Living Landscapes

Living Landscapes is a design practice that develops land-scaping interventions to regenerate nature.

Living in the Nederlands, where our design and planning tradition is defined by dominating nature, van Laarhoven uses a ‘go with the flow’ design mentality.
Living Landscapes develops design interventions that generate more self sustaining and biodiverse environments, which are inviting and accessible at the same time. Driven by this mission the practise supports challenges  like multifunctional and climate adaptive landscapes in different ways.


  • Distribution of ‘land-scaping’ mentality
    brainstorm sessions, lectures, seasonal study modules and master classes
  • Conceptual landscape design
    visions for large scale landscape transformation , designs for school gardens, rooftops and neighbourhood parks
  • Sketch sessions
    producing visual content of group discussions, transforming research and information in maps and graphics.


Talent Development Grant

van Laarhoven Living Landscapes received a talent development grand from Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.  During a year to come Mirte will continue her work on a ‘Land-scaping’ design method. 

Grant for Underwater Forest as Hotspot in the Haringvliet

The project proposal Underwater Forest as Hotspot in the Haringvliet received a research grand from Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.  This objects will be placed in the delta landscape and aims to be a boost to marine life. Through (interactive) elements the natural dynamics will be visualised for spectators.

Research Young designers and professional experience

A research commissioned by the board of government advisors, carried out by Architectuur Lokaal, knowledge centre in the building sector. Mirte van Laarhoven was interviewed to share her experience, together with eight other up and coming (landscape)architects. “In four years I was able to give specific directions to my preferred field of work by the combination of work and study.”