The project came about from the need to add 12,000m2 of land composed of a wood of oak trees in a reasonable state, to existing housing in a 4,000m2 plot, separated until now by a public staircase 4 m wide.
▽ 场地内的道路，road in the plot
It creates a new low-rise access from the road, which would become the main house entrance, eliminating the existing access made on the high land, 24m up.
It is important to treat it as a course of recreational character which crosses a large part of the land, interlinked with pedestrian paths and benefiting from the existing spring, turning water into one of the structural elements of the garden.
The project results from a functional and structural motivation.
▽ 场地的新入口，the new low-rise access
▽ 穿越丛林的休闲步道，recreational character of the path
▽ 入口小节点，entrance of the pathway
The concept defining it are – idea, structure and form. The landscape and architecture are thought of as the same.
Walls, slopes, ramps are planned; pathways are placed in hierarchical order; waters are directed to the new lake.
▽小溪与湖泊，spring and the lake
The regeneration of the landscape is proposed through the constitution of an integrated system of plant beds fitting with the landscape.
Material, species, textures and remarkable colors motivated by some abstract inspiration are combined, in an area where the relationships between the natural and artificial area explored.
To finish, we hope for a place which establishes empathy of communication with the senses.
▽ 总平面图， site plan
▽ 放大平面，detailed plans
Project: landscape design for a house
Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
Design year: 2008/2009
Architecture: Pitagoras Group
Photography: Luis Ferreira Alves
Drawings: Pitagoras Group
English Text: Pitagoras Group
Chinese Text: gooood