Felixx is a Rotterdam based office for proactive landscape architecture, established to advise on the new environmental challenges.
We believe landscape architecture can be instrumental in dealing with the environmental and societal challenges we are facing. A better world requires a better spatial organisation of our living environment. Therefore Felixx explores landscape architecture as a pragmatic utopian practice. Engineering landscapes as smart spatial systems, while envisioning them as the paradisiacal environments we want to live in. By hitting this promising overlap between pragmatism and idealism, we want to improve the world we are living in and realize happy environments.
Felixx operates within the fields of environmental design and spatial studies, and is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe and Asia. The office is named after the illustrative bearded guy Felixx, who travels around the globe to hunt for opportunities to create a better world.

A NEW ERA

After centuries of conquering nature, making new land and changing ecological conditions, we finally found out that creating new alliances with natural forces is more effective. Moreover we might have thought in the past, that we can determine the life of people and the societal organization. Currently we are operating in an incredible diverse and complex societal context, which cannot be captured by political of sociological models, let alone by the aspirations of architects or planners. This requires a different position and attitude. No power play of rulers who want to remodel the planet, no ego of salesmen promising a new and perfect world. We have a great need of new modest heroes. People that invest in the careful understanding of the existing challenges, rather than inventing personal prophecies.

MODEST HERO

That’s the role we try to take. The office is called after our own modest hero Felixx. Making him the representative of our work, neutralizes every sense of ego in our projects. He’s a man without a mission. We don’t have a predefined agenda. We do not initiate own projects to realize our own prophesies. We are travellers, hunting for the most pressing challenges around the world.

PRAGMATIC UTOPIA

We explore landscape architecture as a pragmatic utopian practice. We see landscapes as spatial frameworks, built up by different systems: water, energy, infrastructure and biodiversity. We inform our designs by trying to optimize these separate themes. To substantiate specific topics, we collaborate with partners from different disciplines.

We see it as our role to engineer smart landscapes by connecting all partial solutions, ambitions and interventions into an integrated spatial system.

Moreover we envision and design these systems as the paradisiacal environments we want to live in. We heavily believe in this promising overlap between pragmatism and idealism, to improve the world we are living in.We apply this methodology on every scale level. For large scale transformation, as well as for the precise design of public space.