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Rewrite interactions to match the context

Weiss-Manfredi

Architecture and Landscape have always existed relative to one another. The specific placement of buildings in their terrain has, for millennia, established a sense of hierarchy and facilitated haptic perception as forms reveal their multi-dimensional complexity to viewers in motion. And Landscape, even when ostensibly “natural”, is in many ways artificial, a construct to enable exterior spaces, whether hardscape plaza or lush garden, to serve as expansive settings for the bespoke architectural object. The work of Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi intentionally occupies this hybrid ground between Architecture and Landscape. From such early projects as the Women’s Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery, they have explored the sublimation of architectural form to the grander potential of landscape design, as if the earth’s crust can, on...

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