Landscape had indeed had a harvesting green year in 2015 with trends that have both evolved and practiced to perfection. The science of landscape itself is a perennially growing and ever-changing aesthetic and utilitarian appeal is now adapting to the modern day lifestyle with its pro’s and con’s.
The iconic trends of landscape in 2015 were focused on the Vitruvian principles of Firmitas, Utilitas and Venustas. The essence of utility meaning utilitas, beauty and aesthetics meaning venustas and robustness meaning firmitas were explored and nailed down in the upcoming landscape trends of 2015.
A larger acceptance towards landscape, the green civilization was seen with the smallest of the small places were coloured in shades and tints of nature. The transition between indoor and outdoor space fazed out and were welcomed by natural elements of water and greenery. Spaces transformed into green lungs that hosted living, dining or other socializing spaces that fit into the contemporary life of today’s busy man. Utilitarian spaces also camouflaged herb/edible or the newest foodscaping into beautifully interwoven layers of green, colour, birds and bees. The global trend of DIY activities also impacted landscape and easy box/bottle plantations, hardscape features also became a part of gardens and landscaped spaces.
All in-all, these emerging green trends were made viable and effective by the maintenance and eco-friendly responsibility that grips our world which is running out of nature and its resources. A drop back is added to the ocean with greener spaces though small and functional but big on usage, beauty and responsive in giving back to our environment.