Pizza Time – Continued

Now, the daylight view at the new Dion’s in the south valley. I look forward to seeing my design there in the fall, as it grows in more.

For now, photos from the oddly infernal evening of 7/18/14 –

phew – it looks good by soft evening light, too…

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Night Effects

Leaving hours later than planned for my next day’s design session in Santa Fe, 75+ minutes out, just entering Albuquerque. It was a dark and muggy night…

Yet, I drove by a project of mine installed over the winter, and the parking lot and building lighting had some unintentioned consequences. I’m used to using landscape lighting to get some effects, and when not cheapened into something less, it does the trick. This is almost as good!

Photos 7/18/2014 –

young native and adapted plants, only…

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Crazy Cat + Boulders

Back to the renovated building and landscape for retailer Crazy Cat Cyclery.

Part of the design involves boulders. Since this store is named for Crazy Cat Mountain just above the site, mostly a limestone formation, we set out to find some limestone boulders to ground it to the site. They are unavailable for sale, of course, since there are homes built long ago over them.

But if you know someone building in the area…the architect knows someone who knows someone. Photos from 6/28/2014 –

looking at rocks and boulders we might use…

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