Broward Specialty Center: BC3 Mini-Movie

Construction is completed for the Broward Specialty Center in Coconut Creek, FL. This project was a collaboration between Design Architect: 2 Point Perspective and Architect of Record: BC3; Landscape Designer: BC3. We put together a short 1 minute mini-movie that describes our approach to the landscape design from concept through installation. Design team at BC3 included: Jason Tapia, Paolo Ferrera, and Daniela R.

Facade Renovation Completed for CAN Community Health

The design team at BC3, lead by Pawel Hanusowski, completes the design for a facade renovation and exterior landscape improvement project in the Little River District of Miami. The client is CAN Community Health. The building is a double height structure and BC3 has teamed with the Interior Design firm: MRA Design. Their design from their office is being lead by Interior Designer, Paul Edwards. Together with Paul we relocated the existing entrance and created a new, architecturally stronger, entrance to the far right. The ribbon moving across the facade is proposed to be a powder coated metal cladding mounted on top of the painted stucco facade. Leading up to the facade is a new paved path lined with small trees and shrubs to escort visitors from the sidewalk to the front entrance. The landscape design work is being lead by BC3 Landscape Designer, AnaClaudia Magalhaes.

The design team at BC3, lead by Pawel Hanusowski, completes the design for a facade renovation and exterior landscape improvement project in the Little River District of Miami. The client is CAN Community Health. The building is a double height structure and BC3 has teamed with the Interior Design firm: MRA Design. Their design from their office is being lead by Interior Designer, Paul Edwards. Together with Paul we relocated the existing entrance and created a new, architecturally stronger, entrance to the far right. The ribbon moving across the facade is proposed to be a powder coated metal cladding mounted on top of the painted stucco facade. Leading up to the facade is a new paved path lined with small trees and shrubs to escort visitors from the sidewalk to the front entrance. The landscape design work is being lead by BC3 Landscape Designer, AnaClaudia Magalhaes.

Architecture building usage and its occupants were a top consideration for the landscape concept. Irregular pavers walkways softened the pedestrian arrival to the building’s main entrance. The water feature, sounds, and bright plantings were intended to be a focal point. These key sensory stimulations sought to trigger a sense of well-being from building occupants as they navigate through the small garden. The species selected are Celosia Spp., Alachis glabrata, Heptepluram arboricola, Codiaeum variegatum.

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Get To Know Your Florida Plant [11]: Lignum vitae

Guaiacum Sanctum - Lignum vitae, "Tree of Life" is commonly cited as an endangered plant species in South Florida. We couldn't find the plant on any endangered species list but we accepted the general consensus and sought to do our small part to reestablish it in one of our projects, Broward Specialty Center. Part of the landscape concept for this project is "Discovery and Continuity" so we specified six Lignum vitae in the project as the "discovery" part of the concept. We placed them in areas where the architecture is less interesting and could benefit from the vibrant periwinkle colors when the tree is blooming in spring and summer.

 

The tree's characteristics are: drought and salt tolerance, slow growing (which we don't like) dense, hard wood that is decay and pest resistant. We visited this plant at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Fairchild Botanical Gardens and the specimens we saw were 8-12 feet tall.

 

Reestablishing this plant in the State's landscape will happen one project at a time--and will take local homeowners planting one or two in their own yards. Start by downloading our data sheet on the plant.

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Get to know your Florida plants (03)

South Florida slash pine is one of the most well known natives in the area. This tree represents the South Florida Pine Rockland landscape, a very endangered natural eco-system, and because of its shape this tree provides an extraordinary spatial relationship with the sky. Generally tall airy with tufts of pines needles mostly at the top of the canopy--this absent of density allows other surrounding plants to receive sunlight and coexist. If you would like to know more about this tree follow the link below to download the full description.

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