Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

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December 15, 2010
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  Marcel Wilson in his studio, surrounded by examples of his recent work.
    Marcel Wilson in his studio, surrounded by examples of his recent work.
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  To lure visitors into an exhibition at San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Design, Wilson strung up solar-powered phosphorus-coated wires, creating a glowing path to the museum's front door.
    To lure visitors into an exhibition at San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Design, Wilson strung up solar-powered phosphorus-coated wires, creating a glowing path to the museum's front door.
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  For the 700-acre development site at Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, he designed a master plan that seeks to re-create some of the city's lost habitat types, while at the same time improving environmental health, spurring economic development, and creating new open space and habitat.
    For the 700-acre development site at Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, he designed a master plan that seeks to re-create some of the city's lost habitat types, while at the same time improving environmental health, spurring economic development, and creating new open space and habitat.
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  According to Wilson, the Hunters Point project represents an opportunity to protect and enhance the City’s biological diversity.
    According to Wilson, the Hunters Point project represents an opportunity to protect and enhance the City’s biological diversity.
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  Here's Wilson's honorable mention-winning proposal for Chicago's Spire Site, which he envisioned as an "urban Old Faithful" or "unnatural wonder," lofting rings of steam into the air every fifteen minutes.
    Here's Wilson's honorable mention-winning proposal for Chicago's Spire Site, which he envisioned as an "urban Old Faithful" or "unnatural wonder," lofting rings of steam into the air every fifteen minutes.
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  For a steeply sloping backyard in San Francisco, he devised this all-in-one wooden wall, which provides seating, a fountain that helps block out highway noise, and, at the top of the steps, a lookout point that offers a view on the surrounding neighborhood.
    For a steeply sloping backyard in San Francisco, he devised this all-in-one wooden wall, which provides seating, a fountain that helps block out highway noise, and, at the top of the steps, a lookout point that offers a view on the surrounding neighborhood.
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