Corten Steel Curves
Queens Wood, Highgate
Connecting to the Architecture
Our starting point for the layout was the unusual angle of the stunning new extension by Mulroy Architects. We echoed this angle in the landscaping near the house to create a visual connection between the house and garden. We designed a low retaining Corten steel wall with bold curves which draws the eye slowly through to the rear of the garden. The stunning mahogany stems of the multistemmed Prunus serrula work well with the rusty Corten finish.
By carefully selecting materials, we ensured the garden relates back to the house. We chose natural materials; yellow granite paving, which successfully picks up the yellow stock brickwork of the new extension. The dark grey clay pavers echo that of the door and window frames, and the Corten picks up on the red roof tiles.
The Planting Design
Architecture by Mulroy Architects. Photography by Dan Glasser.