The owners of this garden are art collectors and beside their wishes to remodel the garden, they desire free and open spaces for art pieces, from their present and future collection.

We, therefore, have designed rooms which would allow a liberty in the arrangement of new sculptures. We drew a new central path into the garden, working on the differences of level on the terrain.

Excavating the ground here and there, we created the impression that the road traverses mounds, offering private and open spaces on the sides of the alley, required for the art pieces.

Between a group of old trees, we built a highly original wooden cabin on metal feet.

We designed as well new pathways in the garden, with a very subtle ornamental lighting system made of natural stone.

Regarding the plants, we decided to work on a natural effect, with indigenous plants on the mounds. We added a large number of oaks to the existing trees, and we removed several eucalyptus.

Malibu (USA)
2.5 ha
In collaboration with:
Hilgendorf architects

© 2018 Erik Dhont