This garden is located right next to a natural reserve called Midden-Delfland (Central Delfland).
An assortment of ornamental grasses connects the vegetation of the minimalist garden with the underlying fields. Long horizontal lines at right angles subtly refer to the long lines of the neighboring polder landscape and also to the architecture of the villa. As you come in through the front door, you look right through the atrium into backyard, getting a broad view of the open landscape. As the garden naturally coincides with its surroundings, the swimming pool appears naked in the landscape. A unique Dutch experience: swimming in the polder. Inspired by the poetry of the waving grass and searching for a way to connect the garden even more to the landscape, I added to the design a wide and spacious tribune. I chose to use small sized soft wood, thus softening the whole design and giving the space a pleasant feeling. An added set of large cushions gave it meaning and turned it into the ideal place to spend long summer evenings with a group of friends. The choice to allow the deck to reach back to the house made the space calmer and more coherent. The deck surface was covered in outdoor parquetry by using a system where you can’t see any of the screws, which provides a very refined image. The combination of the slats structure on the front side of the tribune and that on the edges of the deck sets an exquisite identity of horizontal lines which is typical of my work. During the day, the white bulbs contribute to the beautiful appearance of the garden, in the dark they create a special atmosphere. In the evening, the lighting objects give a soft warm glow to the ornamental grasses, enabling the dwellers of the house to enjoy the depths of their garden.