More and more people love to spend their time gardening, growing vegetables and, more generally, staying outdoors, even seeking out green spaces in the city. At the same time, the desire for community is growing, as confirmed by the many experiences of "life sharing" in various areas: from cars to homes, travel, urban gardens and apartment building spaces. This is the case of roof terraces, modern forms of hanging gardens where the passion for do-it-yourself greenery often combines with the desire to share spaces and services in apartment complexes.
Garden Design is the art of designing and landscaping gardens, parks and green spaces, a skill that is increasingly requested to professionals in the sector.
Far from being a purely decorative element, a garden represents a place where people can connect with nature, enjoying the physical and psychological benefits that contact with greenery provides. For this reason, the organisation of the green space, besides reflecting the aesthetic sense of the designer or owner, should be based on a well-defined project that takes into account some fundamental variables like the surroundings, the climate and the time available for its maintenance.
The veranda is an intimate environment, a wonderful space that deserves to be enjoyed all year round. While in the summer it can become a place where you can find shelter from the sun without giving up the benefits of the open air, during the cold season it is necessary to take a few steps to make the veranda an outdoor space that you can fully enjoy many months a year. In addition to using PVC closures, the right outdoor heating system will make your veranda a usable and – above all – comfortable environment, even during the coldest days.
So let's take a look at the most suitable solutions to create a wonderful heated veranda for the winter.
Once again this year, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recognised international architectural excellence by awarding the RIBA International Prize, just as coveted as the famous Pritzker Prize. The award follows rigorous deliberations by a jury of experts who selected 20 worthy projects as recipients of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence, decreeing the winner on 28 November.