October/November 2020: Landscape
This year has brought an unusual focus on the outdoors. The pandemic has pushed people to congregate in parks and makeshift patios; massive protests have redefined monumental public spaces; and fires, floods, and storms have battered landscapes across the country. AN’s October/November issue takes stock of all of these developments, suggesting new ways for architects to shape outdoor spaces. This month’s lead feature focuses on how designers can work with fire using principles and techniques honed over centuries by Indigenous peoples. Another feature explores a “superstudio” based on the Green New Deal’s vision for sustainable and just economic growth.
Also in the issue, photographer Virginia Hanusik captures the effects of rising sea levels on coastal living; writer Audrey Wachs documents a new Philadelphia park that celebrates street art; and our annual outdoor products special section highlights the latest outdoor surfaces, seating, and more.
- Leadership changes at AIA Chicago
- Kate Wagner elegizes a Paul Rudolph classic
- Studio Visit: Studio TERREMOTO plays with the norms of landscape design
- In Construction: Heatherwick Studio and MNLA’s Little Island
- Review: Microsoft’s Flight Simulator
- “In Case You Missed It,” the roundup of the month’s biggest online news