Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Land Use Planner, Environmental Observer

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Design Down the Middle -

We have about 21 median islands on a major road in the county that are in need of upgrade. They need some new trees and all new groundcover. We must design with less water use and for simpler maintenance. I started to create some conceptual design parameters with these sketches - In designing medians, I think of the car and the speed - recognizable pattern and rythym are important components. Included in that are forms, colors, textures and spacing of elements.

In my search for median island designs I came across the

"Islands of Los Angeles National Park"

(click on the above for more information)

is someone putting us on ???

- it is LA, after all!!

YES, an artist with a great sense of humor and public provocation ...

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