Author(s): Melisa Gönen1, Damla Pirli2, Atakan Pirli3, Bahriye Gülgün4, Nilgün Yenil5
  • 1. Ege University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Izmir, Türkiye
  • 2. Ege University, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Department of Radio-Television and Cinema, Izmir, Türkiye
  • 3. Ege University, Agriculture Faculty, Landscape Architecture Dept, Izmir, Turkey;
  • 4. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey
  • 5. Manisa Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Manisa, Türkiye

Abstract: Forests, valleys, rivers, mountains are being destroyed by human activities and conventional nature landscapes are deteriorating. In the context of reinterpreting nature landscapes, aquascaping makes it possible to transport the longed-for nature landscapes between spaces. Aquascaping, which enables the introduction of aquatic plants and their placement in a composition outside their natural habitats, is an artistic activity that rises with the works of artists operating in different countries and develops under the name of the underwater design industry. The concept of aquascaping, evaluated within the scope of the study, aims to show that it is possible to make the underwater ecosystem sustainable in the indoor landscape. Within the scope of the study, the concept of aquascaping will be introduced as a concept that can be included in academic landscape education.