nicola loder

short st art space and studios
12 artist studio's and gallery

project description
we moved into the warehouse with over 400 pots. because the soil under the original slab
was heavy black clay we removed 500mm and replaced it with a premium sandy loam mix.
interestingly the plants in the north courtyard, which were planted directly into the clay, faired
as well, if not better, than those in the imported soil . there are stories that the site is on an
underground creek, which may account for the extraordinary growth we experienced. the
residence is now home to my partner's firm geoff crosby architects.

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