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Editorial 4—All is Full of Landscape
Is it really? In the 1990s, landscape was reiterated as a tool to open up new conversations, projects, and reflections that dialog between the natural and the artificial. This meant that it could determine cultural, social, ecological, and economic forms; and in the process, landscape either becomes an overarching concept or it gets itself caught up in the particularities of the different categories. As the term continues to be prominent in the wake of climate change and the constant desire for technological innovation, where can these traces be heard, felt, read, and seen? Coinciding with the late-March launch of NESS.docs 2 Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas, this editorial surveys and questions landscape in its different forms and scales—from books and films to exhibitions and real-world solutions. It does not try to redefine landscape or to provide an answer to its many iterations but instead encourages an exploration of how it manifests itself in and through a variety of experiences.
This new apartment building takes advantage of the local landscape.
Reformulating the relationship between a park and its surroundings, this project reactivates a forgotten public space in Buenos Aires.
An exploration of Manthey Kula’s post-potential drawings, site-specific projects, and an email conversation with lead architect Beate Hølmebakk.
A list of what is inspiring us as we #stayathome.
A bold concrete building wraps public space with sinuous curves.
A mirroring scenario invites visitors to a Chilean Park to experience public space in new and unexpected ways.
A collective research that proposes critical solutions to encourage public spaces and social interaction.
Questions (re)emerge around landscape and nature in this exhibition at Bureau Europa.
How can we present and represent this mad and uneasy to synthesize world?
A staircase that allows for different user experiences and that engages with the built heritage of the city of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.
Memorial Space and Monument to the 100th Anniversary of the Alcorta Farmers Revolt.
A historic avenue in Santiago is updated to keep up with the cultural necessities of today’s citizens.
Parasite 2.0 has done the exhibition design for a show on the archive of the Italian architect Giancarlo De Carlo.
An apartment in a historical building in Paris is renovated for a contemporary and active lifestyle.
Heidegger, technological control, and the artistic perspective meet to explore California’s rivers.
A play hub designed to redistribute activities between the courtyards and public spaces in a Moscow neighborhood.
Artist-Designer Ryan L Foote reinvents chocolates for the digital age—and architects.
Two brothers share identical weekend houses on a single concrete prism.
This intervention transforms a former industrial site into a new urban park for the HafenCity quarter in Hamburg, Germany.
The extension of this coastal house in the United Kingdom takes on the existing house’s prototypical elements.
This solo exhibition at Sean Kelly in New York features polar landscapes and explores how humans and the natural are inextricably linked.
A transformation of parking spaces into an animated—and concentrated—parklet.
A mixed-use facility that combines a historic façade with a contemporary public space.
Four programmatic cores define the boundaries of the empty space that forms the heart of this Parish hall.
This month, a series of design events highlight both established and upcoming designers.
A contemporary ruin is transformed to generate a new cultural space for the city of Torredembarra in Spain.
With void and light as the protagonists, the design for these offices brings new life to an old shed.
This school in Denmark takes inspiration from the surrounding forest.
We highlight a few ideas that stood out in this book that explores performance as a critical tool to rethink architecture.
This wine bar rethinks renovation and acts as a witness to the region’s multifaceted architectural history.
This compact house prioritizes a relationship with nature through a courtyard at its heart.
This multi-unit private housing in Amsterdam is flexible and takes into account different generational needs.
The Dutch office completed a new mixed-used building located in a former industrial site.
This renovated house distills and continues the archaic and brutalist aesthetic of the time in which it was built.
Located in an Austrian forest, this renovation uses the existing structure as the programmatic core and combines it with a panoramic external layer.
In a historical enclave in Lisbon, this renovation features maximum material austerity and an atypical formal game.
Featuring a site-specific lighting installation and views of the city’s landmarks, this project encourages the revitalization of Brno’s post-industrial district.
This small but distinguished coffee shop is a bright and attractive space with geometric curves.
This building is a model of sensitive but stridently contemporary historic preservation and adaptive reuse.
A small house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago with three cabins and a diversity of outdoor spaces.