who we are

Office of Living Things is a landscape research and design collective that uses the tools of landscape architecture to cultivate a culture of attention to the agencies, propensities, and complexities of living things. Through a methodology that intentionally muddies our own collective practices with the assemblages we find in our projects, we translate, draw, re-tell and re-invent stories at the intersections of nature and culture. Our research, fieldwork, and design emphasize direct engagement with site and community through a practice of radical listening--being outside, flexible, mobile, and open.

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WHERE IS THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE 

Mobile Studio / Synthetic Drawing / Collective Methods / Paying Attention

Fieldwork and exhibit that explores the Dakota Access Pipeline as a social, cultural, and material agent of change

2017 - 2018
North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa

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NORTH BAY REGENERATION PROJECT

World-Building / Collective Methods

A community-driven design for a center for liberatory education on a low-lying formerly industrial site in Hudson, NY
2018 - ongoing
Hudson, NY

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REUSSBÜHL CKW PROJECT

World-Building / Living Systems

A winning competition for the transformation of a former silk weaving mill into a new development anchored by an urban forest.
2021 - ongoing
Lucerne, Switzerland

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BERN OST

Regenerative Landscapes

A competition entry to design the landscape reclaimed by the removal of an existing highway using practices of regenerative agriculture.
2021-2022
Bern, Switzerland

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COLONYA CAIXA POLLENÇA

Climatic Intelligence / Living Systems

Design for the renovation of a former carpet factory in Mallorca, Spain
2019 - ongoing
Pollenca, Majorca

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MONTJUÏC DAMM SOCCER FIELDS

Living Systems / Tree Architecture

Landscape design and grading plan for a community youth soccer club on Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain


2020-2021
Barcelona, SP

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LIVING THINGS NURSERY CATALOGUE

Climatic Intelligence / Living Systems 

The Living Things Nursery Catalogue explores the climatic intelligence of plants and seeks to connect that knowledge to a system of global climate data
2017-2018
Charlottesville, VA   

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PHILADELPHIA CONTAINER GARDEN

Climatic Intelligence / Mobile Studio / Paying Attention

An experimental container garden in a Philadelphia backyard  

2021-ongoing
Philadelphia, PA

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AGRICULTURAL URBANISM RESEARCH

Living Systems / Regenerative Landscapes

Research on the potential of logics grounded in regenerative agriculture to define new patterns of urbanization
2018


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Coming soon...
Reussbühl West, Lucerne Testplannung in collaboration with Salewski Nater Kretz

Energiezentrum Limmattal, Dietikon in collaboration with  Salewski Nater Kretz and Robin Winogrond Studio




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