1·Lectures with Paul Smither

Thursday 15 December 2016, 20:00 - 21:30 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

Tokyo-based garden designer Paul Smither visits the Academy of Architecture for his 1·lectures on Thursday 15 December. He will share his successful and unique approach to gardening.

After his training at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society, he moved to Japan where he founded his agency Garden Rooms in 1997. His approach is in popular demand in Japan and beyond, implementing a chemical-free method in the city garden and suggesting an environmentally-conscious natural gardening. As Nature Intends.

Paul Smither designs gardens with great respect to the wider context. 'When I’m designing a garden, I always try to make sure that it blends in with the surrounding area and, wherever possible, I like to use big sweeps of nature.' And everything is about beauty in his work, even the gardening equipment showed on his YouTube-channel and his website look like bijoux. Paul Smither is writing and illustrating books on gardening and has his own television series in the language of his adopted homeland.

Thursday 15 December, starting at 20h00, at the Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 213 in Amsterdam. Tickets at €5 are available in the webshop of the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture. Academy students get free admission with their student card.