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.
An installation within a park in Santiago that invites people to disconnect from the daily rush and dive into different narratives.
In the existing urban landscape, a Convention Center is placed on a lower level and a park is created on its roof.
An adventurous sliding attraction inside the Jewel Changi Airport.
A restoration of a plaza located in an informal settlement in Venezuela developed together with the community.
MVRDV completes Tainan Spring, a lush lagoon and park in the preserved ruin of a mall in central Tainan.
A masterplan for the city of São Paulo that re-signifies the existent urban landscape in a project that speaks of both form and functionality.
A project that connects Chilean five hills.
An urban scale recovery process in Mexico that aims to regain the city’s natural landscape while improving its hydrological management.
A memorial park in Mexico City that reflects on the process of creating a dynamic and sensitive public space in an urban context.
The project responds to the Yangtze River, creating new connections and circulations for this city in China.
A building in Colombia that explores the relationship between eco-friendly devices and the social and cultural practices of its inhabitants.
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 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.
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.
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.
This intervention transforms a former industrial site into a new urban park for the HafenCity quarter in Hamburg, Germany.
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.
An exploration of landscape that opposes the formalistic, closed, stable, and objective.