Land, old English, meaning ‘home territory’ or a place where people belonged.
Scape, from the old English scapan, meaning ’create’ or ‘make’. The Indian association to open spaces and landscape has been through mythologies, town planning, and most importantly through socio-cultural relationships. Marrying the outdoor spaces with the Indian ethos, we shape open spaces.
“First life, then spaces, then buildings - the other way around never works." - Jan Gehl
We follow a landscape-led approach - understanding people first, aiming at integrated social, environmental, and economic sustainability. With landscape master planning we start with users – birds, animals, people, and how they inhabit a place. Next, we work on zoning, circulation planning, and designing places for them.
We believe in collaboration. Actively leading public participation and stakeholder associations, we - as a team, have successfully achieved practical, accessible, and acceptable design solutions.
In the planning and designing of new communities, housing projects, and urban renewal, the planners both private and the public need to consider the kind of world that is being created. - Urie Bronfenbrenner
We assist in understanding the impacts of new developments on the environment.
“If you get the landscape right, the characters will step out of it, and they’ll be in the right place.” – Annie Proulx
We conduct an iterative landscape engineering exercise for landscape design and master planning projects. It is all about science—geology, physiography, soils, hydrology, and vegetation. It guides us to determine the appropriate locations for development balancing planning and economic growth and making an informed decision.
“In town, there must be landscapes where we can walk in safety, pick fruit, cycle, work, sleep, swim, listen to the birds, bask in the sun, run through the trees and laze beside cool waters.” – Tom Turner
We believe native flora and fauna evolve in association with one another and therefore are interdependent. While designing an open space for birds, animals with whom we share the planet, we design spaces that attempt to mimic forest behavior.