A material often not considered for designing outdoor spaces and landscaping design is glass.
Glass is an ideal material to use to address many considerations including:
- maintaining and creating light in your outdoor space
- maintaining sight lines
- creating a feeling of openness
- adding a decorative element
In the project below we were concerned about having a sense of openness and continuity between the deck and the patio. By using glass in the dividing fence the space remains connected. The deck feels open and a part of the rest of the space. Sight lines from the yard to the deck and the deck to the yard are also maintained.
To create privacy but not feel enclosed or reduce light we often use opaque glass panels instead of lattice at the top of a fence. They let the light in but still give you the privacy you want.
There are also many decorative glass products for your outdoor space including glass sculptures of all shapes and sizes as well as a range of glass aggregate products that can be used. This aggregate is available in a variety of consistency and colours and can be used:
• in raised flower beds, planters and gardens
• to line driveways and walkways
• to feature in reflecting pools, ponds, waterfalls and fountains
• in fire pits and fireplaces (gas only)
To protect entrances but not restrict light you can use a glass-like polycarbonate canopy which gives you the protection you want while not restricting light into your interior.
Whether we’re trying to maintain sight lines, the openness of your space, privacy, maintain a sense of light in your outdoor space or just add a decorative touch, glass is a one of the materials we consider to meet your landscaping design needs.