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Botany

Monocle 24 Investigates Gardens and the Public Life of Plants

09:30 - 24 March, 2016
Monocle 24 Investigates Gardens and the Public Life of Plants, Heatherwick Studio's proposed Garden Bridge scheme across the River Thames, London. Image Courtesy of Arup
Heatherwick Studio's proposed Garden Bridge scheme across the River Thames, London. Image Courtesy of Arup

This edition of Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, is dedicated to plants and gardens and specifically their role in architecture, urban life, and the design of the workplace. The episode considers the history of London’s urban greenery and the role of plants in landscape architecture touching upon, in conversation with Sam Jacob, the latest in London's green infrastructure: Heatherwick Studio's proposed Garden Bridge across the River Thames. It also traces the lineage of semi-private squares in Georgian London to Ebenezer Howard's Garden City movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries – all approaches discussing how best to unite the built environment with the natural world.

Botany Studio + House / Workshop1

00:00 - 30 June, 2009
Botany Studio + House / Workshop1

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Botany, Australia
  • Architect

    Workshop 1 Dunn + Hillam Architects
  • Project Team

    Ashley Dunn, Lee Hillam, Linden Thorley
  • Structural Engineer

    John Carrick
  • Builder

    Workshop 1 Dunn + Hillam Architects and Brett Wiley Constructions
  • Constructed Area (House)

    50 sqm
  • Constructed Area (Studio)

    140 sqm
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008