This project for the design of a didactic public space was presented in a competition to rescue the natural water system of Chapultepec Forest, a green lung for the City with rivers, tributaries, and basins that compose an almost endemic landscape...
A leading producer of spirits has opened its first distillery on Chinese soil, set in a beautiful landscape with views of Mount Emei, one of the four sacred spots of Buddhism.
The brief of the competition called in January 2018 defined the masterplan for the sports city of the Real Club Celta de Vigo. The complex had to harbor both an undefined and open program – with the ambition of gathering all the elements that shape o
To the beat of Pink Floyd, Zabriskie Point ends with the leading character getting into his car alone and driving into the Arizona desert, a mythical place with a hostile beauty that Antonioni used as a visual metaphor of the countercultural breakawa
Inspired by the legacy of César Manrique in Lanzarote, the center is designed as a dark, horizontal plane made out of the island’s volcanic ash, managing to merge the building with the terrain...
The five triangular cabins, with panoramic views of the North Sea, are raised on four steel columns to avoid leaving any trace on the landscape. Their triangular shape and flat cut is carefully planned to withstand the strong winds of the area...
Raised high over the Swiss village of Breitenbach, near the German border, this hotel is designed as a reinterpretation of a traditional Scandinavian place of retreat in nature. Wooden volumes dot the hillside and are diluted in the Alsatian landscap
The AlUla territory gathers a unique collection of landscapes. The inland desert plateau, the mountain ranges, and the valleys offer extreme geological conditions and diverse habitats that coexist. The architecture of the place is defined by the acti
Petrified River is a site-specific installation for the garden of the Cooper Hewitt-Smithsonian Design Museum in New York during the 2019 Design Triennial exhibition ‘Nature,’ organized with Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. The propos
Yuzi Paradise is envisioned as a vacation resort in the midst of twenty-two mountains that make up the singular landscape of Guilin. The site extends over 540 hectares of undeveloped land which already has the ideal natural features to become a parad
Less than an hour’s drive from the Spanish capital, in an area of great historical and natural importance marked by the presence of the Monastery of El Escorial and the landscape protected by the south slope of Mount Abantos, the house complies with
At the top of the Schnals Valley glacier, at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, an observation deck invites excursionists to climb and take in some breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps and abrupt landscape. Following the natural topography of
The project involved converting old train tracks between Rosheim and Saint Nabor into a walkway equipped with open-air facilities and pavilions. Besides transporting commuters, the railway served industry. This duality was maintained in the conversio
Located in a rugged landscape within the Alpine municipality of Lodrino, the house is the result of combining old elements – a dwelling dating back to the 15th century that was partly altered in the 1970s, and a small stable from the year 1900 that s
The studio’s experience designing and building Structures of Landscape served as starting point for the research behind the Towers of Landscape, presented in the first edition of the Orleans Archtitecture Biennial. This research questions whether it
This experimental house in Aiguablava (Girona) has two principal characteristic features: the sustainable way it engages with its surroundings and the manner in which it is built. The first results from adapting to the topography, respecting the prop
The tower goes up in a former gravel extraction area now converted into the nature reserve of RivierPark Maasvallei. The outer walls were built with local materials – 20% gravel, 40% ocher-colored earth, and 40% clay, stabilized with trass – in seven
The geometry of this house designed by the Belgian practice of Kersten Geers and David van Severen and located in Matarraña (Teruel) originates from the idea of maximizing enjoyment of the surrounding natural landscape through a panoptic, 360º view.
Located on around 5,000 hectares of cattle ranch in Fishtail, Montana, at the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park, the Tippet Rise Art Center is a new destination for art, where music, sculpture, and architecture engage in dialogue with the po
The house is a one-story structure, whose uniform width threads interior and exterior spaces to create two distinct and protected courtyards. The sheer exposure and vulnerability of the site inspired an architecture of boundaries and limits. Sited on
In contrast with urban plans where the structure is rigid and predictable, the proposal for the development of Almere Oosterwold is based on freedom of both individual and collective initiatives. The area of 43 square kilometers, located at the edge
Perched high up on a hill close to the city of Anyang, in South Korea, the project is included in a plan developed in 1999 to revitalize the natural environment and attract visitors through a series of artistic interventions. The path leading up to t
El viento mueve las palas de los aerogeneradores de Shimonoseki, pero también deforma elásticamente la estructura de una torre que hace de mirador sobre el singular paisaje del enclave.
