Top Ideas for Landscape architecture
As mentioned in the last article Glass in Residential building. We are writing about the beautiful Eco-friendly building concept “Landscape in Residential architecture."
As we are talking about landscape architecture, We can know about how it has become a useful form of design where aesthetics and functionality both work simultaneously on the grounds of preserving ecology as well as bringing out the beauty of nature within the space.
While constructing a house proper landscape planning and architecture with the sustainability concept and approach helps to make a conducive and responsive environment. This article is predicated on the theoretical framework of the connection between landscape design in planning and development in urban design. Every decade there have been profound challenges as the architects, we have to address the approach towards sustainability while designing landscape architecture.
Landscape relates mainly to land-forms, vegetation, water, and climate. It is an art of arranging elements to create a healthy breathing atmosphere, vibrant community, and good outdoor space.
As we are talking about landscape in residential building, Here I like to recall our old article balcony designs which tells you how landscaping could be incorporated within indoor spaces to visualize the feel of an external garden. It can create a healthy environment with elements like lawns, gardens, flowers, beds, etc.
Structures such as a seating wall can define a perimeter, or a hedge may serve as a living wall. Pathways bordered by planting or trees create the feeling corridors. An arbor, pergola, or overhanging tree branch may suggest a ceiling.
Landscaping improves the quality of life. It cools down the temperature, provides physical and psychological benefits.
One of the famous architect Hawthorn said: “Indoor and outdoor spaces should be integrated and flow one into the other”.
Outdoor living space balances with the related elements in the landscape, also enhance the natural beauty.
Landscape lowers air conditioning use. People are drawn to and gathered in the open spaces of a garden. Seating can be arranged along with the shades of thick vertical line landscape also sheltered from the direct sunlight. Seating areas with it gives a good and pleasant view.
It cleans the dust, smoke particles, carbon dioxide and increases oxygen. A well-designed walkway attracts the eye with a sense of movement, drawing visitors with a beckoning further. While designing, we should be able to analyze the dimensional depth of any designs and achieve various ways in implementing those to create the functionality within the space. The pathway can be sheltered using pergola or create an eclectic path by using a mixture of paving materials.
Architectural pool, an attractive part of the landscape element creates a very stylish look throughout the house. This design tends to be viewed as more formal and includes long straight lines and sharp angles. They create a balance between your home and outdoor living space while providing function and a focal point for the yard.
Free form pools tend to create a more relaxed atmosphere through the use of curves and smooth flowing lines. It is a more non-traditional look that you would associate with a natural pond.
We are living in an era where we are facing lots of health issues due to air, water, soil pollution which is attracting many problems due to the deputation of forests and increasing industrial activity. As architects, we recommend evolving designs and bringing out nature within those designs to minimize the hazardous for the near future. That could be followed in various ways such as :
Water features, the sounds of a waterfall will calm down the mind and harmony will be created within oneself. The pump will save the water by recycling.
Walking along the landscape will increase longevity.
Retaining walls will prevent soil sliding when it rains. Thus, it is an integral part of the landscape.
As a architects, we should have distinctive skills and training in designing with living systems and materials that are innovative and thoughtful towards the ecology of an area. These are a few easy steps to balance nature and designs without losing its beauty and retaining the true form of modern architecture through landscaping designing. Using Eco-friendly materials in order to create landscape designs, thoughts have been proven quite challenging and we as the best architects have achieved those difficult designs.
As we are talking about materials, In the next article we can talk about 1 of the main material that is used in construction i.e., Metals used in Residential s building. For this stay tuned. Keep visiting the Design thoughts architects page for more updates.
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