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 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.
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The Don River House Garden represents a new form of luxury: a sustainable, holistic and bio-diverse environment that fosters long-term wellness. The landscape architect restored the site’s ecology by remediating the riverbank and replacing a residential lot with a series of connected outdoor rooms planted with diverse indigenous species. The Don River House fully integrates the architecture with the landscape and re-envisions a typical residential lot to engage the clients profoundly with their setting.
Continue reading Don River House | Toronto Canada | Scott Torrance Landscape Architects
The Inner Peace Garden was a conceptual garden space and was designed for the Gardening World Cup Competition staged in Japan. The garden was designed to be of a real size, 10m x 12m and be able to function as a usable space whilst conveying the idea of searching for inner peace.
The space was used to convey the idea of travelling in ones mind to a place of peace and tranquility which allows thought and inspiration to come uninterrupted by the pressure and noise of everyday life.
Continue reading Paul Hervey-Brookes Associates creates Inner Peace Garden
“Baan San Ngam”, a low rise beach front condominium is situated in the Prachuabkirikhan province of Thailand. Located away from the typical tourist area, the site is surrounded by mangroves and grove wood forest with the backdrop of mountainous terrain in the distant.
The varying ecological elements within the area from the sea, dunes, swamp, swale, mound and forest scape provides the site with an interesting topography and ground texture for the designer to experiment with. The concept of “Nature vs. Art” is explored in studying the translation of different shapes, colour and textures when different ecological elements merge into each other such as how water reacts when it flows and penetrate through sand.
Continue reading Baan San Ngam | Hua Hin, Thailand | Shma
The design will transform the former Royal Mail site into a contemporary publically accessible garden square with shops, cafes, outdoor terraces and a central garden which will be enjoyed by both residents and the general public. The design includes lawn areas for relaxing, trees and native planting that will reflect the seasons, raised beds with flowering trees, water features, and public seating.
Continue reading Rathbone Square, a new public garden designed by Gustafson Porter