Garden Design Inspirations – ‘Mise en Scene’

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Depth, height, perspective, light and shade are all elements that strike you in this image taken from Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner.  These components inform our London garden design by creating strong architectural structures throughout.  A walkway, flanked by bold heavy arches, creates depth to the left of the space and inevitably some darkness in the shadows cast by the imposing structure.  Behind the arches is an ordered row of fruiting specimen trees reflecting the films theme of the desire for new life.

The centre of the space features a mezzanine decking structure, under which the user can walk to experience light and dark, shadows and contrasts between open and closed space.  The shafts of light in the film still have been represented by beams of strong heavy industrial wire, streaming down from fixed points on towering landscaping poles and disappearing into planting beds where they are anchored into railway sleeper cubes.  A heavy cast iron, black spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine from the near right corner, its curves a contrast to the hard edges and stark angles in the rest of the design.

The bed at the base of the staircase is met by a curved path of stones which echo the sweeping beams of steel wires. The height and dramatic split levels in the image are reflected throughout the garden, but more notably at the rear.  Steps trace the path round to the right to a raised dining area, past an architectural feature reflecting the cast ironwork in the image.  A reclaimed bricked back on the adjacent wall provide the back support for fixed bench seating.

London Garden Design Ideas: concept drawing inspired by Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'

London Garden Design Ideas: concept drawing inspired by Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’

Specialising in contemporary bespoke garden design and build, Earth Designs offers a concept-to-completion service throughout the Greater London area.  Garden design and landscaping in Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire is also available.  Additionally we offer garden design consultations and postal designs, plus garden design vouchers which make a unique gift for every special occasion. For further information, call 01702 662950