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Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City.
Author: Michael Barrett
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 1 November 2015
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.2 x 4
First and foremost, this is a book about New Zealand landscape architecture and urban design, viewed through the lens of Isthmus, an award-winning design studio that for more than 25 years has been shaping and reshaping the way we experience our land and cityscapes.
It is also a story about New Zealand, about changing perspectives and attitudes to the use of land and water, the way we organise our cities, the way we play, live and work, and the lessons from the past that can influence the way we build new communities.
Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City presents 25 projects, from small playscapes that put children back at the heart of the city right through to large infrastructural works, such as the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, that have transformed cities by turning them around to face the water. These works are set against a background of contemporary debates about making the new New Zealand, housing and population intensification, urbanisation and landscape protection. It is hoped that this book will bring these integrated works of landscape, urban design and architecture to a wide...
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