Luke Robertson, Landscape Designer at Christchurch’s celebrated Artworks Landscape Ltd, offers some advice for the enjoyment of spending Christmas and summer in your fabulous outdoor living space: “Just because it’s autumn, don’t put your plans on the back burner until spring – be smart, think ahead. Now is the perfect time to get your design completed so work can commence before the spring rush if you want to be able to enjoy your outside living over the summer.”
Artworks Landscape Ltd has been in Canterbury for 31 years and offers the full service of design, build and maintenance, so can complete your whole project. “Communication flow between our departments means it’s a streamlined process, ensuring continuity between design, construction and maintenance,” Luke says.
Every client has different outdoor space requirements and Luke is driven by the challenge of variety. While he has some favourite design concepts, your outdoor space will be unique to you.
From the sculptural lines of a symmetrical formal garden, to a more relaxed free-form outdoor space, you’ll receive a distinctive, well-serving design and completed product that works for you.
Artworks Landscape Ltd has a reputation for quality landscapes on time and to any budget. The benefits in using Artworks, is that it offers the full package. Whether you need a paved area, or an integrated design complete with swimming pool, Artworks can help. Phone 03-387 0673 or enquire through www.artworkslandscape.co.nz
The human populace has been known to push the boundaries to the extreme when it comes to the creation of urban greenspaces, with public parks springing up in the most unusual of places; on the tops of tall buildings, in the middle of stormwater management areas and now, in abandoned underground spaces
Yes, abandoned rail corridors throughout the world are now being repurposed into linear parks and unused rail lines are being transformed into hiking and biking trails.
The conversion of an abandoned underground trolley terminal scheduled to open in 2021, New York’s Lowline has been billed as ‘the world’s first subterranean green space’ after laying unused for more than 60 years.
Plans consist of a 9m wide aluminium solar canopy distributing natural sunlight onto a live cultivated landscape ‘park’.
Further west, advocates fighting to keep the now-closed Battery Street tunnel in Seattle from being filled with rubble from the demolished Viaduct hope to transform the underground space into a unique public park. Food for local thought?
Combining innovative design with practical expertise and sustainability, Sculptural Landscapes has been creating beautiful outdoor spaces in Canterbury for the past four years.
The company aims to incorporate an element of sustainability into every project. “We use recycled materials wherever we can, such as railway sleepers and old bricks, as well as sustainable, chemical-free options like macrocarpa,” says director Jon Russell, who leads the small, talented team.
Specialising in construction and design, Jon is dedicated to providing a space unique to the individual’s home and lifestyle, whether it’s creating from scratch, a renovation or general maintenance. He says the company’s success can be attributed to fresh ideas, friendly service and a genuine love of what it does. “It all comes down to quality work and a desire to keep our clients happy.”
Offering both residential and commercial services, the team has completed a stunning portfolio of projects in Canterbury. One of its many stand-out creations is a small section in Edgeware, which was transformed using Halswell Quarry stones sourced from earthquake-damaged homes, macrocarpa garden beds and a range of fruit trees and vegetable plants amongst a selection of native foliage.
To help turn your landscape aspirations into reality, call Jon on 03-390 9983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit www.sculpturallandscapes.co.nz to view the team’s portfolio and follow on Facebook and Instagram.
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