Stan Allen on Landform Building

Oakland Art Museum by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo (1961-1968). Source: Lebbeus Woods

"The contemporary city is a complex field that changes and evolves in advance of the discipline. Landscape and ecology, understood as dynamic, adaptive systems, offer productive models to understand the complexity of the city today. But the city is also a man-made artifact. Rather than loose organic metaphors, a new synthesis of architecture and landscape is needed to confront these new constraints and potentials in emerging urban sites."

Stan Allen, from "Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain," 2010

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