A very small city space was transformed into an outdoor haven using steel clad in black quartz to create the architectural feel in a small space. Glass panels are mounted on a steel frame behind the main beam to create a dry area which is heated with heaters and a mains gas fire table. A shed was part of the brief so was designed into the less sunny corner. The floor are large 600 x 1200 porcelain tiles which create the seamless flow from inside the house into the garden. Planting was minimal using espalier hornbeams at the rear to create a green screen in summer to help soften the structural work. On the remaining walls star jasmine was used as it retains its leaf all year and produces a beautiful scented flower during the summer. Lighting was a key ingredient to bring this outdoor room alive.
7th April 2016