Landscaping: A New Era Magic to Live Life King-Size

Landscaping: A New Era Magic to Live Life King-Size

Modern day living and architecture isn’t just about chaos and high rise buildings! The benefits that this new era brings goes a long way too. For instance, landscaping or landscape architecture that’s gaining prominence amidst the upcoming residential projects, promote greater sustainability through the promotion of what is called “green space”!

 

What is Landscaping?

Majority of residents today aren’t clear about the concept of landscape architecture and neither about the landscape that they would prefer to have around their residential buildings! There are many that might be even unaware about the site planning side of this phenomenon.  Simply put, landscape design involves all the detailed elements of residential projects that include aspects like:

  • Surface paving
  • Retaining walls
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Planting and gardening
  • Fencing
  • Placement of architectural structures
  • Site planning that comprises of pedestrian and vehicular circulation within the premises of the residential complex, the surface drainage and grading, wind and sun orientation, view management and the way the outdoor areas gets used.

 

All these put together in variable measures results in creating security, sustainability, convenience and accessibility.

 

Impact on the quality of life

A well-thought out and planned landscape appeals to individual senses! Architects and lifestyle experts are of the opinion that, anything that has a pleasing effect on the visual senses naturally translates to mental well-being. When residents wake up to a habitat that’s posh, swank, charming and is well blended with all the basic necessities and amenities, it promotes a sense of better well-being within, which contributes to good health and a productive lifestyle.

 

Refined aesthetics and more

It’s true that landscaping is about making the surrounding “green” and adding classy aesthetics to the urban living set up. But that’s just one side of it.  The talented landscape architects today offer an architectural pattern that acquires added dimensions. These genius men and women are promoting sustainability through bio-filtration swales within the urban regions. It is observed that rainwater accumulates pollutants prior to making it to the storm drains, wetlands and local streams. The bio-filtration swales are made of durable plants and grasses that withstand harsh conditions, like extreme heat and rain. It can receive the storm water runoff and then gradually slow down the pace that in turn helps in minimizing flooding and soil erosion.

 

Furthermore, the swales wash off the runoff by filtering out the contaminants naturally.  A well-planned landscape can also promote groundwater recharge and provide sustained shade to secure people and building.

 

Back in the 1800’s when Frederick Law Olmsted introduced the art of landscape architecture, Green Revolution was said to be a century away. However, today with green revolution being welcomed with open arms, landscape architecture is gradually paving the path for high-end living.

 

One of the projects that we can recommend would be StarOm Millenia at BT Road, North Kolkata. Their landscaping is done by a boutique design firm, Design Accord. Few of the projects completed by them include, Quest Mall , Technopolis, Eco Centre to name a few.

About StarOm Millenia

StarOm Millenia is a premium G+12 High Rise project on B.T Road, North Kolkata. The focus is to create a property with well thought out architecture, a unique design aspect and quality spaces which suits various consumer segments.

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