Importance of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

When an architect or a town planner plans, he is in actuality, intervening with ‘living system’. The intervention can be disastrous if insufficient thought is given to the effects of development, especially its long-term consequences on the environment. The blend between man and nature will not be harmonius, but there will be imbalance or contradiction instead. In the long-run the total environment is bound to deteriorate. This is what ecology is all about- the inter-relationship between living and non-living things and their habitat.

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Architectural & Cultural Transformations after the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution had a great impact on the field of Architecture. Technological innovations brought about a great deal of change in the work of an Architect. This was the period of “expansion of creativity” and brought about various Architectural Transformations.

The three major divisions of the Architectural Transformations are as follows:

  1. Cultural Transfromations
  2. Technical Transformations
  3. Territorial Transformations

Cultural Transformations

The architecture of Neo-classicism seems to have emerged out of two different but related developments which radically transformed the relationship between man and nature.

Neoclassical style - Monticello House
Neoclassical style - Monticello House

There was a sudden change and increase in man’s capacity to have control over nature, which by 17th century had begun to advance beyond the technical frontiers of Renaissance. There was change in the nature of human consciousness, in response to major changes taking place in the society. It gave birth to the cultural transformation taking place in the society.

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