Torrey Pines Gliderport Design Process Thoughts

Referenced Readings: “Post Carbon Reader” Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch “The Death of Sprawl: Designing Urban Resilience for the Twenty-First-Century Resource and Climate Crises” Warren Karlenzig “Smart Decline in Post-Carbon Cities: The Buffalo Commons Meets Buffalo, New York” Deborah E Popper and Frank J. Popper “Toward Zero-Carbon Buildings” Hillary Brown “Ecology and the Architectural Imagination” [...]

Sustainable Design in the Wild

We recently went to Liberty Station in Point Loma and took a tour around the area.  Predictably, I took issue with the amount of water being used for landscaping, the large manicured park areas in a city plagued by sprawl, and the amount of theatricality (in the form of show breweries and building new structures [...]

The Reintroduction of Complexity

The question of how we choose to engage in landscaping is ultimately the question of how we choose to relate to the natural world. In some cases, as in turn of the century English gardens, the designers chose to replicate natural elements in an idealized arrangement through the imposition of order. In Japanese gardens, natural [...]