Landscape Architecture Office

August 9, 2017
Lovely Landscape Architecture

PEG office of landscape + architecture is an award-winning design and research office based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They engage a variety of projects in terms of content, scale, and medium, ranging from immersive interior environments to large public spaces.

PEG's work explores the relationship among digital media, fabrication technology and construction. Through new media and fabrication technologies, PEG's work explores methods of systemic patterning to expand landscape's expressive agency in the shaping of the public realm. Their projects experiment with formal and temporal patterns; in all cases, these methods are used to craft variation in surface appearances, as well as participate in site functions, such as water collection, plant growth, and maintenance zones. These incremental infrastructures have implications for more integrative thinking about natural systems in relatively dense urban environments and offer new expressive potential for landscape via new combinations of organic and inorganic materials. The use of these tools and techniques has created a signature aesthetic, establishing PEG as part of the next generation in the field of landscape design.

Established in 2004, PEG has been, and most recently a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Notable publications featuring PEG include A+T: In Commons II (2006), Architectural Record, "Emerging Practices" (2007), Urban Spaces: Squares & Plazas (Barcelona: Carles Broto, 2007), 1000x Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun: 2008), "Remarkable Landscape Architects, " in ELA environment & landscape architecture of Korea (August 2008), Fellowships in Architecture (ORO editions: 2009), Advanced Public Space and Advance Interior Design (DAMDI: 2009). Most recently PEG was the feature practice in (May, 2013), and Metropolis Magazine's "The Select Ten" (October, 2013).


Karen M'Closkey

Karen M'Closkey, a founding partner of PEG office of landscape + architecture, is a licensed landscape architect in the States of Pennsylvania, California and Michigan. She has over ten years of experience working on a variety of award-winning landscapes.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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