The team sank full-depth masonry planters below grade during the remodel, complete with integrated irrigation and drainage. They planted creeping fig as the main vine, with asparagus fern and rex begonia vine as accents. To ensure the vines would cling to the stucco walls, the team applied a temporary adhesive to attach the two until the vines started to cling on their own.
The combination of rendered walls, wide steps, warm stone copings and nice planting is very nice. A white render and darker brown or grey stone would look good in the cottage - a more refined version of what you currently have.
Laser cut screen. The delicate skin of the lodge is perforated with a pattern inspired by self-replicating botanical cells and the design picks up a number of other key references to the architecture of the college – from the stuccoed white ceilings and timber bookcases of the library to the secret walled gardens at the west of the college.