Authors/rosetta s elkin
GSD Platform 6
A year of research through studio work, theses, lectures, exhibitions and events at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Rosetta S. Elkin (ed.) GSD has always recognized the indispensable importance and values of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design, yet has transcended their individual aspirations through intellectual cross-fertilization and collaboration. The material presented in this publication forms a small part of the incredible range and diversity of proposals and visions that our students and faculty have produced during the past academic year. This work is indicativeÂ of the School's commitment, as a global leader in the field, to exploring and articulating transformative ideas through the power of design. It is as importantÂ for us to share and communicate the outcome of our research and design investigations as it is to show making of these projects.
Individual Plants in Landscape Architecture Rosetta S. Elkin Tiny Taxonomy offers a visually engaging collection of images and texts drawn from a series of contemporary garden installations, which highlight the role of individual plants in landscape architecture. Tiny Taxonomy showcases species that are in cultivation or in profusion, but rarely purposefully planted. A grouping of plants is categorized by common traits derived from an evolution towards feature miniaturization, generating another form of classification. Due to the diminutive size of their features, these plants are often over-looked and therefore tend to be under specified. It seems that as the world around us gains complexity and intricacy, our biological world is tending towards monotony. Tiny Taxonomy considers smallness a design opportunity, offering innumerable microcosmic considerations of the leaf form, flower structure, and physical habitat of individual plants. EBOOK EDITION