A strong grid layout informs the design of this ‘bijou’ garden.
The owners of this garden were a young couple who worked in the music industry, and wanted a garden that reflected their lifestyle. Entertaining was a key requirement of their brief.
The design is based on a grid layout, to create subtle divisions both vertically and horizontally. We also dug down to create a sunken space and allow more privacy from the neighbours.
The main focal axis is a striking low orange Venetian plaster wall that also provides additional seating. Poured concrete walls run at right angles to the feature wall to make up the grid formation and define the areas, hiding a fire pit at the back of the garden.
The boundary walls have been created from detailed strips and panels of Cor-Ten steel, with additional panels of horizontal Balau fencing. A built in fire pit is concealed behind a raised section of concrete and provides instant heat at the flick of a switch. A BBQ and bespoke shed for storage make use of a narrow passageway.