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© 2016 by Catherine Rawnsley Garden Design

Contemporary roof terrace

WHAT

City roof garden

WHERE

South-East of England, United Kingdom

WHEN

December 2015

The clients wanted a modern garden, sheltered from the strong winds that swept across the roof terrace, while retaining panoramic views of the city. The space needed to be an exciting area for entertaining and relaxing that incorporated inspiration from their favourite artist, Matisse. The design is based on Matisse's collage work 'The Snail'. The shapes and vibrant colours from the work are featured in rope lighting inlaid in the deck, and in the shapes of planters and furniture.

The new design frames the fantastic views of the city from the house and the terrace. Dynamic planting and lighting provide an exciting outdoor space. 

Limited access to the site via a lift and loading restrictions on the roof created design challenges on this project.