HDM 31: (Sustainability) + Pleasure, Vol. II: Landscapes, Urbanism, and Products


Harvard Design Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009/10, number 31, Harvard Design Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009/10, number 31, (Sustainability) + Pleasure, vol. II: Landscapes, Urbanism, and Products

HDM 31: (Sustainability) + Pleasure, Vol. II: Landscapes, Urbanism, and Products

This and the previous issue of Harvard Design Magazine are devoted to questioning and overcoming the commonly held assumption that the pursuit of sustainability and the pursuit of pleasure are in tension if not opposition. Here, urbanism, landscape architecture and the design of objects are studied. Sustainability is put in parentheses in the title because this term is contested and ambiguous: usually referring to technological prowess in reducing energy consumption and natural damage, the world should also imply much broader realities, including the social, the cultural, the economic, and the psychological—the ecological in its fullest sense. The city, in this view, is an endlessly independent network.

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Michael Sorkin
Eutopia Now!

Elizabeth K. Meyer
Slow Landscapes

Eelco Hooftman/Gross.Max.
Design Against Nature

Gilles Clément
The Natural History of Foresaken Spaces

Alice Rawsthorn
Sexy and Good: Sustainable Product Design

Kongjian Yu
Beautiful Big Feet (pdf)

Stefano Boeri and Francisca Insulza
The Vertical Forest and New Urban Comfort

Constance Classen
Green Pleasures

Dorothée Imbert
Prodesse et Delectare

Gary R. Hilderbrand
Varied Tree Shade for New Urban Pleasures

Henry W. Lawrence
City Trees for Sustainability and Delight

Michael Nairn and Domenic Vitiello
Lush Lots: Everyday Urban Agriculture (pdf)

Bill Rankin
Local Food is Not Always the Most Sustainable

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Martha Schwartz
Sex and the City Landscape: Desire and Sustainability (pdf)

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J. Henry Fair
Toxic Landscapes

Marrikka Trotter
Get Fit: Morphosis’s New Academic Building for the Cooper Union (pdf)

Stephen Ramos
Dubai in Hindsight: Souq Cartographies

Paul Andersen and David Salomon
Promiscuous Patterns, Synthetic Architecture

Timothy Hyde
Proximate Utopia, or the Semblance of the Future

Antoine Picon
Does Our Technology Make Our Past Irrelevant to Our Future?

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Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic by Dell Upton
Reviewed by Robin F. Bachin

The Code of the City: Standards and the Hidden Language of Place Making by Eran Ben-Joseph
Reviewed by Matthew J. Kiefer

The Utzon Logbooks by Jørn Utzon
Reviewed by Kenneth Frampton

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