33: Design Practices Now, Vol. II F/W 2010


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

Bryan E. Norwood

On Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape by Kirk Savage

Witold Rybczynski

On Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy by Michelangelo Sabatino

Tim Benton

On The Agencies of the Frame: Tectonic Strategies in Cinema and Architecture by Michael Tawa

Kenneth Frampton

On Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again by Reinhold Martin

Marrikka Trotter

Abha Narain Lambah: Abha Narain Lambah Associates, Mumbai

Abha Narain Lambah, Abha Narain Lambah Associates

Adriaan Geuze: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, Rotterdam, New York, Toronto

Adriaan Geuze, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Arc de Triomphe: World Institute for the Abolition of War

Krzysztof Wodiczko

Are Charrettes Old School?

Daniel Willis

Art and the Future of Eating

David Edwards

Chelina Odbert: Kounkuey Design Initiative, Kenya

Chelina Odbert, Kounkuey Design Initiative

Dennis Pieprz: Sasaki, Watertown, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, on Abu Dhabi

Dennis Pieprz, Sasaki Associates

Günther Vogt: Vogt Landscape Architects, Switzerland

Günther Vogt, Vogt Landscape Architects

James Corner: Field Operations Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, New York

Field Operations, James Corner

Joe Brown: AECOM, Los Angeles, New York, et al.

AECOM, Joe Brown

Jose Luis Vallejo, Belinda Tato: Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid

Belinda Tato, Ecosistema Urbano, Jose Luis Vallejo

Kate Orff: SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC, USA

Kate Orff, SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC

Kathryn Gustafson: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle, Washington; Gustafson Porter, London

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Kathryn Gustafson

Ken Greenberg: Greenberg Consultants Inc., Toronto

Greenberg Consultants Inc., Ken Greenberg

Kongjian Yu: Turenscape Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Architecture, Beijing

Kongjian Yu, Turenscape

Landscape Architecture Practice Now

Chris Reed, Gary R. Hilderbrand, Linda Pollack, Lucinda Sanders, Signe Nielsen, William S. Saunders

Made in Japan Can Be Made Anywhere

Michael van Ackere

Mario Schjetnan: Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico

Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mario Schjetnan

Mark Johnson Civitas—Urban Design, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, Denver, Colorado

Civitas, Mark Johnson

Once Theory to Practice, Now Practice to Theory?

Scott Johnson

Peter Walker: Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects, Berkeley, California

Peter Walker, Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects

Robert Yaro: Regional Plan Association, New York City; Princeton, New Jersey; Stamford, Connecticut

Regional Plan Association, Robert Yaro

Shlomo Aronson: Shlomo Aronson Landscape Architects, Town Planners, and Architects, Israel

Shlomo Aronson, Shlomo Aronson Landscape Architects, Town Planners, and Architects

The Changing Nature of Architectural Work

Peggy Deamer

Tilman Latz: Latz+Partner, Kranzberg, Germany, and London

Latz+Partner, Tilman Latz

What Makes a Venice Architecture Biennale Good (Like This One)?

Christopher Hawthorne