“Taking Measures Across the American Landscape” by James Corner...
James Corner, internationally renowned landscape architect and forerunner of the landscape urbanism movement, was author in 1996 of “Taking Measures Across the American Landscape“, an exploration of American types of landscapes through essays and map drawings by Corner and aerial photos taken by Alex McLean.
VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830 000 sq ft highrise combines the density of the American skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22 000 sq ft garden at the heart of the building.
Passers by gather as aerialist perform across tight ropes in this project for an academy for tightrope walkers and aerial artist by University of Greenwich student Adam Shapland. "The intension" is, in the words of Shapland, "to address the notion that architecture should be activated and defined by the events that happen within, around and on it."