Rocky, Large Private Dwelling
Landscape Architectural Services
As part of our diverse professional profile, Cactus and Hill was engaged to provide Landscape Architecture services for a large private dwelling on Rocky Passage road, Redland Bay, Queensland in February 2014. The 35 acre residential property with Logan river frontage boasts 270 degree views of the Gold Coast and Stradbroke Island.
The design language of the site echoes its impressive location by combining 1950’s Palm Springs character with geometry inspired by Roberto Burle Marx. Planting references the bay with various textures, forms and fragrances and includes accents of colourful succulents. Sculptural trees and plants were selected to reinforce the Palm Springs ‘50’s landscape design typology.
The design strategy reflects the client’s lifestyle with a planting selection which requires low ongoing maintenance. Shade canopy trees provide screening and sun protection in open spaces and moderate the extremes of a subtropical Redland Bay climate. The Garage Studio area and skate bowl are immersed by three planting zones, which unify the built forms. Panoramic views, mid-century aesthetic and functional landscape architecture create a powerful sense of place at the Rocky family home.
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