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.
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.
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