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Exhibit Green mixes elegant, contemporary designs with an array
of modern materials to ensure an eclectic mix of style and simplicity.
Evan Sommerville likes to think outside
the square. He founded Exhibit Green
eight years ago with the vision of pushing
the boundaries of contemporary landscape design
through art and a strong focus on architectural
He stayed true to his vision, and established
the business as a market leader in using formed
concrete and innovative structural landscape
elements, in both steel and timber.
His hard work and edgy designs have been
recognised too -- in 2008, Exhibit Green was the
overall residential award of excellence winner
at the Landscape Industries Association (WA)
Awards of Excellence. He was also awarded gold
for lighting and silver for best landscape feature.
SUBIACO LANDSCAPE (above and above right)
e clients of this Subiaco residence enlisted
Exhibit Green to create a solution that reflected
their love of art and creativity.
As a professional working couple, the clients
also wanted a low maintenance landscape with
enough entertaining space for the summer months.
Evan and his team decided on strong
architectural elements with industrial overtones
for the entry, pool, and rear courtyard, treating
each element as a sculptural piece. ey also
incorporated two art pieces into the landscape.
e more formal, straight-line design work of
the pool area gives way to a fluid, curved and less
formal line that starts at the lower deck and snakes
its way to the informal entertainment space.
MT PLEASANT LANDSCAPE (below right)
is landscape was designed to mimic a resort
lifestyle, with a spacious area to relax and
entertain alongside a striking swimming pool.
To ensure an integrated look, Evan and his
team designed the swimming pool around an
An extension of the above ground spa to the
cabana decking and the installation of a custom,
curved glass wall looking into the spa, added a
A number of other features were used including
exposed aggregate paving, white granite coping,
white dado render, hardwood timber decking,
limestone tiling to pool waterline tiles and spa
internals, and black granite.
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