RECLAIMED HANGING GARDEN
Albany Road, Stanmore | Private Residence
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This inner west terrace had recently been transformed with a modern architectural extension to the rear. As you venture via the character filled hallway you are greeted by a paved courtyard that is defined by three glass walls. Even though our clients are well travelled and have a strong sense of style and character, this personality ceased to exist within the courtyard.
The main challenges faced by the team at OUTHOUSE design was the different micro climates within the courtyard created by surrounding building heights. This coupled with privacy issues and the fact that the courtyard flooring is a concrete slab with poor drainage made the idea of creating a garden oasis quit the challenge.
We started with selecting a range of bespoke oversized copper planters, this brings strength of character to the space, enables us to plant deciduous feature trees for all year-round interest, as well as a variety of shrubs and scented groundcovers. Each planter is up light, defining its cube shape and reflecting the buildings architecture. With time the rich patina of the planters will become more distinct.