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Renaissance influences provide the conceptual basis for this formal water garden in Putney. This residential scheme designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley is focused around 2 existing Italianate Villas.

Feilden Clegg Bradley’s new three storey apartments flank both sides of a central courtyard space providing an understated formality. The response echoes the spirit of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello, its form being an expression of both aesthetics and scientific discovery. It draws on advances in technology, the gene pool and genetic manipulation providing an intellectual basis for the work. The banding of a DNA chromatograph is expressed through blocks of aquatic planting within a reflecting pool. The planting appears below the water surface, creating the effect of a sunken garden. The pool is designed to be self sustaining using neither chemical nor mechanical filtration as a means of cleansing the water and restricting algal growth.









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