Published by Basheer Graphic Books
8 1/2" x 10 5/8"
Sloping Landscape illustrates how creative architects and designers subvert, emphasize, and mimic the natural features around projects planned for uneven topography. It presents the latest and most creative “sloping designs” in the world, from homes perched like birds’ nests on hilltops and public parks trailing down steep faces to almost-vertical mountainside gardens and commercial buildings and hotels that utilize changes in elevation to cultivate a sense of isolation and privacy for clients and guests. These structures are joined by a diverse assortment of pathways, creative ground covers, and erosion prevention measures that make their construction possible as well as fully accessible and aesthetically appealing. Sketches and design plans complete the book, fully revealing how the innovative projects featured make the most of building sites that range from gentle ridges to rugged slopes.