Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Landscape Design

Glass pool fencing requires regular cleaning (Image: Patrick Regnault)
Landscape Design

Site assessment

By Patrick Regnault

Each work site has its particularities. Site assessment is a tool we use to design, build, and maintain gardens. By sharpening our observation and our client’s interpretation we can gain a deeper appreciation of the site possibilities and greatly improve our work through efficient scheduling.Continue reading

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Shadows and sun dapples can both be used to enhance the pleasure of a garden (Image: Patrick Regnault)
Landscape Design

Shade and shadows

By Patrick Regnault

Shade and shadows are influential in the garden. The first one can be a blessing, cooling and restful, or challenging – what to plant and how to deal with it. The second one is easily overlooked, always changing and evolving as the day and seasons pass, creating ephemeral patterns that can be whimsical or sculptural.Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Garden project concept (Images supplied by OUTHOUSE Design)
Landscape Design

Wellness Garden: The essence of flow

By Karen Lau and Steve Warner

It has long been said that gardens can heal the soul and replenish depleted spirits. For years, we have been coming together in one form or another to cultivate soil, produce food and experience a social connection.Continue reading

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A relaxed look with natural elements and bold leafy foliage (Image:Jason Busch/Landart)
Landscape Design

Landscape Design Trends for 2023

Supplied by Landart

Mediterranean influences, bold leaf foliage, soft curves, timber and stone materials, and colour palettes of earthy naturals, greens, blues, and fresh white. With a business grounded in being amongst the first to deliver outdoor design trends, Matt Leacy, creative director and founder of the award-winning Landart, shares some of the key outdoor trends for 2023.Continue reading

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Biofilta food cubes at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Image: TSLC)
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Workplace urban farms, more than a food source

By Georgia Warren

Workplace farms add environmental and social amenity to office spaces, as well as  economic value. Green spaces woven into and around the built form provide a sense of human scale and relationship to the broader urban form.  

By growing food, workplace farms provide a range of benefits for workplaces, including improved food security and nutrition, reduced food bills, increased social connection, and opportunities for exercise and team building.… Continue reading

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These existing green spaces will be transformed into a working urban farm (Image: Michael Casey)
Landscape Design

Designing green spaces benefits and strengthens community

By Michael Casey

The benefits of green spaces are well documented but the many and varied tangible benefits they provide is where we need a greater understanding to assist us in identifying and undertaking more robust design and advocacy practice for green spaces.Continue reading

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