Set withing a 7 Acre exclusive country estate, Concept Landscape Architects developed a landscape masterplan for the entire site and clients requirements. This was also to compliment a new development to the house that included a new swimming pool building and garden roof above. The landscape design connects the house to the gardens beyond and the existing lake through a series a garden spaces that becomes larger in scale as the landscape enfolds.
The arrival experience and entrance gardens have an eclectic mix of perennial & ornamental grasses and is interspersed with land art and sculpture. These are designed as winding metal edges in the ground plan from Corten steel, etched screens that create views and focal points against a back drop of mature Rhododendron and lush vegetation.
The Roof Garden Concept ontop of the new swimming pool building is based on patterns of water. The planting and hard surfaces rippling against each-other and create a shimmering pattern whilst carving out usable areas for entertaining and socializing. Adjacent and at the lower level to the roof garden landscape terrace and Japanese styled garden with strong sculptural earthworks, water and landscape features create a space for contemplation and renewal. A cantilevered deck juts out from the pool house and is planted with a wild tall ornamental grasses that move with wind and animate the space.
Concept designed and sited a lake house building so that is sat in an optimal position, Axial to the house and new pool building roof but also to afford views over the lake and landscape. The Lake has two major parts, the first being a natural swimming pond with cantilevered decks, pontoons and walkways. This brings the lake into a usable state and is juxtaposed against a natural lake with reed beds and tall grasses that create a serine atmosphere, attracting wild life and adding to the local ecology.
I love it, Steven! (from a Private Client)
We have collaborated with Steven and Concept in various larger projects. Steven helped us reach functional designs that meet all the requirements set by the various Councils. His professional attitude, attention to detail and specifications along with the quick production of various solutions to site specific issues, make him a valuable collaborator. We would highly recommend his services. Scenario Architecture
Concept have delivered many commendable solutions to a number of projects whilst I was at RGP Architects. E.Lamptey / Associate Architect RGP
During my professional capacity in acting for developer and private clients alike I have advised that such clients use the services of Concept when exterior/landscape design is required. My clients and I have found Concept to be attentive to the design brief, efficient and good to deal with. A. Simons / SPC Property Consultants
Concept's landscape design work was great... they succeeded to meet design briefs that were set and we were highly impressed by their ideas and presentation. We have worked with him on private and commercial projects and would recommend there services.
A. Holder / Detail Design LTD