The Landscape Studio is an internationally recognised landscape architecture and design firm based in Nairobi. It was registered in Kenya as Chincol Company Limited in 2013 and has already created solutions for a diverse portfolio of projects around East Africa; planning and design of academic and residential, corporate, institutional and mixed-use, parks, streetscape and urban improvement as well as agricultural schemes. In 2018 it registered as members of the Landscape Architecture Chapter of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK).
The quality of the spaces we live in has a direct effect on our perception of the world and our quality of life. We see a world where the spaces in which we interact with our natural environment are mutually beneficial for the ecosystem and the people that inhabit it. We want to take part in the creation of new paradigms for these spaces, where urban, rural and natural can co-exist in a healthy balance.
Our practice comes with an acute sense of responsibility. We aim to produce fair and sustainable solutions that can stand the intensity of change in our times, whilst providing livable spaces that can age with beauty and dignity. Landscape architecture plays a crucial role in future sustainable development, healthy populous communities and the possibility of conservation of the diversity of flora and fauna within a new common environment; the urban landscape. This approach is especially relevant in places of rapid growth in population and development, such as the African continent.
We provide adequate landscape design solutions that balance the environmental and geographical attributes of the site, the architecture, and the requirements of the project.
Observation of the existing conditions and understanding the context are fundamental to our approach. We take into consideration cultural and historical references, and consider all stakeholders, promoting environmental education and community participation. This open and methodical exercise allows for responsible designs that capitalise both on the individuals that will live in these spaces and the broader landscape.
We strongly believe that there is beauty in simplicity. That lucid, soft gestures can provide elegant and timeless spaces. That these spaces can host nurturing experiences and build lasting memories.
Our portfolio shows a selection of our work. A PDF of the latest version is available for download.
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