Repeating at different scales to perform different roles . . . mountain to pebble, landscape is an aggregate and not a singular thing, diffuse, boundaryless and therefore ontologically elusive. Landscape, like scale, is defined by its context and not itself.
Engineering the Accidental
A weirdly natural landscape has come to be in the LA river. This artificial flood management canal has become a haven for birds and home to a variety of vegetation. Imitating this quality of the existing site, we’re creating an environment that is meant to propagate or beget other environments. The LA river was engineered to be a canal, a constructed landscape, but this form accidentally created an ecology of its own, with collected sediment and trash, now populated by wildlife and birds.