The paths at ‘Salaam’ play a small part in the garden, but a part none the least which we feel represents and interesting concept in how man interacts and is allowed to interact with the landscape. [Read more…]
The Landscape Studio was asked to go into a local school to inform the nursery school children about Landscape Architecture and what it means to consider outdoor spaces carefully.
We took in various pieces of stone, branches, and gravels and spent a happy couple of hours helping the children build landscape spaces. The children built a range of landscapes from jungles, to more structural elements such as slides and bridges!
Don Orione Community Centre offers an invaluable service to mentally and physically disabled children in Ongata Rongai; a dusty dry small town on the outskirts of Nairobi.
The landscape design seeks to provide simple elements for the children and staff with the minimal budget available to the school and centre. [Read more…]
At The Landscape Studio we have been experimenting with soap stone, designing various seats and sculptural and lighting elements.
Soapstone is a fascinating material, normally used for intricate carvings. It is found in very few places throughout the world and has been used as a carving material for thousands of years.
Found in Western Kenya in Kisii district, it is exclusive to Kenya amongst the East African countries and therefore an unique material to use.
We were interested in using the stone in more of a raw format than traditionally carved. Making simple cuts to expose the smooth, clean/ pink interior, and in doing so framing the exterior richness of the stone which is never seen in a normal works in the material.