On the rising importance of landscape to architecture, seen in works by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Peter Zumthor, OMA, Zaha Hadid, and others.
Nature-ization Takes Command
Exploring the dynamic relationship of landscape and architecture, from big civic projects by Norman Foster to small rural houses by Glenn Murcutt.
The Evil, Evil Grain Elevator
An analysis of the very different ways in which works of sculpture and works of architecture occupy the landscape.
A Mound in the Wood
Reconsidering Adolf Loos’s proposition: “Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument.”
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.
Trouble with Terminators
Why not make buildings today as they once were made? This is actually a really good, really radical question.
A Building, Not a Colt Revolver
From prehistoric cliff dwellings to recent projects by Morphosis and Herzog & de Meuron, the question of how a building should relate to its site offers no easy or universal answer.
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.
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.
The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham
A rich look at an unrecognized architectural genre: the diverse collaborations between major choreographers and eminent architects.
What Does Fiction Know?
What chance does personal fiction have against public facts? A meditation on place and narrative inspired by postmodern Berlin.
Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water
A portfolio exploring the representation of water and landscape, from the Beaux Arts to the digital.
In its depiction of the midcentury commercial landscape, Life embodied our contradictory efforts to reconcile civic ideals and free-market economics.