The Hodgings and associates firm has taken advantage of the significant slope of this residential lot, crossed by a small stream channelled under the lawn and an old stone foundation, to design this inventive landscape showing very good engineering control. The stream flows through an aqueduct made of H-shaped steel beams supported by a wooden structure, then pours out first into a basin and then into a hollow cube in a large reflecting basin. A second channel, recessed in the ground, directs the water towards the lake.
The magnificent iconographic research is harmoniously integrated to the landscape. The jury particularly noticed the judicious choice of plants and raw materials: stone, metal and iron. This project offers a multi-sensory experience, as perceptible by sight, as touch and smell. It is a non-static architectural composition where the forces of nature speak to each other with elegance.