Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022): Co-evolution
Thematical section (Current series)

Diana Balmori e la necessità di integrare la città nella natura

Marta Rabazo Martin
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre

Published 2023-02-23


  • Diana Balmori,
  • active landscapes,
  • limits,
  • twenty-first-century city

How to Cite

Rabazo Martin, M. (2023). Diana Balmori e la necessità di integrare la città nella natura. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 20(2), 176–191. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-13317


The aim of this paper is to analyze the role of nature and man-made landscapes in the work of landscape architect Diana Balmori. With regard to some of her less published projects we can understand how the idea of an intimate continuity between the whole Ambiental system, includ- ing the man being nature, underlays in each of them, following a conductive line from the small to the large scale. This multiscale continuity can foster a coevolution: the model to follow is no longer based on division and local solutions but on the idea of blurring limits and connecting with natural systems creating an intimate whole. That implies also inverting the relationship between nature and city: imitate the functioning of natural engineering systems instead of leaving dif- fused fragments of nature in the city.


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