Outdoor public space design has historically been hamstrung by the need to make every surface ‘people-proof’. By prioritising durability, many city centres and public parks have been compromised by this municipal and uninspiring perspective.
Roughly 12 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year. It’s a sobering thought and finally seems to have the Government’s attention but some of us are already committed to the environment – with Soundtect one of many companies that uses more than 70% of recycled polyester to manufacture its acoustic solutions.
An unproductive employee who is not happy with their work environment can have a financial impact on any organisation. We are also seeing from the latest research undertaken in Europe that the number of people on ‘stress-related’ leave has skyrocketed to 30% in some countries, at a huge cost to the company and the individual. Here, Planet Partitioning looks at the way specifiers can work with their clients to ensure an office design is fit-for-purpose.
Winter is often a forgotten season in the garden, but it doesn’t have to be; there are plenty of opportunities to carry a garden through the colder months in style. A well-designed winter garden can be full of elegant, architectural foliage, vibrant stems and dramatic colours. Here, five designers from the Society of Garden Designers share their tips.
The Stratford is a hotel located within the ambitious new East London skyscraper pioneered by Harry Handelsman, Founder of Chiltern Firehouse and the restored St Pancras Hotel. The spectacular double-cantilevered 42-storey building is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and situated in the upcoming cultural hub of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London.
London’s Wembley Park offers a unique blend of culture, social opportunities and the vibrancy that comes with living in the heart of such a thriving new district. So, when the time came for lifestyle-led rental homes brand Tipi to decorate some of the walls of its newest development – Ferrum – residents knew they would be in for something rather special.
Bolshakova Interiors is an international interior design studio founded by Nataly Bolshakova. The brand creates exceptional living spaces in a high segment of residential properties in countries such as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Ukraine, Cyprus, Austria and UAE. This month, Inex talks to Nataly about her career as an Interior Designer and finds out what drives her inspiration.