The project aimed to convert a small terrace into a modern garden, built on the existing wooden deck floor, by taking inspiration from shapes and colors of the surrounding environment. We used pallets garnished with distinctive cotton cloth suitable for the outdoors; the same cloth could also be used to cover customer’s furniture, like sofa, chairs or pillows.
The furniture used within the garden were also made of handmade pallets, which were painted and customized so as to achieve unique results.
The different plants of the vegetation where properly arranged according to the specific needs of each plant in terms of water and maintenance, but aiming, at the same time, at enhancing the combination of shapes, textures and leafs color.
We have therefore created a wet angle with plants of Acer japonicum (shaped so very interesting) and Convallaria japonica. At its left side, we placed tanks filled with aromatic and more Mediterranean-taste plants, with typical special flavors, colors and perfumes.
In this way, we were able to create a small summer paradise by using colorful Bougainvillea spectabilis, Carex comans “Red”, Heuchera micrantha “Palace Purple” and Santolina chamaecyparissus combined to scented Rosmarinus and multi-colored Salvia, Lavandula stoechas, Lavandula angustifolia, Clematis and Rhynchospermum jasminoides.
Thanks to the synthetic lawn, the result is an evergreen roof garden; we imagine it on warm summer evenings lit by lanterns and candles, in a special atmosphere, as well as a little open-air space where entertaining guests during friendly or romantic events.
The customer can also enjoy this hanging garden all over the year looking out the large windows of the kitchen, with great privacy and feeling that the room continues outside. The project is located in the center of Vicenza – Italy, in a modern urban context; the images portray the roof garden just realized.
Pallet Terrace | Vicenza, Italy | Luisa Dal Brun
LUISA DAL BRUN landscape architect
Art Director LUISA DAL BRUN landscape architect
Constructor LUISA DAL BRUN landscape architect, MARCO VIVONA graduate in forestry
AZIENDA AGRICOLA BASSETTO PAOLO
Images LUISA DAL BRUN
Texts LUISA DAL BRUN, FILIPPO CAMPAGNOLO