London Terrace
Location:
London
Designer:
Iain MacDonald Design
Highlights:
Clever use of light, shadow and reflection to create a magical setting

Reflections, shadow and halos of light create a sense of theatre and drama to this garden. Linear striplighting creates a glamorous effect on the stairs and bathes the lower terrace in soft reflected light.

Spotlights concealed amongst the box hedging provide a wash of light to the pleached trees bordering the upper terrace. This vertical canopy provides an illuminated backdrop to the Anthony Gormley sculpture which appears to hover above a pool of water.

Recessed uplights frame the arched door reveals whilst the interior lighting is directed so as to create patterns of light onto the terrace.

Carefully designed layers of light harmonise the multi-levelled terrace and soften the hardscape.