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Nature reorganized

The history of humanity is a story of organized action upon the land, whether that is considered as a complex ecology that includes living and non-living things or as a functionally empty surface for the imposition of efficient systems and forms. If a place teems with hidden riches then these can be extracted as valuable views and useful materials. Such organization of the natural and its opposite is one of the first and perhaps most fundamental architectural acts.

Article 6 of 17

Learning from… Labrador Trough

A presentation by Alessandra Ponte, Stephen Kowal, and their students

What are the implications for the built environment of a large iron ore belt spanning the Labrador-Quebec border?

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This presentation took place in 2014 as part of the Learning from… series, which takes its title from Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour’s influential publication, and in this spirit brings together experts to explore specific urban conditions and their relevance to the future development of cities.

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