The People's Park
An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and Shane Coen, who shape the space in which we play in very different ways. Based in Oakland, California, Hood is at home in the public realm, while in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Coen is one of a growing number of landscape architects who are involved with what surrounds a house before it’s even built.
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- Herzog & de Meuron design a new home for the Parrish Art Museum, providing an excuse to visit the Hamptons in the off-season.
- Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries.
- Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid: Architecture’s best have all tackled the summer design challenge of building a temporary pavilion for London's Serpentine…
- In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic.
- Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner.
- Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.
- Architects often toil away in obscurity for decades before earning the accolades they merit.
- We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known.