Scottish landscape architect Richard Edward Stewart is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential landscape designers in the history of architecture. Known for his creativity, unique style and attention to the smallest detail, his buildings, gardens and landscapes have inspired many people around the world. He was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where he worked and studied for a number of years in his early years, building his portfolio which led to him becoming one of the youngest ever recipients of the Order of the British empire’s medal of honor, the citation stating that he “with gallant courage and imagination”, has “achieved the impossible”.
In terms of landscape architecture, Richard Edward Stewart was known for his striking waterfalls and large water gardens. The waterfall is still one of the most visited attractions in Scotland and it is said that this is where the Scottish National Park Waterfall originated. In fact, one of his most famous works is The Loch Ness Chase, a massive water feature consisting of five waterfalls that flow into the Loch Ness. His other water gardens include Balllowanish and Bellows House. A Richard Edward Stewart landscape is still visible in the village of Inverness today.
Richard Edward Stewart’s love for outdoor landscape architecture soon became evident at the young age of twenty, when he went on vacation with his father and brothers to their estate in the countryside. During their trip, Stewart’s father pointed out various trees and bushes which he felt should be planted in the newly built St. Mary’s Hospital. As a result, he started a new practice of landscape architecture which later led him to begin studying the works of the great English landscape architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was here that he would pick up the basic elements of the discipline.
According to the award-winning film, Brave, by Guy Ritchie, Stewart was actually interested in architectural landscaping design long before he took on the romantic role of a British Lord Protector. He began studying the architecture of the Scottish chateau Le Cordon Bleu. Following this, he went on to study the works of the French landscape architect Paul Roux de Lint, whom he had worked with in the late nineteen thirties on the project of the Eiffel Tower. It was then that he decided he wanted to pursue a career in landscape designing and architecture, although he never joined the architectural planning department of any university.
With his background in landscape architecture, Stewart soon began to work on a number of different projects, including the redesigning of an old church in Scotland. These projects were designed as much for their visual appeal as they were for the function of providing a suitable landscape for the church. He also spent considerable time working on the construction of a luxury estate in the north of England, which he designed around an element of natural landscape architecture. He also designed the famous Winter Gardens at Craigh Palace, Scotland.
When it comes to designing a house or a building, Stewart has no real pre-conceived ideas. His style is more minimalist than formal, and he often uses a simple geometric pattern to provide a simple yet intricate theme to the architecture. This is evident in the plans for his new Craigh Palace, which includes plans for a landscaping section and interior garden area. The landscaping section shows off Stewart’s natural sense of beauty by incorporating small ponds and waterfalls into the design, while the interior garden space has an English country look, designed around a mixture of formal and informal planting, with many features that would not be seen in an English house. Overall, the landscape architecture design was very similar to that of a typical English cottage garden.
Some of the other projects included in the portfolio of Stewart landscape architecture include the conversion of a barn into a craft room, a farmhouse and an office building, all designed around a combination of modern and classical principles. As well as this, there are a series of residential properties, designed around different aspects of the architect’s portfolio. These include a family home in the countryside, a luxury home on the River Norfolk, a cottage in the parklands and so on. Although these have a somewhat rural feel, they have all been designed around certain elements of the architect’s landscape architecture, such as retaining walls, ponds and waterfalls. These have all been designed by using a different type of architectural style, which have become popular in recent years.
In short, this award winning architect’s portfolio will show you the versatility that he has as a landscape designer. There is an undeniable fondness towards his designs, and some of them have been featured in national and international magazines, as well as being featured in some of the UK’s top gardens. It is this wide recognition of his designs that help ensure that his clients are satisfied with the end result and are completely happy with the landscaping project that he has commissioned. If you want to commission a landscape architect, it is advisable that you do a little research on him, either through speaking to people that have worked with him or reading some of the work that he has completed.