precast concrete stairs. The stainless steel handrails for the stairs between the upper and lower tiers of the esplanade incorporate 'Lumenrail' LEDs. Sections of the esplanade's lower tier cantilever over the rocky shoreline, an architectural design to mitigate storm surges, but also to give visitors a view of the rock crabs and tidal action. PHOTO COURTESY OF LMN ARCHITECTS

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