Landscape and Urban Design
Our approach to landscape and urban design centres around the principle of connection; connecting people to nature and connecting people to each other. Following well-established principles of place-making, we believe that a strong community is beneficial for both the city and the individual. Interaction, and more specifically interaction through sharing help create close communities. Our urban design projects are designed to allow a sustainable framework to support community interaction.
We believe that a strong connection to nature encourages more sustainable land use. Even in dense urban settings, it is possible to minimise environmental impact using landscape design. Sustainable urban drainage, on-site energy production, grey water harvesting and green roof design are some of the successful strategies we can use to achieve this.
Our practice research agrees with the mounting evidence to show a link between direct exposure to natural environments and to health. Our urban design projects encourage a connection to natural systems and support activities that require occupiers to spend more time moving around outside.