An Introduction to Landscape Architecture

What is Landscape Architecture? Landscape architecture is the design of almost anything around you and under the sky. Just try to think of iconic places like New York City’s Central Park and the Franklin Delan...

What Makes Public Places “Ours?”

The Sense of Place It is important to realize that a “sense of place” is of fundamental value to people everywhere – in every city, every town, every neighborhood and every culture, from all ages (Kent, Unknow...

What Makes A City Walkable or Unwalkable?

What is a Walkable City? Walking is the oldest and simplest form of human transportation. Nowadays, walking a few blocks or crossing a street seems inconvenience. Walkability is a new term to describe how frie...

Why Should We Treasure Historic Centers ?

Over the past few decades, cities are facing social and economic pressures which have had a disproportionate impact on the urban environment. Many significant historic centers and districts are demolished, othe...

How Do We Explore Cities?

We have all been caught in the situation of being lost in unfamiliar places. How do we feel at that moment? Are we lost, intimidated, flustered or suddenly running late? Do we have tunnel vision searching for r...

‘Form Follows Anything’

As absurd as the title may sound, it was the name of the symposium Peter Zumthor attended more than two decades ago, which has kept influencing his perception of architecture till today. In this article, I atte...
Shanghai City

Utopia in Chaos

Since the time of our inception as informed and conscious species, we as ‘civilised’ human-beings have evolved through a series of critical coincidences guided with a motive of sustenance and curiosity. This mo...