Landscape Design

 

M.Arch Architects does not accept landscape design as a process of selecting and placing bushes around a house but is instead an integral design element to every project even if it is a well protected interior.  The famous American architect Louis Kahn is know for saying the simple statement "A room is not a room without natural light."  This implies that all rooms for living should have a relationship with the outside, the street or natural views, the neighboring buildings, and all the elements that may exist outside a window.  Similar to this idea is a famous sketch by architect Norman Foster that is one of the principal reasons for his selection by the board of Royal British Architects to go to architecture school.  The sketch was a simple view outside the window of his modest home into an urban context of the working class British neighborhood, the gate beyond his backyard, and the train in the distance.  

In these two examples (both are drawings) exists the essential ingredient of all architects to face the present truth as best as to what man's role is within the natural world.  The look and feel of the surfaces, hardscaped and landscaped spaces, structure itself, and the approaches to the site on which located should be a good neighbor, secure, and aesthetically pleasing.  

M.Arch Architects recognizes several emerging issues in landscape design, these are; security design, designing healthy communities, active / healthy design for disabilities, transportation, water resource planning and storm water management, waterways, wetlands, historic preservation, and horticulture. 

 

Highline, New York, NY

Highline, New York, NY

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Highline, New York, NY

Highline, New York, NY

 Highline, New York, NY Walkway view

 Highline, New York, NY

Walkway view