When BBS work with architects and Landscape architects the results can be quite spectacular when it comes to natural stone solutions. Mixing hard landscaping Solutions with classic hard landscaping designs especially where there is a streetscape design that is not just on the horizontal plane but also takes in the vertical vision completing the whole landscape design solution and also using natural stone as a natural defence for pedestrians. Thus proving that, Natural Stone and in particular Granite paving, can and should be used extensively in architectural landscape scenarios.
In the recent Hammersmith project BBS was able to introduce a honed finish on the wall capping and the Street bollards on a blue limestone hard landscaping material that you would not think went with the soft buff coloured natural granite paving.
However, if you join the two material finishes with a tactile routed finish on the blue limestone you are able to marry these old stones and give the area a fresh new contemporary look. That will give the public and the client a softer yet naturally sustainable look that will maintain its beauty over the coming seasons and yet still retain a practical natural stone solution for the hard landscaping vista.