Tom Turner was interviewed by Lalla Hussain on 24th March 2015. She was a first year BA Landscape Architecture student at the University of Greenwich in London and had qustions about about: the definition of landscape architecture, the theory of landscape architecture, the history of landscape architecture – and its future. In trying to answer these questions, Tom discusses the origin of the term landscape architecture, international influences on UK landscape architecture, famous examples of landscape architecture (including Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir el–Bahari in Egypt, the Temple of Delphi in Greece, the Villa Lante in Italy, Chateau Courances in France, Stourhead and Studley Royal in England, Edinburgh New Town in Scotland, Olmsted’s design for Central Park, NY, USA, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion in Spain and Charles Jencks’ landform design for the Scottish Museum of Modern Art. Theorists include Ian McHarg, Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Charles Waldheim, James Corner, Charles Jencks and Kongjian Yu. Design theories discussed include Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Modernism, Postmodernism, Landscape Urbanism, Sustainability and Post-Postmodernism.
Tom Turner discusses landscape architecture with University of Greenwich students March 2015
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