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Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

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Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic, which he defines as “merging organism and machine.”

 

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  Marcel Wilson in his studio, surrounded by examples of his recent work.  Photo by: Katie Shapiro
    Marcel Wilson in his studio, surrounded by examples of his recent work.

    Photo by: Katie Shapiro

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  To lure visitors into an exhibition at San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Design, Wilson strung up solar-powered phosphorus-coated wires, creating a glowing path to the museum's front door.  Photo by: Katie Shapiro
    To lure visitors into an exhibition at San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Design, Wilson strung up solar-powered phosphorus-coated wires, creating a glowing path to the museum's front door.

    Photo by: Katie Shapiro

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  For the 700-acre development site at Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, he designed a master plan that seeks to re-create some of the city's lost habitat types, while at the same time improving environmental health, spurring economic development, and creating new open space and habitat.  Photo by: Katie Shapiro
    For the 700-acre development site at Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, he designed a master plan that seeks to re-create some of the city's lost habitat types, while at the same time improving environmental health, spurring economic development, and creating new open space and habitat.

    Photo by: Katie Shapiro

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  According to Wilson, the Hunters Point project represents an opportunity to protect and enhance the City’s biological diversity.  Photo by: Katie Shapiro
    According to Wilson, the Hunters Point project represents an opportunity to protect and enhance the City’s biological diversity.

    Photo by: Katie Shapiro

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  Here's Wilson's honorable mention-winning proposal for Chicago's Spire Site, which he envisioned as an "urban Old Faithful" or "unnatural wonder," lofting rings of steam into the air every fifteen minutes.  Photo by: Katie Shapiro
    Here's Wilson's honorable mention-winning proposal for Chicago's Spire Site, which he envisioned as an "urban Old Faithful" or "unnatural wonder," lofting rings of steam into the air every fifteen minutes.

    Photo by: Katie Shapiro

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  For a steeply sloping backyard in San Francisco, he devised this all-in-one wooden wall, which provides seating, a fountain that helps block out highway noise, and, at the top of the steps, a lookout point that offers a view on the surrounding neighborhood.  Photo by: Katie Shapiro
    For a steeply sloping backyard in San Francisco, he devised this all-in-one wooden wall, which provides seating, a fountain that helps block out highway noise, and, at the top of the steps, a lookout point that offers a view on the surrounding neighborhood.

    Photo by: Katie Shapiro

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