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The role of the designer is to thoroughly analyze the resource. Joanna Rayss in the series "10 questions for landscape architects"

04 of November '22

"10 Questions for Landscape Architects" is a new series of short talks inspired by the "10 Questions for..." series. This time our attention is turned to landscape architects. In today's episode, Joanna Rayss talks about her approach to design.

1 Landscape Architecture is, in one sentence, this...

The art of designing outdoor space, both seminatural, such as parks or rural landscapes, and urbanized urban landscapes, respecting the principles of functionality of natural ecosystems, where the subject and object of design is the plant part of the biocenosis and possible modification of the biotope, taking into account trophic relationships and the flow of energy and elements.

2 The most underestimated aspect of landscape architecture is.

The use of phytosociology as a basic design tool.

3. the most inspiring space for you is....

River valleys and floodplains, alders and riparian forests....

4. the most important book related to landscape architecture....

"Applied Phytosociology" by Piotr Sikorski and Czeslaw Wysocki.

5. most inspiring figure...

Gilles Clément

6... I start the design process with...

A thorough analysis of existing resources.

7. favorite moment during work is...

Walking through a properly completed project....

8. the most important realization in your career is...

I hope it is still in front of me...;) for the moment, however, I think it is the Beaufort Estate....

9. dream project is....

I'm just in the middle of one: it's an urban park that will create itself, in a way, through ecological processes, succession. The role of the designer here is mainly just a good and thorough analysis of the resource, its categorization and valorization, and then to identify methods of its management in accordance with ecosystem-based design: the correct formation of the principles of its exploration, adequate arrangement of elements of small architecture, traffic routes and public spaces so as to minimize conflicts between the ecosystem services provided by the Park and human needs.

10 Favorite plant is....

As I would have to give only one it is, of course, Beech, but also in the close lead are willow, alder, rose, calla, reed and manna mielec.

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