Tools of my Trade: Ken Smith on Hotels, Lawrence Halprin, and Inspiration

I found this cool article on Landscape Architect Ken Smith  by Fast Company via ARCH//LAND Not often we see Landscape architects elevated to opinion leasders of what they like and do  -so here goes to Landscape Architecture stardom – enjoy the 5  minutes of fame ( AndtyWharhol)  before Bin Laden’s death controversy overtakes us completely!

Tools of my Trade: Ken Smith on Hotels, Lawrence Halprin, and Inspiration Photograph by Dean Kaufman
The landscape architect shares the tools and inspirations that help him breathe life into the artificial.
EnlargeTools of my Trade: Ken Smith on Hotels, Lawrence Halprin, and Inspiration  Photograph by Dean Kaufman

Ken Smith is not one to blend in. The New York — based designer moves beyond earth and stone in his work, often employing surprising elements such as bright synthetic flowers and plastic rocks. “Landscapes are made up of all sorts of synthetic things, and most people try to hide it,” he says. “I don’t.”

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