The Position of Concept in Landscape Design Process

By Mohsen Faizi and Mehdi Khakzand.

Published by The Design Collection

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In the process of landscape design, there are always ideas and designs in the mind that directly or indirectly influence the designer. It goes without saying that not all of these are suitable for all the spaces to be designed and the designer is supposed to define these ideas and intelligently apply them to the right places. These basic designs may have been originated from the sight of a beautiful garden, a painting, a piece of music heard or even a dream one has had. The ideas and designs of landscape design are to be obtained from information extracted from the local geographic, agricultural, topographic, environmental and anthropological studies in relation to the designer’s mental and philosophical approach toward nature, landscape, aesthetics and composition together with the hidden feeling in the potential responses. The thoughts should be realized; i.e. change from theory to practice and this is the stage at which some designers even think of giving up because, sometimes, this transformation is not easily possible to the expected extent or needs unsparable time to take place. However, what is quite clearly dealt with in this article is the position of idealization toward reaching a suitable landscape design; a sort of idealization that can not only facilitate reaching the ideal design, but can also shoten the time needed for the process.

Keywords: Landscape Architecture, Idealization, Environmental Symbols, Concepts of Landscape

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.27-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.222MB).

Dr. Mohsen Faizi

Academic Member, Assistant Professor, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr Mohsen Faizi is assistant professor at the school of Architecture and Urban studies, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran. He received his PhD in landscape architecture from the University of Sheffield, England and has been involved in wide variety of projects and research. Mohsen is an individual member of International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Dr. Mehdi Khakzand

Academic Member, Candidate for Ph.D. in Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mehdi Khakzand is a Ph.D. candidate at the school of Architecture and Urban studies, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran. His research is focused in area of Landscape Architecture and Design.

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