Spaces and Places by Kevin Sloan Studio
Video: PreviewLandscape architect Kevin Sloan explains the design decisions and inspiration behind three of his groundbreaking landscaping and building projects.
Cities are in the perpetual process of "becoming"—and evolving ever faster as industry and technology advance. Architects like Kevin Sloan ensure community still has a place at the heart of our urban spaces and places. We follow Kevin as he visits three of his favorite projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas: Vitruvian Park, a landscape-driven green space; Dallas Urban Reserve, an abandoned, rubbish-strewn lot remade into a contemporary subdivision; and Airfield Falls, a water district property redesigned to showcase the area's aviation history and water-wise landscaping practices. Watch and learn how inventive design solutions like these will help define the future of modern cities.
- For the first time in the history of the human condition, the entire surface of the Earth is being thought of as one landscape, one designed landscape. We see history and illiterate notion of architecture as the basis for invention. When I come upon a place that I find particularly fascinating, I want to get out my sketch book and say what is it that I'm seeing here that my intuition is telling me I need to draw so I can remember it? What we produced at the (Trivian) Park, I would characterize as a landscape driven urbanisim.
Passing under the bridge or pausing beneath it, is really more about being in a room and in a space than under something then you would think of as being under a bridge. This is the Dallas urban reserve. (Recolodge) became a way of taking rubbish and through composition make it look deliberate as a architectural idea. We see architecture as remapping familiar things in inventive and innovate ways.
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