Marco Antonini, Roberto Capecci and Raffaella Sini co-founded Land-I in 2000. Com-peting in International Garden Festivals has given the firm the opportunity to test out some of their more conceptual ideas about contemporary space. In looking at ques-tions of landscape architecture and land art, Land-I seeks to blur the line between the two. Their latest works have reached even more towards this shared space and from their convergence a new spatial expression is born eliminating the dichotomy – nature-artifice.
The name LAND-I has a double and reflective meaning.It contains simultaneously the self-expression of the land (scape) and the act of observing it (the “I). Their philosophy is to follow the approach of the Land-artist, who first explores the potential of the land to function as a medium of expression.Their designs acknowledge that a site is never new; that it always hides traces of a previous state and ideas waiting to be discovered which create opportunities for a new start. In this way, the past and present meld and interact, traces and inspiration can be relocated from one continent to another, but it is still the “genius loci” that suggests the answers.www.archicolture.com Back to all designers