The UK is not particularly progressive when it comes to contemporary style gardens, in a modernist style at least. It is deeply saddening when I see ultra contemporary homes whose gardens are equally stark. The reason for having huge windows spanning the side of a house is to look out on a garden which provides an intriguing palette of plants and landscaping, which changes with the seasons.
By thinking of the garden as a huge painting or art installation (as mentioned in my introduction), one can think of an outdoor space as a real asset to a home or business.
Please take a look at my Pinterest Page click here for some of my inspiration for planting and materials ideas for modernist gardens. If you think I might be able to help with your project, please contact me.