Landscape as Playscape

Ana Kučan, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and founder of Studio AKKA, is deeply involved in mixing theory and practice, using an abstract framework as a leaping-off point for conceptualizing physical landscapes. At the Center for Architecture on 04.09.14, she provided the audience with a rich theory base, and then described actual projects that encompassed those ideas. Her talk, in celebration of Landscape Architecture Month, was part of the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee’s “Beyond New York” series. Continue reading “Landscape as Playscape”

Editor’s Note

The Spring season has started off with a number of openings. Last week’s Barcelona-related exhibitions “Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space [2000-2012],” and “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile” opened at the Center for Architecture and Museum of the City of New York, respectively. Join us tomorrow at the Center for Architecture for the opening of the exhibition “American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter 2014 Awards.”

In addition, don’t forget to reserve your seat for the AIA New York Chapter Honors and Awards Luncheon. The final reservation and payment deadline is next Wednesday, 04.09.14. We look forward to seeing you there!

Finally, please support FIGMENT NYC, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York’s (SEAoNY) City of Dreams pavilion competition winner for this year, CDR Studio’s “Governor’s Cup.” The pavilion will be a serpentine canopy made out of 30,000 reclaimed plastic cups. CDR Studio has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for materials, storage, transportation, the organization of workshops and work on the island, maintenance, and disassembly. Volunteers are also welcome to sign up here.