Seoul has long been built around cars, but now a stretch of 1970s motorway has been turned into a park. Seoullo 7017 Skygarden sow the seeds of change in the South Korean capital?
From the High Line to the Serpentine, the Dutch landscape designer has redrawn the boundaries between architecture and nature, bringing the wild into the heart of the city. Riya Patel went to meet him in his studio in a remote part of the Netherlands
I’m standing on 150 million tonnes of rubbish. Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York City, fills 2,200 acres and, for many years, was the largest tip in the world.
Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.