Our work is known for its very sensual approach to landscape design, with a sculptural quality subtly defining three-dimensional landscape space. To achieve this, Gustafson Porter has adopted an intuitive method of working up the landscape design using clay.
This method has been refined and expanded by the use of 3D computer modelling. Clay models are cast in plaster, and the physical model is scanned to produce a computer-generated 3D model, which informs the development of the detail design of the landscape. This model is then refined – and in the case of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial sophisticated software developed for the automotive industry was used to create the smooth continuous shapes and distinctive texturing of the memorial.
For Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, a 3D model was developed using Rhino software allowing for a high degree of coordination between the landscape and architectural elements tucked beneath the leaf-shaped landscape forms.
In all our projects we look at the latest technology available and, where necessary, introduce it into the field of landscape design. We also look at the most ecologically sustainable construction methods, materials and use of soil and water appropriate to the environments we create.