A fully updated edition of Emanuele Bortolotti's "Il giardino Inaspettato" illustrates techniques for designing gardens, terraces and other spaces. Courtyards, entrances, walls, terraces and more unforeseen and unexploited spaces can be turned into green areas with an extraordinary vitality, demolishing the boundaries between everyday indoor and outdoor living, and radically innovating the urban landscape.
Green is possible. The visionary and pragmatic garden and landscape designer Emanuele Bortolotti poses the city an uncommon and complex challenge: imagining a nature that re-appropriates normally wasted, underexploited and even neglected spaces, transforming and enhancing them for improved quality of life. Featuring ideas, peculiarities and solutions, all richly accompanied by photographs, the book offers a selection of garden creations, often achieved in extreme conditions – dark corners, skylight wells and desolate apartment-block fronts – and turns an environmental drawback into an attraction.
The book contains newly completed projects by an author who is fully aware of the therapeutic impact of nature on humans.