Reede, 17 Mai 2013 11:14
Estonian Life No. 20 2013
Ben Wellington, Louisiana State University, The Dirt Contributor
In Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space, Alissa Puhm-North, Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto, argues that the best contemporary landscape designs are concerned with more than just aesthetics. Instead of striving for fixed, static designs, the goals of these landscapes are "operational": they aim to guide "the transformation of urban environments over time." By moving away from fixed form, landscapes can be open-ended and non-prescriptive, changing in response to — but also influencing — the development of their communities. North makes a case for "operative landscape design" through a collection of case studies oriented around a series of short essays.
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