amplifying the emotional impact of a coastal ranch


RAFT created a landscape framework plan for this 1200-acre coastal farm and cattle ranch in the Maremma region of Italy. Within this river valley, a vast delta landscape was transformed into a managed agricultural landscape. On the property, the ancient water infrastructure patterns interact with shifting coastal influences of salt and sand. Marshlands increasingly dominate over pine plantations as the land approaches the Mediterranean Sea. 

Our plan compliments the effort underway to transition the agricultural operation to organic, higher-value production with the codification of powerful landscape experiences around which new ecotourism, agritourism, and conference center functions will be organized. Simple adjustments to the building/landscape interface help amplify the emotional impact of this striking productive landscape.