Landscape Is Our Sex
Should the relationship of a building to its landscape be a key element of its design? Unpacking the logics and illogics of this powerful cultural presumption.
From Architecture to Landscape
Landscape architects have begun to venture from the confines of garden, park, and plaza into more adventurous practice. Now the field needs a new name: landscape science.
Landscape Optimism: An Interview with Chris Reed
The founder of StossLU discusses the rise of landscape urbanism from an academic movement to an influential set of ideas and practices.
Adventure Playground: The Transformation of New York
Beginning in the late 1960s, New York City was transformed under Mayor John Lindsay from a workaday zone to a scenic setting for urban play, an “adventure playground.”
The late 19th-century writings of Mariana Van Rensselaer, one of the pioneers of architecture criticism in America, are still relevant today.
As cities become the new frontiers of green living, let’s revise the old metaphors. Will the high-rise replace Half Dome as the new emblem of environmentalism?
The Hills Are Alive
How do you solve a problem like Maria? An environmental writer reflects on how stylized, color-corrected representations of nature shape our landscape aesthetics.
Into the Uncanny Valley
It is disconcerting when we can’t quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world.
What might the abstract and architectural offer in terms of transgender representation? We can start by looking at the art of Gordon Matta-Clark.
A City Is Not a Computer
This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.