These bronze and oak railings were designed by landscape architect
Anne Windsor for a medieval manor house and its contemporary extension. The site is a
monument and there are major restrictions to the permissible groundwork. To overcome these limitations, the stone terrace is
cantilevered away from the house to leave the ground beneath undisturbed.
The design of the railings and the curve of the terrace
were inspired by the prow of an ocean liner. The
forged bronze uprights were carefully
to highlight their rich worked texture
and will slowly develop a natural
patina over time.
Similarly, the green oak used to provide seating and an area for a bar/ barbecue,
and the Corten steel used for the gussets connecting the railings
to the stonework, will be allowed to weather. This collection of materials has a time honoured palette of tones and textures that complements the unique and very special setting of the railings. More pictures and details of the railings being made can be seen on this