The owners of this garden in Vlaardingen wished for a low maintenance garden which brought the outdoors and the indoors in relation with each other. And since their terrace is right next to their neighbors’ balcony, they also wanted some privacy.
I chose to place horizontal wooden slats both on the terrace and on the patio in order to broaden the overall perspective, and added a blank wall pretending it’s see through. The vertical pool connects the garden with the upper terrace. By using the same element in three different spaces, they are brought together. This connection between elements brings rest and coherence to the design. Drawing a line of materials and plants along the house creates interaction between the two living spaces, between the inside and the outside. In the meantime, the use of robust steel cables gives the space the power it needs to counterbalance the dominant wall of the neighboring property. The patio has an atmosphere that rouses the senses. The water falling down along that glass mosaic object, the lush greenery and the harmonious alignment of materials come work together to turn this space into a painting.
Publicity: - Chic Garden Concept | September 2012 - ELLE – Gardens | May 2009 - 2nd prize “Garden of the Year” election | 2009 – “Garden & Landscape” Magazine | 2008