LA 103 - Reading Response 4

LA 103 - Reading Response 4 - Lloyd 1 S Lloyd Professor...

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Unformatted text preview: Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Sutton LA 103 Spring, 2008 Readings Notes #4: Chapter 15 & 16 Landscape Architecture . 2006 Cooper – Marcus, C.. Excerpts from People Places . 1997 The first things that struck me when I was reading Chapter 15 of the Landscape Architecture text, was the tone used in the following quote, “Each human habitation is best conceived as an integral component of the natural site and landscape environs. The extent to which this can be accomplished is the measure of a dwelling’s success and the occupant’s sense of fitness and well-being.” (265) Now, I don’t know about you but I have always found it arrogant and risky to speak in broad, sweeping absolutes, and I feel that the authors have adopted such a tone in this section. Actually, this quote reminds me of the current international debate between architects that hold on to ‘critical’ design theory, and architect that think that the ‘critical’ project is exhausted and needs to be replaced by a ‘projective’ design practice. There are significant differences in these two design theories that relate to...
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