Electrical Contracting News (ECN) July 2017 - Page 24

PROJECT FOCUS IN THE LIGHT GARDEN No London prime residential property is complete without a show-stopping garden. Russell Drury takes a look at the work carried out by Design Plus Light for a rooftop terrace and garden in Kensington. R enowned garden consultancy Stephen Woodhams Design and lighting specialist Design Plus Light made full use of outdoor space for a prestigious Kensington development to create both a large multi-leveled garden and a rooftop terrace. Stephen Woodhams designed the concept for the space and Design Plus Light lit the area. Inspiration was taken from the interiors designed by Joanna Wood, with a mix of French classic design as well as a contemporary fl avour to create a garden that would look architecturally pleasing as well as being a space that the whole family could use and enjoy. 24 | July 2017 At night the garden is completely transformed with subtle and cleverly integrated lighting by Design Plus Light. Trellis columns were used to defi ne the grid shaped lawn and travertine paving, while clever use of planting further emphasises the grid shaped pattern. Tumbled travertine gives the garden a decidedly French feel and makes it look slightly antique. Trellis columns placed in pars with a linking arch – arranged in three rows – make the garden feel bigger and encourages any visitor to wander through it. The end arch is mirrored further emphasising depth. Centre paving to the upper level has a child friendly water feature: Nine colour changing jets of water within the squares of cream paving provide a playful focus. The rectangular garden is divided into three spaces on two tiers; lounging, dining and an activity area on the upper level. A glass balustrade provides almost uninterrupted views across from the inside, yet ensuring safety at the same time.