janvier, 2009

ROCK CUT, INTERCHANGE, ESPOO, FINLAND, 1992-1995, By HANNU SIREN

The work, located along the motorway opposite the Nokia Headquarters, comprises a 200-metre-long rock cutting as well as a series of boulders, protective fences, walls and lighting. The boulder installation is a kind of memory trace of the changes that have occurred in the landscape. The rock mass was removed with the so-called ‘precision-blasting method’, which involves examining and estimating the expected directions in cleavage of the rock. Both artistic and technical solutions had to be made simultaneously in regard to the relation between different types of granite and in order to estimate the consequences and possible negative effects of the detonations. The aim was to create a rock art and environmental totality that takes into account the essence of the rock on the site and its visual meaning, and to add life to the landscape that 60, 000 vehicles pass by each day.

(Images : Rock Cut. Source : Hannu Siren)

Thanks to Hannu Sire

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BECOMING A LANDSCAPE

Ghillie suits are an intersection of landscape and clothing that allow soldiers to become their background – a cloaking of the body by environment. The derivation of ghillie, is the Scots Gaelic for « boy » – and its English usage specifically referred to servants assisting in deer stalking, hunting or fly fishing expeditions in the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps here servants become part of landscape design – a suit to disguise aspects of ownership, control and management. One might think of it as a picturesque device in the manner of a Ha-Ha – a stepped wall in the landscape which visually allowed the boundary of property to be erased suggesting ownership all the way to the horizon. Both allow the aristocrat to exist in an image of naturalness by hiding the means by which that natural-ness is constructed.

found at: strangeharvest.com

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UNTITLED 01 FROM THE SERIES « EXTRACOATED » by MAUREN BRODBECK

Mauren Brodbeck

(Image : Untitled 01 from the series « Extracoated » by Mauren Brodbeck. Source.)

Found at vvork

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HOF JOSEFSTRASSE, ZÜRICH, by RADERSCHALLPARTNER AG

Raderschallpartner

(Images : Hof Josefstrasse by Raderschallpartner. Source.)

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THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION

 

THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION
is a research organization involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. The Center employs a variety of methods to pursue its mission – engaging in research, classification, extrapolation, and exhibition. 


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A collection of source material and processed information on unusual and exemplary land use in the United States, the database is used in-house at the CLUI as a resource for regional and thematic programming, and is coupled with the CLUI Photographic Archive, a collection of thousands of images taken by CLUI representatives, covering all types of land use sites. A limited version of the Land Use Database, with over one thousand locations, is available on the internet.
The Center produces public exhibits on themes and regions for galleries and museums, as well as for exhibition in CLUI spaces in Los Angeles and elsewhere, and conducts public bus tours and educational field trips. Lectures and presentations are held at the CLUI’s exhibit spaces, through programs such as the Independent Interpreter series. Other programming includes site specific Extrapolative Projects in the field, and special focus thematic study areas. 
The American Land Museum is a network of landscape exhibition sites being developed across the United States. Each site in the network will provide regional interpretive programming for the selected district it represents. The Center’s facilities at Wendover, Utah, for example, represent the Great Basin region, and provide exhibitions and information to the public, and support the Center’s Wendover Residence Program, which enables new and innovative interpretations of the region to be developed and presented.

 


 

 

 

 

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TOWER FLOWER, PARIS, 2004 by ÉDOUARD FRANCOIS

(Image : Tower flower by Édouard François. Source.)

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RAMSGATE BEACH

Landart installation?
No! Shipwreck!
Crédit: M.Dunham / AP / SIPA

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BAUMHAUS

(Image : Baumhaus by whitandwithoutflash’s. Source.)

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WOLLEMI PINE, KEW GARDEN, LONDON

Wollemi Pine, Kew Gardens, London. Source.

The official website : http://www.wollemipine.com/global.php

One of the oldest known tree species in the world, the Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis) was recently discovered alive and well in a deep, impenetrable gorge, west of Sydney, Australia.

A rare species of tree dating back millions of years planted at Kew’s Royal Botanical Gardens Sir David Attenborough.

The Wollemi pine, once thought to have been extinct for 200 million years, was recently discovered in Australia, sparking a major conservation project.

It is thought the pines populated the ancient supercontinent Gondwana when dinosaurs walked the Earth.

(Image : Wollemi Pine by Jim linwood. Source.)

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SOHLBERGPLASSEN by CARL-VIGGO HÖLMEBAKK

Sohlbergplassen by Carl-Viggo Hölmebakk

Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk (b. 1958) studied architecture in Oslo and at the Cooper Union in New York. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and was a nominee for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 1996. He was awarded the Norwegian State Architecture Prize in 1998.

Hølmebakk is famous for his many, cleverly detailed, small-scale works such as a private library in a wooden cube, a workshop in a brick tower, or the viewpoint platforms on Sognefjell. Although modest in scale and design brief, these structures attest in their own way to Louis Kahn’s maxim what is has always been

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