HAIL TO THE LAND- BURLE MARX FOR BRAZIL

Foto 1  rest in peace beautiful mind, roberto burle marx influenced his native land in the most durable yet alive ways. almost a decade after his death his works continue to inspire and spark relevance in nowadays debates on urban planning, sustainability and contextualised aesthetics. the brazilian landscape artist re-introduced something that might seem just too obvious- the use of locally growing plants. by doing this he was keeping his abstract, cubism inspired garden designs up for a continuous celebration of brazils fauna. research driven he specifically errected a place for intentional cultivation of brazils native vegetation, giving ground to 3.500 different species of plants.

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burle marx has been working on various projects, yet creating for the public sector, of all commissions, has been described as being his favourite –  since it ‘ could be enjoyed by all social strata ‘, as his collaborateur Haruyoshi Ono recalled him saying in an interview with the new york times.

copacabana’s mosaik strip for example gives room for joy, as well as the daily Foto 4 mindexpanding shapes in the city reminding ones eye of possible urban perspective without compromising on functionality

roberto’s regard has been finding numerous ways of colourful translation, since landscape design gives room for a combination of disciplines. thats why it is not surprising that he is reffered to being a painter, as well as an architect and a botanist at the same time. what counts is the use of the elements.

his specific style had entered brazil in the early 50’s, shaping the given playfully and celebrating whats there – for a public to embrace

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TITA GIESE

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tita giese is a german artist with a focus on landscape gardening

apart from taking private commisions she is offering her expertise to cities

concluding in vegetational solutions for unused urban areas within the public sphere

see her work

on her webpage graphics for possible plannings show that some projects remain applications only

since public spaces governed by city townhalls pass ideas off to the impossible.

luckily some have been realised.

bureaucratical effort functions as the main stepping stone when it comes to official realisations within given urbanity

HIAS wonders about the necessity for magnolia, ferngorges and ivy having to ask for permission to be planted.