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The New Pastoralism

Landscape into Architecture

Titman, Mark (ed.)

Architectural Design

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1. Edition December 2017
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Wiley & Sons Ltd
Titman, Mark (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-33701-1
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The New Pastoralism is an exploration of a romantic'green' and technological architecture that heals thetraditional cut between the city dweller and nature. New, gentlyengaging architectures are arising that employ biomimetics,hydroponics, cybernetic feedback systems, micro ecologies andtraditional construction methods with natural materials andvertical landscapes. These are used to create small, subtle, alivespaces that help remind us of our humanity. These softconstructions fulfil a hard-wired human desire to be connected toand delighted by nature. Unlike our ancestors' romantic loveof the dramatic power of landscape, these spaces offer a moregentle and artificially tamed nature of 'pastoral'delight. For centuries, Western culture looked to landscape and thepastoral in particular as a setting for the escapist desires toreconnect with the land and elements. More recently we looked toinner-city underbellies for the same romantic freedoms andwilderness. But these exotic desires are now evolving into moredistilled and gentler experiences. The use of the skies, planting,water, wildlife and the seasons is becoming subtly incorporatedinto building layouts and onto building surfaces to offer a subtlenew interface with our primordial desire to reconnect withnature