Phillip Withers, Lara
The brief for Phillip Withers was to provide a garden that celebrated the locality, the natural landscape of the Lara locale. The design response was to build a story around its location, which they achieved by looking to the neighbouring You Yangs for inspiration.
From there, the designers looked to define an environment that reflected the indigenous vegetation and local materials from the regional park.
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Mud Office, Essendon
Designed to complement an innovative new architectural build, this garden by Mud Office blurs the lines between inside and outside. Focused around a maple tree, the design invites people in while providing a sense of protection and privacy to the home.
The slices of garden in and around the architecture proved integral to the design by inserting pops of green relief into the space.
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Outdoor Establishments, Kenthurst Gardens
What was recently a large, barren plot accompanying a newly-built home in Kenthurst (39 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s CBD) is now an absolutely thriving garden for its elderly owner.
With a brief containing four key elements – accessibility, refuge, social opportunity, and views – Outdoor Establishments combines seasonal colour, mature trees, and bird-attracting species, delineated by stone walls and paved areas to create multiple zones for eating, lounging and enjoying the garden.
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