Five keys to today’s landscaping
Nature is one of the most important forms of expression that architecture has. At gHouse we have always given it the leading role it deserves by creating homes that adapt and integrate into their surroundings, respecting their requirements but also making the most of it.
For all these reasons, landscaping is an innate part of our services. It would be impossible for us to conceive a home without taking into account the space that surrounds it, in addition to the fact that we have a team of consultants to design gardens taking into account all the construction details such as irrigation or lighting.
Based on our experience in this field and being one of the most outstanding architecture studios in Mallorca for its sustainable approach, today we would like to give you the five keys to current landscaping.
The importance of landscaping and outdoor space design
Landscaping encompasses the planning, management, design, conservation and rehabilitation of outdoor spaces so that, in addition to becoming an aesthetic resource, they are essential tools for environmental conservation.
Fortunately, this discipline has acquired greater relevance and its importance goes beyond making a garden look beautiful or making a park more aesthetic in the eyes of users: it seeks to create sustainable green spaces.
But what are the keys to today’s landscaping for companies like gHouse?
1.- Conceive housing and outdoor space as a whole:
Although before the design of the house – including its interior design – went on one side and the design of the garden on the other, today it is impossible to conceive a residential project without addressing both dimensions as a whole. Only in this way is it possible to achieve that both planes enhance each other and get the most out of it both from an architectural point of view and from an aesthetic and functional point of view.
2.- Prioritize the use of sustainable materials:
When carrying out a landscaping project it is essential to include sustainable and recycled materials that allow minimizing the effects of other more harmful materials. Gone is the use of materials such as concrete, wood agglomerates or plastic that, in addition to not integrating in such a natural way, were harmful to the environment. It is also important to bet on renewable energies that include everything from solar panels to LED lights or smart irrigation systems.
3.- Carry out a conscious reforestation:
Added to the problem of environmental pollution is that of deforestation that is taking place around the world, thus losing the great capacity that trees have to reduce CO2 levels. Today’s landscaping must use its knowledge to create spaces that contribute to reforestation, always seeking to include native species and those that protect the soil from erosion and increase its fertility.
4.- Include automation and intelligent control:
Just as the use of home automation has made it possible to create more sustainable and energy-efficient homes, it is essential to apply it to landscaping. Today there is the possibility of controlling the elements of the outdoor spaces in an automated way to achieve a more efficient care. The programmed watering, the modification of the angle of inclination of the shading system or the intelligent cleaning of swimming pools are some examples.
5.- Use virtual reality:
Architecture studios in Mallorca like ours have included the use of technological tools such as virtual reality to perfect the design of green spaces from specific software. It is a way of testing solutions and evaluating options without taking the risks that doing so in real life would entail.
If you are looking for a company that has extensive experience in the world of landscaping and outdoor space design, gHouse is the team you are looking for. Feel free to contact us to learn about our approach to creating homes surrounded by nature.