Landscape for Building Complex in Latgale
The building complex is located by the lake, surrounded by mixed regions of coniferous and deciduous forests. Concept of landscape is based on a specific climate of region and results of geoecological condition analysis. As well as the history of location, traditions, ethnography and mythological factors – specific features that constitute an identity if this area. Climate and geoecological conditions define life`s quality in this area. We can`t impact a climate in essential way, but we can adjust to it`s specific conditions. The history of this site is recorded in it`s memory and this fact enriches the area.
After exploring a history of the region, we found useful visual elements in a region`s folk costume named – woolen shawl. It expresses an identity, which is associated with a specific geographic area and period of time in history. The woolen shawl serves as a synthesis of ethnographic and a landscape. Bright blue color embodies a reflection of lake, while a bronze color ornaments illustrates systematic and physically tangible structure.
A new greenery are chosen as an improvement of current greenery. We used wild and vulnerary plants to create a maximum natural and untouched environment. There are large-scale groups of mono greenery, which creates unified whole of landscape and set as a background for the architecture.