Alternate Architectural Subjects: An Apple Tree That Lived on Long Island

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    Exploring how the human became a troublesome concept, Sylvia Lavin, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, takes us to Long Island, where a house was rearranged by an unlikely inhabitant – an apple tree. While trees have typically served to reflect and reinforce idealised definitions of the human, the architecture made for this tree shortly after the Second World War suggests instead how interspecies relations were already pointing towards architecture beyond humanity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)70-75
    Number of pages6
    JournalArchitectural Design
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Architecture
    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


    • Ada Louise Huxtable
    • Amagansett
    • Bernard Rudofsky
    • China
    • Costantino Nivola
    • German U-boat number 202
    • Henry David Thoreau
    • Karl Friedrich Schinkel
    • Le Corbusier
    • Long Island
    • Malus pumila
    • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    • New York
    • New York Times
    • Nivola House-Garden
    • Operation Pastorius
    • Sardinian nuraghe
    • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • ‘Are Clothes Modern?’


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