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South African Landscape Architecture: A Compendium and A Reader

South African Landscape Architecture: A Reader South African Landscape Architecture: A Compendium

Editors:

Hennie Stoffberg, Clinton Hindes and Liana Muller

Additional: Published by Unisa Press, sold only as a set of two books

Published:

February 2012

Set ISBN:

978-1-86888-687-6

Description:

2 separate volumes, sold as shrink-wrapped package, large format catalogues
A Compendium: 296x238mm, 291 pages
A Reader: 282x240mm, 286 pages

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About the books

South African Landscape Architecture: A Compendium

South African Landscape Architecture: A Compendium is a ground-breaking publication, celebrating 64 of South Africa's outstanding landscape architecture projects. Influential design, environmental, cultural and scientific professional practice projects, spanning more than 25 years, are documented in full-colour.

Since 1985, the Institute for Landscape Architects of South Africa (ILASA) has recognised landscape architecture projects worthy of advanced merit awards. These renowned projects are chronologically ordered in articles, many of which have been published previously in journals (several of which are no longer in print). The merit award projects, as published in the original journals, are collected here to preserve them as a set of historically significant – and landmark – projects in one consolidated publication, while showcasing the best professional work of South Africa's prominent landscape architects.

As an invaluable all-in-one resource to contemporary practitioners and scholars, the Compendium presents those key projects which led to the profession's becoming cornerstone to the creation of the concept of ‘outdoor space’. Furthermore, the inspired leadership reflected in these projects has contributed towards cultural and environmental stewardship in South Africa.

This retrospective study advances the knowledge of rigorous local practice on an international level, and confirms the vital role of quality outdoor public and private spaces. The Compendium publicises the great achievements of South African landscape architects and assists in creating a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the discipline of landscape architecture. It serves, too, as a benchmark locally for peers, and multi-disciplinary design and environmental teams.

The book will impact on ILASA and its members, as well as on future selection of merit award projects. In showcasing the best of landscape architecture, the Compendium opens up a multi-disciplinary discourse.

The Compendium is complemented by a Reader (entitled South African Landscape Architecture:  A Reader, ISBN 978-1-86888-662-3). These two works will significantly contribute towards the creation of a focused and accessible view of landscape architecture in South Africa.

South African Landscape Architecture: A Reader

As one part of an attractive classical duo of works, this Reader makes a significant contribution towards the creation of a focused view of landscape architecture in South Africa.

The Reader offers an attractive collection of in-depth research papers together with shorter, focused and applied research articles, presented with colour illustrations. Each article was reviewed along international peer refereeing standards, ensuring content of the highest quality. The contributors are leading academics from prominent South African universities, all working in contemporary research. Their diverse contri-butions are accessible to a wide audience and showcase a range of sub-disciplines within the larger context. Contributions represent the latest research within the fields of theory, culture, heritage, science and design, thereby increasing the academic stature of innovative collaborative research.

The Reader presents the best of current South African landscape architecture theory within the academic domain and goes one step further by making this available to an international audience of landscape architecture professionals and academic peers. It not only reflects excellence in research, but also creates a deepened understanding of avant-garde academic findings for landscape architecture practitioners.

Together with its companion volume (the Compendium, which showcases 64 top landscape architecture projects), this Reader provides a broadened perspective on research being done on landscape architecture within South Africa. Editors Hennie Stoffberg, Clinton Hindes and Liana Müller view these companion volumes as providing a text bed and fertile ground for future investigations in extended academic research in landscape architecture for this country.

Contents - South African Landscape Architecture: A Compendium

Acronyms 
Acknowledgements 
Foreword by Stuart Glen
Foreword by Desiree Martínez
Foreword by Gerald Garner 
Introduction and Retrospective Overview

Section 1: Establishing Landscape Architecture in South Africa 

1985
Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga 
Verwoerdburg City Lake & Verwoerdburg City Master Plan, Centurion, Gauteng
TF Maartens-Poort, Pretoria, Gauteng 
1986
Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme – Environmental Impact Control Plan, Grabouw, Western Cape
Church Square Master Plan, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
1987
Durban South Beach Play Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban Street Furniture, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
1988
Norwich Office Park, Sandton, Gauteng 

Section 2: Excellence in Design

1989
Reserve Bank, Pretoria, Gauteng
Polar Bear Enclosure, Johannesburg Zoo, Gauteng
1990
Outeniqua Pass Rehabilitation, George, Western Cape 
1991
Greefswald Limpopo Government Water Scheme, Greefswald, Limpopo
Pierhead Precinct of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
Standard Bank Merriman Square, Cape Town, Western Cape
1992
Gillooly’s Farm, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Strand Harmony Tidal Pool Resort, Strand, Western Cape
Vergelegen Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape 
D’MOSS: The Umbilo/Umhlatuzana River Park System, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Section 3: An Ecological Method and Cultural Landscapes 

1998
New Visitor Facilities at Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Town, Western Cape
Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Cape Town, Western Cape
Conservation and Development for Genadendal – A Motivation for Funding, Genadendal, Western Cape
Norwich Oval Office Park, Cape Town, Western Cape
1999
Table Mountain Cableway Upgrade, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bloubergstrand Beachfront Upgrade, Cape Town, Western Cape
Khayelitsha Open Space Study, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Sibaya Resort and Entertainment World, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal 
South African Manual for Outdoor Advertising Control (SAMOAC)
2001
Capricorn Business & Technology Park, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Fairview Estate Memorial Garden, Cape Town, Western Cape
Driekoppies Dam, Malelane, Mpumalanga 
N3 Toll Road – Cedara to Heidelberg, Free State
2003
Riverside: Mpumalanga Provincial Government Complex, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
SA Eagle Square, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Company’s Garden, Cape Town, Western Cape
Centurion Environmental Management Framework, Centurion, Gauteng
Bronberg Strategic Environmental Assessment, Pretoria, Gauteng
Dinokeng, Cullinan, Gauteng 
Gongolo Wildlife Reserve Development Plan, Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal 

