In Modernist designs asymmetry is vital; which is characterised by free flowing space and the use of light and dark. Views and vistas vary with one or more being emphasised. The design can be interpreted in more than one way.
Sharp lines make the contrast between vertical and horizontal lines with water often being used for it’s reflective quality. Materials are minimal with smooth concrete being preferred for paving and walls. Large slabs are used for continuity. Planting normally only features hedges, trees, and lawn with some structural planting for focal points.
Regular grids are often used to connect the house to the garden thus blurring the lines between the inside and outside.
Modernist garden design is becoming popular again with a lot of attention being paid to selective planting and high quality finishes.
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