This book urges both landscape designers and architects to position themselves in technical discourse and to engage landscape design at the software level. Cantrell and Mekies contribute to a debate that is far from sterile or obsolete. Emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence, the increasing use of machine learning, and their impact on practice will be discussed intensively in the next years.
Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys, Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in the Digital Age (New York: Routledge, 2017).
Paola Sturla is a lecturer at the Harvard GSD and was the 2018 Kiley Fellow in the GSD’s Department of Landscape Architecture. Born and raised in Italy, Paola is a registered architetto and paesaggista, and is currently a full-time academic researching artificial intelligence in design practice. Before entering academia, she practiced internationally in the field of infrastructure design. Paola holds a Master in Architecture degree (Politecnico di Milano, 2007), a Master in Landscape Architecture degree (Harvard GSD, 2011), and is a PhD candidate in the Urban Planning, Design, and Policy program at the Politecnico di Milano.
How to Cite This: Sturla, Paola. Review of Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture by Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies, eds. JAE Online. April 24, 2020. http://www.jaeonline.org/articles/review/codify#/.
All images used in this review are from Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies, eds., Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018), 14, 24, 146, 292.