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area required a flexible shade system. So an
elegant steel frame was constructed to support
retractable awnings, which allow the winter sun
to penetrate into the house.
They also shade the glass from the morning
sun in summer, and can be retracted when the
courtyard is shaded by the house in the afternoon,
allowing the breeze to flow through.
A section of this structure was roofed and
lined with marine ply, while a skylight provides
a view of the poinciana canopy.
Interest and visual impact were created with
a pond at the base of a vertical garden that is
planted with bromeliads.
The pond features a glass wall so that the
fish can be seen, ensuring there is always some
movement in the garden.
A stainless steel barbecue is set in a rich
leather-grain granite benchtop that appears to
float above the granite pavers.
Garden bed walls, the pond and the
vertical garden are clad with Turkish travertine
featuring a tracery of horizontal lines, while the
garden bench and pots feature rusted steel to
complement the ornamental rusted gate.
Garden lighting creates a whole new dimension
at night, with the rippling water of the pond
reflecting on to the piers of the vertical garden.
Due to the complex nature of this beautiful
and innovative design, a number of carefully
chosen specialist contractors, tradespeople and
product suppliers were employed to implement it.
BELOW A skylight offers a view of the poinciana canopy, especially
stunning when lit up at night.
RIGHT Timeless materials such as stone and timber have been
used to create a versatile, modern courtyard with areas for
entertaining, dining and relaxing, set against a backdrop of plants
that change with the seasons.
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