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An autumn tree is shrouded in fog in this pasture as cows graze in the background near Reed Point, Montana.
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Vegetable/fruit garden not pictured. This years crop will include: tomatoes, white eggplant, blueberries, sweet potatoes (for Nanni), okra (for Sally) mini plums (for me), but no apples. Veggies will be shared with all the senior citizen who take the sun in Forest Park!
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My favourite Japanese Maple, at the Japanese Garden in Washington Park, Portland
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Den Bosch, NL – Haverleij 1995-2010 – Sjoerd Soeters masterplan with Paul van Beek landscape design
The principal castle Slot Haverleij is, with 450 homes, larger than the other castles and contains a school, a créche and other central facilities.
Design Krier & Kohl (urban planning), Krier & Kohl (chief architect), Soeters Van Eldonk (masterplan), Rapp+Scheulen, Molenaar & Van Winden (school), De Twee Snoeken, Bedaux & De Brouwer, Gulikers Architects. Period:1998-2006.
Combining the qualities of living in a green setting with building in high densities, the masterplan for Haverleij consists of ten bastion-like concentrations of housing with at least 200 metres separating them. Part of the surrounding land is used as a golf course. The ‘castles’ containing from 50 to 100 units are reached off a single access route. Each castle has an enclosed communal garden instead of individual private ones. Designed by different architects, the castles range from historicist retro-architecture to modern design.
In the mid-1990s the Den Bosch city government was concerned that many well-to-do residents were leaving the city and moving to surrounding villages. In order to retain these Den Bosch residents within the city limits, it was decided to transform a former industrial site into an attractive residential area with high-end homes. The brief was to create a plan for a thousand homes on 200 hectares – at four to five homes per hectare this was merely one-seventh of the density of the average Vinex residential development. With this exceptionally low density as a premise, an approach was sought in which construction and landscape would reinforce each other. Rather than scattering the houses like crumbs across the area, the homes were concentrated in a ‘citadel’ and nine ‘castles’. This made it possible to leave the greater portion of the site unbuilt and transform it into a gorgeous landscape, designed by Paul van Beek. The primary idea behind the plan is that landscapes are generally more interesting when they feature buildings, and that buildings benefit from being surrounded by a beautiful landscape. The castles rise resolutely out of the landscape, form counterpoints to it and lend it scale. Each castle was situated in a special spot: in the woods, on the edge of the woods and reed land or between the pastures and the woods. They stand as independent entities at the end of driveways or on the other side of drawbridges. In the process, this project is unmistakably linked to the Romantic design principles of the English landscape style. Plan area 2,250,000 m2
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