Urban Space on Canvey Street, Southwark, London

March 20, 2008 at 8:10 pm (Focus)

Urban landscaped Space on Canvey St. London. It is about 5mins behind Tate’s modern along Southwark street.

its a small space which also acts as an ally way between tall buildings. It’s a very pretty and inviting place and consist of unique seating areas, lighting, trees and also a good quality finishing.

The material of the paving used is light grey granite pavers with a flame texture finish as shown below:

Polished white marble seats is been used in this space which gives the space a classic look and makes it look more attractive for people. These seats are quite unique because you hardly see marble seats in public areas due to its high cost. They have been designed in such a way that it has an arm rest for people to relax on.

These marble seats have lights instilled underneath it so it glow and reflects onto the granite paving surface as shown below:

The lights used is a Geo Lightstack  by Wood House company. It is a 8 metres  slim cylindrical brushed stainless steel with a light conducting acrylic tube at top which  glow of light. These lights have been arranged in such a way that it  provides consistent light distribution from top to bottom across the the whole space.

Ground lights are also used around the space especial around the trees in other to brighten up the trees in the space at night.
Tree detailing:
Dark grey granite with picked finish is used to create a contrast to the tree pit from its neighbouring paving.
A metal edge is use to separate the dark coloured granite and a loose aggregate which is immediately surrounding the tree as shown below:
Loose gravel aggregate of about 5mm in size is used to aid  good drainage of water for the tree.


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