We work in complex environments and on a wide range of scales, from region to place. We integrate ecological systems with technology, design and place, involving the different agents in the design and maintenance process.
Ecology and landscape are the engine of change in all our projects, which in a very special way focus on two of the great contemporary crises: climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
It is about favoring the ecosystem services of the landscapes, be they urban, peri-urban or rural. In other words, environmental services are the benefits that people obtain from nature. And specifically the regulation services offered by ecosystems that refer to ecological processes that improve, or in some cases make possible, our life (improvements in air quality, climate regulation, regulation in the water cycle, control of erosion, maintenance of soil fertility, waste recycling and wastewater purification, disease and pest control, pollination and damage reduction from natural events.
In relation to climate change, we work on both mitigation and adaptation. An adequate selection of species favors the capture of CO2 promoting the functioning of the places as carbon sinks. On the other hand, in the field of adaptation to climate change our work also includes research in the national and international framework. In this context, the design of resilience, of adaptive regenerative landscapes is based on the use of measures and structures based on nature. From SUDs in the urban environment, to walls and living walls in fluvial and coastal environments. Today we can say that we have a wide range of resilient design strategies and tools capable of being adapted to the needs of each place and evolving according to the effects of climate change.
In our designs we maximize the ecological variability of the places. For this we use resistant and wild herbaceous, arboreal and shrub species, adapted to the edaphoclimatic conditions of the place and mostly native species to attract local fauna. Thus the dynamic nature of these designs compensates for the progressive density and lack of biological diversity of many contemporary landscapes. We pursue that our urban landscapes become key pieces for the urgent environmental transformation necessary to combat the loss of biodiversity on the planet and contribute to the well-being and health of the whole world.
On the other hand, it is important to also recognize the cultural services of ecosystems since these are non-material values or benefits that are obtained from nature through personal or spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection, the enjoyment of nature, aesthetic pleasures offered by the ecosystems themselves, etc. For this reason, our works incorporate the phenomenological, spiritual, educational, recreational, aesthetic, patrimonial and scientific dimension of the landscape. At the same time, and in a very special way, we not only focus on the design, but also on the maintenance and management of landscapes in such a way as to promote neighborhood ties between communities, as well as biophilia.