Silence on the Eudaimon Front

It's been a sustained period of silence on the Eudaimon front. Well, at least on our website. The reason for this is that we have simply been too busy working on several projects (cripes!) simultaneously. These are all very exciting projects from us and details will follow soon. 

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Published on August 02, 2013 by Eudaimon Design.

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The Vyne Update

Our preliminary work on the playground we are design for the National Trust with Green Play Project is coming along nicely. Here is a sneak peak impression for your viewing pleasure

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Published on August 23, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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City Road Corner Site Update

After a summer lull where everybody in Bristol seemed to have conspired and all gone on holiday successively, the corner site project with moving again. Yesterday we had the GPR (ground penetrating radar) scans carried out. This was necessary due to the fact that when the council demolished the old building, they piled much of the rubble into the old basement, bunged in a few girders and finished the job with asphalt without leaving a plan for future generations. 

Hopefully this will make work easier for the structural engineers to work out where the foundations for the free standing structure can go. Stay tuned for further updates...

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Published on August 23, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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City Road Corner Site Update // new growing space

Hurrah!!! After a number of delays to the vertical garden project, we unfortunately lost a fantastic growing space at the South Bristol Skills Academy. However we have now secured access to a great new space in Frenchay. Matt at the Feed Bristol project has kindly offered us one of his poly tunnels to plant and part-establish the vertical garden modules. Here are a couple of site pictures //

 

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Published on August 17, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Pallet Vertical Garden

The DIY Eudaimon Vertical Pallet Garden Bike Shed is coming along nicely. A few more weeks and blue will really be obscured by green :)

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Published on August 16, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Floating Gardens Complete!

The 'Seeds of Change: ballast seed floating garden' is now all complete. This lovely project is looking great, and we are proud to have been involved in making it happen. A short turn around of 3 weeks was [just] enough for us to design and install all the things necessary for the garden to look good both day and night! Anyone wandering through Castle Park have a peek over the wall and enjoy...

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Published on August 06, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Eudaimon leave Stokes Croft....

... ok ok, it's not as dramatic as it seems. We are still thoroughly based in our HQ in Stokes Croft. Rather, what we mean to say it that we have secured a commission in an area very much distinct to our locality. This is a commission with the National Trust out at The Vyne in Basingstoke. 

This is the space.

We will be working with our friends at The Green Play Project to create a play area with a hint of hidden adventure and reward for curiosity for the children. We will also be working to create a horticulturally unusual space for adults to enjoy a tea and rest their legs whilst the children exhaust themselves.

More details to follow soon we hope!

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Published on August 03, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Vertical Garden update //2

Four weeks on into a pretty crappy summer, and we have flowering Sea Thrift! The plants are establishing nicely despite the adverse conditions.

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Published on August 01, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Final Vertical Garden Prototype Hot off the (Steel) Press!

After much work, we have the final prototype for the gabion vertical garden sorted. We are very pleased with the results and are looking forward to getting it planted up.

Here we see John and Jak getting stuck right in.

p.s. nice pants Jak

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Published on August 01, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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The Cattle Market...

a possible fantastic design commission, and a very busy period for Eudaimon.

We have been invited to consider our level of interest in helping design and transform the space at the old cattlemarket in the south of Bristol. The job would be highly collaborative with some great people, involve transforming wasteland into a bold new green space for people to enjoy, and is part of regenerating a very derelict wider space at the site. 

This is the space. Needless to say the cogs in our brains are turning...

 

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Published on July 27, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Boozariums a hit at the Secret Garden Party

Roberto was commissioned to create 30 artesianal boozariums // def: mini terrariums in spirit bottles // for the boutique dining area, Soul Fire, at the Secret Garden Party by The Decorist. From the back of this, 10 larger terrariums have been commissioned for the upcoming Wilderness Festival. 

Here is a taste of the boozariums....

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Unusual planting commissions are always welcomed...

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Published on July 26, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Prototype Vertical Garden Module //1

Eudaimon have been busy down at the Packer Studio making the initial prototypes for the gabion garden aspect of the City Road project. Below is the first module we planted up. Check out Eudaimon_Design on twitter for more regular updates on the nittygritty construction process!

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Published on July 01, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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"Mad but brilliant" Eudaimon, we are...!

This months edition of the lovely Fork food magazine features an interview with one of the Ollett brothers on one aspect of the ongoing City Road corner site project. Read the article here:

The interview was conducted by Jack Bevan who is responsible for the wonderful Ethicurean restaurant at the Walled Garden just outside Bristol. They won The Observer's most ethical restaurant 2011.

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Published on April 30, 2012 by Eudaimon Design.

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Pre-Interview with Roberto Rizzo

Eudaimon had a very pleasant discussion with Roberto Rizzo, an independent writer on sustainable energy who also freelances for FV Fotovoltaici (a dedicated solar magazine in Italy). Once the corner site project is constructed he will write a feature on the project for an Italian audience.

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Published on September 19, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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Sustainable Transport Fund Workshop

Eudaimon were invited to participate in a workshop hosted by Destination Bristol on how to use £300k to promote sustainablity and a healthy local economy. The workshop was productive with particularly active roles taken by Coexist, the PRSC, the Bear Pit GroupBristol Bike Project, and ourselves of course!

Bristol City Council, who have control of the money, state that none of the money is allocated and want the local community to be involved in how to continue the tranformation of the area.

Needless to say, we have a number of ideas and projects ready made for promoting the sustainability agenda in Stokes Croft.

Exciting prospects indeed...

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Published on September 16, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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New Commission!

Coexist and the University of Bristol have been busy working on a report together that looks what the Coexist project has achieved in Hamilton House since 2009 with the development of a burgeoning creative community.

We were approached to do graphical design and photography to create an attractive and appealing document, that is representative of the project itself.

There are a number of case studies regarding various groups in the building. The paper also looks at areas of improvement. It will be published online in the near future.

 

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Published on August 17, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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Interview for research paper

Eudaimon were interviewed by a collaborative research team based at three universities (Oxford, UWE & Southampton) for a paper they are publishing on the nature of development in Stokes Croft. Their particular focus was on the nexus between public art, planning and our views of public space. We will post a link to the paper when it is published.

Methinks it should be an interesting read.

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Published on August 17, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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New Commision!

The homeless hostel on Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft approached Eudaimon recently, requesting us to design and implement an urban greening at their premise. The hostel was taken over at the beginning of the year byRiverside with a view to transforming the premise into a postive and healthy place. 

The project is extensive and includes planting fruit trees, climbing plants that will soften the 1950's brick exterior, a roof terrace garden emphsising edible plants, & greening the interior of the building. The interior planting scheme includes sensory aspects (scent, colour and texture) to help residents at the shelter who suffer from memory problems locate where they are in the building. 

A long-term view is in running workshops at the hostel teaching the residents how to grow edible and medicinal plants, and providing a new skill set.

The commission is due for completition by the end of September. 

 

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Published on August 17, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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Visit to PackerStudio

We paid a visit to the Packer Studio to discuss and develop up natural vertical garden systems. We have been collaborating with John Packer with regards to the gabion garden for 'Re-imagining 50 Stokes Croft'. 

We have included a slideshow for some of the experiements he is currently working on.

 

John Packer and one of the four drinking water fountains he has been commissioned by the National Trust to make

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Published on August 17, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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Rethink 'Bathtubs of Biodiversity'

project pics (on the job) refer to dedicated project page

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Initial Planting

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Published on August 02, 2011 by Eudaimon Design.

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