March 6, 2013
Project: Garden in Comporta
Architect: Topiaris Arquitectura Paisagista
Location: Herdade da Comporta, Portugal
We don’t showcase as much landscape architecture as we’d like: The modification of landscape is often more subtle than the rigidity of inhabitable buildings, but no less important to how people use, perceive, and encounter space. Take the Garden in Comporta, in southern Portugal. This project returns a disturbed construction site to an idyllic paradise, using native plants to re-seed the landscape at large. A seriers of orthogonal pathways traverse the yard, providing access to visitors while protecting the delicate, sandy soils. A shimmering aqua pool acts as a hinge, with paths spiraling outwards.
Read more about this project in the Architizer database!
Photos: João Morgado Fotografia de Arquitectura