Sources of water are inherently magical. Especially in a city, sealed in concrete, water connects us with nature, engages our senses, and physically connects us with place. Historically, free water sources in public spaces were one of the major progressive steps forward for civilization.
In our last post, we asked what it took to create a national park on the scale of the Golden Gate National Recreation area. In a joint effort by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and many volunteers and contributors, a 30-minute documentary explores these questions.
Landscape architecture is not a practice that can be adequately described as either this or that. As such, its contributions have either not been recognized or have been misinterpreted and maligned.
In 2010, Osborn was commissioned to embark on a cultural planning study for the LAX Art Program. The plan was conceived as a series of layers superimposed on the existing airport facilities to create a network for art and cultural engagement.
Current Issue03: Performance
Tomorrow’s cities will need to perform better than today’s. To meet this challenge, designers (and their clients) have assembled a host of goals for urban projects—from encouraging smart transportation to protecting wildlife, from remediating toxic sites to building diverse neighborhoods—and increasingly, landscape projects are sold on such claims rather than their formal or aesthetic value alone.
Featured ProjectSands Bethworks: Reinventing A Bethlehem Steel Mill
While the US industrial revolution of the 1800s slowly recedes into the depths of national consciousness, the collective memory of rustbelt towns refuse to fade. What’s to become of the massive physical remnants of US industrialization?