|Columns with glass capitals that periodically emitted mist. |
Glass waterfall and 'floating' walkway of Irish limestone.
Conceptually, I determined that I was building a 'Tower Remnant'; the structure that might have stood there before the academy was ever built.
"Tower Remnant", when mentioned drew blank stares so I opted for 'Outdoor Classroom', a more prosaic term. This goes to demonstrate that beginning with a strong theme will strengthen the final outcome even when the metaphor is not mentioned.
The project below, in New Hampshire, used curved reclaimed curbing to frame a patio and garden beds. It is tempting (and necessary) to lay brick in straight patterns. However, the variety of patterns exceeds the space here to describe them. By making the intersection of the brick pattern at the bottom of the granite steps, I gave the terrace an off-center focus. The curved terracing up the slope echoed the curves.