An exhibition in Washington documents the freeing influence of landscape designers Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden on the carefully-manicured gardens of the US in the mid to late 20th century, but it fails on occasion to capture the exuberant spirit of their work, says Nate Schulman
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
The landscape designer was named Icon of the Year in our 2014 awards. Here is a selection of his drawings, including those of the swirling meadow of perennial grasses and plants for Hauser & Wirth's gallery in Somerset, the High Line and the 2011 Serpentine Pavilion
Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art and Charles Correa's Ismaili Centre are intended as places of "civic encounters" with other communities, yet are set in a formal garden miles from Toronto's other cultural institutions. Can Maki's beautiful fortress and its refined grounds lure visitors all the same?
Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.
Wilkinson Eyre’s greenhouses at Singapore’s new botanical gardens echo the city state’s colonial past but hint at a more open future.
The ten-block extension to James Corner’s New York rooftop garden takes in breathtaking views and an ever-changing variety of tropical greenery.
With a hidden garden of wild flowers at its heart, this year’s design is a call for architects to reassess the relationship of building and garden.
A scheme to house a series of artworks in a botanic centre in Mexico has grown into an ambitious masterplan that aims to make a similar display of the garden’s “most important collection”.
Stephen Holl’s recent projects range from vast “cities within cities” in Shenzen and Chengdu to smaller works in natural settings – a surf centre on Biarritz’s Atlantic coast and an art museum in Nanjing. Here he talks about the challenges of operating at both ends of the scale.