Archinect - Naturally inspired 2019-03-20T03:50:09-04:00 A breathtaking outdoor urban room! Jemma 2019-02-25T06:58:41-05:00 >2019-02-25T07:34:14-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>This stunning Redcliffe residence in Chelsea, London, is a prime example of maximised outdoor space. Ensconced in an exclusive square, the owners have embraced luxe finishes and high spec features to create an enduring and lavish retreat. </p><p><br></p> <p>The terrace includes a firepit, infrared heating, show lights, fountains, foliage, waterproof Sonos speakers and Millboard decking. The ensemble creates a spectacular piazza that harmonises Mediterranean warmth with heritage grandeur. </p><p><br></p> <p>Cleverly, the muted palette allows for the eye to wander to the pleasing archways of the windows, lit and dressed with trailing ivy &ndash; simply perfect for the coming balmy summer evenings. </p><p><br></p></figure> Pro Landscaper Magazine’s Business Award shortlist announced! Jemma 2019-02-05T10:35:18-05:00 >2019-02-06T09:57:16-05:00 <p></p> <p>Pro Landscaper Magazine, the leading news source for the landscaping community, has released its 2019 shortlist for its prestigious annual award ceremony. The awards celebrate the excellent standards set across the industry in design, manufacture and supply.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The ceremony will take place on Friday 8th&nbsp;February at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf and will be attended by the most dynamic and prestigious members of the UK landscaping business community.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The full list of shortlistees is an exciting mixture of established industry heavyweights and newcomers - good luck to everybody who made the cut! </p> <p><strong>The shortlist</strong> </p> <p><strong>GARDEN DESIGNER Sponsored by Global Stone Paving</strong> &bull; Rachel Bailey &bull; Rosemary Coldstream &bull; Louise Harrison-Holland &bull; Katja Gri_ ths &bull; Martha Krempel </p> <p> <strong>GARDEN DESIGN PRACTICE Sponsored by Butterworth Horticulture</strong> &bull; Bowles &amp; Wyer Ltd &bull; Butter Wakefield Garden Design Ltd &bull; Cube 1994 Ltd </p> <p><strong>SUPPLIER Sponsored by Adtrak</strong> &bull; ArborForest Products &bull; GreenBlue Urban Ltd. &bull; Makita UK &bull; Millboa...</p> MVRDV announce plans to convert office complex in Amsterdam into stunning nature-inspired neighbourhood Jemma 2019-01-23T10:49:06-05:00 >2019-02-17T23:19:29-05:00 <p></p> <p><strong></strong>MVRDV&rsquo;s company approach is to &lsquo;enable cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future&rsquo; and their latest Amsterdam-based project fully embraces this ethos.</p> <p>Their plans to convert an isolated office complex into a lively residential neighbourhood containing 750 homes, will breathe life and balance into Brettenzone&rsquo;s waterfront. Directly opposite the city&rsquo;s Westerpark, the plan includes 12 buildings, five of which have been designed by MVRDV. The team&rsquo;s emphasis on green space enables eco and housing sustainability, right in the heart of the Dutch capital.</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>Natalie de Vries, MVRDV&rsquo;s co-founder writes that,<em> &lsquo;</em><em>Amsterdam urgently needs housing in all sorts of sizes and price ranges, for both purchase and rental. G</em><em>iven the large number of homes that this project adds to Amsterdam-west, we have focused entirely on architectural diversity. the public space will be green and closely connect with the Westerpark. the combination of park and urbanity is unique to Amsterdam. where else c...</em></p> The most inspiring workplaces that incorporate nature Jemma 2018-12-21T06:19:38-05:00 >2019-01-23T10:44:21-05:00 <p>The phrase &lsquo;the office&rsquo; used to be synonymous with broken photocopiers, magnolia walls and neglected spider plants but over the past two decades, architects have re-imagined the potential of these commercial hubs. From Air BnB&rsquo;s &lsquo;Irish Bar&rsquo; layout, to Cisco System&rsquo;s on-site health suite, design concepts have shifted to foreground office culture and to prioritise the office worker and their well-being. </p> <p>The next generation of office design is dominated by &lsquo;biophilic&rsquo; concepts - workspaces that embrace nature to promote greater health and happiness in these predominantly metropolitan buildings. The following list demonstrates how diverse the results can be!</p> <p> <strong><em>SelgasCano Architectural Office, Madrid</em></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&copy;</p> <p><em>This incredible tube-shaped office dug into the Spanish countryside was designed by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano. The office space integrates beautifully into its surroundings and gives all employees an eye-level view of the forest. The perspex, glass and fibreglass structure ...</em></p>