Although I have always shared very strong feelings for design, there is a part of this world I have not explored that thoroughly in the past. Having lived most of my life in the midst of a city busy life, admiring architecture and interiors, the green of parks and gardens has always played a subtle but important role in my life. It is, in fact, something so fundamental for human life, but that is easily overseen. And so does the work of the landscape architects behind it.
Trees and plants look like that for a reason in fact. Nature, just like design, evolves mirroring its environment, its context. Its curator. We are talking about garden design or landscape architecture. Combining the wilderness of nature with the poetic and the mysterious is the job of the landscape architects. Their work resulting in luxury gardens that border with architecture. Request for landscape architects is in fact on the rise, as they are hired more and more often to make the most of their surroundings, of private gardens and of architecture more in general.
These are the 5 Landscape Architects trending right now
1. Fernando Caruncho
Now a veteran in the landscape architecture field, Fernando Caruncho is the first on this list of Landscape Architects. Both philosopher and gardener, his studio focuses on the connection between landscape, garden, architecture, and man.
2. Hollander Design
Founded by Edmund Hollander, this studio of landscape architects has been involved with garden design and environmental planning for over 20 years. They have been awarded several times since 2003.
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3. Madison Cox
Madison Cox is one of the United States – if not the world’s – most renowned landscape designers. He is responsible for bug projects such as the Majorelle Garden, a luxury garden in Marrakech, the director of the Saint Laurent Museums in Paris and Marrakech. He is also the president of the Pierre Berge – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.
4. Perry Guillot Inc
Defined a ‘passionate observer of nature’, Perry Guillot has designed numerous private gardens throughout his career. He is well-known for his minimal aesthetics and has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Arthur Ross Award for Landscape Architecture.
5. Piet Oudolf
Leading figure of the contemporary ‘new perennial’ movement, this Dutch designer is the last on my list of top landscape architects trending right now. Among his most famous works are Battery Park and High Line, in New York City. His style is distinct and characterized by a bold use of perennials and grasses chosen for both their structure and colour.