Introducing the first all-in-one guide to site furnitureprinciples, processes, and best practices
Furniture matters--outdoors as well as in. Understandingthe connections between site and site furniture enhances thecreative opportunities for designers of outdoor spaces andincreases their ability to influence the long-term success of thespaces they design. Site Furnishings comprehensivelyexamines how to elevate the design of site furnishings to achieveprogramming goals.
Intended for landscape architects, designers, and contractors,as well as urban planners and designers, civil engineers, and otherprofessionals, this accessible resource explores the ways thatfurniture contributes to the quality of outdoor spaces, andprovides conceptual tools, technical information, and examples ofsuccessful applications. Just as important, it provides an in-depthoverview of the elements that comprise site furnishings and thecritical issues that inform site furniture selection.
Supported by case studies and an abundance of high-qualityphotographs, Site Furnishings introduces professionals fromall fields involved in site design to:
* Best practices, with a look at how these approaches lead tofunctional, responsive, and supportable outdoor spaces
* A step-by-step process for developing a furniture plan
* A typology of places that encompasses a wide spectrum ofoutdoor spaces, including parks and plazas, streetscapes, retailmalls, theme parks, and transit hubs
* Management's role in the success of public spaces, supported bya detailed case study of how site and furniture management isimplemented at New York's Bryant Park
* Sustainability, including the major issues involved in makingsustainable site choices, where to obtain information, and industryinitiatives to promote them
* Technical information on materials, installation methods,maintenance, and functional requirements of street and sitefurniture