ETHOS

 

Refolo Landscape Architects, is an established multidisciplinary chartered landscape architecture studio with experience in a wide range of sectors including residential, townscape regeneration, master planning, public realm, leisure, education and surface water management systems. We design outdoor spaces, including green roofs and roof gardens.

At Refolo we like to consider ourselves as a forward thinking landscape architecture practice. We research before we act. We embrace challenges. We are committed to designing outdoor architecture that is environmentally sustainable, wildlife friendly, aesthetically pleasing, functional and lasting.

According to Vitruvius in his famous book De architectura a structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitatis, utilitatis, venustatis – stability, utility, beauty. For Vitruvius, architecture is an imitation of nature. Nature provides us with the fundamental geometric patterns of the cosmic order which we apply in all architecture whether indoors or outdoors. Vitruvius, wrote about climate in relation to buildings and location for cities. The landscape is the setting. If the setting is well considered, all else will interlock. .