Our brief was to design an ideal place for relaxing, eating and entertaining, in a rarely used part of the garden, but where superb views could potentially be enjoyed both across open countryside and also back towards the main residence. To take full advantage of the views, the area neeeded to be raised by two feet, which was achieved through clever landscaping. The buildings have been designed and built as 'pictureque ruins', one being completely open (a sort of large pergola - having 'lost' its' covering material) and the other semi closed, useful during more inclement weather.
Overal plan of the two buildings and immediate landscaping
Drawing of the larger semi-closed-in building, minus its' roof covering
Click on the thumbnails below to see larger photos showing model of larger building
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