Workplace Retreat

Workplace Retreat

A multi-use garden that gives a talented team space for inspiration

  • City garden
  • Subtropical plant palette
  • Bespoke detail

Successful city gardens need to be practical as well as beautiful and we believe we hit the mark with this project right in the heart of Paddington.

 The space is home to a film production company and their brief was to renovate the existing tired rear yard to create an inspiring multi-use space for staff to enjoy, whether for taking lunch, brainstorming a new project, or holding client meetings.

 An aluminum curved planter softens the rectangle space and retains the roots of a couple of existing large trees. This allowed us to underplant with an array of contrasting foliage that’s happy in shadier situations like this one. We developed a subtropical plant palette, with a focus on foliage rather than flowers.

 Strong linear detail surround and define a generous upholstered day bed, sitting on wide blackbutt decking. In the dining space, narrow fillets of granite paving elongate the width of the floor.

 We worked with the existing roof structure, cladding the underside in white timber battens, and installing heaters for winter comfort.

 Can we help you transform your inner-city space?