Landscape Architecture

In our gardens and parks we seek an atmosphere that makes it possible to experience the age-old yearning for unity with nature. The Golden Age makes reference to that once paradisiacal state in which humans and animals lived in harmony, in which nature was not the ‘evil other’ but rather a harmonious part of the entire universe. This southern seeming atmosphere, in which satyrs and fauns chase nymphs and take a midday nap in the shade of reeds, guides us in our designs and lead to images that are defined by vegetation and seem timeless and serene. Whether in the park or at the side of a street, on squares or in gardens: spatial qualities create locations that invite us to linger for a while. One senses the mischievousness on the back of one’s neck — or is it the faun?