Garden design

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What is a well thought out garden design? This is a subjective concept - but ultimately a garden design should meet your needs and desires. What do you hope to achieve, the reasons are diverse - privacy, places to play and relax, to increase the desirability of your property for resale?

For this project, our brief was to create a clean, modern garden design that reflected and enhanced the modular design of this newly built house.

Corten steel clad planter boxes, wide concrete steps, large boulders, recycled sleeper steps and hardwood decking make up the elements of this landscape design.

On the back side of the house, in what could have been a neglected area, our design incorporates a secluded garden. Here blue tiles contrast with the oxidising Corten steel and lush green planting. There are vibrant views from both outside and inside the house.

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Further afield in a North Canterbury beach side community we are developing a landscape garden design in a rural setting for a farming couple.

This project will include outdoor fires, a spa, and swimming pool - an exciting design that we will update on as the project progresses. 

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Because of the difficult hill site access on the Port Hills above Christchurch, these landscape clients wisely engaged us to design this courtyard before house construction.

In this way any structural elements within the landscape design can be incorporated in the build.

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On this steep coastal Christchurch hillside site, the 2011 earthquakes damaged the driveway rock walls on the lower section and caused significant drainage issues on the upper section, behind the house.

Our brief was to reconstruct the rock walls on the lower section and to design and build a functional outdoor living area on the upper section of the property.

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We have recently been engaged in a landscape design project redeveloping a residential home in the Governors Bay, Christchurch area.

The clients' brief was to explore possible options for the house renovation and how it could work in with the landscape design.

A strong emphasis was on the house entrance with a sculptural interest and garden design that responds to the site.

We have used our 3D modelling and sketch analysis technique to represent proposed additions to the house and to generate outdoor landscape concept design ideas around them.