Archinect - News 2015-03-04T17:46:55-05:00 Flora of the Future & Projective Ecologies Places Journal 2014-04-29T16:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architects &mdash; and anyone else who works directly with vegetation &mdash; need to acknowledge that a wide variety of so-called novel or emergent ecosystems are developing before our eyes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Places is featuring two chapters from the new book&nbsp;<em>Projective Ecologies</em>, edited by Chris Reed and Nina-Marie Lister and co-published by Actar and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.</p><p>In "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Flora of the Future</a>," botanist Peter Del Tredici argues that the native plants movement has got it all wrong: &ldquo;The task facing tomorrow&rsquo;s landscape architects is not so much how to eliminate these novel ecosystems but rather how to manage them to increase their ecological, social and aesthetic values.&rdquo; In an engaging photo survey of ecological niches in the city, Del Tredici makes the case for spontaneous urban plants as flora of the future.</p><p>In "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecology and Design: Parallel Genealogies</a>," the book's editors trace the origins and evolution of the over-extended&nbsp;term "ecology" and explain how contemporary ecological models of &ldquo;open-endedness, flexibility, resilience and adaptation&rdquo; can inform design thinking.</p> Editor's Picks #291 Nam Henderson 2012-11-27T01:06:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T08:27:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="633" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of the Showcase series, Archinect highlighted House in Moreira, by Phyd Arquitectura. The house has "Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light". Thayer-D questioned "What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?" but Vile Child chimed in "seems SupraJoyful to me"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> With the latest edition of the <strong>Showcase</strong> series, Archinect highlighted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Moreira</a>, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyd Arquitectura</a>. The house has "<em>Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> questioned "<em>What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?</em>" but <strong>Vile Child</strong> chimed in "<em>seems SupraJoyful to me. But I like form and space and mass and light and how the colors outside reflect on the white walls. Shit like that</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaakko van &lsquo;t Spijker</a> reported in from the first findings of a studio in the Harvard GSD program, dealing with &lsquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Elements of Architecture&rsquo;. Which were publicly presented in a packed Dependance at the Schieblock in Rotterdam on Friday night, November 16th</a>. The feature led <strong>glass</strong> to comment "<em>I find OMA creates some of today's most compelling architecture using standard off-the-shelf parts in unique and exhilarating ways.... Do...</em></p> Rediscovering the deep section Nam Henderson 2012-06-18T22:30:00-04:00 >2012-06-19T07:58:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="175" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whereas other forms of architectural representation may better communicate the formal or aesthetic concerns of a project&mdash;whether a project is &ldquo;naturalistic, rectilinear, curvilinear, formal, or informal&rdquo;&mdash;sectional drawings cut right past the plan aesthetic. Able to be drawn quickly and early in the design process, sections offer a powerful generative, communicative and analytical tool.</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winter 2011 edition of landscape urbanism </a>&nbsp;Stephanie Carlisle and Nicholas Pevzner explore the performative ground and representational meaning of the deep section. They define three types of deep section&mdash;the landscape transect, the structural section and the sequential section - and their role in shaping a deep urbanism.</p> STREET 2020, Tallinn Vision Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2011-08-08T15:14:08-04:00 >2011-08-08T15:16:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning entries have been announced in the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) Vision Competition STREET 2020. Organized by the Estonian Architecture Centre and the City of Tallinn, this open international competition invited students, architects, landscape architects and planners to focus on the hybrid issue of 'Landscape Urbanism' applied to Estonia's capitol city: battling heavy traffic congestion while improving the quality of urban life for pedestrians and cyclists.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>