Sunday, 14 September 2008

Social / nature outside environments

As I move between cities I am always looking at interesting environments… this raised small garden in Euston is interesting, unusual and eye catching, especially as the tree grows. It could be quite an interesting idea for schools providing both social gathering areas as well as shade opportunities whilst increasing greenery in crowded urban settings.
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I’m not sure of the intention of the architect in its design, but I am kind of sure that it was not intended as an undercover smoking area for nearby office workers when it’s raining which is what it has become.

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When it used like this it really is quite a weird site to see so many people all squashed under this small square all puffing away… smoke and steam emerging all around. Maybe not the healthiest environment – hope it doesn’t damage the plants through air pollution!

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