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Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro with paving by Roberto Burle Marx
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Abstract PavingAdding giant mosaics on pavements and in open spaces was another one of Burle Marx’s favorite landscape moves. The promenade of the famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro (seen here) is, without doubt, his most famous example. The palm trees are set in groups within a giant abstract of wave shapes formed from Portuguese stone mosaics. The undulating design stretches for 2½ miles and is best viewed from the hotel balconies lining the promenade.
“His landscape designs followed the images of his abstract paintings and tapestries; he used landscape materials and plants to render them in three dimensions.” —Frank OrganHas World Cup fever sparked an interest in Brazil for you? There is such a rich and unique design history there, and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s work is a very important part of it. Organ shines a spotlight on his artistic approach in this inspiring tribute. Full story: Artistic Planting Ideas From a Brazilian Superstar

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gunde2 added this to gunde2's Ideas
July 1, 2014
idea for etching. “His landscape designs followed the images of his abstract paintings and tapestries; he used landscape materials and plants to render them in three dimensions.” —Frank Organ
new studio added this to voshtinav's ideas
June 25, 2014
Roberto Burle Marx, one of the first landscape architect superstars, who is widely considered to be the father of modern landscape architecture
mubvasi added this to landscaping
June 23, 2014
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eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Abstract Paving Adding giant mosaics on pavements and in open spaces was another one of Burle Marx’s favorite landscape moves. The promenade of the famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro (seen here) is, without doubt, his most famous example. The palm trees are set in groups within a giant abstract of wave shapes formed from Portuguese stone mosaics. The undulating design stretches for 2½ miles and is best viewed from the hotel balconies lining the promenade.
denisecampbell111 added this to denisecampbell111's ideas
June 22, 2014
We can do this with river rock. Adding giant mosaics on pavements and in open spaces was another one of Burle Marx’s favorite landscape moves.
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June 22, 2014
paver design
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June 22, 2014
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