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Oceanography Campus

San Juan, United States

The landscape scheme prioritizes the conservation of important staples, such as Arbutus menziesii, Polypodium glycyrrhiza, Vaccinium parvifolium, Rubus spectabilis, Rubus parviflorus, and Camassia quamash. These species are vital to indigenous communities and fauna alike in the maritime climates of the Pacific Northwest.

Six Columns

London, United Kingdom

A collaboration with 31/44 Architects in this garden of two halves. In the western garden, around a mature sycamore, we wished to create a sense of seclusion and intimacy for the more private rooms that look out. Using the typology of a woodland clearing, a densely planted micro-forest envelops the garden and provides shelter for the gently rolling topography within. Planted with a simple grass matrix, to accentuate this undulating landform, a streambed, fed by the overflow from the green roof runs through the landscape, keeping rain mitigation on site. The form of the landscape frames distinct vignettes from each window over the flowing grass on the contoured landscape.

In the eastern garden, a contrast of hard and soft lines. Ribbons of pathways play with the sightline of the key house axis, their softness contrasting with the strong, rigid architectural form of the house and its immediate patio. The planting matrix of Sesleria autumnalis and Sporobolus heterolepis harmonises the space providing an ease of feeling through which flowering perennials and bulbs emerge. Within the garden, a repurposed steel beam acts as a water rill running through planting beds and directing the view to a mature witch hazel.

31/44 Architects

Lambeth School

London, United Kingdom

Located in the heart of Lambeth, there exists a school that places great emphasis on the importance of incorporating outdoor learning into its curriculum, recognizing the benefits it can provide for overall well-being. The aim was to create a garden that not only serves as an educational tool but also offers recreational opportunities for both students and the wider community. Given the rarity and value of such green spaces within inner London, it is imperative that this garden be fully appreciated and seamlessly integrated into daily school life. The proposal was the result of a collaborative effort between students, staff, parents, on-site gardeners, and like-minded organizations who share a common vision.

PRS Architects

Chelsea Square

London, United Kingdom

Landscape architecture has increasingly separated itself from the very spaces it designs. The increasingly office-based, representational work of the industry is divorced from the very landscapes we engage with. Our Chelsea Square project proposes a new hybrid methodology that blends design practice with fieldwork. Working for the local residents we have proposed a five-year landscape plan of design, curation and practice.

By working hand-in-glove with the onsite gardening team our methodology of incremental design is in contrast to the artificial constraints of standard architectural practice. An act of landscape stewardship as an exploitative new form of design. As part of this longer-term design process, we are trialling future climate-tolerant planting within this urban environment.

General Land Office

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Azraq, Jordan

The project takes inspiration from traditional indigenous practices that have been used for centuries in the wetlands of Mesopotamia. The natural springs that feed the wetlands have been since 1992 dried up and ceased to replenish the desert oasis. The main objective is to benefit the local community but more importantly, aid in the conservation of wildlife and provide an effective means of adapting to shifting climate patterns. A proposal for conservation through greywater recycling in the municipality area of Azraq to replenish the wetlands of the Reserve. Utilising the endemic flora of the wetlands we discover a symbiotic balance where the removal of chemicals can be achieved through natural filtration of phytoremediation as well as provide natural filtration of contaminated particles in sediment. This approach generates replenishment of the wetlands as it continues to be a refuge for the migratory and non-migratory animals of the region.

West Norwood

London, United Kingdom

This garden is a showcase of nature's incredible processes, displaying a remarkable selection of flora that attracts beneficial local fauna. A green oasis that provides a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it a peaceful and rejuvenating experience.

Thomas’ School

London, United Kingdom

This project showcases our design through maintenance methodology. We propose a landscape maintenance plan through seasonal markers and yearly analysis to respond to the complexities of the space and create spaces that grow with the school.

Chalk Farm

London, United Kingdom

The primary objective behind the creation of this garden was to infuse an element of thrill and variety across its numerous levels and terraces. In the garden, there is an assortment of edible plants and breathtaking architectural specimens. This project has been meticulously planted to provide a feast for the eyes and senses. One can relish the unbridled bounty of this garden to the fullest extent without any dearth.

FFLO

Twelvetrees Community

London, United Kingdom

The Twelvetrees Allotments project was designed with a preservation goal in mind, creating a harmonious balance between community allotments and an animal sanctuary. This project aims to encourage the growth of green spaces amidst the busy urban landscape while also promoting a healthy and sustainable environment for the future.