Landscaping is an indispensable discipline in architecture developed by this group of architects from Marbella. The proportion of the built area with landscaped areas is low in favor of open spaces. Therefore, the treatment of these spaces largely will set the quality of the project, its integration into the environment and the attachment to the place.
The Altamira urbanization in Marbella, Malaga is composed of two blocks of 56 homes. This project is part of a long list of successful works on the Andalusian coast. The blocks have 3 levels plus the ground floor and lie on a large base built with small retaining stone walls. These walls appear repeatedly as the plot has slopes that must be saved. The search of horizontality makes this resource repeatable while architects skillfully have made this technical resource in a design, since these elements mark the main aesthetic lines.
These landscape architects have played in this project with a high number of plant species, using a wide variety of heights, densities and volumes. Absolute knowledge over the vegetation allows them to know about dropping leaf periods of deciduous trees and optimal situation for evergreens. These first ones throw shades in summer thanks to the density of their crowns and allow the passage of light in winter while losing their leaves. Every detail counts in urban development projects.