How can home garden design be inspired by award-winning and large-scale public projects?
Whatever the size of your home garden, there are key tips you can take away from these amazing examples of landscape and building design – The High Line in New York, and The Spheres in Seattle.
In this episode, I’m heading back to the USA, and sharing 2 incredible projects where gardens and landscape were designed in an innovative way.
I think they’ll help you with ideas for your home, whether you’re renovating or building, and whatever the size of your project.
These projects are The High Line in New York, and The Spheres (or Amazon Spheres) in Seattle.
The High Line is an urban park, sitting 30 feet, or 10 metres in the air. It’s a repurposed rail-line, and it has a fascinating history. It’s 1.45 miles or 2.33km long, and has been opening since 2009, as new sections are completed.
In the podcast, I share 2 key ideas from the High Line that can inspire your home garden design. These are:
#1 Remembering history (of your home, or the area it is situated in) and how that memory can enrich the quality of your home design
#2 Looking at the small things, and how they can create intimacy and a sense of relaxation in your home garden design (and the home itself).
You can see photographs and more information about the High Line in this blog I wrote here >>> The High Line
The Spheres are glass domed structures built by Amazon to provide a place for its employees where they can be directly connected to nature, within an urban location (the CBD of Seattle). They were built between 2013 and 2018, and house over 40,000 plants, as well as cafes, meeting rooms, and break-out spaces for employees to meet, sit, work and enjoy.
There are lots of ideas in The Spheres by Amazon to inspire your home garden design, and I talk about those, as well as 2 in particular:
#1 The impact of volume
#2 The impact of natural light.
You can see photographs and more information about The Spheres in this blog I wrote here >>> The Spheres
There’s loads more in this episode of the podcast to help you with your home garden design – no matter its size. So, let’s dive in …
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Resources mentioned in this episode
More information on The High Line >>> BLOG POST WITH PHOTOS
More information on The Spheres >>> BLOG POST WITH PHOTOS
Podcast on how to create spaciousness using volume >>> LINK TO EPISODE
Podcast Season on orientation and natural light >>> LINK TO SEASON 1 EPISODE 1