Monday, March 31, 2008
It doesn't look like being a classic year for garden offices at Chelsea 2008 (although designs do change quite dramatically). Here though is a rundown of shedworking atmospheres to look out for. First the show gardens. Above is Real Life by Brett Landscaping in association with Geoffrey Whiten, a garden themed around adaptability and sustainability aiming to provide a flexible outdoor space for everyday living which incorporates what they call "a flexible, adaptable building". Below is A Forest Within the Chaos of a City designed by Shao Fan which introduces an original modern Chinese garden including traditional buildings.Below is Summer Solstice by del Buono Gazerwitz, an organic agrarian garden featuring a 'state of the art' green-roofed building with solar panels, reclaimed timber and Cotswold stone.Next is Leeds City Council's The Largest Room in the House by Denise Preston including a replica of the wooden summer house at Talbot House, Poperinghe near Ypres.In the Urban Gardens, look out for The Sky at Night by Barry Mayled, a rooftop garden for an astronomer with a shedlike building incorporating a sliding roof.Finally, in the Courtyard Gardens section, what looks to be one of the loveliest of the lot from the Uchiyama Landscape Construction Company, Princess Moon – East Wind II by Koji Ninomiya. It's inspired by a traditional Japanese fairy story about a bamboo cutter.
Posted by Alex Johnson at 9:01 AM