A long line of minimalistic gestures emphasises the ornamental and impressive composition of old tree trunks. Together with the sleek creating a beautiful contrast with the natural shapes of the woodland edges.
And the fields of ornamental grasses are a reference to the lush fields in the surrounding landscape.
The garden borders a natural reserve, The surrounding landscape is determined by Beech and Birch forests and heather. The design defines a garden that is not subject to time and trends.
The sleek lines are creating a beautiful contrast with the natural shapes of the woodland edges. The slopes of ornamental grasses are a reference to the lush moors of the surrounding fields.
The most logical place for the pool would have been right next to the house, but as a landscape designer, I chose to place the swimming pool deep in the garden. This totally changes the perception of the garden as a whole. By making a path to somewhere, you amplify the emotion that place rouses. The pool and the bathhouse* are now amongst the planes of ornamental grasses, next to the edge of the woodland. As a result, you get to feel a part of nature.
Strong horizontal lines tie in the proportions of the house with the proportions of the garden and landscape. Thus, the garden is continued in its surroundings and makes use of the horizontal lines to anchor itself into the area.
*The concept of the swimming pool and bathhouse design was developed in collaboration with BOS architects.
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