Condensed landscape experience

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‘Re-thinking interaction between landscape and urban buildings’ participates in an interdisciplinary discourse about the theoretical and practical advantages of openly juxtaposing landscape and architecture without having one more advanced in importance.
Recently, the greenification of buildings is becoming a standard in contemporary architecture. Merging architecture and landscape has turned into a principle for an ecological / sustainable architecture. Yet, my aspiration is to achieve a wider interaction involving an application of a wider range of perspectives, such as: urban identity, social demands, quality of space, mixture of functions, urban complexity, public life and cultural heritage.
In order to launch such an approach, an understanding of the spatial, social and environmental significance of a radical re-thinking of relationships between architecture and landscape is necessary.
This paper addresses the question of whether the sensation of landscape can be condensed in function or to the size of an urban building. It also discusses the benefits and potentials of the amalgamate, by underlining the unique qualities of such a hybrid.
In an attempt to define the experience of landscape, eight attributes are introduced: discover, diversity, cyclic, equality, scale, transformation, topography and wilderness. The essay analyzes the attendance of these attributes in two existing fascinating hybrid structures. The first example is The High-Line a public space in New York, and the second example is Dubiner Apartment House in Israel. Even though the examples are rather different one from the other, they embody a beneficial exchange of architectural and landscape features.
Publikationsdato16 aug. 2011
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 16 aug. 2011
BegivenhedInternational Conference on Architectural Research - Washington, USA
Varighed: 23 jun. 201026 jun. 2010


KonferenceInternational Conference on Architectural Research


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