Landscape Products

New Life for Used Plastic

Nardi, a company specializing in outdoor furniture, has always recycled its production waste; this practice led to the idea of recovering used plastic, “regenerating” it in a new life cycle based on the principles of the circular economy.The result is the Komodo EcoWall, designed by Raffaello Galiotto. This repositionable modular partition, made of “regenerated” resin, has been designed to separate outdoor spaces. The individual modules can be configured vertically and horizontally as required to create different layouts, enhance the aesthetic look of outdoor spaces and provide privacy. The structure has a recurrent elegant lattice pattern reminiscent of tree branches

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Nature Making a Comeback in Chicago's Concrete Jungle

A challenging urban infill benefits from broad expertise and material certainty in geofoam. Laura Solano, landscape architect and principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Assocs. (mvva), Cambridge, Mass., has a reputation for solving landscape challenges in complex urban contexts through innovative approaches to stormwater management, incorporating sustainable soils and native plants, and the resourceful use of landscape materials.Solano has high praise for an often-unsung hero in her tool kit—molded polystyrene geofoam, used as a lightweight fill beneath landscapes. Molded polystyrene is a cellular plastic material used to produce incredibly strong geofoam blocks, which are easi

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Looking Great at 50

Celebrating 50 years of designing solutions for outdoor environments, Landscape Forms introduces Generation 50, a line of benches and litter receptacles that according to Chief Creative Officer Kirt Martin, takes the best of the company’s classics and “interprets them in new ways and with new technologies. “In a sense, this line represents the second generation of Landscape Forms’ original products,” adds chief designer Robert Chipman, the nephew of John Chipman Sr., who founded the company in 1969. “We’re connecting our history to our future.” 

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All Natural

From Stone Forest is a set of unique benches: The Puzzle Bench features a modular set of alternating concave and convex cubes, carved from solid blocks of Antique Grey limestone. The Quad Bench is a parallelogram-shaped, part utilitarian, part modernist sculpture, available in Gregio Sandstone or Antique Grey Limestone. The Natural Boulder Fire Vessel offers rich patinas formed over millions of years that create a dramatic contrast with the saw cut and polished top surface. For use with a customized gas kit and tempered glass, available with a match-lit or electronic gas kit and light blue or black glass. 

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Award Winning Streetscapes

Three Keystone Hardscapes projects recently earned 2019 Hardscapes North America (HNA) award recognition. The annual awards are given by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. Pictured is Confluence Park in San Antonio, designed by Cribley Enterprises, which won in the commercial paver category greater than 15,000 sq. ft. Keystone’s Holland, and CityScape Pentagon pavers, in a custom Caststone, were used on the project. The company also won honors for its products in Confluence Park in Denver, as well as Travis at the Lake, apartments in Austin, Texas.

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Scalable Comfort

The Nova C Recliner is a lounge variant of the Nova C Back, made in an ergonomic, body-conscious design that fits a reclined seating position. The configurable winding Nova C Back allows grand seating in scale with grand indoor spaces. The bench shapes a seamless seating line for natural flow control, while the body-conscious contours ensure comfort. 

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Step Lighting Illuminates Snowmass

Snowmass Village, a ski town located in the Rocky Mountains near Aspen, Colo., wanted to redevelop its town center with new buildings for a hotel, condos, town hall and an outdoor ice rink. The challenge? Built around a 35,000-sq.-ft. plaza, the town needed a way to illuminate the space while still preserving the night skies.Construction on the hotel ran over budget and, calling on Innovative Lighting Consultants (ILC), the Denver-based lighting design firm found a ready answer in Amerlux’s Passo led step light.“There are beautiful night skies in the mountains and the town officials and developers wanted to minimize light pollution,” said Mike Kershner, founder of ILC&

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Lighting Precision

The unique pivot design of the Zur Outdoor collection of sconces, bollards and path lights allows for precise aiming of lighting for wayfinding, and architectural and landscape accent illumination. Multiple color temperatures, heights and beam spreads are available. Judge’s Comment: “Interesting concept with a wide range of potential uses.”

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Sleek Column

Offering a slender simplicity and a striking accent to contemporary architecture and open spaces, PORTAL features an anodized aluminum bezel surrounding the aperture creates a jewel-like highlight, while a concealed mounting structure with a flangeless base delivers a graceful transition to grade.

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In like Flindt

The Flindt bollard’s slim form belies its ability to cast a broad spread of asymmetric illumination downward, thanks to the placement of its two LED light sources. The bollard was initially created by French designer Christian Flindt as a custom installation for a Danish art museum. Its popularity spurred its commercial development. Vandal-resistant features include cast- and extruded-aluminum construction. 

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