Read Kaki’s letter in the Spring 2016 issue of ArchitectureBoston written in response to two articles in the “Well” issue (Winter 2015) HERE (and excerpted below).
"Our firm is fortunate enough to be supporting Brigham and Women's Hospital, under the leadership of its president, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, in achieving these goals of connecting the inside back to the outside — harkening back to a time when the direct connection to Olmsted's Riverway supported the healing processes at the hospital. We're creating landscape spaces in every nook, cranny, and rooftop we can find. All of these landscape insertions strengthen the hospital's connection to nature and its supportive healing capacities but also integrate into the city's forest network. Let us once again think of our urban forest as a critical part of our urban spatial network as well as our city's healthcare network. A beautiful Boston will also be a healthier Boston."
Mark was asked by Architecture Boston to write about Ken Smith's temporary installation at the Gardener Museum this summer. His piece was featured in the fall issue of AB. Below is a snippet of text, to read the whole article, click here.
Since 1053 the Amida Buddha serenely looks out over a segment of the Uji River in Japan. Fifty-two bodhisattvas accompany the Buddha, floating at varying heights around the enclosure of the Byodoin Temple. Ken Smith, the landscape architect who created Fenway Deity, cites this icon of Japanese architecture and its sacred inhabitants as the inspiration for his summer installation on the façade of the Gardner Museum.