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Fresh Look

Typology ring lights are seemingly levitating light fixtures with illumination reminiscent of the sun’s corona during an eclipse. Perched atop a steel mast, a circular strip of LEDs creates a solid ring of ambient light recognizable from almost a mile away. When viewed from underneath, the luminaires are portals to the sky. Typology stick lights break from lighting tradition such that the pole itself is one solid source of light. Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K.

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Typology Ribbon Bench

Defining Spaces

Modular and adaptable in construction, the Ribbon Bench is a new product in the Typology Collection of outdoor seating and lighting designed to connect spaces and guide pedestrians. Featuring three lighting models, the customizable Ribbon Bench offers durability, longevity and low maintenance. The bench’s ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) components allow for a thinner cross section with higher abrasion resistance, lower permeability, exceptional strength and high resistance to compression, bending, impact and wear. The optional integral downward-facing lighting offers low-glare illumination to create an illusion that the entire structure almost levitates.Judge’s Comment: &l

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Landscape Forms Upfit

Gaining a Purpose

Adaptive, modular and scalable, Upfit from Landscape Forms transforms existing and underutilized outdoor spaces into tailored destinations and functional areas for work and relaxation. The structure begins with a single 16-ft. × 16-ft. × 10-ft. base unit with post-and-beam construction to create endless configurations based on aesthetic goals, functional requirements, and site characteristics. From a simple single unit, to a fully powered, lit and furnished multiunit structure with louvered roof and weather management system, it transforms unused space.Judge’s Comment: “Built-in power, flexibility and adaptability to weather make this a truly innovative addi

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Plaza of the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Ariz. by design teams at Landscape Forms and Designworks

Contemporary Response

At the Tempe Center for the Arts, in Tempe, Ariz., Landscape Forms debuted its new Typology line, which includes both area light fixtures and site furnishings. The line is a system of sculptural and outdoor seating and lighting features, created in partnership with Designworks, a BMW Group company.A ribbon bench serves as a centerpiece for the collection—modular segments enable the bench to meander seamlessly throughout landscapes. LED ring lights and stick lights, artfully illuminate and guide, almost like floating halos. Path lights are encased in concrete mantel to create a small-scale, vertical version of the ribbon bench. 

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Park Transformation Creates Sense of Discovery

From a public landfill in the mid-1800s to a world-class public park in a Midwestern city of 100,000, South Bend, Indiana’s Howard Park has become the city’s marquee park. The park has undergone several iterations since its opening in 1899, but over the decades had fallen into disrepair. The park grounds and community center were aging and underused, and the ice rink no longer operational. That all changed in November 2019 when the community celebrated Howard Park’s transformation. Alliance Architects was selected to design the 13-acre park. Alliance Architects’ Bill Lamie, AIA, the principal leading the project, tapped Landscape Architect Kevin Clark, from The Lakota

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The Missing Link

Link marks a new opportunity for designers to achieve the scalability, elegance and creative freedom of custom, one-off site furnishings with the added value and simplicity of off-the-shelf solutions. Its uniquely adaptable design and modular components easily accommodate the design and nuances of any given site, both physically and aesthetically. Its dramatic, modern aesthetics and virtually limitless configurations allow it to adapt to a diverse range of landscape and application.Key options include the inline or piano key orientation of the wood slats on the seats and backs, which allow for straight, mitered, arced or even serpentine arrangements. Two different radii for the arced piano k

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Human-Friendly Outdoor Compartmentation

Created as a means to help employers get their people outside for better biophilic experiences, in this time of healthcare improvisation, converting parking structures and tents to field hospitals to meet the surge of the COVID 19 virus, That said, don’t overlook the outdoors as a place to work more regularly—even with screens—Landscape Forms’ latest collaboration with Kem Studios the “Upfit” system may work well as a means of creating more human friendly partitioning.Essentially, Upfit is an adaptive structure allowing 100% naturally ventilated outdoor rooms that are equipped with power, light and semi-private partitions that could also include write-on b

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