A series of essays that explore the relationship between architecture and nature in a modern context. Based on key architectural projects and written by renowned researchers. Aims to alter our usual concept of nature as antithetical to urban development.
Nature is not simply 'green' or 'the opposite of culture'. Essentially, it is an intellectual construct. The relationship between man and nature, for instance, articulates itself architectonically. This publication approaches this relationship, exploring important questions.
What is the role of nature in architectural projects that represent the International Style (including successive echoes in post-war modernity)? How does nature become 'visible' through the built environment?
Based on key architecture projects, this fourth volume of the Landscript series attempts to instigate a change of perspective. Over a series of investigations, renowned researchers analyse architecture through the lens of its own inherent understanding of nature. Their essays try to gain insights both into the concept of nature in modernity, whose entire range of characteristics have yet to be explored, and into an architecture whose relationship to nature is usually only negotiated in disciplines like garden history. How does this finally relate to our present condition?