The landscape is a product of human action. We do not know what the future of the environment shaped by climate emergency will be like, but we do know that those landscapes will be defined by deliberate choices. Haiti’s deforestation contrasts with t
Jorge Fuembuena’s photographs do not aim to document the world, but to take up a stance in regards to it. His work goes beyond the merely descriptive and, somewhat like the landscape painters in the past with Claude glasses, sets out to build new rea
The Sevillian Humberto Ybarra started out with photography in the 1990s. Since 2009 he has concentrated on this pastime, making it his passion. He has done portraits, still lifes, conceptual images, and especially landscapes. In 2018 the photographer
In 2006, when Google Earth and the democratization of mapping and aerial views were on the rise, Pablo López Luz started exploring photography from aircrafts as the best means to understanding the landscape – urban or natural – as well as the physica
For more than 25 years, Fernando Moleres (Bilbao, 1963) has used documentary photography as a means to tackle issues he finds interesting and troubling, as can be seen in his series ‘Melting Landscapes’ and ‘Anthropocene,’ the term used to describe t
Trained in Fine Arts and with experience in design and visual effects, the photographer Irenaeus Herok, born in Poland and based in Sydney, specializes in portraits, landscape, and aerial photography. His travels have taken him to remote places aroun
The landscape is a voluntary geography. The idyllic vision of landscape as intact nature is denied by experience and memory. Shaped by economic, environmental, and cultural forces, the planet’s panoramas are not the mere result of geology, botanics,
Fascinated by the surrealist structures of megacities and urban landscapes, as well as by modernity and its environmental and social consequences, photographer Ryan Koopmans, born in 1986 in Amsterdam and raised in Vancouver, studied at the Universit
Peru experienced a period of economic prosperity starting around the year 2000, thanks above all to the boom in construction and the strong growth of the mining industry, which brought about a drastic transformation across the country, reaching both
The shine of the colors, the geometries of the landscapes and the almost tactile textures make the images of Tom Hegen (Königsbrunn, 1991) look like impressive abstract paintings, when they are actually objective documents of reality. The photographe
Davide Curatola is the cofounder, with Alessandro Guida, Viviana Rubbo, and Isabella Sassi, of Urban Reports, a collective of documentary photographers that studies contemporary landscapes on a European scale. As part of the research titled Represent
Roger Grasas (Barcelona, 1970) has won the Descubrimientos PHotoESPAÑA 2018 Prize with ‘Ha Aretz’ (‘the Promised Land’). The series, completed over seven years in the byblical landscapes of Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey
Rooted in their family histories, the Barcelona architects Enric Batlle and Joan Roig are gardeners and bricklayers, deft both at designing landscapes and at building architectures. Trained by Rafael Moneo and Elías Torres, they based their work on a
Issue 5 of Zodiac, published in the spring of 1960, showed how Jørn Utzon’s winning the competition for the Sydney Opera House was not a mere stroke of luck, and that he was an architect to watch out for. Works like the water tower on Bornholm or the
Based in Hong Kong, the young architect and photographer has brought together his training and his passion in a search for the order and rhythm present in landscape. The abstract and poetic compositions of the traditional fishing structures he discov
Born in Crailsheim (Germany) in 1970 and based in Munich, Bernhard Lang started out his career working as an advertising photographer, specializing in fashion. Since 2010 he has focussed almost exclusively on his project ‘Aerial Views,’ taking photog
It was no easy matter. A recognition of Le Corbusier’s work that was as late in coming required the MoMA to offer something more than a mere exhibition on a grand scale. Curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and Barry Bergdoll, ‘Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Moder
The unlimited colonization of every corner in the world has made the relationship between the natural and the artificial become closer. The result of this manipulation is the main field of study of the Dutch artist Bas Princen (Utrecht, 1975), who us
Vivimos angustiados por las imágenes catastróficas de un mundo en acelerada desintegración física, documentada por Al Gore y Greenpace en las denuncias sobre las causas humanas del derrumbe de los glaciales en Argentina; terremotos e inundaciones en
Marbella has undergone an exorcism. With Mthe dissolution of the City Council and the imprisonment of those responsible, political and judicial Spain tries to drive away the all too familiar demons of speculation and corruption, expel the evil spirit
Comenzaremos por el final: Madrid ha perdido la posibilidad de configurar un sistema de zonas verdes integrado que incremente el valor ambiental y de uso de los espacios disponibles. Madrid no ha logrado salvaguardar una estructura coherente apoyada
Landscape photography is an established genre of artistic representation. Photographers from Gustave Le Gray to Carleton Watkins to Ansel Adams have approached landscape in their own way, reflecting the cultural sympathies of their age, yet acknowled
La Arquitectura de Regiones corresponde a un hecho específico, la reconstrucción de la España de la postguerra, el partir, si no de un punto cero, sí de unas condiciones que pueden permitir el reinventar o redefinir un lenguaje sin ningún tipo de tra