A big welcome to our friends and visitors

A pergola? Not really. A sculpture? Not quite.

Using a combination of hollow section steel and “corten” plate steel this structure is
located in the middle of a surround driveway at the front of a large property, a stones
throw from the Yarra River in Lower Plenty. The briefing was wide open but clearly
needed to introduce the architecture and importantly the family’s passion for their local
environment. The local eucalyptus leaf in its many twisted and occasionally eaten forms
provided ideal graphic inspiration for the rusted laser cut skins surrounding the columns.
The stacked, cantilever rafters are reflective of aspects of the architecture, slightly
Japanese, looking through to the pool at the rear of the house.

The structure is definitely a talking point upon arrival for the many friends and work
associates of this busy family. A great place to just sit around or I am told to my delight
the kids just love charging through it.

Design and construction - Gardens of Steel P/L


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