Two floor-to-ceiling cabinets flank the marble counter and sink. A clever organizational system—a wall outlined with open maple cubbies—is opposite the sink area.
Team: Byggmeister, Inc.; Demetriades + Walker; Interior Dimensions; Anderson Tile Contracting; Alfeo Electrical Company; Pipelines
The bathroom is lavished with exotic art materials, including art glass, white cedar, green and yellow marble, and bronze vessel sinks.
Team: Thomas Buckborough & Associates; H.C. Miller Woodworking; Noble Electric; Paramount Tiling
The curves are then mirrored in the built-in vanity and backsplash. Glass mosaic tiles and a domed gold-leaf ceiling give this space an ambiance of its own.
Team: Siemasko + Verbridge; Premier Builders; Aldrich Stone; Ann Sacks ; Webster & Company
Designer: Yulia Badian (Gardenshrink)
This garden is for professional city dwellers. It is an outdoor extension to the modern urban home and it aims to stimulate reflection.
Designer: Alistair Kirt Bayford
The contrast between the organic and manufactured elements within Caged aims to challenge how we take in and consider the typical aspects of a garden. The vision behind this space is to encourage the interaction between the user and the natural environment both in visual and physical awareness.
Designer: Alexander Hart
Unchained Melody is based on straight lines and uses simple but quality materials. Hardwood decking and lacquered chain obelisks rise out of two pools. Bespoke louvered screening encloses the garden.
The garden designer, Jo Penn, says that The MITIE Garden is for our changing climate. The inspiration for this garden came from family holidays in the Scilly Isles and Cornwall, where frost-tender species such as agapanthus, aeoniums and succulents flourish in the milder climate of the rugged coastline.
Designers: Scenic Blue Design Team
The focal point in this garden is a shade structure, which symbolises a flower capturing water to store and irrigate the garden when required. The design team considered climate change when building this garden and the importance of capturing water to irrigate the garden.
Designer: Kazuyuki Ishihara
Kazuyuki Ishihara, garden designer, also designed a garden in 2004, when he won a Silver Gilt Medal. His garden in 2006 has Japanese scenery as its theme.
Designer: Leeds Parks and Countryside Services
The concept and creation of the garden is testament to both the success of a city that leads nationally in commerce and regeneration and the partnerships between the City Council and local entrepreneurs.