The new landscape architecture publication explicitly takes on the interdisciplinary challenge: each issue will be curated through the lenses of multiple disciplines, plus landscape architecture. The inaugural issue, LA+ WILD, explores the resurgent role of the concept of “wildness”; the call for submissions is now open for the upcoming issue 02: LA+ Pleasure.
LEBBEUS WOODS, ARCHITECT, on exhibit at The Drawing Center in New York, traces the career of Lebbeus Woods, a visionary architect whose responses to the sites of trauma have given us haunting designs — intricate, beautiful, full of memory, and ultimately optimistic.
50,000 Trees explores how a ubiquitous and overlooked urban space — the freeway overpass — can become a site to strategically offset a significant part of the city’s carbon emissions at the source, with a man-made productive forest grown for carbon sequestration.
The re-design of Bryant Park by Olin Partnership incorporated research on public spaces by William H. White, resulting in one of the most beloved urban spaces in New York City today.
Scenario Journal04: Building the Urban Forest
The forest carries deep cultural significance. Within the urban landscape, this ecologically complex system is also understood to perform a wide range of essential ecosystem services, from increasing property values to mitigating climate change. Reforesting cities is one of the defining trends of twenty first century urbanism, but there is little agreement about how our urban forests are to be designed, planned and managed.
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?