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En memoria de Thomas S. Marvel Jova, arquitecto

Para la Dedicatoria de la 38va Asamblea y Convención del Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico, 10-11 de junio de 2016, Hotel El Conquistador, Fajardo, Puerto Rico     Thomas S. Marvel Jova nació y se crió … Continue reading

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Recommended Species for Green Infrastructure in the Caribbean

The work described herein produced a list of 87 species recommended for use in the design of rain gardens, bioswales, and bioretention cells in the Caribbean Islands. Plant palette selection for green infrastructure projects in the world tropics is an … Continue reading

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Nature working for the city: Perspectives on ecological urbanism

Landscape architecture as an occupation, and later as a profession, has only 300 years of history; as a particular human activity, though, it essentially dates back to the emergence of humanity itself.  This activity of human beings – to change … Continue reading

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Los árboles en el diseño urbano

  Una breve nota sobre el uso de los árboles en el diseño urbano, con especial referencia a Puerto Rico.  Ver PDF adjunto: Árboles en el Diseño Urbano (Terrasa 2014)  

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Landscape as Planes of Continuity

  Landscape can be conceived as a series of continuing planes in space and time. Discontinuities or wrinkles in continuity might be found, but there is always at least one plane in which there is continuity in the landscape. The … Continue reading

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Molecular Landscape Architecture (Paisajismo Molecular)

To Richard T. T. Forman, with great admiration and respect. Even though during the last 200 years the visual aspects of the design and construction of landscape have predominated, that definitively had not been the case during the rest of … Continue reading

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Flashback to Fields Point

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From the bluff, the landscape was impressive….  The field was textured by the presence of mounds, as in a landfill….  And these tombs of culture marched on to the sea beyond, holding inside them the discarded carcasses of useless things….  … Continue reading

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