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Schwartz vs. Alsop

An entertaining debate between landscape architect Martha Schwartz and architect Will Alsop*, conceived from comments from Alsop questioning the role of landscape architecture in the development of public spaces and Schwartz's need for a retort.

Video: Alsop and Schwartz Debate

What I found interesting was Alsop's invitation to Schwartz to truly combine forces to design a "satellite town". Was some one inspired by D.U.S.??

{Via:  Wallpaper}


*Pretty gnarly Alsop site.  Please tell me the concept, it may take some time to figure out though.

Reader Comments (1)

I think most people expect absolute rebuttal to Alsop's statement, but to an extent he’s right. While, I do think Schwartz’ initial response is completely true the idea of how a Landscape Architect's role and the creation of open space isn't as "defineable" as an architect, or the subsequent buildings they design. A building is a building, it serves its purpose and has its role. That horizontal plane that makes up the landscape is openly interpreted and ever evolving.

But, like I mentioned earlier about Alsop kinda/sorta being correct, it is easy to look around at Landscape Architects and the kind of work that’s being done and seeing a hint of truth in Alsop’s statement.
December 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterD Miller

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