Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This is NOT our book and we want nothing to do with it! A publisher in China stole our identities as well as our publisher's identity and published a "sequel"! We aren't above doing a sequel, but this is not how we could have imagined it would happen in our wildest dreams or nightmares. At 320 pages, full color, the strategy appears to be quantity over quality. I really wish the original author would have taken credit. Its hard to understand the value of such an effort when we're in such a small niche.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lecture in Israel

israeli design center
Liat Margolis

December 11, 2008


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

3/24 UTSOA Lecture

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
Liat Margolis and Alexander Robinson

Monday, March 24, 2008
Goldsmith 3.120

Link (for now)

Friday, February 29, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Science News Online Review

From Science News Online:

"The growing demand for ecoconscious technology calls for new concepts and materials drawn from the work of designers, engineers, microbiologists, and ecologists. One such project proposes a fiber-optic marsh along a polluted coastline in Providence, R.I. The fiber-optic rods would both monitor contamination levels (shifting in color as water chemistry changes) and provide a substrate for organisms that lived on native eelgrass before it was devastated, all the while providing an glowing spectacle. The marsh is one of the 36 novel, built and unbuilt projects described in this book by landscape architects Margolis and Robinson. The projects demonstrate state-of-the-art technologies designed to adapt to the natural processes of water flow, growth, and erosion, among others. Rather than a frozen backdrop, the editors imagine landscape as a motion picture film or as an evolving organism that influences man-made structures day to night, season to season. More than an enticing coffee-table piece, Living Systems demonstrates the successful synthesis of art and science."

We are encouraged to see our book recognized by a science publication.

Friday, February 22, 2008

1st Edition SOLD OUT! / Textbook

In case you were wondering where to get a copy of our book -- it appears that Amazon is no longer selling it -- rest assured that the 2nd edition printing is on its way to the USA and it will be available through Amazon again. Europe has it already (supposedly), but it takes a while for it to travel across and distribute.

On that note we've received some positive reviews of the book on Amazon UK and Amazon Germany (auf Deutsch). Thanks for all the interest and comments!

Furthermore the book is now performing as a textbook in more than a few landscape architecture schools, including USC, CalPoly Pomona, and the Harvard GSD. We would love to know of any other schools where it is being used. Please contact us.

We have speaking engagements coming up this Spring. Dates/locations forthcoming.

In March we will proceed with some more regular posts and excerpts from the book, etc.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Review in November Issue of DWELL

"This finely printed volume ... reads like a well-done thesis..."

Thanks Dwell.