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OUTILS SPÉCIALISÉS

...a parametric
model defined the
topography as a
series of geometric
rules that produced
an undulating
wave-like pattern
that spiralled out
from the building
in plan.

SNØHETTA'S MAX LAB IV:
PRECISION TO IMPROVE TEAM WORK
In each case, however, these models
are not meant to supplant specialist
knowledge, but to provide fall-backs
when it is not available, or to allow
for better collaboration between
specialists and designers. For instance,
Snøhetta's design for the landscape
surrounding the Max Lab IV building
sought to develop a topographic form
that would help mitigate the impact of
surface vibrations from surrounding
roads on the facility's sensitive scientific
equipment. To do so, a parametric
model defined the topography as a
series of geometric rules that produced
an undulating wave-like pattern that
spiralled out from the building in plan.
Defining the exact rules and parameters
of this pattern meant they could then
become an explicit consideration when
collaborating with the engineering team,
as the wavelength, amplitude and other
factors could be finely tuned in numeric
terms according to their knowledge
and simulations of vibration dispersal.
As the design developed, ongoing
updates to the pattern could be tested
against more traditional landscape
architectural criteria, such as quantifying
the topography in terms of cut and fill
volumes, its effects on wind modulation,
and the interaction between the grading,
stormwater run-off and the proposed
ephemeral wetland areas.

FOR THE LANDSCAPE SURROUNDING
THE MAX LAB IV BUILDING, SNØHETTA
DEVELOPED A TOPOGRAPHIC
FORM TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF
SURFACE VIBRATIONS ON SENSITIVE
SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT.
ALL MAX LAB IV PHOTOS HTTP://SNOHETTA.COM/
PROJECTS/70-MAX-IV-LABORATORY-LANDSCAPE

A TOOL EXCHANGE
While landscape architects were among the pioneers of computer-aided design, the
software tools that dominate our present practices are in effect hand-me-downs
- a stack largely catering to, and created by, other disciplines. Architects have long
benefited from the flow of digital tools by considering software development as an
activity that can take part within, not outside, a design discipline. Doubtless many
landscape architectural practices already engage in some digital toolmaking, but as
a discipline the more novel potential comes when we begin to exchange our work in a
transparent and collaborative manner. We should look to computational design as an
opportunity to impart knowledge of how we work into our design tools and in doing so
claim greater agency over many stages of the design process. As landscape architects
we shouldn't always blame our tools, but we also shouldn't shy from fixing them.
contact@philipbelesky.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - INTRO
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - cover2
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 5
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 6
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 7
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Une Dernière Salve
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 9
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Writers
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 12
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 14
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Prologue
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 16
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 17
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 18
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 19
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Vague
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 21
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Pierre Romancée
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 27
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 32
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Flooding Fields
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 34
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 35
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Conversation
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 37
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 38
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 39
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 40
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 41
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 42
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Designing Invisible Landscapes
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 44
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 45
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 48
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 49
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 50
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 51
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Wood Works
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 53
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 55
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 56
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 57
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 58
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Bourses De La FACP
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 60
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 61
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Critique
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Une Dernière Salve
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