Category Archives: Pots, Planters & Site Furnishings

Metro Collection Ash/Trash Receptacle

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Metro Collection ash/trash receptacle MS-ATR

This certainly won’t go down as our most glamorous post, but it proves a point.  A designer pointed out today that there weren’t any images of our Metro Collection Ash/Trash receptacles available on our website or in our catalog.  The quickest way to change that and share the image is to post it here on the blog.

If there is a product that you’d like to see more of but don’t find on our website, just shoot off an email to info@tournesolsiteworks.com.  You’ll find a few more images and product details after the break.

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NoHo 14 Apartments, North Hollywood, CA

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Urban Collection round US-2400, US-3600 and US-3000

Sometimes I think if you follow our blog you’d think that all we do is living wall systems.  Just to set the record straight, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  While living wall is a fast-emerging opportunity for us, our bread-and-butter business remains manufacturing pots, planters, and irrigation systems.  We try to post as many images from installed projects in this blog so that our customers have a chance to see what our products really look like in the field, and to get a sense of whether it will work for what they’re doing.  We also hope, just a little, that it will provide inspiration and ideas for designers looking for ways to make their urban environment greener. More info about NoHo 14 after the break.

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Avalon at Mission Bay – San Francisco, CA

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Wilshire Collection rectangles WR-962424

Sometimes more is not less.  For the Avalon Apartments at Mission Bay in San Francisco, PGADesign went for a simple Wilshire Collection fiberglass (frp) rectangle for the accent planters along the street fronts of this glass curtainwall building.  By using the 24″x24″ profile, the architect gave the unit enough “punch” to make a statement in this fast-developing section of San Francisco.  The planters were installed by Valleycrest Landscape, the same folks that installed the planters in the last post, 211 Main.  More images after the break.

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Terrace at 211 Main St., San Francisco

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all images courtesy of Smith+Smith Landscape Architects

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a big-time corporate boardroom looked like?  I know I did.  It was fun for us to work on this relatively small terrace project for one of the financial service titans in San Francisco. They recently moved buildings, and found themselves with a boardroom looking over an undecorated rooftop.  The view was great, but the roof wasn’t.  They brought in landscape architects Smith+Smith in San Francisco to soften the view.  Continue reading Terrace at 211 Main St., San Francisco

The Greening of San Jose, Part 3

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The previous two posts about San Jose featured applications of Tournesol Siteworks pots and planters used to green the streets of Downtown.  This post features one of the city’s most interesting experiments – widening the sidewalks.  Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, Part 3

The Greening of San Jose, Part 2

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downtown san jose 006The City of San Jose has put over 300 planters in its downtown district during the past year, and nearly all of them have been manufactured by Tournesol Siteworks. The previous post showed the most recent installation of custom Urban Collection and Wilshire Box hanging planters.  This post highlights previous work done in the same downtown area. Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, Part 2

Claremont Country Club, Oakland, CA

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Claremont Country Club May 2008 004

The Empire Collection meets the needs of the more traditional locations.  This project, designed by John Malick Associates of Emeryville, CA, and purchased by the owner, is a lovely terrace overlooking the grounds of this elegant club.  Continue reading Claremont Country Club, Oakland, CA