Urban Garden Design: Private Terraces and Balconies

Landscaping is the design of open spaces, using both live and inert elements to transform and order nature. However, the landscaping of residential gardens and areas can address different criteria to that of their larger, public counterparts. Ideas such as privacy and concepts that take the family into account prevail over other considerations. It is as if the garden becomes another room of the house, lived in and used on a daily basis.This book presents more than 30 examples of urban garden designs by Ignasi and Xavier Bisbe (Arboretum). These projects respond to a drastic renovation of what we understand to be traditional gardening. Research into materials, respect for the environment, spatial distribution and a profound knowledge of flora are among the tools used to create these magnificent spaces. Copiously illustrated with photographs and plans, containing plenty of useful information on such topics as treatment of the floor, kinds of plants used and outdoor furniture, this book is a complete guide to creating and decorating your own garden or terrace.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Loft Pubns (January 1, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 8496936295
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8496936294
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 225 x 20 x 250