As promised, a slight modification of the Veg.itecture posts – due both to the enormous amounts of projects out there, but also based on a need for some different needs for both built and design projects. So, as promised – in the upcoming 50th post on the series on Vegetated Architecture, an evolution of sorts that provides some of the flexibility to address a broader spectrum of these literally ‘green’ projects.
VIVA = Veg.itecture In Visual Assessment
This is designation is provided to capture the widespread conceptual adoption of the use of greening facades, rooftops, and interiors – but do not provide a whole lot of information – sort of the who, what, and where – but not necessarily the why nor the how. Part representational critique, part speculative narrative, these posts will explore the potential of the movement.
VIA = Veg.itecture in Action
This designation is aimed at a more rigorous analysis of both vegetated architecture projects and principles – using built projects (or those unbuilt projects with significant information and details available). More detailed and critical, the aim of these posts will be to learn and expand the potential of what is possible in the craft. The reality of these projects can be deconstructed – although there still is some potential information gaps – like determining whether the below project is real turf or synthetic… i honestly can’t tell, but I’m guessing the latter.
As always, there will be additional posts looking at more specific ideas, technologies, and projects in greater detail – but look forward to the continuing series of posts periodically in both VIVA and VIA categories – marking a continual refinement of Landscape+Urbanism and the coverage of this sub-genre of architecture, landscape and urbanis, a phenomenon that is sure to continue in 2009.