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    ‘The pandemic lit a fire inside me’: how three high-fliers retrained as garden designers | Gardens

    A table and chairs covered in lichen; a grubby patio; an overgrown bed teeming with weeds … those of us with outdoor space all have corners that need attention. And as many of us continue to work from home, spending more time in the garden and entertaining friends, there has been a growing demand for professionals to visit and beautify our gardens and terraces. But, as reported earlier this summer, there’s a waiting list: the average garden designer has experienced a 25% jump in inquiries over the past year, and, according to the latest figures, has seen their turnover increase by 203%. The Society of Garden Designers reports a 62%…

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    Aedas Designs Garden City in Shanghai

    Aedas Designs Garden City in Shanghai Courtesy of Aedas Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/970050/aedas-designs-garden-city-in-shanghai Aedas revealed its design for a mixed-use development in Shanghai, a mid-rise high-density scheme comprising several blocks of offices, retail spaces and a hotel linked by an extensive network of public spaces. A central circulation spine running across the site connects the various programs and, together with a series of green spaces, recreates the atmosphere of the organic urban fabric. + 8 Courtesy of Aedas Located near Shanghai’s West transportation hub, the BU Center reinterprets the office typology through a series of open courtyards and interstitial spaces that encourage social interaction and…

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    Designing An Outdoor Kitchen – Garden Kitchen

    Summer may have faded into glorious autumn but create an outdoor kitchen and you can carry on cooking and dining alfresco the whole year round. An outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a BBQ with surrounding units for easy food prep, to a full-scale set-up with a sink, tap, refrigerator and multiple cooking appliances. The joy of a garden kitchen is that you can customise it entirely to your needs, without the worry of designing a ‘normal’ kitchen, such as fitting everything into a limited space with awkward walls. ‘Twenty years ago, people bought a £100 B&Q barbecue and that was the extent of their outdoor entertaining,’ says Ross…

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    This modern eco-home features a garden roof and integrates the surrounding forest into its design!

    Hugging House is a modern eco-home architecture concept that features a garden roof and incorporates the natural landscape of the land into its layout. Noticing the devasting changes that come with climate change, most modern architects look to the natural world for inspiration to help preserve it. Whether that means building a self-sustainable home using a ‘passive house’ construction method or incorporating biophilia into the design scheme, architects interpret earth’s many ecosystems in exciting and different ways. Cuba-based Veliz Arquitecto conceptualized a modern eco home called Hugging House that integrates the land’s rolling terrain and surrounding trees into the layout of the building. Hugging House is a large, bi-level, cantilevered…

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    Ypsilanti Township is now home to a garden boasting 1,300 native Michigan wildflowers. How it took shape

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MI – What was once just a grassy field next to a children’s play structure in Sugarbrook Park is now bursting with life. Some 1,300 wildflowers — among them wild onion, purple coneflower and hairy beardtongue — are taking root on a 3,500 square-foot plot sown by volunteers in Ypsilanti Township’s on Saturday. The plants have one thing in common. They’re all native to Michigan. That’s by design, says Ypsilanti Township Park Commissioner Tajalli Hodge, who first dreamed up the garden about a year ago and on Oct. 2 worked with some 30 volunteers to bring it to life. The seedlings, nestled in color-coded dirt rows according to…

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    Austin Home & Garden Show Returns To Downtown Convention Center August 13-15

    Posted: Aug 11, 2021 / 12:27 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 11, 2021 / 12:27 PM CDT The Austin Home & Garden Show will return to the Austin Convention Center August 13-15, 2021. “Presented by Marketplace Events, The Austin Home & Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where guests are invited to shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire home projects, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.” Tickets are available now at AustinFallHomeAndGardenShow.com. We’ve received great feedback from the Austin community about how much they look forward to the show each year, and we are excited…

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