The Canny Gardener

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Buildings, beauty and plants

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Even the most ugly buildings get transformed by flowers.  I have been photographing beautiful flowers on buildings.  As John Ruskin realised during the Industrial Revolution ‘that the quest to make a more beautiful world is inseparable from the need to remake it politically, economically and socially’. Tsunesaburo Makiguchi believed that beauty, benefit and goodness provided the basis for a creative society.

I am currently working on a project that is bringing beauty in the form of plants and flowers, sustainability in the form of rainwater recycling and solar panels and benefit in form of public seating in a rather plain London overground station.  Here are some photos that I took for inspiration ranging from pubs, houses and stations

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Author: Sumita

Sumita works as a teacher and practitioner in the field of sustainable design. Her interests include designing, making, gardening, use of waste and found materials, community and inclusive design.

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  1. Pingback: Buildings, beauty and plants — The Canny Gardener | Following my heart

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