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  • Contemporary Landscape Architecture

    deaf ears, written off as mere nostalgia (Hunt 2014, 1). Focusing on landscape architecture, this essay will defend the presence of history in contemporary thought and promote an active and critical engagement with the antecedents of design. It will be argued that the study of design history provides valuable self-reflection and a broader understanding of the context designers operate within, offers the ability to respond in an informed and sensitive manner to…

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  • Lawrence Halprin: Modern Landscape Architecture

    Lawrence Halprin Lawrence Halprin was an influential landscape architect. His projects have many values to become benchmarks in the development of modern landscape architecture. For example, the most his favorite design is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C which set a new standard for the public’s involvement. The plazas and grand fountains in Portland, Oregon are a joyful participation in public open spaces. Moreover, he also wrote many lectures and books, such as the Sea…

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  • Mango House Analysis

    Therefore, the very aspect of having to find your balance between the existing feature, the landscape and your house became the tone of the design. This can be seen in the way the spaces responded, the way those spaces were placed initially; for instance the small and humble entrance porch on the north façade, nestled in between the branches of the huge tree, forgoing the tradition of having a majestic entrance. To ensure the balance between the open and covered spaces, and owing to the…

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  • Central Park: A Healthy City

    Central Park was not always a place for people of all ages and social statues to enjoy a time of leisure. It was the foundation Vaux and Olmsted set with their park in their creation of a natural looking landscape, integration of architecture into the landscape and picturesque theory, and the enlightenment ideas they incorporated that helped Central Park become one of the first true public parks. After the parks construction the people started to shape and build the park into what it is today.…

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  • Axioms For Reading The Landscape

    Cultural landscapes are everywhere in our world today whether we are aware of them or not. Before we can look at the cultural landscape if the city of New Kensington, we must understand what they are and what we can learn from them through observation. Cultural landscapes are defined as the places we, humans, live. A cultural landscape is the cultural properties that represent the combined works of nature and man. Other definitions include a geographic area, including both cultural and natural…

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  • Analysis Of Landscape Is Our Sex By David Heyrmann

    architecture? Landscape, writes David Heymann in his 2011 article “Landscape is Our Sex”. Heymann presents an interesting stance on the role of landscape in modern architecture, however, despite the conviction of Heymann’s beliefs, this article presents insufficient evidence to support many of his claims. “Landscape is Our Sex” discusses the trend in modern architecture to describe designs as a response to the site; correlating the built form with the landscape as a strategy to persuade the…

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  • Streets Of Your Town Analysis

    Streets of your Town Streets of your Town is a two-part ABC series, hosted by Tim Ross - successful comedian, broadcaster, social commentator and enthusiastic - lover of all things modernism. The series explores the story of our Australian suburban landscape over the last 60 years, focusing on the development of our post war suburban architecture. It examines the success and popular culture of visionary architects from the 1950 's and 60's. Architects like Robyn Boyd, Sydney Ancher, Roy Grounds…

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  • Elements Of Landscaping

    Landscaping is the art of balancing both the hardscape and softscape elements, therefore, one should have a fair knowledge on these elements to create a perfect balance in the landscape. C. Physical Space: Most of the times, designing is directly related to the attributes of physical space. One has to consider the topography, climate, site drainage, soil quality, municipal codes while designing the landscape. 1. Topography: Each land has its unique characteristics like different landforms,…

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  • The Eames House Analysis

    The Eames created a distinct space where nature and civilization impact and affect the presence of one another. Human relationship to the surrounding social environment is also pertinent when constructing the Eames’s narrative. Ray Eames’s sculpture fashioned from a salvaged post of the old Ocean Park Pier sits in the patio space directly outside of the living room. The sculpture was fashioned from a 5-foot burnt wooden beam with a rusted curving spike protruding from the top. Ray Eames did…

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  • Le Corbusier: A Visual Analysis

    Introduction of paper 2: According to the comparison of movements in paper 1, as for the topic of space, I found out that Minimalism may be one step forward for functionalism to purchase the spatial freedom which required by people as time goes by. Starting from earliest times to present day, people always make great efforts to purchase the freedom of space. And the reason why the works done by Le Corbusier have a strong appeal is mainly because of his quest for freedom in architecture. In my…

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