Not only can we have both but in our increasingly urbanised environments we need to consider every opportunity to experience the benefits, both mental and physical of having a garden. Gardens mitigate stress, allow us to connect to nature and in the case of apartment living, have a social opportunity to meet and communicate with our neighbours.
Last year I was invited to design the roof garden as well as the entry and grounds gardens for an exciting new apartment development in Mount Pleasant. It is aptly name ‘The Sanctuary’ Designed by MJA studios in consultation with John Woon from Developwise.
Usually I steer clear of working with developers, as their sole goal is often to maximise profits with little thought of what sort of city and landscape is being created for future generations.
As a biophilic designer, it was just fantastic working with a developer who thinks that Perth needs more beautiful buildings and the architecture of this building is exemplary. (Building design by MJA Studios) Designing the gardens within the curvaceous exterior was both challenging and inspiring.
Building commences in 2020. Meanwhile enjoy these images of what apartment living at the Sanctuary will offer.