Posts Tagged ‘architectural’

Less is Moor when it comes to designing modern gardens
Sep
8

While we think of modern garden design as being a relatively recent development the modern principles of contemporary garden design;  simplicity, minimalism, geometry, water, structural planting and conservation can be traced back over a 1000 years, to the deserts of North Africa and the early gardens of southern Spain. To the Moors of North Africa, water was their most precious commodity and they were experts at designing ingenious ways in which to capture, store and irrigate their crops with it. Converted to Islam, they combined their engineering ingenuity with the style and spiritual practices of the… Read More »

Living the high life in a tree house
Aug
10

On top of the world Who hasn’t at least once dreamed of having a tree house hideaway, a hidden place of your own in the leafy branches of a majestic tree, from where you can look out over your world below? So when my daughter suggested that we could put her summer house, which until then had been in a shady corner of the garden, up into the branches of our cherry tree, it was just the excuse I was looking for. Our tree house plan became our shared dream. Children’s tree house A children’s tree house can be… Read More »