A garden with two faces
Designers: Wojciech Pytel, Agnieszka Boruch,
Architecture: A8 Architektura Piotr Lewandowski
Area: 1100 m2
Location: Podkowa Leśna, near Warsaw
A garden with two faces proves that within one property you can create two gardens of a completely different nature. Gardens reflect the personality of the owners, but the idea of such a shaped space was created as a result of existing conditions. The minimalist, modern building has been moved away from the road and situated in the middle of the property.
Designers in the front part proposed a minimalist, modern, garden. Composition based on the geometric layout is emphasized by the viewing axis from the living room. Designed multi-stemmed shrubs (magnolia, lilac) and ornamental grasses (Japanese rosemary). Intimacy provides an elegant, dense, trimmed hedge (intermediate yew). The vast lawn is a viewing foreground for the building. The layout of the lawn allows both for active rest (games, fun) and passive rest (deckchairs, picnics). This zone must not be complete without a driveway and a path leading to the main entrance. A continuation of the salon there is a wooden, covered terrace.
The area behind the house was characterized a large proportion of existing trees that shaded the plot. Designers suggested so, in contrast to the sunny front part, create in this place forest, naturalistic garden. The owners liked the idea immediately. Elements of small architecture, communication and vegetation complete the forest undergrowth. A play area, a place for a fireplace, a pergola with a dining set, a utility area, a hammock and a small, wooden terrace for small meetings over coffee.