LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW? 10 EYE-CATCHING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURES

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW? 10 EYE-CATCHING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURES

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a harmonious combination of factors such as spatial organization, aesthetics, environment, culture,...

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW? 10 EYE-CATCHING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURES

Landscape architecture is a harmonious combination of factors such as spatial organization, aesthetics, environment, culture,... It is related to development planning, design, management, conservation, restore the landscape of the area and the construction site of people. In order to build a landscape design with high aesthetic, long-term value, developers should learn and collaborate with reputable landscape architects, avoid making mistakes have in the design and construction process

 

1. Origin of Landscape Architecture:

In the view of ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), the origins of this term began with the development of space outside of medieval houses. Next were garden designs in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, finally the concept of landscape architecture --landscape architecture - by Frederick Law Olmsted in the US in 1863

Landscape design has existed in Vietnam since the feudal period, starting with the garden design of the palace. Current designs in Vietnam are often a combination of old design tips and contemporary design concepts. This combination brings harmonious, beautiful works.

 

 

2. Things to know about Landscape Design

 

Increasing economic value thanks to Landscape Architecture

Infamous architectural designs, the landscape is an inseparable part to create a harmonious, attractive overall composition. The landscape part acts as a "value-added" for building projects, and even customers may prefer to buy apartments that include surrounding landscape utilities, rather than are houses with mere concrete, even though the cost is 3-4 times higher. Developers can refer to some of the following facts about the positive values that landscape designs contribute to the project:

  • A 20% increase in property values beside parks is a reasonable estimate as per a published review of numerous studies. The impact varies with park size, use, and design.
  • 7% higher rental rates for commercial offices with landscapes rated highly for their aesthetic value and shade as per a study of 85 office buildings in Cleveland.
  • Up to 16% raised land values in residential areas from proximity to playgrounds as found in a Berlin study. The same study found a high number of street trees to raise values by 17%.
  • 42% less cost for watershed rain gardens over their life cycle and reduced environmental impact by 62-98% when compared with conventional infrastructure to mitigate CSO overflows.
  • 28% increase in value by having a water body adjacent to the back yard of a house determined by a Dutch study. Conversely, views of multi-story apartment buildings decreased house prices by 7%.

 

Does Landscape Design mean gardening?

This is one of the common misconceptions when it comes to landscape design. On a very small scale, these two concepts can be almost synonymous. However, the scale of the landscape does not stop there.

In fact, the landscape includes many other factors. Landscape architects are not necessarily limited to horticulture, greenery and flower design, but they can also plan a system of lakes, soil, pedestrian bridges, lighting systems, paving, etc. For example, a landscape architect needs to study light and how it affects greenery in a design system, what trees should be placed in areas with light levels, temperatures, and topography. how or how much depth of soil storage design is needed for best root development

 

Viewing Landscape as a 'green garnish'

In fact, there are many landscape designs that use trees only as a decoration on the surface without really taking their core values seriously. Landscape architecture besides promoting aesthetics also brings ecological values and sustainable development. Especially in new urban areas invested in landscape architecture projects will bring a valuable living environment, when people living and working in a green and environmentally friendly space will bring the enjoyment, positivity, thereby improving the creativity and performance of everyone. Improving and raising spiritual values is extremely necessary in this modern and hustle life.

  In order to make these works real and not just contemporary decor, landscape architects and developers also need to focus on life cycle and maintenance issues. Maintenance activities need to be attached much importance so that green projects are sustainable with time and contribute to people's lives within their true values.

 

Some basic aesthetic principles in Landscape Design

Landscape garden design in particular and landscape design in general is a work that requires creativity, innovation, stereotyping according to certain principles is completely wrong. However, there are still some guidelines that should apply

  • Consistency
  • Simplicity
  • Create a natural transition
  • Equilibrium (symmetry and asymmetry)
  • Coordinate Colors and contours
  • Repeatability

 

Water - an indispensable element in Landscape Architecture

In landscape design, the water element always plays an important role in expressing the soul of natural beauty, creating a sense of coolness and proliferation. The sound of flowing water, the reflective surface always attracts attention, which is the highlight of the design. Water also helps to regulate the climate for the whole region, creating moisture, reducing the temperature due to evaporation. The lake in the garden also creates changes in the ground, the aquatic animals such as ornamental fish, tortoise combination with the water plant make the garden more lively and lively. To keep things simple here are a few rules for landscape architects: Planning drainage systems for hard landscape areas independent of swimming pools or water features. Landscape architects can provide a 'green infrastructure' solution. The 'natural' approach to rainwater management can be very effective. These need to be specifically planned and designed.

 

 
 
 

3. 10 Inspirational Landscape Architecture Designs 

 
Beach Club Ho Tram by Korn Architect
Beach Club Ho Tram by Korn Architect
 
 
 
Nouvelle at Natick, by Martha Schwartz Partners.
Nouvelle at Natick, by Martha Schwartz Partners.
 
 
 
Bending Arc Installation, by Janet Echelman.
Bending Arc Installation, by Janet Echelman.
 
 
 
Changi Airport, Singapore
 
 
 
Mega Foodwalk at Megabangna, Landscape Collaboration along with FOS, PIA, WGC, and Aurecon.
Mega Foodwalk at Megabangna, Landscape Collaboration along with FOS, PIA, WGC, and Aurecon.
 
 
 
Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi
Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi   
 
 
 
Columbus Circle in NewYork
 
 
 
Public plaza of the Galaxy SoHo designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and EcoLand Design Group in Beijing
Public plaza of the Galaxy SoHo designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and EcoLand Design Group in Beijing
 
 
 
WanVayla Condominium Huahin Landscape Design by L49.
WanVayla Condominium Huahin Landscape Design by L49.
 
 
 
Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam.