Many projects become difficult just below the surface.
1423 Missouri is along a busy freeway. A tight infill site, its building renovation and addition will be leased to a few businesses.
Now, the uncropped view.
Once into the design and committed to finish, I was told the owner is also in the billboard and bench ad business. Ugh.
Taking photos to miss the immense amount of visual clutter is nearly impossible, though in the previous photo, I chose an angle that somehow blocked half of what’s really visible. Do advertising people not get that any one sign or billboard is more difficult to read, the more there are?
More another time about the afterthought execution of the landscape installation, or the results of our city codes. Maybe…
But it still came out OK, with blood letting!
[Policeman’s Dalea is my favorite name for Dalea capitata ‘Sierra Gold’, and a colorful story]
The railroad cars on tracks behind the freeway are a welcome backdrop.
There were many more obstacles, but you probably get the idea that I don’t get to design much in my practice! Most of my time is lost on unnecessary but unavoidable tasks.
Do you know what goes into landscape design, no matter scale or simplicity?