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‘1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them’ from Laurence King Publishing

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 14.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them' by Geraldine and Ian Rudge; published by Laurence King

Once again, thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 18 May. Good luck! >>

 

Now that BBQ season is in full swing and staying indoors no longer seems to cut the mustard, chances are many of us will endeavour to spruce up what is set to become the venue for these endless alfresco gatherings; be it a garden, roof terrace, patio or a balcony.

And with its 1000 design ideas, multitude of photographs and 10 chapters showcasing the best of contemporary outdoor design including works by Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck and Ross Lovegrove, the recently-published volume ’1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them’ by Geraldine and Ian Rudge is an ideal source of inspiration for all the open-air modernisations.

Pages from the 'Cooking and heating' chapter of '1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them' by Geraldine and Ian Rudge; published by Laurence King

From Laurence King Publishing:

‘The way we view the garden, roof terrace, patio or balcony has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, both in terms of aesthetics, content and use. Climate change, certainly in the northern hemisphere, means conditions are milder and we are able, not only to spend more time outdoors, but also to successfully grow the sort of plants we once only saw on Mediterranean holidays.’

Pages from the 'Outdoor furniture' chapter of '1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them' by Geraldine and Ian Rudge; published by Laurence King

‘Such is the upsurge of interest in outside space that it has resulted in an unprecedented growth in products for outdoor settings, providing environments that are sympathetic extension of our interior taste. And while traditional materials and designs still have a place, there is a world of difference between classic garden design features such as rustic benches and Grecian nymphs and the type of contemporary design products featured in this book.’

Pages from the 'Outside shelter' chapter of '1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them' by Geraldine and Ian Rudge; published by Laurence King

‘The book is divided into ten chapters including ‘Boundaries and Surfaces’, showcasing fencing that acts like slatted blinds – adjustable to the height of the sun in the sky and ‘Water features’ which includes outdoor baths and showers, water walls and hand crafted glass fountains. There are also chapters on ‘Lighting’, ‘Shelter’, ‘Furniture’ and ‘Play’. The ‘Play’ chapter is not reserved simply for children as it showcases, not only tree houses and cardboard igloos, but also, waterproof sound system speakers and weatherproof HD TVs.’

Pages from the 'Outside shelter' chapter of '1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them' by Geraldine and Ian Rudge; published by Laurence King

 

Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 18 May. Good luck! >>

 

’1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them’ by Geraldine and Ian Rudge
1000 illustrations
368 pages
250 x 195 mm
ISBN: 978 1 85669 703 3
January 2011

 

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