Part of the Aura development in Cambridge this three storey townhouse featured a ‘U’ shaped roof terrace around a glass sided ‘garden’ room.

The brief was to create an adult space for entertaining into the evening.

The design was based around a large CorTen steel fireplace, with a Bioethanol burner set in lightweight lava cobbles. External sofas were framed around the fireplace to create a warm and cosy spot to while away the evening with friends.

Raised beds in aluminium were created and planted with naturalistic perennials and grasses. Along the southerly aspect three Olive trees created enclosure and a foil for evening lighting.

A surface of composite decking, an iPhone controllable lighting system and concealed irrigation completed the scheme