"DESIGN WITH NATURE"

IN SITU

"In situ" literally means “in place” or “in position.” 



From a landscape design perspective it extends the definition to explore the intervention between landscape and the built environment.  This is my third visit to the MOMA exhibit “IN SITU” which explores this burgeoning discussion between the built and natural environment which began thru books such as Ian McHarg’ Design With Nature (available for your kindle!) and has culminated recently with Charles Waldheim’s Landscape Urbanism Reader.  The exhibit showcases flat art drawings in addition to the models below of works by James Wines, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando and Bernard Tschumi.




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Came across the book Natural Architecture by Alessandro Rocca.
(A different interpretation than Ian McHarg's).
Looking at this imagery thru the photographs one is struck by it's graphic-ness... I wonder how different I would feel being in the space rather than having the photographer frame the 3D space as 2D and therefore edit my interaction and judgement.  Nonetheless, I want this book and are admirous of these creations.




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Started reading Ian McHarg's "Design With Nature".  Inspired me to take these photos while hiking in the FingerLakes... which will hopefully then inspire me to create designs with reference to them.