My design process begins by calmly observing the space. I simply let it breathe; that way, with total simplicity, the essence of the place appears in my mind... The so-called "genius loci", which fluctuates with the volumes of the space, emerges encrypted in diverse forms of beauty, which are shaped with simplicity through balanced geometry.
In unison, I have in mind all the sociological, urban and also soil and climate criteria that will be required, and in this way the functionalities of the garden find their own place, by means of a "movement" scheme, or grid of circulations, walks and rooms, aimed at ensuring that the landscape created is practical and also responds to the requirements for which it has been conceived. The whole set responds to my particular style… to how I understand landscaping, and although I know the techniques used throughout history in various areas of the world, I use my own rules, without being especially conditioned.
After all that, the technical development, or engineering, comes in; that’s where the rest of criteria are considered, such as architectural needs, civil works, sanitation, lighting, hydraulic elements, vegetation, irrigation, furniture, styling, etc. And all this is reflected in a project, which might incorporate computer graphics, 3D modulations, animations, videos, and models.
In addition, in my scenic gardens, there are also new elements to be discovered, like enigmas to be revealed…
These gardens are conceived as a lock that needs three keys to be opened, so to discover their full potential: one is the garden itself; another is the literary story and the third one is some artistic element such as sculptures or paintings that we put in place… to be eventually found.
When clients read the story they, as well as their families, enter it as the protagonists, and that story reveals to them which elements are those that emerge from the garden, and which are encrypted in the design structure, or in sculptures and paintings that accompany the work. The garden then becomes an element that interacts with the stroller who, by being in it, relives the adventures he has read in the story, forever remaining engraved in their hearts as wonderful experiences.
And, if the house were eventually sold later, they may always take the book and the art pieces; -and those secrets would be preserved forever.