Monday, 5 January 2015

Garden Design Details, Contemporary Gardens UK

Viewing my own design images on various Social Networking Platforms, it has come to my attention the my drawings look very good and clear when "blown up" i.e. closer in.

To demonstrate this fact, please find below some examples of my design visualisations "zoomed in" so that you can see the level of detail that I go to with all my Garden Designs and "Artist's Impressions".

The design above shows a "utility" paved area hidden behind a curved white rendered concrete block wall. The three curved structures near the house are stainless steel water-features. The curved wall has three windows in it which are to be filled with transparent acrylic panels. The grey coloured box is a raised rendered planter/seat and the central yellow square is a garden light whose colours can be controlled using an ipad! The white slender uprights are the posts for a glazed veranda canopy (not shown). The property shown is this image is currently being built.
The image above shows two large raised paved terraces edged with tall hedges and separated by a water-feature which compromises of a slate-clad wall and a corten steel "blade" which produces a vertical sheet of water. This property is due to have a significant extension built this year and the Client wanted the Garden design in place beforehand.
The above visual shows white rendered concrete block walls constructed to form a raised planter and gate columns. Between the columns is hung a set of timber double driveway gates. The driveway is to be constructed from Marshalls Tegula concrete blocks and is edged in a triple band of similar blocks. This property is currently being renovated by the Client.
The above render shows part of a large courtyard that was landscaped in 2010. Cascading water-features (made from lead) flank new hardwood steps which lead on to a new Indian sandstone terrace. Topiary in faux lead planters are distributed throughout the garden and the rest of the planting was all artificial/synthetic!