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Making a splash: Chris Dyson unveils Kensington fountain

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Chris Dyson Architects have installed a hard landscaped garden in west London

The hard landscape, focused on a granite fountain, was designed as little would grow in this private urban garden due to the scale of surrounding buildings. The remote controlled fountain is built over a chamber that contains the pump and reservoir tank.

To allow delivery to site of materials and fountain, which arrived in six sections for the installation, an opening was made in a brick party wall of neighbouring department store to allow access to the garden.

A brick clad steel door, reminiscent of last year’s Small Projects Award winner, the Old Workshop by Jack Woolley, has been installed to maintain access to the courtyard.

AJ Buildings Library

See images, drawings and data of Private fountain, Kensington by Chris Dyson Architects and all 229 entries to the 2013 AJ Small Projects Award

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