štvrtok 27. decembra 2012

Central Plaza Chiang Rai by Shma Company Limited

Central Plaza Chiang Rai , Thailand

Name of Project: Central Plaza Chiang Rai
Landscape Architect: Shma Company Limited
Project Team:
Design Director – Prapan Napawongdee
Landscape Architect – Chanon Wangkachonkiat
Client & Developer: Central Pattana Public Company Limited.
Project Type: Retail
Site Area: 7,780 sqm.
Completion Year: 2011
Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Photograph Credit: Mr. Wison Tungthanya

streda 26. decembra 2012

Pont Max Juvénal, Aix-en-Provence, France

Photo by: Patrick Blanc
One of Blanc’s vertical gardens, installed on a highway overpass in 2008, is striking enough to stop traffic. Blanc writes in his book The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City that when building open air gardens in temperate regions like this one in southern France, he imitates a naturally occurring gradation: starting at the bottom with plants that would grow in an understory (ferns, Heuchera, Pilea, Iris japonica), then moving up the wall with plants from rocky slopes (hydrangeas, Bergenia, Sedum), and finishing at the top with plants from exposed cliffs (conifers, Cotoneaster, Berberis). 

Zdroj: http://www.gardendesign.com

Natura Towers, Lisbon, Portugal

Photo by: photo: Vertical Garden Design
Swedish landscape architect Michael Hellgren’s vertical garden of about 300 species of plants covers three walls of the public square outside of the new headquarters of Doctors Without Borders. This picture shows the wall that gets the least amount of sun and is covered in ferns (Asplenium, Athyrium, Pteris and Polystichu), broad-leaved plants (Begonia, Pilea) and thin-leaved plants (Iris japonica and some types of Chlorophytum comosum).

Hellgren’s indoor vertical garden, installed in the lobby of the Doctors Without Borders headquarters, has a more tropical feel—it features exotic plants like Philodendron 'Burle Marx,' Philodendron giganteum, King Anthuriums, and a running waterfall.

utorok 25. decembra 2012

Burj Khalifa Park

streda 12. decembra 2012

Art & Botany: A Floral Carpet in Brussels

Umenie& Botanika: Kvetinový kobrec v Bruseli

V júli tohto roku sa konal sedemnásty ročník tradičného bienále v Bruseli - inštalácia obrovského koberca z begónií na hlavnom námestí.  Tento mimoriadny projekt (Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles) sa skladá z asi 750.000 begónií, jeho rozloha je 1800 m2. Begónie ponúkajú nádhernú paletu odtieňov od sýtych živých farieb cez ľahké pastely až po bielu. Farby, ktoré paleta kvetov neobsahuje (tj zelená a hnedá), dopĺňajú návrhári trávou alebo kôrou.