This modern garden design uses the strong iconic themes of these art deco jug, cup and saucer. Directly outside the back door a circle of hardstanding gives easy entry into the garden. Constructed from self levelling concrete and edged in sandstone setts, it provides the strong monochrome colour scheme present in the inspirational ceramics. This arera would bel suits el for cafe style dining or for sun loungers depending int eh gardens aspect and it’s use during different times of the day. Slightly raised to the rest of the garden, this design for a garden with levels it has a step down to a secondary patio. To Mark this transition there is a stainless steel water feature in the form of a spout replicating that of the spout on the jug. It pours into a tiled mosaic pool. The patio itself is made up with a striking pattern of black limestone setts and cream travertine again imitating the monochrome palette. Defining the Sunday design on the crockery, it is laid in bold lines, fanning out across the rest fo the space. Large enough for a table and chairs, or sun loungers, it allows for dining to happen in a more central location in the garden. The sun rays continue across the space with hard landscaping being replaced with soft, as orniphogons (black grasses) act as a strong contest against lawn. Round the edge of the garden herbaceous perennials in yellows and oranges such as rudbekias and heleniums give a zesty palette, whilst hardy evergreens shrubs such as eurphobia and pachysandras provide form and shape throughout the year.
This town landscape focuses on the strong geometric lines present in the mahogany bookshelves. This concept is ideal for a small town garden, and could have a myriad of uses built into it’s design. It is palindromic in it’s design and would work in either direction or as a mirror image of itself. A patio, increasing in size and constructed from large sandstone slabs, leads from the exit point of the house into the garden. The shape reflects the staggered motif that dominates the bookshelves. The backdrop to this patio is a replica of the bookshelves as garden feature, with deep shelves created from chunky exterior grade timber giving plenty of opportunity for the client to tailor fill to taste with such sundries as cobbles enclosed with wire mesh, planting, ornaments, objet d’art or whatever the client decides. The last alcove of the unit is an archway leading to the rest of beyond.
The second half of the garden is a mirror of the first, connected by a path, with a second alcove unit offering a striking entrance to the area. The rest of the garden will be laid to lawn with deep borders suitable for filling with simple evergreen shrubs for a low maintenance garden. Uplighting the timber structures combined with downlighting within the alcoves makes for dramatic lifting scheme opportunities within this garden design.
This design is based on Barbara Hepworth’s Orpheus to create a children’s activity centre. It takes the striking ethereal qualities of the sculpture and translates them into an exciting and dynamic adventure playground suitable for children of all ages.
The playground can be entered from a number of points. It features several turfed ‘lillypads’ allowing children to move across the space via these discs if artificial lawn. The centre of the space features a major construction built from scaffolding poles and a banked set of steps going up on side to a zip slide across the space. Descending on the other side of the space it funnels into a winding path with landscaping poles painted in bright colour for children to weave in and out of as the move through a densely planted bed if jungle Jurassic plants to the next area.
Once at the end of the path you arrive at a giant and wide steel slide. High and wide line a skateboard park ramp, this offers a fun alternative to the traditional playground slide and allows several children to use it at once, as well as children of an older age where regular sides can be size preclusive.
Leaving this area, a series of hemp ropes hang above, some with knotted ropes, so as to climb to the top, some as monkey ropes to be able to swing from one to the next. Alternatively to just pass through, to the next area, which is based on water.
A large water wall feeds a pool at the far end of the space but it needs a waterwheel to do so. In thus waterwheel come deer scarer wheel, children are encouraged to fill up containers with water in order to make the wheel turn.
The whole garden is deeply planted with lots if wildlife and sensory plating in order to become an educational tool for schools and institutions.
The essence of ‘What is the object over there’ by Victor Pasmore is one of simplicity and order, with a contrasting chaos engendered by black blots across the image.
This garden design reflects this symmetry and balance with a central sunken pool lined with gold mosaic tiles. Grass strips run down either side of this pool, with black slate edging slabs acting as not only as a path but also as a border to planting beds running down each side.
