Landscape architecture on Arkitecture on Web is the section of our website dedicated to all the new trends and projects which deal with the design of outdoor areas, landmarks and the relationship between man-made structures and nature.
Here we take an in-depth look at how architects, engineers and designers work to shape the landscape according to their vision, and how they contextualize their creations in any given environment.
Here we survey the latest contribution to the discipline of landscape architecture.
About landscape architecture
Strictly speaking, landscape architecture is defined as the branch of architecture which is devoted to the design and shaping of the environment - be it rural or urban - according to its natural, historical and cultural characteristics: public plazas, parks, campuses, wilderness, degraded areas to-be-reclaimed.
As such, landscape architecture is a melting pot of many different disciplines.
Urban and rural design, civil and structural engineering: these are ones which provide the technical know-how for each landscape architecture project. These disciplines address problems like stormwater management, definition of pedestrian areas, structural concerns.
Botany, silviculture, soil sciences: these disciplines play a very important role especially in projects like city parks, gardens and degraded land reclamation. Whenever plants are involved, it’s fundamental to know which better fit the climate and soil type.
Psychology and sociology: having an understanding of how people relate to the existing landscape, and of what their needs and expectations are, is fundamental when planning a landscape.
Our take, however, is that by landscape architecture one should also consider all those cases in which there’s a clear ongoing dialogue between a man made structure and its surroundings.
Alpine chalets which seamlessly blend in the snowy mountains all around; a house which bursts out from the landscape as a white wedge in a mountain’s slope; buildings that use materials that mimic the local environment.
This landscape architecture latu sensu allows us to focus on all those projects - big and small - in which the landscape plays a fundamental role in the architectural vision.
Find out what’s new on landscape architecture:
Aldilonda, the path that becomes the destination. In Bastia, the second largest city in Corsica on the northeast coast of the island, Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes created a promenade on the sea, a path suspended between the sky and the sea at the foot of the citadel
Of the unique series of bridges designed by NEXT, the Lucky Knot for the Chinese megacity Changsha maintains its architectural canons: it engages the social context and offers new perspectives
Space Frames are a series of architectural-scale, modular lights that are intended to become luminous landmarks to attract and welcome visitors
The archMade studio creates five landscape windows along the Alleghelake, in Veneto, talking about culture and nature. A territory described through the rest points made with natural and recyclable materials
The Danish Big studio designs an urban space to integrate the ethnic groups of a neighborhood, using objects from all over the world as furnishings, symbols that reflect the true nature of the local neighborhood.
The project for this small refreshment plaza near the Molinete Archaeological Park in Cartagena, Spain, is characterized by an evocative "esparto sky", which is the protagonist of the exhibition, a material connected with the local fields and navigation
"CIM Square" is the project of the architectural studio amanncanovasmaruri, between the Spanish marine school CIM and the old building for the construction of boats: a project concerning an urban area that involves the use of wood and local stone
The experience of urban public space should be a response to the human need for relationship. "Dialogue" is the urban furniture designed by designers and artists Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik with the intent to bring back the social function of public urban space: to create shared physical experiences
Les Architect Labontè Marcil designed the Clémentine-de-la-Rousselière pavilion in Montreal. The project goes beyond the preconceived idea that a chalet in the park should only meet functional needs, becoming instead a strong element within it.
The non-profit organization Quartier des Spectacles is proposing a series of public art installations and cultural activities anchored in Place des Festivals, in downtown Montreal, to combat the impacts of covid on the territory and revive the city's economy
Within the Miami Design District, the façade of a seven-storey building is redesigned by the five Designers, WORKac, J. Mayer H., Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe, Riley K / R (Keenen / Riley), under the guidance of Riley: the Garage Museum is conceived as follows
An old Portuguese service station with an old, fragile structure has been completely renovated by the architectural studio atelierdacosta and equipped with lightweight corrugated sheet metal cladding on the side façades
The project, known as triple A or Art, Architecture and Archaeology, involves world-famous architects Norman Foster, Massimiliano Fuksas, Alvaro Siza, Domenique Perault, Karim Rashid and Benedetta Tagliabue, and aims to give a strong identity to the environment
Colossal heights, dynamism and urban integration surprisingly manage to coexist in the new Konka complex in Shenzhen. Kang QiaoJia Cheng develops a design model with an iconic impact on the skyline, preserving a human and natural scale inspired by the urban tradition of historic Chinese cities
A square for the city, this is how the new Rotterdam station is designed by the Dutch studio BENTHEM CROUWEL ARCHITECTS. User-friendly, accessible and transparent, a meeting place and an important logistics hub that opens up to the city with an architectural gesture of multiple language
As part of a major renovation project, the City Passage in Bielefeld, which opened in 1977, was converted into a modern and attractive shopping centre. Modern and attractive also for the high-quality coatings used and for the choice of textures that characterize them.
"Infinity Bench" is an installation by Azocar Catron Arquitectos designed for the Alejandro Merino Botanical Garden, near the Enrique Molina Garmendia School in Concepción, southern Chile with the aim of enhancing this space
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