The next evolution in the architectural meta-state is the human-nature rela- tionship. Architecture and ecology have been in a dance with each other for decades with buildings being thought of as plants (Sullivan), the introduction of internal naturescapes (Ambasz), and the manipulation of form to introduce small landscape interjections without disrupting the status quo of the stacked oor plates of modern of ce buildings (BIG). Commerzbank, by Norman Foster, re- sponded to conditions and code requirements in 1996 as a step toward the Hu- manature.
The architect is the choreographer of planned human to human relationships through the built environment. The landscape architect is the choreographer of planned human to human relationships through nature. Landscape architects are unique because the medium in which they design in not just organic but their mindset is designing in 4D. Humanature is premised around designing human to human relationships through history, to place, with a built nature philosophy in the fourth dimension.
Now is the time to break through the barriers and separation of humans and nature, the mindset of casting organic elements aside and forging the new future of architecture for current and future generations to enjoy.