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Canopy Designed Exteriors LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Canopy Designed Exteriors was commissioned
by Zuccari to create a showcase garden retreat
for its Malaga showroom.
Zuccari is a wholesale outlet for a range of
natural stone, and travertine and basalt feature
strongly in this garden because of the increasing
focus on these products in landscaping projects.
Wanting to give customers a glimpse of what
can be achieved, the Zuccari brief required the use
of available space on either side of its portico to
show how even a small area can be transformed.
The company also wanted to demonstrate the
endless possibilities when creating another world
in such a confined space.
Intriguing portal frames were constructed from
basalt to define an outdoor ‘reflection’ space, while
subtly forming a relationship with the letter Z.
A path of stepping stones creates a sense of
adventure while demonstrating a range of surface
finishes using slab and tile formats.
The shape and form of the portal frames
is particularly eye-catching because they appear
to defy conventional engineering in terms of
structure and support.
With the ‘reflection’ garden nestled to the left
of the portico, a point of interest was required on
the right to complete the composition.
An artistic piece named Earth Unfolding was
created in response, inspired by the mass of uncut,
unfinished slab ends in the warehouse.
To fi nish, movement was introduced with
a sheet of water falling from the horizontal
beam on one of the portal frames, complemented
with a stone sculpture on the other side of the
The striking garden creates a big impact in such
as small space while also building a transition for
customers as they enter the building, leaving the
outside world behind.
Canopy Designed Exteriors
318 Charles Street, North Perth
Phone (08) 9228 9021; 0428 408 891
We b www.canopydesignedexteriors.com.au
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