designboomin 2008, a huge earthquake in china’s sichuan province was the country’s deadliest in more than 30 years. designed by cai yongjie, the ‘wenchuan earthquake memorial museum’ pictured above takes the form of a ruptured landscape, where large subterranean buildings are topped with green roofs that ensure that the complex adopts an unobtrusive presence.
BY KATHARINE LOGAN From the July 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. Before Seattle grew up on its shores, Elliott Bay was a bluff-backed beach, with intertidal marshes and mudflats providing a complex and varied habitat for birds, fish, and marine invertebrates. Its sloping beaches offered salmon a safe passage through shallow waters, with plenty to….