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 Landscape Institute has always played a role in promoting the landscape architecture profession to the public through various initiatives and media including the I want to be a landscape architect video over 5 years ago. Now, the Landscape Institute has just launched another initiative profiling rising stars on its Be A Landscape Architect careers website.
Be A Landscape Architect is the Landscape Institute’s new look careers website. It acts as an information resource for school leavers, undergraduates, post-graduates and career changers thinking about becoming landscape architects. As well as providing details of how to study in the UK and abroad it includes inspirational content about working in the profession.
Bethany Williams and Stuart Towner, have been selected as the first ‘Landscape Showcase’ profiles to appear on the careers website. The pair won Gold and Best in Show at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show for their ‘Green Seam’ show garden.
Head over to Be A Landscape Architect for more information about this great initiative.
The terrace is situated on the top floor of an historic building (about XVII sec.). About 140 square meters and has a breath taking view of the Mediterranean sea. The terrace started out as a flat surface and is now promontory with a beautiful panorama.
Continue reading Mediterranean terrace garden in Alassio, Italy by Studio S.O.A.P.
Saffron Square, a large brownfield regeneration project in the centre of Croydon, was identified in Croydon’s Vision 2020 as the key northern gateway site to the town centre. Having lain fallow for almost 15 years, it was earmarked as a location for high quality, high density residential accommodation with new pedestrian routes and a public open space that facilitates ease of use, safety and provides shelter for all users.
Continue reading Saffron Square | London, UK | HTA Design
The project WaterPlus responds to the need for an immediate climate change adaptation strategy in the municipality of Solrød located 30 km southeast of Copenhagen. This project transforms an inaccessible and unused plot into a park, activity center, educational laboratory, and water management facility. The project gets its richness from the intersection of these programs.
Continue reading WaterPlus | Solrød, Denmark | Active City Transformation
A new open space has been designed between the river Neisse and the inner city which uses landscape and urban elements. A spaciously laid out „window“ had been opened to the river, a new path network, the „Tuchbahnen“ (spreads of fabric), is connecting the site with the adjacent quarters.
Continue reading Rehwaldt LA forms a space with distinctive local identity
Works to enhance the public realm along the new Arun East Bank flood defence scheme in Littlehampton, West Sussex, are now complete and open to the public.
Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, was appointed as landscape architect to transform 2.5km of waterfront alongside the River Arun as part of a joint project with the Environment Agency (EA) and Arun District Council.
Continue reading Littlehampton’s flood risk management scheme | LDA Design