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Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Contents -

In­clud­ing a con­tem­po­rary take on a botanic gar­den, and the win­ner of this year’s APL awards

A con­tem­po­rary take on a botanic gar­den by Ital­ian ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tice Pi­uarch formed a strik­ing il­lus­tra­tion of the links be­tween nat­u­ral and ar­ti­fi­cial spa­ces dur­ing Mi­lan De­sign Week. The in­stal­la­tion, en­ti­tled agrAir, filled part of Mi­lan’s Pi­azza Castello and fea­tured herbs and grasses grow­ing be­neath a for­est of prism-shaped bal­loons made out of a soft, re­cy­clable ma­te­rial. Acrylic glass rods sup­ported climbers, link­ing the nat­u­ral forms at ground level with the man-made bil­low­ing up­per level. pi­uarch.it

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