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RESILIENT BY DESIGN, AND BEFORE DISASTER

RESILIENT BY DESIGN, AND BEFORE DISASTER

BY RACHEL DOVEY Image courtesy SCAPE/Public Sediment team. Another unseen problem: overdevelopment on the cities? low-lying bay fill, which is vulnerable to seismic activity as well as sea-level rise. When the Big One hits (as it inevitably will),...
Architecture - 2018-01-19 21:54:07
EXIT STRATEGY

EXIT STRATEGY

BY LISA OWENS VIANI Inter-Fluve placed woody debris in the channel to provide habitat and hiding places for fish. Photo by Nick Nelson, Inter-Fluve. Although Massachusetts is the oldest cranberry growing region in the United States, Wisconsin and...
Architecture - 2018-01-18 21:52:09
TROUBLE ON THE EDGE

TROUBLE ON THE EDGE

BY ANDREW LAVALLEE, FASLA The use of a deep stone curb depresses the base course, maintaining uniform soil depth across the planter. Courtesy James Dudley, ASLA, SiteWorks. Ensuring long-term stability of the pavement edge is important and good...
Architecture - 2018-01-16 21:55:01


BEYOND THE IRON CURTAIN, A RED LANDSCAPE

BEYOND THE IRON CURTAIN, A RED LANDSCAPE

BY ZACH MORTICE A 1991 map of Vilnius, Lithuania. Image courtesy of John Davies and Alexander Kent, The Red Atlas. The maps offer an absurdly expansive range of icons and symbols: ?The most comprehensive system of symbology and annotation ever...
Architecture - 2018-01-11 21:52:52
LAMCAST: DE-CODING COLOR

LAMCAST: DE-CODING COLOR

In the latest LAM Lecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design landscape architecture professor Gareth Doherty examines the use of color in design through two climatic and ecological opposites: the landscapes of Bahrain and Brazil. The lecture,...
Architecture - 2018-01-10 21:55:04
CURB CLOTS

CURB CLOTS

BY TIMOTHY A. SCHULER Image courtesy of the City of Seattle. As companies like UPS test their own solutions, experimenting with bicycle and drone delivery, Goodchild?s team is working to identify where curb access might need to be reallocated....
Architecture - 2018-01-09 21:53:03
A FORCE FOR PEOPLE

A FORCE FOR PEOPLE

BY ZACH MORTICE A rendering of what a new Mifflin Square Park in Philadelphia might look like. Photo courtesy of Hector Urban Design, Planning & Civic Arts. Like most people who studied architecture, I came out with a lot of misconceptions about...
Architecture - 2018-01-04 21:50:46
JANUARY LAM: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE

JANUARY LAM: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE

Click to view slideshow. January?s issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine does a global scan to see how different countries tackle familiar problems. In Europe, the writer Michael Dumiak travels across Switzerland, where almost every corner of...
Architecture - 2018-01-02 21:51:39


PIER REVIEW / UNA VISITA AL MUELLE

PIER REVIEW / UNA VISITA AL MUELLE

As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will be making select stories available to readers in Spanish. For a full list of translated articles, please click here. Click above for a full PDF of the translated text with...
Architecture - 2017-12-21 21:50:17
ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, DECEMBER 19

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, DECEMBER 19

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. order single copies of the print issue from ASLA. Annual subscriptions for LAM are a thrifty $59 for print and $44.25 for digital. Our subscription page has...
Architecture - 2017-12-20 21:50:42
READY, SET, SWIM

READY, SET, SWIM

BY TIMOTHY A. SCHULER A graphic by MIG envisions the many potential uses of Portland?s Duckworth Dock, where swimming is currently prohibited. Image courtesy of MIG. MIG?s study was completed in May 2017 and is intended as a companion to the...
Architecture - 2017-12-14 21:46:18
FAVELA REAL

FAVELA REAL

BY ZACH MORTICE ?They Don?t Care About Us? filmed there (against the wishes of the Brazilian government) in 1996. The New York Times reporter who showed up to cover the making of the video found raw sewage and drug dealers at checkpoints, with drug...
Architecture - 2017-12-12 21:47:26
NOT GONE. YET.

NOT GONE. YET.

BY KATARINA KATSMA, ASLA Bears Ears National Monument, Blanding, Utah, designated December 28, 2016. Photo © Josh Ewing, courtesy Friends of Cedar Mesa. Bears Ears National Monument is one of 27 national monuments protected by the...
Architecture - 2017-12-08 21:45:57


ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, DECEMBER 7

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, DECEMBER 7

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “The Planted Gaze” by Jennifer Reut in the December 2017 issue, about an upcoming documentary by Thomas Piper on the Dutch landscape designer Piet...
Architecture - 2017-12-07 21:44:21
THE RISING TIDEWATER

THE RISING TIDEWATER

BY BRETT ANDERSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAHAR COSTON-HARDY A house gets a lift in Myrtle Park. Photo by Sahar Coston-Hardy. ?A lot of our community doesn?t realize the creek area over here even exists,? Whipple explained. We pushed through the brush to...
Architecture - 2017-12-05 21:46:06
DECEMBER LAM: PORT STORIES

DECEMBER LAM: PORT STORIES

Click to view slideshow. This December LAM is under (and around and in) water. The feature well is saturated with new ideas about designing with and through water. The Port of Baltimore is open to designing with its dredge materials and has...
Architecture - 2017-12-01 21:47:13
ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, NOVEMBER 30

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, NOVEMBER 30

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. order single copies of the print issue from ASLA. Annual subscriptions for LAM are a thrifty $59 for print and $44.25 for digital. Our subscription page has...
Architecture - 2017-11-30 21:48:15
MODELS OF COLLABORATION

MODELS OF COLLABORATION

BY KEVAN KLOSTERWILL The geodesign process has also been piloted as a web interface. As they do with touchscreens, users draw proposed land covers and receive reports on their design?s performance. Image courtesy of the University of...
Architecture - 2017-11-28 19:50:47
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