Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I was very excited to see this video this morning (via Studio G), as the monograph about Fernando Caruncho has been my main inspiration for my property since I first came across it. Granted, I'm not in the league of the Spanish aristocracy that Caruncho designs for, but one can dream. In particular I love the trellises made from rebar that you can see in a couple of the projects featured. (Totally adaptable to a non-aristocratic budget). I also really love the garden shown at the end, where agriculture is the key component to a highly designed landscape. Where I live most agricultural fields are planted with alfalfa, not wheat, which doesn't give as strong an auditory component, which I love. It does move in the wind the same way. My site plan is based on combining agricultural elements such as an orchard with courtyards and a meadow for outdoor recreation. New Mexico shares a lot in common with Spain, such as strong light, intensely hot summers, and a centuries old irrigation system for agriculture.