A large decked area enclosed by a timber pergola fills the back of the garden. Slightly sunken, with a decking seat and large flush ‘double bed’ area, this area would be ideal for a variety of entertaining possibilities. Large weatherproof cushions provide a comfortable viewpoint to look across the pool back at the house. Black corian discs placed just at the waterline offer a route back down the garden. These giant black ‘lilypads’ help bring the ‘chaos’ to the garden design and add a healthy dose of whimsy to the garden design. The area directly outside the back door completes the gaeden scheme and is to be paved with black limestone paving slabs 900mm x 300xx helping to reflect the long oblong shapes ever present in the original works.
This garden design for an urban London garden, combines various aspects of Vanessa Bells’s abstract painting. The walled garden has several areas for enjoyment. Directly from the house is a rectangular patio laid with Indian sandstone paving. Cut into this patio at staggered points are two long detail inlays. The first a pebble mosaic strip, which changes halfway down it’s length to box hedging.
The second is a long decking pathway which runs the length of the garden. Constructed from hardwood decking, this runs to the second seating area at the bottom of the garden. The main feature in this area is a large water feature, comprising a raised mosaic pool fed by a bespoke water wall. Edging the pool is a fixed bench the same height as the wall, allowing the user to dangle their feet in the water on a hot summers day. Feature pots edge the area to give definition to the space and create the ‘room in the garden’ ambience that is so popular in gardens big and small. A central bed packed with colourful herbaceous plants further divides the garden, providing privacy for a hot tub jacuzzi and adding an extra diminsion to this dynamic outdoor space
Depth, height, perspective, light and shade are all elements that strike you in this image taken from Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner. These components inform our London garden design by creating strong architectural structures throughout. A walkway, flanked by bold heavy arches, creates depth to the left of the space and inevitably some darkness in the shadows cast by the imposing structure. Behind the arches is an ordered row of fruiting specimen trees reflecting the films theme of the desire for new life.
The centre of the space features a mezzanine decking structure, under which the user can walk to experience light and dark, shadows and contrasts between open and closed space. The shafts of light in the film still have been represented by beams of strong heavy industrial wire, streaming down from fixed points on towering landscaping poles and disappearing into planting beds where they are anchored into railway sleeper cubes. A heavy cast iron, black spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine from the near right corner, its curves a contrast to the hard edges and stark angles in the rest of the design.
The bed at the base of the staircase is met by a curved path of stones which echo the sweeping beams of steel wires. The height and dramatic split levels in the image are reflected throughout the garden, but more notably at the rear. Steps trace the path round to the right to a raised dining area, past an architectural feature reflecting the cast ironwork in the image. A reclaimed bricked back on the adjacent wall provide the back support for fixed bench seating.
London Garden Design Ideas: concept drawing inspired by Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'
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London Garden Design Concept Sketch: Arco Floor Lamp
The curves and clean sweeping lines of this classic Arco Lamp inspires a strong and simple garden design. A long arced pathway, constructed from white marble paving, cuts through the garden providing a boundary edge for a large oval lawn in the centre of the space. A black slate patio at one end of the path is reminiscent of the base of the lamp. This patio would provide ample space for a table and chairs to allow alfresco dining.
The other end of the curved pathway would terminate in a stunning water feature comprising a crescent shaped pool lined with stainless steel tiles. A marble path allows the user to navigate their way around the pool in either direction to access a small seating area consiting of a moulded concrete sofa seat and table.
Nestled among the planting beds are stainless steel ‘umbrellas’, domed water features in which water pours from the top and into a reservoir below. Steel archways overhang the path, shining a light onto three beds cut into the lawn depicting the pool of light caused by the lamp.
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It is not only art and sculpture that can provide the inspiration for a garden concept. This sleek, sumptuous satin evening dress inspires an elegant, flowing London garden design.
A central oval-shaped patio surfaced with polished concrete is enclosed by a curved raised pool with water fountains. Beyond this pool is a large, sweeping, curved lawn. The enclosed oval patio is large enough to accommodate a large table and chairs. The polished concrete flooring continues into the remainder of the space, where is it edged with ribbons of granite sett kerbstones in a rippling pattern that echoes the pleats and drops of the evening dress. Skyrocket conifers in the ‘fold’ where each section of granite edging meets help to provide height and give a framework to the space.
London Garden Design Inspirations: concept drawing inspired by an evening dress
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