Selected articles and essays
Ca' Corniani Terra d'Avanguardia
Domus, n.1025, Arcipelago Italia, June 2018
“LAND’s masterplan starts in 2014 from an investigation on a rural area that was productive, but also in distress and not fully aware of its potential.”
In search of Milan's DNA
Lotus, n. 161, January 2017
“Landscape design teachesarchitects something fundamental: it is a bad idea to stifle growth, vital structures cannot be put into hibernation. In this way investigations in territories and landscapes are liberating from an architectural perspective as well [...]. The ideals are no longer concerned with stability, harmony, balance and necrophilic detachment, but the management of conflict, existential anxiety and revived nomadism". Bruno Zevi
Text by Andreas Kipar
Es geht um das Lebendige
Entnommen aus Architektur + Technik _ Landschaftsarchitektur 5-2017
Andreas Kipar, Gründer und Direktor der interdisziplinär arbeitenden Planungs-gruppe LAND, äussert sich zur Situation der urbanen Landschaft.
Von Uwe Guntern (Interview), Catharina Berni (Projekttexte), LAND (Bilder)
IBA Thüringen - Campus"Neue Landschaftstypologien für die Kulturlandschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts"
Dokumentation IBA Campus, 2017
"Recultivating changing landscapes: a cutural process"
A text focused on Ca' Corniani project by Andrea Balestrini, LAND
Marghera, ideas for the future
Text by Andreas Kipar in "I tre futuri di Venezia. Marghera, Mestre e città storica, pensieri sulle trasformazioni", edited by L. Facchinelli, O. Giovinazzi, V. Martini, Ed. Trasporti & Cultura, Venezia 2017.
"Urban regeneration, reduction of land-take, regional development: these topics are crucial today for politicians and urban developers. Cities cooperate and compete to attract new investiments, inhabitants, users. To achive these goals, they implement strategies to turn former industrial cities into centers for business and services, cultural and recreational hubs or even technological platforms".
Milan's green heart
Mediterra Editrice, Milano 2016
"The original circular city, as represented by town architect Leonardo Da Vinci, is bound by a perimeter of canals and divided into six corresponding areas or "Gates", as in this volume. And here we have several nationally and internationally renowned landscape designers narrating their ideas and describing the implementation of projects which have helped to augment the profile of green in Milan..."
Projects by Andreas Kipar, Studio LAND; Emanuele Bortolotti, Studio AG&P greenscape; Maurizio Carones; Francesca Oggioni; Francesca Neonato, PN Studio, progetto natura
Europe's future depends on our future cities
"European Green Capitals. Experiences of Sustainable Urban Regeneration", Edited by G. Capocchin, M. Botti, G. Furlan, S. Lironi, Lettera Ventidue, Siracusa 2016
"Our society in the past decades faced new challenges for urban development of metropolitan areas. Some cities experienced a constant growth whilst others are shrinking due to the relocation of industrial production or socio-economical dynamics of rural areas. In both cases the worldwide trend of urbanization as well as the need to build new infrastructures and renew the spatial and functional structure of already urbanized areas generates conflicts that may turn into threats for citizens’ life quality, if not adequately addresses by planning policies".
Text by Andreas Kipar
The need for landscape
Abitare, n. 558, October 2016
"Landscape design is an atypical discipline. It has long time scales and often has to mediate between the public and the private, architecture and nature. But it is precisely because of this flexibility that it is becoming crucial in today’s world."
Text by Andreas Kipar
Edited by A. Coppa, G. Marinoni, SMOwnPublishing 2015
Milano, Essen, Colonia, Mosca. Potrebbe sembrare un paradosso: il libro di un ‘paesaggista’ ha come protagonista la città. Ma questo, oltre a riflettere gli specifici interessi, le attitudini e le passioni di un ‘paesaggista composito’ come Andreas Kipar, rispecchia l’attuale articolata nozione di paesaggio. E anche ha a che fare con quella sorta di ‘nouvelle vague’ che la progettazione di paesaggio ha conosciuto in questi ultimi decenni.
La serra incantata
Andrea Ferraretto, "Viaggi naturali", Depackaging Edition, L'Aquila 2015.
"Siamo viandanti e abbiamo bisogno di Viaggi naturali, di sguardi, di emozioni. L'Italia ha da vendere sguardi ed emozioni.L'Italia è un paese di grandi capacità e di grande umanità".
Andreas Kipar, "Viaggio in Italia"