Home' Outdoors : Scoop Outdoors 2012 13 Contents 134 SCOOP Outdoors and Gardens 2012/13
boutique landscape architectural
design and construction company,
eScape Landscape Architecture has
a focus on providing sustainable
landscaping solutions that are reflective of their
Strong communication, good planning, and
quality design and project management are the
foundations of every eScape project.
This courtyard was deliberately designed not
to obscure the views through to the park and
golf course, while still providing bird-attracting
plants that fit with the contemporary Australian
garden. Existing trees were integrated into the
design, and neighbouring trees used for a mature
backdrop to the space.
Native waterwise plants were chosen for the
majority of the garden because of their suitability
to the location and their ability to attract birds and
use minimal water.
Complimentary colours and textures were
selected to provide seasonal interest, giving the
space an entertaining feel, particularly at night
with the lighting design.
Honed in situ concrete walls were used to provide
a clean backdrop to the more intricate details of
the design, while amber granite paving with black
cobbles creates a push-pull effect.
The steel-edged reflection pool was a key feature
in the courtyard and sought to create a transition
between the existing alfresco paving and the new
courtyard. At one end, a honed blade wall forms a
perimeter to the courtyard, while at the other end a
low honed bubbler helps to create water movement
through the pond system.
The custom bench with cantilevered rosewood
timber battens was another central feature. It features
laminated timber battens with aluminium spacers
and provides a sculptural element to the space,
helping to reinforce the geometry of the design. Three
varying-sized battens were used in the bench seating
and the infill panels to provide a repeated element to
the detailing. The contemporary native garden design
offers a series of elements that come together to
create a usable, comfortable, stylish courtyard to the
front yard and main entry to the house.
Holistic, innovative designs are matched by construction
excellence at eScape Landscape Architecture.
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