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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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Paving

Paving should please the eye and comfort the feet. Paving materials can be a delight, and designers should use them in a way that reveals their qualities. Do not provide beautiful handmade bricks and then spoil them by laying them with a dry mix and covering them with a slurry of mortar. Nor, indeed, should you “overdesign” by providing inflexible, expensive, and unnecessary concrete bases for stone and brick paving. There is a tendency nowadays for paving to be smooth and flat; traditionally it was full of texture (cobbles were river stones) and there is medical evidence that undulating paving promotes good balance—especially in the old. Note, however, that loose or uneven paving may constitute a trip hazard and can be dangerous. Well-designed ...

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