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Americans’ Sexy Landscape

In the neighborhoods of Chicago, it is not uncommon to see front lawns lining the front of residential streets. In fact, as a culture, the majority has taken to mowing their lawns without even thinking about the consequences of their … Continue reading

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Landscape versus Urbanism

Image Credit: Dhiru Thadani (http://bettercities.net/images/14857/landscape-urbanism) The battle of land development versus land preservation seems to be truly perpetual.  As a society the emphasis we place upon certain “territories”, such as national parks or open spaces, is a constant reminder of … Continue reading

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Contemporary Picturesque

Foster + Partners – Apple Headquarters in Cupertino While the origins of the picturesque date back to 17th Century landscape painter Claude Lorrain, the method continues today through the framed views of architectural renderings.  Ultimately, these renderings are meant to … Continue reading

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Cultivate a Better World

The scarecrow campaign taken on by the fast food chain, Chipotle, is all about image and perception, with an acute attention to contemporary culture. In addition to this film, an interactive mobile game addresses how our entire culture views changes … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Swarm

Image Credit: http://www.bikewalklincolnpark.com/2013/03/observations-on-way-to-chicagos-sono.html  Why is the human species incapable of swarming?  In recollection of my own various sidewalk experiences, there are countless times I can recall walking on the sidewalk and the people walking towards me have intentionally not made … Continue reading

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Future Cities: Vertical > Horizontal

Ordos, China: The Kangbashi district, empty town meant for one million people With major concern given to population growth throughout the world, our urban environments of the future tend to rest heavily on the issue of vertical development as opposed … Continue reading

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The Jellyfish Shredders

According to Hyun Myung, director of the Urban Robotics Lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, jellyfish were the source of an estimated $300 million in economic loss to marine-related industries in South Korea, 2009. Therefore, this … Continue reading

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