Location: County Armagh

James Howley describes the Garden Temple as the greatest artistic triumph of all follies and garden buildings.  It was with that in mind that the Practice was engaged to design and oversee a Garden Temple in County Armagh.

At the core of the design was the re-use of existing cast iron columns from an earlier industrial building and the client’s idea of a circular temple inspired by Irish garden follies.  The result is a design modelled on antiquity using ‘The Four Books of Architecture’ by Andrea Palladio alongside our knowledge of architectural form.  Based on the Roman Doric we designed and oversaw this new Temple using the dimension of the circular columns as a basis for every element of the finished Temple.  We worked diligently and hand in hand with our client to create a unique, once in a lifetime commission of which we are immensely proud.