MNy Arkitekter, Åkerudden, Tenhola 2015. © Mathias Nyström

Latest issue 6 / 2016 - landscape, park

The interest in green architecture is growing strongly. Behind the popularity of green walls and urban gardening lies a genuine desire to reconnect with nature. The urbanite, living in an artificial reality, longs for nature. "Pastoral or green architecture has the potential to reconnect us not only with nature but also with our estranged selves." This is how Ville Lukkarinen, professor of art history, describes the return of nature in architecture. He links the new popularity of greenery with the long tradition of European culture, where idealised nature has been the source of a happy life since the times of the poet Virgil. Landscape design is the organisation of nature as part of our environment. Marc Treib, professor emeritus at the University of...

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