Oak ‘n’ Mirrors
A commercial project for a Chichester based property developer – the brief was to create stylish courtyards for a terrace of six new townhouses where the garden space for most was restricted to 3m x 4m – smaller than many bathrooms!
The compact nature of each space combined with the intimate dynamic with its neighbour presented a challenge in providing the enjoyment of outside living whilst at the same time avoiding a succession of horticultural closets.
The travertine limestone paving allows a seamless link between the inside and out. Oak sleeper walls separate each courtyard space and soften the paving, whilst recessed mirror panels add spatial depth and secret alcoves for night-time candles. The bamboo planting creates texture and movement.