Section 4: Celebration of the South African Landscape

2005
Big Bay, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape
Moroka Park Precinct, Soweto, Gauteng 
Dorothy Nyembe Park Sculptures, Soweto, Gauteng 
Mofolo-Moroka Open Space Framework, Soweto, Gauteng 
Freedom ParkIsivivane, Pretoria, Gauteng 
Freedom Park Administrative Building and Parking Area, Pretoria, Gauteng
Northern Cape Provincial Legislature, Kimberley, Northern Cape 
AEL Business Platform, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Galeshewe Open Space and Landscape Plan, Kimberley, Northern Cape 
2007
Forum Homini Boutique Hotel, Krugersdorp, Gauteng 
Lake Michelle, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Mitchells Plain Public Transport Interchange, Cape Town, Western Cape
The Taung Skull World Heritage Site, Krugersdorp, Gauteng 
2009: Part I
Thesen Islands, Knysna, Western Cape 
Freedom Park Intermediate Phase, Pretoria, Gauteng 
Liliesleaf, Johannesburg, Gauteng 
2009: Part II
House Engelbrecht, Centurion, Gauteng 
St Andrew’s Square, Cape Town, Western Cape
New Kings and Majestic Residences, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Schonenberg Estate, Cape Town, Western Cape 
Khayelitsha Harare Precinct 3, Cape Town, Western Cape
Cape Town Foreshore Pedestrianisation Projects, Cape Town, Western Cape
Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Corniche Bay Resort (Banyan Tree) Landscape Architecture Framework,
 Mauritius 
Cotswold Downs Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Landscape Contracting in South Africa 

Bibliography 
Index   

Contents - South African Landscape Architecture: A Reader

Acknowledgements 
Foreword by Ian Thompson 
Foreword by Jo Watkins
Foreword by Karel Bakker
Introduction

Part 1 – Culture and Heritage

1 LANDSCAPES OF MEMORY: INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING PLACES AND PASTS  
   Liana Müller
2 DE-PICTURING THE LANDSCAPE: NOTES ON THE VALUE OF TEXT FOR THE CONCEPTION AND EXPERIENCE OF LANDSCAPE
   Johan N. Prinsloo  
3 THE TRANSIENT ASPECTS OF CITY LIFE: THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES
   Ida Breed  
4 COMMUNITY FACTORS IN THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF PARKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: THOKOZA PARK, SOWETO AND THREE PARKS IN ATTERIDGEVILLE, TSHWANE  
   Graham Young  
5 RETHINKING THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN URBAN CAPE TOWN  
   Finzi Saidi  
6 AN EXTENSION OF THE FIELDS INTO THE INTANGIBLE FOR THE READING OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPE 
   Gwen Breedlove
7 HISTORIC SCHOOLS AS AN INTANGIBLE LANDSCAPE: THE ROLE OF ORAL HISTORIES IN DEVELOPMENT  
   Liana Müller
8 THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA: A UNIQUE HERITAGE AND VALUABLE ACADEMIC TRAINING FACILITY
   Lorraine Middleton and Piet Vosloo

Part 2 – Science and Strategy  

9   HUMAN COMFORT AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN CLIMATE DESIGN REGIONS IN TERMS OF SMALL-SCALE DEVELOPMENT DESIGN  
   Johan Bothma and Gwen Theron  
10 ESTIMATES OF CARBON STORAGE BY JACARANDA STREET TREES IN THE CITY OF TSHWANE, SOUTH AFRICA
   Hennie Stoffberg and Gretel van Rooyen
11 AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON GROWTH RATE AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION OF TREES USED IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE  
   Hennie Stoffberg and Gretel van Rooyen
12 SOUND LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT: A METHODOLOGY FOR VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
   Graham Young  
13 SUSTAINABLE TAILINGS IMPOUNDMENT LANDFORM DESIGN: RATIONAL DECISION-MAKING FOR THE SUSTAINABLE CONFIGURATION OF TAILINGS IMPOUNDMENTS   
   Brian Rademeyer and Mader van den Berg
Part 3 – Design  
14 STRUCTURING THINKING: PLOTTING A WAY FOR MORE ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH THEORY IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
   Clinton Hindes 
15 LANDSCAPE AS NARRATIVE, EXPRESSED THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN AT THE FREEDOM PARK, TSHWANE, SOUTH AFRICA  
   Graham Young  
16 FINDING THE VOID: PARK DEVELOPMENT IN JOHANNESBURG’S INNER CITY  
   Graham Young  
17 PRIMING FOR ADDED VALUE: HOW THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE URBANISM TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF CULEMBORG ‘ADDS VALUE’ TO THE DESIGNED LANDSCAPE
   Clinton Hindes and Gideon Roos  
18 MINE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR CLOSURE:  INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE POST-CLOSURE LAND USE FROM THE OUTSET INTO DESIGNING MINE INFRASTRUCTURE     
   Brian Rademeyer and Thania le Roux  
19 ANTI-CONTEXTUAL DESIGN: WALLED GARDENS FOR POWER PLANTS 
   Johan N. Prinsloo  
20 NOT LOST IN TRANSLATION: GRAPPLING WITH MEANING IN MAURITIUS 
   Johan N. Prinsloo  
21 GREEN INKLINGS: THE PAPER LANDSCAPES OF GREENINC  
   Johan N. Prinsloo  
22 WHY A BUILDING CONTRACT SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LANDSCAPE WORK
   Piet Vosloo  

Index