What are the pressing issues and problems in the work lives of contemporary landscape architects, urban designers, and architects? What supports and what obstructs their efforts to help create outstanding buildings and places? What current conditions for practice are novel, and how should they be understood and managed? What are ideal structures for the collaborations of designers with owners and builders, and ecological scientists? What can be learned from the variations in design practices across regions, nations, and continents? How are new digital technologies affecting design practice? In this final volume on design practice, designers from around the world address these questions and offer images of design details of their work. In addition, scholar/critics focus on particular issues in analytic detail. The main focus here is on landscape architecture and urban design.
Table of Contents
On Architecture’s Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern by Jorge Otero-Pailos
On Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape by Kirk Savage
On Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy by Michelangelo Sabatino
On The Agencies of the Frame: Tectonic Strategies in Cinema and Architecture by Michael Tawa
On Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again by Reinhold Martin
Abha Narain Lambah: Abha Narain Lambah Associates, Mumbai
Adriaan Geuze: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, Rotterdam, New York, Toronto
Arc de Triomphe: World Institute for the Abolition of War
Art and the Future of Eating
Beyond Boondoggles: In Search of Meaningful Continuing Education
Dennis Pieprz: Sasaki, Watertown, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, on Abu Dhabi
James Corner: Field Operations Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, New York
Joe Brown: AECOM, Los Angeles, New York, et al.
Jose Luis Vallejo, Belinda Tato: Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid
Kate Orff: SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC, USA
Kathryn Gustafson: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle, Washington; Gustafson Porter, London
Ken Greenberg: Greenberg Consultants Inc., Toronto
Landscape Architecture Practice Now
Made in Japan Can Be Made Anywhere
Mario Schjetnan: Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico
Mark Johnson Civitas—Urban Design, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, Denver, Colorado
Once Theory to Practice, Now Practice to Theory?
Peter Walker: Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects, Berkeley, California
Robert Yaro: Regional Plan Association, New York City; Princeton, New Jersey; Stamford, Connecticut
Shlomo Aronson: Shlomo Aronson Landscape Architects, Town Planners, and Architects, Israel
The Changing Nature of Architectural Work
Tilman Latz: Latz+Partner, Kranzberg, Germany, and London
What Makes a Venice Architecture Biennale Good (Like This One)?