Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård are the architects behind the award-winning, Stockholm-based architects’ office Tham & Videgård. Tham & Videgård Arkitekter is known for its experimental and innovative approach. One of the office’s most well-known works is Treehotel, a tree-house hotel in Harads, in northern Sweden, which was opened in 2010. Located in the middle of a forest, the hotel’s mirror surface reflects and makes the building blend in with the surrounding nature. Other projects by the office include the Kalmar Museum of Art, KTH School of Architecture, Moderna Museet Malmö and Västra Kajen housing.
Noel Kingsbury is an English designer, writer and teacher. A gardener since childhood, he has run a nursery, designed gardens and public spaces and done doctoral research at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape on the ecology of ornamental perennials. He is best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design, but is passionate about any kind of innovation in the garden or the wider landscape. He is particularly interested in improving teaching in horticulture, and building global links between colleagues. He has also written more than 20 books on garden and landscape matters, including four with leading designer Piet Oudolf, as well as the only history of plant breeding.