Rethinking Balconies

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I admit. This is a completely egocentric publish. I am an city dweller with a balcony and am within the strategy of redesigning it to get much more out of it. Hopefully, regardless of its tiny nature, the balcony can grow to be a soothing area, a piece spot, an outside fitness center and a TV room. I additionally sometimes want to stroll out and really feel grass beneath my ft. That makes fairly a tall order so the hunt for concepts is on! The problem is trickier than I thought. Though new designs for gardens and enormous areas have flooded the market, balconies nonetheless lag behind within the revolution.

Fortunately as a part of my job, I am coincidentally a jury member on a contest which will assist me discover the holly grail!

Garden Unique is a brand new premium outside part of spoga+gafa opening in September in Cologne, Germany. As a part of the present, they’re organizing a artistic contest. Designers, younger or established are requested to provide you with recent concepts for that very valuable area: the balcony. The contest is open for an additional 14 days. The reward is 12,000 euros and an introduction to producers.

Amongst the concepts already up for votes is a really cool concept of the way to add grass in a sensible and classy method. Like many fellow condominium house owners, I dream about having espresso outdoors with my ft on a mini patch of garden!

I was doomed to like this design: the Grass Mosaic.

From the designer:

It is a really versatile system of shallow pots made from acrylic stone or comparable materials. They could be full of prefabricated garden grass or with picket panels. The backside of the pots permit water fluctuation. They could be organized freely, strolling paths could be dominated by picket bits whereas corners may be absolutely grass. One can design ones personal sample.

If you might have intelligent concepts to take advantage of tiny areas please participate and submit concepts too!

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