Landscape: – A way of life

Landscape Architecture
Deforestation, Industrial growth and affluents from chemical Industries has resulted in a major degradation of land and water resources both on surface and under the surface.
Mankind in his march towards progress with the help of technology has had a very no case attitude towards nature. In creating a concrete jungle mankind has pulrarized the natural jungle without the realization that nature is exhaustible.
As realisation set in, the need for restoration has suddenly downed on mankind. To make up for the follies and to restore nature and natural elements. Landscape architecture plays a pivotal place in environmental restoration.
Conjugation in the cities has led to urbanization. Land pilferage led to many a defacing of Greenland’s, also uncontrolled urbanization disturbed landscape and creates environmental and spatial disturbances.
This paper with eco-friendly news wants to highlight the need for landscape architecture. Scripts, comments and advise on the same by expert landscape architects with successful assignments and a thorough knowledge of landscape architecture will speak through the paper.

Accommodation Times begin profiling Landscape Architect and its creators with this write from Shilpa Chandawarkar of Shilpa & Gaurish Chandawarkar (S&GC). An accomplished duo with many beautiful landscape Architecture in and round Mumbai-Pune, Nasik and Dhulia, under their hats. This duo is the most sought after Architects in the Market.
Here Shilpa Chandawarkar highlights Landscape in her poetic words :
Through many a blossom and many a season the meaning of the word LANDSCAPE has been defined and yet redefined. History has witnessed its conversion from a luxury element for the royalty and the upper class of the 16th century Renaissance to an absolute necessity for the common man of the 20th century.
The association of LANDSCAPE ranges from the aristocratic gardens of the Palace of Versailles, the playful designs of Villa d’Este, Italy. The romantic gardens of 18th century England, the geometric garden designs of the Mughals, the vavs and kunds of ancient India. The tea gardens of the oriental world. …… right upto the Central Park, New York of contemporary times.
As the world leaps towards technological and industrial progress on the brighter side, the darker side also grows in pollution, forest cover depletion, global warming ………… the understanding has seeped in that only a protected environment and a valued ecological balance can reap the fruits of man’s intellectual success. In the past few decades, LANDSCAPE DESIGN has graduated from being a ‘decorative art’ to an ‘environmental science’.
While it still addresses the design of a private backyard, LANDSCAPE now engulfs in its scope far larger issues such as the open space structure of cities, highway landscaping, waterfront developments, watershed management, national parks and sanctuaries. Spanning across 6 centuries, landscape design has grown in its cope, potential and user groups. It is no more restricted to being a garden in a private villa/palace for the enjoyment of the owners. It is now a feature of public gardens amusements parks, waterfronts, regional parks – all spaces dedicated to public use and enjoyment.
As the subject grows in recognition and value, so does the responsibility shouldered by the landscape architect – the person who has to achieve a balance between the aesthetic appeal of outdoor space design and the environmental and ecological considerations of a site. There is no better design principle to landscape architecture than RESPECTING THE SITE – that in itself would yield the most positive results, aesthetically as well as ecologically.





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