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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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February 15, 2006

Design Perspectives: How to design with nature, not against it

  • As the world's shorelines are rising from global warming, architects and planners are studying what lies underneath the surface of land and water.
    Special to the Journal

    At the University of Washington's Gould Hall last week, Meriwether Wilson pointed to a colorful map as tall as herself and in the shape of West Seattle.

    The shadows of the ridges, ravines and bluffs are sharp and hyper-real — as if people had not been building roads and houses here for more than a century. But the slopes don't stop at the shoreline. They continue in the blue of the underwater landscape, revealing a seamless natural world.

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