ARCH+ Magazin features awarded projects and essay on Urban Soils and ERUV


Fall 2013 issue of Arch+ features awarded and recognized projects of UVa landscape architectures graduates. In this issue  the results of an international competition call out of balance are showcased. The project Urban Soil in the Anthropocene by Seth Denizen received a first prize. The project ERUV  by Rae Vassar, Issac Cohen and Issac Hametz was recognized and selected for publication. A joint essay on ERUV as a signifier for the production of space will provide theoretical framework of the project work.

The two research projects indicate the diversity of the research conducted in the program. They are analytic and interpretative in character and open up significant new territories for future design in the discipline. Its also remarkable how both project surpass the call’s bias of quantitative assessment and provide an alternative qualitative approach that turns out to be more compelling in revealing insights in present urban conditions being out of balance.



Published by: paradoXcity

Jorg Sieweke practices as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer in Berlin. Since 2009, he directs the design-research initiative paradoXcity. In 2020 he started a position as Associate Professor to conceive and conduct a new master program in "Landscape architecture for global sustainability" at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), located at the Oslo Fjord. Before he held professorships at University of Virginia and was Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen and HCU Hamburg in Germany. In 2015 he was resident fellow at Villa Massimo - the German Academy in Rome. ParadoXcity challenges convention of practice in landscape architecture to establish its own trajectory of a landscape & urbanism. With his PhD. (2015) he interrogates the implicit knowledge production in the design process.

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