Archive for December, 2009

Three winners

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

The competition to design a garden shed for our plot at Hadspen has produced three winners, voted for by the students & tutors of Greenwich University and us, their clients. First is Jennifer’s design for a module which can be used to create a single or multiple constructions adroitly offering various outcomes, small units or larger grouped units or social enclosures. Second is Kristian’s rather cool design for a concrete and timber shed on two levels, neatly combining a requisite water collection system and a cold frame. Third, Adam’s fresh take on a strawberry bed – Fragaria, posted above – impacts least on the growing space available as the entire surface of the shed is given over to planting – one of the real revelations of Adam’s work is how beautiful his drawing is. Both Kristian and Adam took the siting of their designs into detailed consideration: the  relationship to the walled enclosure, movement of sun and shadow around the structures, the view. A heartfelt thanks to all entrants, and congratulations to our thoroughly deserving winners. Pictured below are two of Kristian’s visuals. More project images available in due course.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

We thought this entry by Kieron Peaty, inspired by Manuel Villa’s Habitable Polyhedron, deserved a post of its own. This was not the winner which says something nice about the quality of entries. This is one of twelve projects by the students which we hope will be exhibited at the Museum of Garden History in Lambeth. More details of winning entries to follow.

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