Denise Malateaux is a Brazilian architect living in Australia. Denise has been working with interior design and landscaping for workplaces and residential properties for 9 years in Brazil. She has been studying and working in Australia for the last 12 months. We asked her some questions.
What are your thoughts on landscape design?
Throughout these years, landscaping has been shown to be a very important item, which is increasingly being considered in architectural projects.
I consider landscaping an art of transformation in relation to the aesthetics of the landscape that aims to harmonize the interaction of the human being with the environment through this interaction with nature.
What do you think about the future of landscape design?
I believe that people today care more about quality of life and are willing to invest more in their own well-being. This contact with nature gives us joy, calms the environment and literally brings life to the spaces.
Landscaping is present in all places inhabited by man, and it has even been concluded that the insertion of green spaces in large companies, for example, contributes to the growth of production, and in factories softens the stress of the workers.
What are your favorite projects that you have worked on?
My favorite project is the Harmonia 57, a Brazilian contemporary residence designed by the Triptyque architecture office where landscaping appears throughout the house, mostly forming green walls. The house is of sustainable slope and has a special irrigation system.
I like this project because, despite being designed, landscaping has a random and unconventional aesthetic. Even being in the big city and made of concrete, the green brings the feeling of warmth and joy to the surroundings.