Doing Almost Nothing

Doing Almost Nothing[KINDLE] ✾ Doing Almost Nothing By Marc Treib – Bluevapours.co.uk Until now writings about the architectlandscape architect Georges Descombes have been relatively limited appearing primarily in publications in Switzerland and abroad as conversations interviews and c Until now writings about the architectlandscape architect Georges Descombes have been relatively limited appearing primarily in publications in Switzerland and abroad as conversations interviews and conference proceedings; most of them have appeared only in French However during his forty years of practice Descombes has developed and applied a method uniue to landscape architecture one in which an extremely Doing Almost PDF/EPUB ² broad vision both scientifically and culturally shapes his thinking and projects Descombes enters each project by attempting to understand the existing conditions on site and how using minimal means and interventions those conditions can be modified to meet the reuirements of the program and those appropriate to the natural or urban environment To some critics it would appear that Descombes has always done too little on and to the site and in some instances have condemned him for Doing Almost Nothing Although simplicity usually demands greater concentration and study it often yields greater rewards that result from just that restraint Perhaps how we approach the world is important that how we shape the world Descombes's landscapes are instructive in this regard In our current era the concern for the planet as a whole its dwindling resources the despoiling of its air water and land and an exploding population have skewed the profession's focus toward sustainability ecology resilience and other related concerns In the process the social role played by landscape architecture has been lessened if not forgotten and the role of form space composition and materials that is to say the aesthetic dimension of landscape design has become a distant concern Descombes's practice strikes that vital balance between effective environmental performance and the ethical creation of beauty Instead of favoring one pursuit over the other or relying on a delimiting specialization he works in a way that may be justifiably regarded as bothand rather than eitheror a comprehensive vision that weds nature and culture landscape and architecture people and milieu.

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Doing Almost Nothing
  • Marc Treib
  • 05 February 2014
  • 9781940743844

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