The expanse and openness of our rural landscapes hold secrets of design and planning. Drained, flooded, irrigated, burned, built, cleared and cultivated. Much of our World has been engineered. This work explores the nature in cities and the engineering in nature.
Natural landscapes, untouched by technology and civilizations, are harder and harder to find - but they do exist and sometimes where you least expect them.
The Natural City
Our urban and rural landscapes are merging in all sorts of ways. The modern designs of our expanding urban centers are incorporating nature, restoring native elements and using innovative organic solutions to combat climate change.
A Tale of Two Rivers
The Elbe and the Chicago Rivers may be miles apart and seem unrelated but they are more similar than different. Molded by time, industry and technology, these rivers are the backbones of the major cities they run through.
Natural by Design
The technology within our natural landscapes can both be obvious and hidden.
Organic designs are well suited to withstand the elements. Water, Air, Fire, Space, and Soil work together to create long lasting durable structures. This collection explores the use of organic elements in architecture.