When Gabriele D’Annunzio composed his wonderful lyric in that summer afternoon of the early years of 1900, this pinewood must have been an enchanted place. Wild but familiar, full of a natural chaos that could soothe a soul even during rainy days. A place capable of transforming two secret lovers into a beautiful fairytale. More than one hundred years have passed but people can still breathe that same atmosphere here in Versilia. And that is how people feel while walking in this pinewood touched by the Fiumetto river also painted by Carlo Carrà in many of his paintings.
The owner fall in love with this damaged pinewood and the manor house at first sight while visiting Versilia in 2007. The owner’s desire was to recreate an oasis of peace in the heart of worldliness, a natural microcosm at the edge of the world.
Continue reading A private park in Tuscany | Versilia, Italy | Giuseppe Lunardini Landscape Architect
The design concept for Lourinha Eco-productive Park combines public open space with the emerging tendency of urban food production and the ecological balance. The main goals were to restore the river habitat, to promote the practice of agriculture and to provide recreation.
Many allotments for horticulture set the design of the space and offer color and texture in the wide central area of the park. The rye field gives a pale brown color effect in addition to its production
Continue reading Lourinha Eco-productive Park | Rio Tinto, Portugal | Alexandre Parente
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National Arboretum Canberra Masterplan by TCL | Image Credit – John Gollings
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Rhodeside & Harwell’s design has artfully integrated the unique environmental education message of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland into an innovative ‘readable’ landscape design that improves a degraded urban site, incorporates sustainable systems and materials, provides public access and continues the exciting tradition of this Atlantic coast landmark.
Continue reading National Aquarium in Baltimore | Baltimore, USA | Rhodeside & Harwell
Across the developing world, New Towns are being constructed on both undeveloped land and over existing low-rise settlements. Although designed to house hundreds of thousands – and in some cases millions — many “instant cities” remain ghost towns. Planned and built from scratch, New Towns are the latest iteration of a city making tradition that reaches back over a century, to the work of Ebenezer Howard and Le Corbusier. In addition to repeating many of the problems that plagued these 20th century visions of the ideal city, this current iteration of New Town design lacks its predecessor’s cohesive vision for social improvement.
Continue reading Incremental Development | Johanna Hoffman and Karl Kullmann
The Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial House is the ancestral home of the late businessman and entrepreneur who revolutionized the Indian textile market and founded the Reliance group. The site is run by the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation and the landscape design and restoration was lead by Amitabh Teaotia Designs whilst the building restoration was conducted by Abhikram a leading restorative architectural company.
Continue reading Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial House | Chorwad, India | Amitabh Teotia Designs