New Folly gatelodge within the 18th Century romantically designed landscape of Larchill Arcadian Gardens .An existing gatelodge ruin was to be replaced within a Romantic Landscape environment. Many follies exist on the site with a simple neo gothic theme.
- Insertion of a new purpose made dwelling within one of the few Ferme Ornee landscaped gardens in Europe.
- Exposed site visible from the man made lake housing two 18th Century miniature castles modelled on Gibraltar.
Design Response :
After careful research and discussions with the Client , it was decided to integrate the new two storey gatelodge as a folly , continuing the architectural language of gothic windows, castellated parapets and simple rural dash walls .
The design incorporates a picturesque massing of elements as was common in the design of historic follies and it is recessed into the landscape to reduce its mass.
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