[Essay] Thresholds between Landscape and Architecture (C3 no.414)

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Herbert Wright

C3 no.414 / pp.84-89 (6 pages)

 

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Thresholds between Landscape and Architecture _ Herbert Wright

Now that most of humanity is urban, most architecture has an urban context, but architecture has been produced continuously in a natural landscapes since prehistory.
Here, we consider the interaction between architecture and the various elements that characterise any landscape spatially and give it texture — its topography, geology and vegetation. The sky, although immaterial, also de nes landscape. Weather makes the experience of landscape multi-sensory and animates it, sometimes dramatically, and it
delivers a fundamental component in architectural design — natural light. […]


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