Announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 9th Nov ecodesign ® was awarded the 2012 Urban Landscape Design Award.
Director Adrian Swain says, “The months of work we put into this project made winning this award really satisfying, but all the sweeter now that we’ve won it back to back in 2011 and 2012!”
This Sydney based landscape design practice ecodesign can do no wrong when it comes to the design of innovative and creative outdoor living environments. They were able to bring a true Japanese sense of Zen to the landscapes within the Sekisui House (www.sekisuihouse.com.au) display village located at Kellyville HomeWorld.
ecodesign ® spent 12 months in close coordination with the Sekisui House architectural design team, ensuring a consistent level of quality from design to completion.
Director Adrian Swain says, “The project consists of a village of 6 homes linked with boardwalk like paths made from bamboo decking. The network of paths takes you on a journey around the site. This concept is quite unique as it allows the homes to be viewed from all angles, front and rear.”
The sustainable credentials of the display village are impressive boasting the selection of sustainable construction materials, 2 vegetable gardens, a compost bin and worm farm with extensive use of low water use planted gardens strategically integrated with the passive solar designs of the homes.
Director Adrian Swain says, “Having the opportunity to work with the Sekisui House team was a truly refreshing experience as we share similar values of intergenerational equality.
Spectacular, well detailed and functional outdoor living environments are a feature for each house. ecodesign ® specialises in the design of innovative and creative outdoor living environments such as swimming pools, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, custom landscape furniture, decks pergolas and cabanas.
The brief for the design from Sekisui House required the use of a number of traditional Japanese concepts that truly gave the winning design a sense of tranquillity in these indoor/outdoor homes.
Some of the concepts used included SATOYAMA – which encourages mutual interaction between people and nature, and is vital to creating a sense of place. GOHON NO KI (FIVE TREES) is a gardening concept that encourages the planting of vegetation in private residential spaces – so that it brings SATOYAMA into the home, and revitalizes natural ecosystems.
ecodesign ® was established in 2003 by Adrian Swain since that time it has continually grown organically through referrals from past clients and winning the 2 National Design Awards from (AILDM) Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers as well as winning a Hills Building and Design award in 2011.
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Web – www.ecodesign.com.au