By Stephen Crafti
Architects' homes bargains an perception into how modern architects stay within the houses they've got designed in particular for themselves and their relations: from warehouses to residences, from a wholly new construct to a considerable protection. within the absence of a 'client' and a proper short, architects could be really adventurous, exploring groundbreaking, unconventional principles and fabrics in designing their very own homes. during this lavishly photographed publication, Crafti appears on the interesting information of the method concerned, up to the result. What have been the demanding situations, the hardships and the issues confronted? Did rules need to be changed to fit the price range? have been there compromises alongside the way in which? What discoveries have been made? Architects' homes additionally explores the issues that didn't particularly visit plan. Their insights and trips will entice these searching for clean rules that transcend the normal choices by way of architects.
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Three large earth mounds allow trees and shrubs to colonize the meadow landscape and vastly improve nesting and foraging habitat. The Audubon Society monitors bird populations on the site, and the Washington Native Plant Society observes the process of plant succession on the landfill. The soil used to build these mounds is from a series of landslides, a natural process of the Puget basin. 项目所在地原来是华盛顿湖的一个河湾，随后变成了垃圾填埋场，现在则是一个占地6 公顷的野花草甸，是杰纳西公园的一部分。漫步于林地、草场和野花之间，这片场地 重现了和谐的生态环境。草甸有着植物群落、野生生物栖息地和历史保护区等多重身 份。三个巨大的土丘让树木和灌木成为了景观的中心，为鸟类提供了筑巢和觅食的地 点。奥杜邦社团负责监控该地点的鸟类数目，而华盛顿原生植物协会则负责观测垃圾 填埋场上的植物演替。堆成这些土丘的土壤来自于普吉特盆地的一次山崩。 Above: Illustrative Site Plan Below left: Lupine f lowering in the meadow Below right: Dormant grasses in summer Facing: Reused railroad timbers demarcate the meadow perimeter 上图：总设计图 左下图：羽扇豆花在草甸中盛开 右下图：夏日的草 右页图：再利用的铁路木材划分出草甸的边界 48 The former landfill site was settling and the vast landscape of mowed grasses was getting harder and harder to maintain.
Inside the mound we entombed invasive non-native plants. Without the pond, the diversity of the plants and animals wouldn’t come to this site - nor would the people to enjoy them. —Charles Anderson 我们在公园的中心挖了一个池塘，并在其周围种上了赤杨树。虽然公园离湖很近，但 是大水系和小水系分别对不同的野生生物有益。我们用挖出的土堆成了一个圆形露天 剧场作为护堤，正好可以俯瞰池塘。护堤内部种植着具有侵略性的非原生植物。如果 没有池塘，动植物的多样性将会大打折扣。 ——查尔斯·安德森 51 湖岸线：科尔曼公园 SHORELINE: Colman Park Colman Park, originally planned by the Olmsted Brothers, is rich with historical significance. The current design is structured to complement historic aspects of the park, while restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat.
Above: Landscape plan, highlighting various poetic places like “Willow Circle”, “Alder Gallery” and “Maple Cathedral” Below left: Pond with hogwire fence. The fence is invisible today. It was installed to meet park safety standards, and is buried in a thicket of wild rose Below Right: Box of Rocks amphitheater, a place for small gatherings to learn about the different types of wetlands Facing above: View of the constructed pond.