novembre, 2009

THE GREEN CATHEDRAL by MARINUS BOEZEM, FLEVOLAND, THE NETHERLANDS

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THE GETTY GARDEN by ROBERT IRWIN

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ABOUT:

Flowering plant in the Central Garden

The Central Garden
The Central Garden, created by renowned artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center. The 134,000-square-foot design features a natural ravine and tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor through an extraordinary experience of sights, sounds, and scents.

The walkway traverses a stream that winds through a variety of plants and gradually descends to a plaza where bougainvillea arbors provide scale and a sense of intimacy. Continuing through the plaza, the stream cascades over a stone waterfall or « chadar, » into a pool with a floating maze of azaleas. Specialty gardens encircle the pool. All of the foliage and materials of the garden have been selected to accentuate the interplay of light, color, and reflection.

Trellis in the Central Garden

« Always changing, never twice the same »
Robert Irwin began planning the Central Garden in 1992, as a key part of the Getty Center project. Since the Center opened in 1997, the Central Garden has evolved as its plants have grown and been trimmed. New plants are constantly being added to the palette. Irwin’s statement, « Always changing, never twice the same, » is carved into the plaza floor, reminding visitors of the ever-changing nature of this living work of art.

Plants in the Central Garden

Other Getty Center Features
In addition to the Central Garden, the Getty Center features abundant landscaping for public enjoyment, including a cactus garden at the South Promontory, fountains in the Museum Courtyard and the Central Plaza, shaded hideaways, and spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and Los Angeles.

Plants
More than 500 varieties of plant material are used in the landscaping of the Central Garden, including:
Botanical name Common name
Stream Garden:
Angelica pachycarpa angelica
Astelia chathamica ‘Silver Spear’ silver spear
Canna sp. ‘Stuttgart’ canna lily
Colocasia esculenta‘Fontanesii’ black-stem elephant’s ear
Euphorbia characias ssp.wulfenii Mediterranean spurge
Geranium maderense cranesbill
Helleborus argutifolius‘Janet Starnes’ hellebore
Loropetalum chinense‘Razzleberri’ fringe flower
Limonium psilocladium dwarf statice
Ophiopogon planiscapus‘Nigrescens’ black mondo grass
Platanus acerifolia‘Yarwood’ London plane tree
Russelia equisetiformis coral fountain
Meadow:
Muhlenbergia rigens deer grass
Terrace Bowers:
Bougainvillea sp. bougainvillea
Bowl Garden:
Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’ carpet bugleweed
Anigozanthos flavidus kangaroo paw
Asteriscus sericeus Canary Island daisy
Berberis vulgaris ‘Purple Cloak’ barberry
Brugmansia suaveolens‘Charles Grimaldi’ golden angels’ trumpet
Cuphea hyssopifolia false heather
Dalechampia dioscoreifolia purple wings
Gaura lindheimeri gaura
Heliotropum arborescens‘Black Beauty’ heliotrope
Kalanchoe pumila kalanchoe
Lagerstroemia indica‘Muskogee’ crape myrtle
Lavandula × heterophylla‘Goodwin Creek’ lavender
Libertia peregrinans gold-leaf New Zealand iris
Myrsine africana African boxwood
Nepeta × faassenii ‘Blue Wonder’ catmint
Origanum vulgare ‘Jim Best’ ornamental oregano
Rosa sp. floribunda roses, tea roses, climbing roses
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ sage
Solanum pyracanthum solanum
Tanacetum parthenium‘Aureum’ golden feverfew
Tibouchina heteromalla princess flower
Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’ variegated society garlic
Verbena bonariensis verbena
Azalea Pool:
Rhododendron sp. Kurume azaleas

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SCIENCE FICTION/WILDFLOWER SERIES by HEATHER AND IVAN MORISON, 2003-2006

A Clockwork Orange, Science fiction book, Ecuadorian wildflowers 2006

Star Maker, Science fiction book, Bulgarian mountain wildflowers, 2005

Foundation and Empire, Science fiction book, Mongolian wildflowers, 2003

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LA GRANJA ESCALATORS by MARTINEZ LAPENA-TORRES ARQUITECTOS, TOLEDO, SPAIN

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COLONNADE OF TREES, ÖSTRA KYRKOGARDEN, MALMÖ, SWEDEN

Colonnade of trees, eastern cemetery, malmö. Architect: sigurd lewerentz, 1885-1975.

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THE BERG by J.TIGGES

The Berg Manifesto:

While big and wealthy cities in many parts of the world challenge the limits of possibility by building gigantic hotels with fancy shapes, erecting sky-high offce towers or constructing hovering philharmonic temples, Berlin sets up a decent mountain. Its peak exceeds 1000 metres and is covered with snow from September to March…

Hamburg, as stiff as fat, turns green with envy, rich and once proud Munich starts to feel ashamed of its distant Alp-panorama and planners of the Middle-East, experienced in taking the spell off any kind of architectural utopia immediately design authentic copies of the iconic Berlin-Mountain. Tempelhof no longer only is on Berliners’ minds: People come in focks to – not to see the mountain. Thus,

Come and see The Berg!

German architect Jakob Tigges has projected a new and visionary landmark in Berlin. He plans to build a mountain of 1,000 meters high called “The Berg”, which would become a never-before-seen tourist destination in the German capital city. Seen at Plataforma Arquitectura.

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UNTITLED

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PAGAN VOID by UGO RONDINONE, 2008

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SONDER BOULEVARD by STIG L. ANDERSSON, COPENHAGEN, 2005-2007

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VAUGHN BELL – VILLAGE GREEN & BIOSPHERE

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