TDF Design Awards

Name us biased, however Australia is house to a number of the most lovely gardens on this planet.

Representing the easiest of the trade are the shortlisted Panorama Design entries within the 2020 The Design Information + Laminex Design Awards. This class awards one standout residential, public or group backyard accomplished inside the final three years, as decided by trade legends Paul Bangay (Paul Bangay Backyard Design), William Dangar (Dangar Barin Smith) and Georgina Reid (The Planthunter). 

Finalists on this yr’s awards vary from rugged coastal gardens, to historic suburban estates, family-friendly backyards, and a museum pathway. Take a more in-depth look beneath!

28th August, 2020

Ben Scott Backyard Design, Backyard Home Backyard

Terraced over three ranges, Ben Scott Backyard Design has created a multi-dimensional panorama within the Malvern Backyard Home. Each aspect of the backyard helps the structure ideas of the accompanying house, offering versatile and adaptable areas for a rising household. It’s an animated and immersive area that captures the surprise and creativeness of a kid’s thoughts. 

Revisit our characteristic on the Malvern Backyard Home right here.

Acre, Dune Home

A steep, troublesome beachside website has been activated by a raised garden, lap pool and emotive planting palette. Adopting a brand new tackle coastal backyard design, Acre have created an area that continues to be trendy, refined, and virtually European in its design intent. The fabric palette is textural and timeless, with a number of crops that feels refined whereas additionally unfastened and emotive. Perennial grasses and flowers give this mission a uniqueness not often seen on a coastal property. 

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Backyard Life, Palm Seaside Backyard

A clifftop, seaside wonderland has been refreshed  by Backyard Life with a naturalistic planting palette impressed by the dry gardens of the Mediterranean and Morocco. Combining miscanthus, aloes and salvias with Mexican lilies, rosemary, Indian hawthorn and Mauritian hemp bush, the varied textures and colors come collectively to create a fascinating scheme. There’s all the time one thing flowering on this backyard, from the orange winter-flowering aloes, the agapanthus in summer time, and salvias going proper via to autumn.

Rolling Stone Landscapes, Amongst The Timber

Nestled among the many timber is that this stress-free backyard surrounding the Rolling Stone Landscapes headquarters. An present round concrete rainwater tank transformed into a hearth pit space units the tone for the rest of the backyard, with a curved path forging its means via lush blended plantings of grasses, succulents and trimmed hedges. A set of customized pre-formed concrete steps connects the areas in a casual means and offers extra seating space across the fireplace pit. 

Ian Barker Gardens, Deepdene

This 1860s one-acre property is believed to have been designed by William Guilfoyle, the creator of the Royal Botanic Gardens, and it’s listed on the Nationwide Belief. A current two-year makeover by Ian Barker Gardens has restored as a lot of the unique backyard appeal, together with a nationally registered 135+ yr outdated cork oak tree, requiring x-raying of the bottom earlier than excavation. Unique rose arbours and present sculptures have additionally been restored to their former glory.

Revisit our characteristic on this Deepdene backyard right here.

Eckersley Backyard Structure, Yarra River Cascading Backyard. Photograph – Caitlin Mills. Kathleen Murphy Panorama Design, Native Retreat-Studio Backyard. Photograph – Marnie Hawson


Eckersley Backyard Structure, Yarra River Cascading Backyard

On the sting of the Yarra in Melbourne’s Toorak is that this actually spectacular backyard by Eckersley Backyard Structure, impressed by Guilfoyle’s Volcano backyard on the Royal Botanic Gardens. Planted in difficult circumstances on a steep website, this daring, eclectic consequence demonstrates the facility of shut collaboration between consumer, setting and designer. Eckersley Backyard Structure have labored with the present bones of the backyard, including finesse and aptitude to encourage folks via the area and all the way down to the river. 

Revisit our characteristic on this Toorak backyard right here

Kathleen Murphy Panorama Design, Native Retreat-Studio Backyard

Kathleen Murphy’s personal studio backyard is an ongoing mission that serves as each a hardy household backyard for her three kids to get pleasure from, in addition to a spot to discover concepts and exhibit ideas in context for her purchasers. The imaginative and prescient for this backyard was to border views of the Macedon Ranges, nestle the studio into the panorama, visually join the outside to the accompanying house, and use drought and frost crops. The backyard permits Kathleen to experiment with crops earlier than utilizing these in consumer initiatives, and is subsequently all the time altering. 

Revisit our characteristic on Kathleen Murphy right here.

Kate Seddon Panorama Design, TarraWarra Museum of Artwork Pathway. Photograph – Rob Blackburn. Tristan Peirce Panorama Structure, Cottesloe 01. Photograph – Tristain Peirce


Kate Seddon Panorama Design, TarraWarra Museum of Artwork Pathway

This backyard was commissioned to attach the decrease carpark space of the TarraWarra Museum of Artwork within the Yarra Valley to the Allan Powell designed constructing on the high of the hill. A delicate strategy was required, as to enhance and never intervene with the present harmonious setting. Kate Seddon has designed a landscaped footway that guides guests via the sloping park. Steps disappear into the verdant hills, supplies mirror these already on the property, and a deck offers a gathering place for occasions.

Tristan Peirce Panorama Structure, Cottesloe 01

A novel alternative to design a small sheltered courtyard with a number of dwelling zones on the Cottesloe beachfront has resulted on this out of doors dwelling area, which is used day by day as an extension of the accompanying house’s dwelling areas. Central to the design is an out of doors fire that’s seen via the house, flanked with a raised decking area for informal entertaining, and built-in seating for reclining. Planting developed at the side of a panorama contractor has delivered an in depth and drought-resistant consequence.

Kieron Gait Architects & Dan Younger Panorama Architect, Whynot Avenue Carport and Pool

This new carport and pool by Kieron Gait Architects & Dan Younger Panorama Architect in Brisbane highlights its surrounding panorama to supply a connection to position. The concrete carport roof is useful, whereas offering a terrace to benefit from the northern views. Utilising the slope of the positioning and stepping down the partitions, the rear backyard is related to the gumtree inexperienced palette of Mt Coot-tha past. The usage of excess stone leftover from the carport excavation across the pool offers the phantasm of a pure swimming gap, with deep colored water paying homage to that present in a gully. 

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Kate Seddon Panorama Design, The Composed Backyard

This minimalist design combines a pure materials palette with a celebration of seasonality. Impressed by the pure and designed landscapes of each Japan and Denmark, Kate Seddon devised a sequence of layered areas, offering areas for lounging, entertaining and transition. The rear backyard encourages engagement with nature, transitioning from a terraced seating area into greenery, then a seating space with a hearth pit. Paving supplies together with concrete and cut up stone pavers hyperlink the varied areas. 

Revisit our characteristic on this Hawthorn backyard right here.

We’re proud to associate with heritage Australian model Laminex to understand The Design Information + Laminex Awards program 2020.  Laminex is Australia’s main provider of recent laminates, high quality engineered stone, timber panelling and extra. Discover out extra right here.

Winners of the The Design Information + Laminex Design Awards 2020 + Laminex might be introduced November 5!