Urban micro garden

Edith’s garden is private and intimate with an open face to the public street. The design considers externals views from the street as well as interior views from the kitchen. Simple, unique details bring structure and graphic quality to the space. A path and patio is patterned from pieces of lumber and found paving materials. Custom metal retaining walls give height and depth to the garden. Systems for compost and capturing water are integrated. Plants are chosen for medicinal qualities and adaptability to the shade cast by the enormous Acacia overhead. Subtle combinations of dark green, purple and lime green foliage bring layered interest and light to the shadows.

Context : Paris (13e) / 2012 / 40 m2
Client : Private
Team : Sensomoto
Mission : Design and build