An important part of any redevelopment is the landscaping, especially in a site like ours, in which all the buildings are separate and there is a large open green in between them. The landscaping should reflect the buildings and their uses, as well as guiding visitors on a tour through the gardens and from place to place. As well as permaculture, trees, plants and vegetables, a sculptural element can be added, adding something permanent throughout the ever changing seasons. The site in Sneinton is sloped, as you can see above, and Architect Charles Jencks has an impressive collection of work on sloped landscapes that we are all inspired by.
To see the world in a Grain of Sand, the poetic insight of William Blake, is to find relationships between the big and small, science and spirituality, the universe and the landscape. This cosmic setting provides the narrative for my content-driven work, the writing and design. I explore metaphors that underlie both growing nature and the laws of nature, parallels that root us personally in the cosmos as firmly as a plant, even while our mind escapes this home.
His Statement (here)
5 photos above from his website – http://www.charlesjencks.com
Top photo by Helen Beresford
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