Favorite Landscape Architecture Words… Brainstorm

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  • #173113

    Andrew Spiering
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    Thanks for your help everyone! Keep’em coming…

    #173112

    Andrew Spiering
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    I like this one – “threshold fallow regimes”. Huh?

    #173111

    Ben Yahr
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    Optimize the compromise.

    #173110

    Andrew Spiering
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    Ha! Nice one…

    #173109

    Trace One
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    There are all kinds of fun landform words, also, like ‘hoodoos’ , that this makes me think of…karst-fenster, slump, table-land,…a whole book of these came out a few years ago, really interesting…

    #173108

    Andrew Spiering
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    Really? Do you remember the title of this book? Hoodoos is a fun word…

    #173107

    Trace One
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    I looked the other day and couldnt’ find it – it was a big glossy well-marketed book..I will try again – seems like it came out like four years ago – I’ll get back to you…

    #173106

    Trace One
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    I think I found it, Andrew – Home Ground, Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez, Trinity University Press – good words in there – krumholz…I think that was the one I remembered..I found it on the New York Times Book Review, search the Book Review since 1981 button, (NOT the whole New York Times…) and there is a pretty interesting review pops up – have not looked for that book anywhere else (amazon, or something) so that is all I know! (I put ‘land vocabulary’ for a search term..)
    good luck –

    #173105

    David Lorberbaum
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    Landon,
    Also, if you were attempting to really impress someone or just wanted a different term for “sense of place” you can go with Genus loci.

    6 to one person, half dozen to another person.

    #173104

    Trace One
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    in the cliche department, “outdoor rooms”

    #173103

    Bob Luther
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    My favorite Landscape Architectural term is ha-ha. I have always wanted to put one in a design but as of yet have never had the opportunity.

    #173102

    Landon Davidson
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    In every Landscape journal i’ve read they use more than their fair share of the words paradigm and milieu.

    #173101

    Trace One
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    the batter of a wall. (hee hee!~) footings is a funny word, really..eyelid dormer..friable soil..most of the construction words are fairly silly, when you think about it – rebars, brushed aggregate, vanishing edge, dbh or at the ‘flange’, drip-line, tip die-back, soil horizons, flemish bond (-age – just kidding!), pierced wall,

    how’s that for a thought-train..anybody else going in that direction?

    #173100

    Andrew Spiering
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    Funny.

    #173099

    Andrew Spiering
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    lol … that was awesome.

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