A few years ago, I created a design for a sustainable eco-village in Haiti for a studio design project. In that design I incorporated an “urban swale”, if you will, that cut throw the main public/commercial promenade in my master plan. Despite having this as part of my design, I never quite knew what it could or should look like exactly. Well… my question has been answered. Design inspiration… two years down the road.
Balfour Street Pocket Park by Jane Irwin Landscape Architects
The planted brick swale introduces a locally scaled stormwater management system, with protruding bricks to capture rubbish and slow water flow. [via enochliew]