HDM 33: Design Practices Now, Vol. II: Landscape Architecture and Urban Design


Harvard Design Magazine, Fall/Winter 2010-2011, number 33, Harvard Design Magazine, Fall/Winter 2010-2011, number 33

HDM 33: Design Practices Now, Vol. II: Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

What are the pressing issues and problems in the work lives of contemporary landscape archite cts, 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 with other professionals, such as engineers, fabricators, 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.

Features |  Contemporary Practice  |  Portfolio  |  Conjectures  | Books  |  Order

Landscape Architecture Practice Now
Discussion with Gary Hilderbrand, Signe Nielsen, Linda Pollak, Chris Reed, Lucinda Sanders, William Saunders, Michael Van Valkenburgh

Dan Willis
Are Charrettes Old School? (pdf)

Dana Cuff
WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture

Michael van Ackere
Made in Japan Can Be Made Anywhere

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

Peggy Deamer
The Changing Nature of Architectural Work

Scott Johnson
Once Theory to Practice, Now Practice to Theory?

Tom Spector
Beyond Boondoggles: In Search of Meaningful Continuing Education

Jonathan Barnett
Problems with Urban Design Competitions

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Kate Orff
SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC, USA

Mario Schjetnan
Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico

Jose Luis Vallejo, Belinda Tato
Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid

Chelina Odbert
Kounkuey Design Initiative, Kenya (pdf)

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

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

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

Günther Vogt
Vogt Landscape Architects, Switzerland (pdf)

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

Abha Narain Lambah
Abha Narain Lambah Associates, Mumbai

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

Adriaan Geuze
West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, Rotterdam, New York, Toronto

Kongjian Yu
Turenscape Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Architecture, Beijing (pdf)

Ken Greenberg
Greenberg Consultants Inc., Toronto

James Corner
Field Operations landscape architecture and urban design, New York

Lluis Ortega
F451, Spain

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

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

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

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Krzysztof Wodiczko
Arc de Triomphe: World Institute for the Abolition of War

David Edwards
Art and the Future of Eating

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

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

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

Reviewed by Bryan E. Norwood
On Architecture’s Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern by Jorge Otero-Pailos

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

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