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FINDING THE GENIUS LOCI | TROUVER L'ESPRIT DU LIEU

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THE NON-URBAN APPROACH
The concept of a "non-urban approach" or a "de-urbanisation" could
frame a renewed way of envisioning landscape and urban design.
The non-urban approach echoes Geuze and Skjonsberg's idea to
build a second nature which reconnects with the genius loci. In a
non-urban approach "the small" is essential to the process. It enables
us to combine design creativity with technical knowledge to create
places that achieve optimal connection with local identity; it allows
for technical innovative and cutting edge uses of materiality and
horticulture, while continuously striving for ecological consciousness.
By re-engaging with place, we can potentially achieve a harmonious
co-existence between urban and rural, the natural and cultural, and
the past and future.
PROJECT 1
THE ART GALLERY OF GREATER vICTORIA
The Gallery is re-imagined as a village of small pavilions enfolded in a
cascade of landscapes: the BC Woodland with rocks and mosses, the
Gary Oak and wildflower ecosystem, and the Japanese-inspired garden.
Expansive glass walls create external animation, engaging with the
surroundings. Paths are fluid and inviting, and the choreography weaves
the property back into the fabric of the neighborhood. A dedicated
upper level gallery floor rises over the site, nested in the existing dense
tree canopy of towering oaks and sequoias.
Winner of Future Building of the Year at the World Architecture
Festival. Team: 5468796 Architecure, numberTEN Architectural Group,
Atelier Anonymous. Rendering courtesy of 5468796 Architects, 2013.
Plan courtesy of Atelier Anonymous, 2013

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L'innovation s'inscrit
dans une démarche de
modulation de la continuité.

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PROJECT 2
62M, WINNIPEG
The landscape creates a "soft green foot" for the residence. Here, 62
native Jack Pines are set within a bed of mixed pinecones, with ferns
planted between the pines. Pinecone-shaped planting beds will be
planted with four herbaceous species: wild garlic, wild strawberry,
lavender and fireweed. Rendering courtesy of 5468796 Architects, 2013
PROJECT 3
RAILTOWN, vANCOUvER
The recycled wood (burnt) blocks recall the historic wood paving which
is layered under Dunlevy Street and is still visible where the asphalt has
broken away. Atelier Anonymous used found or readily available materials
to establish a plinth to root the building on the site, without distracting
from the newly designed window details.
1 PAVIING DETAIL (1989) 2 UNDATED 3 RECONSTRUCTION OF A
STREETCAR LINE (1912) 4+5 HISTORIC WOOD BLOCK PAVING
PHOTOS 1-3 COURTESY OF CITY OF VANCOUVER ARCHIVES
4+5 COURTESY ATELIER ANONYMOUS 2014.

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Atelier Anonymous www.atelier-anon.com
Jan Haenraets jan@atelier-anon.com
Alyssa Schwann alyssa@atelier-anon.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2015

To Being With | Pour Commencer
The New Small | Le Microcosme Réinventé
Paula Meijerink, Guest Editor | Rédactrice invitée
EN_LP+ | Small Matters: Backgrounder
FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
Writers | Collaboratuers
Je Vois Montreal
Upfront | Prologue
Forêt urbaine
Urban Braille
Find Your Pebble
Folly Forest
Parklet Experiment
Klynstra Scholarship
Prix 2014 Schwabenbauer
The Common Sense Curb Cut
Essay | Essai
Doggy Style
Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
Tiny Taxonomy
Lying Down in Public
Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
A Non-Urban Approach X3
New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
Opinion
Critique
The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Writers | Collaboratuers
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Je Vois Montreal
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Common Sense Curb Cut
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Essay | Essai
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Doggy Style
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Tiny Taxonomy
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Lying Down in Public
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - A Non-Urban Approach X3
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Opinion
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Critique
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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