We regularly place essays by O2 Landscapes staff members or associates in this section of the website. These reflect our respective interests, and cover subjects relating to design and horticulture. They also serve the purpose of explaining some of the influences that contribute to our work.
We have designated a separate section of essays that concern the work of Carlo Scarpa, the great Italian architect, whose work represents an important influence for us. In addition to his mastery with materials and details, Scarpa was remarkable for his ability to sensitively integrate tradition with modern design.
The next essay to be added will concern a range of colourful varieties of Clematis that are well suited to cultivation within Auckland - notably varieties from the 'Viticella' and 'Texensis' groups.
- Adaptation of archaeological form to paving patterns
- Dimitris Pikionis and the Acropolis paths
- Gardens of the Alhambra
- Northern European naturalistic planting design as a prototype for NZ
- Scrub aesthetics
- Wildflowers of Waikumete
Carlo Scarpa Essays
- The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa
- Brion Monumental Tomb
- Entrance to the Venice University Institute of Architecture
- Monument to the Female Resistance Fighter, Venice
- Museo di Castelvecchio
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